C.J. Hayden


Helping you thrive as a self-employed professional

Business Advisor
Writing Coach

I’m the author of six books, and a business advisor and writing coach for self-employed professionals. Please explore my blog, books and home-study courses, and live programs.

Blueprint for a Thriving Mission-Based Business

Thriving as a Self-Employed Professional or Freelancer

Are you ready to change how you’ve been running your business? Do you want to find a path to success that allows you to stay true to yourself? Would you like to break through the barriers that hold you back from thriving? My books and home-study courses can help you and your business evolve and prosper.

Business Building Writer

Writing to Build Your Business

Do you write blog posts, articles, books, or home-study courses to attract clients or increase your income? Or would you like to? With my Get It Written virtual retreats, Get It Written Village community, and Business Building Writer program, I’ll help you get your stuff written, improve its quality, and make use of your content and expertise as a business-building tool.

Get Clients Now!

Marketing & Sales for Self-Employed and Freelance Pros

Do you need more clients? More income? To earn a better living with less effort? My bestselling book Get Clients Now!™ has been helping professionals, consultants, coaches, and freelancers build thriving businesses since 1999. Get Clients Now! is more than just a book; it delivers a complete support system for getting clients.

Latest Posts from My Blog

Interview: How to Build a Nonfiction Book into a Brand

Interview: How to Build a Nonfiction Book into a Brand

Roger C. Parker interviews C.J. Hayden for his Published and Profitable community on how to develop multiple streams of income from a nonfiction book. Included is C.J.’s story of how her writing career got started and where Get Clients Now! began. Here's some of what...

How Do You Know if Your Hourly Rate Is “Enough?”

How Do You Know if Your Hourly Rate Is “Enough?”

I'm often asked by self-employed professionals how to go about setting an appropriate hourly rate. Professionals and freelancers are often advised to set their rates by comparing them to the competition, but this isn’t the whole answer. As one professional told me,...

Writing What You Know Makes Writing Easier

Writing What You Know Makes Writing Easier

"Write what you know... My No. 1 rule," declares blogger Ellen Vrana. "Charles Dickens couldn't have written Jane Austen and Austen couldn't have written Dickens. They wrote the world and people they each knew. I'm not going to write a book on Peruvian potato farmers,...

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