The Complete Freelance Writing Course
4.2 (508 ratings)
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The Complete Freelance Writing Course

Create a multimedia writing portfolio for freelance profit and profile
4.2 (508 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,360 students enrolled
Created by Philippa Davies
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • identify opportunities for paid writing work in all sorts of unexpected places
  • pitch effectively to these outlets
  • determine your strengths and market opportunities on different platforms
  • coach yourself in any form of writing
  • write for podcasts
  • write for for video
  • write blog posts, web copy, white papers, ebooks and for B2B outlets
  • write speeches and presentations
  • write to influence
  • write apps
  • apply principles of clarity, fluency and flow to your writing
  • market your writing practice using creativity rather than online shouting
  • critique the work of successful writers you admire, analyze their technique and use it yourself
  • negotiate fair fees for your work
  • employ formats to help you work faster and smarter
  • use technology to help you work faster and smarter
  • review your skills level and plan further personal development
  • compete effectively in writing marketplaces using your portfolio
Requirements
  • Before starting this course, you should be able to write with moderate fluency on a computer. You should want to earn money for your writing, either alongside your existing career, as an additional skill in your freelance portfolio, or to set yourselves up in a fee-earning writing practice.
Description

This freelance writing course covers everything you need to know to set yourself up as a professional freelance writer. You'll investigate good writing, versatile writing and profitable writing and create a multimedia writing portfolio to show clients. You'll get 1-2-1 feedback on your writing, with monthly updates to help keep your scribbling on track. 

Master multimedia writing skills to stand out as a freelance professional writer

You'll learn to:

  • Research wide and hidden writing opportunities

  • Judge realistically how profitable writing is likely to be for you

  • Analyse role models, to improve writing technique

  • Demonstrate and develop writing skills in a variety of media

  • Create a portfolio to showcase your work, which reaches the right targets

  • Relationship build and network to position yourself for collaborative opportunities

  • Produce work quickly, build on feedback and grow a sustainable practice

Packed with practical exercises which you are welcome to submit for feedback, you'll get formats, filters and technology tips to help you write prolifically and fast.

Whether you:

  • Love writing and would like to turn it into a career

  • Are unsure what sort of writing to pursue

  • Freelance in another discipline and want to write as a bolt-on

this course will help.

Created by a writer of 30 years experience and with a background in psychology, this most  comprehensive course will help you succeed as a freelance writer in today's digital global marketplace, and make the most of its tremendous new opportunities.

Who this course is for:
  • If you love writing, and would like to make a freelance career out of it, then this course will show you how, both in terms of your skill development and the set-up and running of your writing business. You may not yet have a definitive ideas of the type of writing you would like to specialize in, and how to structure a professional writing career. You may not be fully aware of the wide range of opportunities available to writers. You may already be freelance in another discipline and want to write as bolt-on, or hope to become freelance.
Course content
Expand all 51 lectures 05:54:10
+ Introduction
4 lectures 16:42
Where Are You Starting From?
07:02
Checklist For Course Exercises: Track Your Progress
00:09
Video Transcript
06:21
+ The Writer's Role Today
5 lectures 01:03:14
Direct To Market
07:58
New Skillsets
18:31
Your Niche And Mission
08:20
Video Transcript
22:31
+ Business Of Writing: Overview
4 lectures 47:31
What Writing Has Most Value
12:26
B2B and B2C
09:30
ACTION: Setting Realistic Money Goals
02:34
Video Transcript
23:01
+ Important Habits
4 lectures 33:30
Your Daily Practice
12:47
Finding And Studying Role Models
13:27
ACTION: Freeflow Writing
04:36
Video Transcript
02:40
+ Good Writing: General Principles
8 lectures 01:07:42
Know Your Aim
12:59
Keep It Simple
07:39
Rules For Clarity
05:27
Fluency And Flow
05:07
Vivid Writing
06:12
ACTION: Your Verb Bank
02:33
Video Transcript
22:39
+ Versatile Writing: An Overview
5 lectures 22:59
49 Items You Can Get Paid To Write
02:57
Mind The Gap Thinking
05:56
Are You A Pragmatic Writer?
04:27
ACTION: Using Slideshare For Inspiration
02:08
Video Transcript
07:31
+ B2B Writing
4 lectures 28:48
Writing Apps
11:05
Podcasting
06:45
Writing For Video
08:58
ACTION: Three Quick Formats
02:00
+ B2B Writing 2
4 lectures 25:14
Newsletters
07:16
White Papers and Reports
05:01
Blogs, E Books And Web Copy
08:07
Speeches And Presentations
04:50
+ Profitable Writing
4 lectures 28:11
Setting Up Your Portolio
08:54
Positioning, Networking And Where The Work Is
04:46
Money And Skills
07:02
Software For Writing
07:29