How To Start A Writing Business From Home

How the 3 most common myths about writing are keeping you stuck and broke and how you can build a lucrative career as a
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Understand why you don't need to be a traditionally published author to make a living as a freelance writer


  • Be a good writer with excellent grammar and good writing style


PLEASE NOTE: This course is actually a recording of a webinar I did to help you understand how you can make money writing from home without having to go through publishers or get published, without pitching magazines and without having to enter writing competitions!

Please be aware that the webinar recording is the LAST lecture in this course as per Udemy rules. The first few videos are in fact a summary and overview of my paid course which is available on Udemy.

I've included the overview videos of my paid course so you can decide for yourself if it's right for you :)

That being said, here's what you'll learn on the BONUS lecture (last lecture):

Imagine being paid for writing that doesn't involve:

- Repeated and soul-crushing rejections from publishers

- Constantly pitching magazines and newspapers

- Entering writing competitions that waste time and often charge you a fee to enter

- Being paid peanuts for content sites!

- Struggling to get clients

If any of this sounds familiar, then this webinar is for you!

Here's what you'll learn:

✒ The 3 most common myths about writing that are keeping you stuck and broke!

✒ Why you DON'T need to be a published author to get started!

✒ How anyone with a good writing ability can create a writing business from home

✒ The Niche That Almost No-one Is Talking About

✒ How You Can Land Clients Within A Week

✒ How To Avoid The Boom & Bust Cycles of Freelancing

So if you're looking to make money from writing and don't know how or where to begin, or you're thinking of waiting until your book is published, I'm here to tell you there is a much better way!

Who this course is for:

  • Writers looking to make money from their skill and complete beginners who would like to start a business from home


Direct Response Copywriter and Digital Marketing Consultant
Arfa Saira Iqbal
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Meet Your Freelance Writing Coach – Arfa Saira Iqbal

As an award-winning copywriter, digital marketing consultant and published author, my primary focus is on helping business owners increase their sales and revenue by converting more clicks to customers.

I’ve sold everything from fitness and weight-loss products, herbal coffee to honey, information products, matrimonial services, subscription services and everything in between.

Collectively, I’ve made my clients more than 7 figures and have worked with non-profits, agencies and entrepreneurs, as well as internet marketers and other businesses in a range of industries.

However, it wasn't always like this though!

When I first started freelancing in March 2010, I was struggling and making measly amounts of money because I was focusing my efforts on low-paying writing gigs and entering endless competitions online.

My personal situation was such that I had no choice but to focus and write where the money was – and that was in commercial freelance writing.

Commercial freelance writing gave me my life back and something worthwhile to do after having children.

I worked from home around my children, and meant that I had good money coming in, a good client base and more importantly, time for my kids.

In the years since, I’ve progressed to direct response copywriting (salesmanship in print) and consulting with 6 and 7 figure businesses.

As a single parent, freelancing has given me the kind of financial freedom and the kind of life I never thought possible. I still work from home and I get to travel and work on my own terms with no boss :)

Freelancing has opened so many incredible opportunities for me and I know it will do the same for you! Not only do I LOVE what I do, but I have amazing clients and nothing fills me with joy more than seeing them succeed.

During my journey, I’ve met countless individuals who are sick and tired of the rat race and fed up of scraping by. They hate their jobs and are looking for alternative income streams which pay well and give them a flexible lifestyle. I've also meant many writers and aspiring writers who falsely believe that the only way they can make money is by getting published or working for some big magazine.

And that's absolutely NOT true!

As a commercial freelance writer, you can regularly earn between £30 and £100/hr.

Over the years, many people have asked me to teach them everything I know about freelancing, and this course is a culmination of 8 years of experience in the field.

Starting your own freelance writing career and growing it as a business can seem like a daunting and difficult task when you don't know what to do or even where to begin.

As long as you have good writing skills and the dedication, commitment and the desire to succeed, you can create a fantastic career for yourself as a freelance writer. This is not about making a quick buck, but rather it’s a profitable way to leverage your writing skills and become the ‘go to’ person in your local area.

And the best part?

There is virtually zero competition in your locality, no danger of saturation and more importantly, more than enough work to keep you busy for a lifetime - guaranteed.

I'm living proof of that! And if I can do it as a single parent, so can YOU!


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