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, 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 courses. The first two sold out almost instantly:

DIY PR: How to secure your own press coverage

Becoming your own boss

And so I launched a third:

How to launch a successful online course

These 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 live with my husband and our two children – a four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son – in east London. We’re expecting our third baby in August.

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