Freelance Writing 101: Start Your Successful Writing Career
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Freelance Writing 101: Start Your Successful Writing Career

The ultimate beginner's guide to building a successful freelance writing business from start to finish!
4.6 (30 ratings)
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1,590 students enrolled
Created by Brad Merrill
Last updated 12/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Develop the mindset of a successful freelance writer
  • Understand the business of freelance writing
  • Find a freelance writing niche that is both profitable and interesting
  • Break out of the "experience loop" and build an impressive portfolio
  • Learn where to find your ideal clients
  • Craft an effective pitch that will help you stand out and get responses (template included!)
  • Become a more effective writer and a more valuable asset to your clients
  • Handle client feedback in a way that's positive, healthy, and constructive
Requirements
  • No freelance writing experience required! (You should enjoy writing, though.)
Description

Welcome to Freelance Writing 101, a step-by-step beginner's guide to building a successful freelance writing business from scratch.

How often have you thought about becoming a freelance writer but just had no idea where to start?

You would love to work on your own terms, do something you genuinely enjoy, and build a business that supports you and your family.

But whenever you go to take the first step, you just don't know where to begin.

That's where so many aspiring writers find themselves. But that cycle ends today.

In this course, you'll learn exactly what it takes to build a successful freelance writing business.

In my career, I've found myself on both sides of the freelance writing table: I've made a living as a freelance writer, reaching millions of people with my work—but more recently, I've worked as a publisher who hires freelance writers. In this course, I use that experience to lay out a step-by-step roadmap that you can follow to start your business and get your first paid writing gig as soon as possible.

Here are some of the things we'll cover:

  • The mindset of a successful freelance writer: how to stay motivated and overcome fear and uncertainty

  • How much money you can make as a freelance writer

  • How to uncover your passions and find a freelance writing niche that is both profitable and interesting

  • How to break out of the "experience loop" and build a portfolio that will get you hired—even if you've never had a paid writing job in your life

  • Where to find paid writing gigs

  • How to craft an effective pitch that will help you stand out and get responses (template included!)

  • How to improve your writing and become a more valuable asset to your clients

  • How to be more productive and efficient as a freelance writer

  • How to handle client feedback in a way that's positive, healthy, and constructive

By the time we're finished, you'll be well on your way to building a successful freelance writing business.

I'm confident that you'll love this course, and my confidence is backed by Udemy's 30-day money-back guarantee: if you're not satisfied for any reason, you get a full refund—no questions asked.

I hope to see you inside!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone looking to begin a career as a freelance writer.
Course content
Expand all 29 lectures 01:19:14
+ Before You Begin
3 lectures 10:01
Freelance Writing Basics: Understanding The Business
02:36
How Much Money Can You Make As A Freelance Writer?
03:22
+ Finding Your Niche
3 lectures 08:25
Choosing A Topic
04:16
Choosing A Content Format
01:17
+ Building A Portfolio
6 lectures 11:58
Why Every Freelance Writer Needs A Blog
02:10
The Formula For A Perfect Guest Post Pitch
01:23
How To Reach An Audience And Build Massive Social Proof For Free
02:33
How To Gain Real Client Experience As A Beginner
01:38
+ Getting Clients
5 lectures 12:48
Where To Find Freelance Writing Clients
03:30
Freelance Writing Job Boards
00:05
Crafting An Effective Pitch
06:48
TEMPLATE: The Perfect Freelance Writing Pitch
00:24
Pitching Clients: It's A Numbers Game
02:01
+ Improving Your Writing
7 lectures 22:17
How To Write Effective Headlines
04:19
Optimizing Your Tone & Vocabulary
01:49
Maintaining Focus In Your Writing
01:07
How To Write An Effective Call-To-Action
03:09
How Grammatical Errors Can Cripple Your Writing
02:30
How To Become A Better Writer
06:56
+ Doing The Work
3 lectures 10:51
How To Stay Productive As A Freelance Writer
05:52
Tools Of The Trade
02:08
How To Handle Client Feedback
02:51