About Annie

Annie Ridout, editor of The Early Hour

I’m author of The Freelance Mum: A flexible career guide for better work–life balance and SHY: How being quiet can lead to success (out Jan 2021), editor of digital parenting and lifestyle platform The Early Hour, and work as a freelance journalist for national news and women’s magazines (Guardian, Forbes, GraziaRed MagazineStylist, Metro, Telegraph). I also speak at live events and I’m a regular guest on BBC radio.

But most of my time is now spent running online coursesand The Robora: an online membership for women in business.

The courses are for freelancers, entrepreneurs and people who’d like to work for themselves but aren’t sure what to do or how to do it. Everyone who signs up gets free access to my closed Facebook group – just for these courses – where we share tips and advice, and support each other. It brings me a lot of joy to help other women to become more successful.

I wrote about the courses for Stylist and was interviewed about them for Sunday Times Style ‘Secrets of the Side Hustle‘ podcast.

I live with my husband and our three children – a five-year-old daughter, two-year-old son and 12-week-old son – in east London.

Come and find me on Instagram: @annieridout and Twitter: @annieridout.

(I love a little online chat).

All photos of me, on this website, are by the brilliant Penny Wincer