Sunday Business Sermons

Sunday Business Sermons

Join me on occasional Sunday afternoons for off-the-cuff and free conversations about the business of writing, publishing, and freelancing (and life). I discuss issues that writers often ask me about, offer my subjective take, and tell you stories of my own experience—with hard lessons learned and maybe an entertaining story or two.

Sunday Business Sermons go live at 3 p.m. Eastern. They may end quickly or go as long as an hour.



  • Jan. 8, 2023: The Creator Economy with guest Michael Evans


  • Feb. 6, 2022: Business Setup
  • April 10, 2022: Open Q&A on Email Newsletters
  • June 5, 2022: Accepting Payments Online
  • Sept. 18, 2022: WordPress Plugins


  • Feb. 21, 2021: How My Freelance Business Started
  • March 21, 2021: How I Use Zoom in My Business
  • April 25, 2021: How I Market My Stuff
  • May 23, 2021: Leaving Mailchimp
  • June 27, 2021: Open Q&A
  • July 18, 2021: Negotiation (Ask for More)
  • August 8, 2021: How I Use Notion
  • Sept. 19, 2021: Sponsors, Advertisers, Affiliates
  • Oct. 24, 2021: Using Discord
  • Nov. 14, 2021: Better Slide Presentations


  • May 24, 2020: Online Courses
  • May 31, 2020: WordPress + Gutenberg
  • June 14, 2020: Online Events
  • June 21, 2020: Saving Time
  • June 28, 2020: Lucky Breaks in My Career
  • July 12, 2020: Before You Sign That Contract
  • July 26, 2020: WordPress + Online Learning
  • August 9, 2020: Paid Subscriptions
  • August 23, 2020: Open Q&A
  • Sept. 6, 2020: Branding Tips & Tricks
  • Sept. 27, 2020: It’s Not Too Late
  • Oct. 11, 2020: Division of Labor
  • Nov. 1, 2020: Mailchimp Tip & Tricks
  • Nov. 29, 2020: Public Speaking
  • Dec. 13, 2020: Measuring & Analytics

So these are free?


Why aren’t you charging?

These aren’t formal, structured classes. I discuss topics where mostly all I’m comfortable saying is what’s worked for me or what I’ve noticed over time. I may have a few specific pieces of advice, but I’m not looking to teach you something specific. Rather, I’ll share how I think about or approach a business area. It’s more personal and anecdotal than the online classes that I charge for.

Will you answer questions?

For those who attend the Sunday sermon via Zoom, yes. I will look at and answer questions as time allows.

Do I have to register?

Only if you want to participate live, ask questions, or interact with other attendees during the session. If you can’t attend the sermon live, you can watch it afterward at my YouTube channel.

These don’t sound like sermons.

They’re not. But I think it’s a nice way to remember when these take place, plus it helps differentiate them from other things I offer online. I promise there is no call to the altar.

I’d like to recommend a topic for a future sermon.

That would be wonderful. Contact me.