Freelance Writing for Beginners: How to Build Your Business
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Freelance Writing for Beginners: How to Build Your Business

Start your business writing for blogs, ebooks, magazines and websites.
4.4 (73 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,875 students enrolled
Created by Nancy Hendrickson
Last updated 4/2015
English
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • discover the type of freelance writing that fits your unique needs
  • crack the Kindle code - how to quickly write profitable how-to books
  • track down the best (and cheapest) editors and formatters
  • uncover websites that pay for blog posts
  • find inexpensive book cover designers
  • begin earning freelance money
  • expand services to other writers
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • can easily navigate the Internet
  • have some writing background
  • interested in trying a variety of writing gigs
Description

LATEST: The course is up to date for SPRING 2017.

NEW: I am adding links to the Courses Discussion Board for paid writing opportunities as they come across my desk. Don't miss any of these - they will help boost your income and your writing portfolio.

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Like writing and need to make a few hundred extra bucks? Want to make money online? Learn how by becoming a freelance writer. Whether you're creating a book for Kindle or doing blogging gigs, there's never been a better time to pull in extra money writing than right now.

With tens of thousands of blogs being built daily, there's an ongoing need for a LOT OF CONTENT. Oftentimes businesses don't have enough staff or enough know-how to write short blog posts or repurpose press releases or product info into blog posts.

In addition, Amazon's Kindle has opened up a whole new world to people who want to self-publish books, from short 20 page "quick guides" to full-length novels. In addition, there's an ongoing need for writers who can do quick gigs for other writers, including creating multi-media one-page sites to help with promotions.

You'll learn how to take advantage of all of these opportunities during this course.

Learn from an expert!

As a life-long freelance author, I've worked on some of the most amazing projects you can imagine. My clients have included top notch achievers in such diverse industries as aerospace, medicine, housing, finance, military, education, publishing, collecting, history, and many, many more.

As a writer, I've interviewed deep sky astrophotographers, CEOs, renewable energy experts, artists, and highly successful consultants – and I hold back nothing in my Udemy courses.

Why should you listen to me?

Published Books

I've written 29 books on topics ranging from astronomy to history, technology, photography and writing. Google my name over on Amazon and you'll see the wide variety of my published books. I'm currently writing a travel series to document in words and photos the trips I've made to some of the most historic and remote backroads of America.

Magazines & Web Content

I've written hundreds of magazine and web articles, including History Magazine, techEdge, ID, Writer's Digest, The Writer, San Diego Parent, Today's Collector, Discovery, Personal Journaling, and Laptop. My photographs have appeared in the pages of I.D., Astronomy, History, Family Tree Magazine, Personal Journaling, Sky & Telescope, and many more.

You'll learn . . .

  • what freelance jobs fit your needs, time, and personality
  • where to find quick paying writing jobs
  • how to quickly write & publish a Kindle book
  • how to promote your freelance career
  • types of freelance jobs available
  • how to price your digital book
  • how sidehustle writing can lead to a fulltime business
  • the best gigs for quick extra money
  • how to pick the best niche to ensure a hungry audience
  • how to write a great book description
  • how to outsource writing jobs or become an outsource provider
  • the best podcasts for freelance writers

What students are saying . . .

"Nancy shares a wealth of information in this course on how to begin earning money on the side with your writing skills, whether through Kindle publishing or freelancing." Nick Loper of Sidehustle Nation.

"Nancy's information was complete and accurate. Her lectures on writing book descriptions, with her advanced use of Google and Amazon auto-fills was a great idea, well worth the cost of this course alone. The same is true of her hectare on the use of Amazon Author Central." Ron Leach

Click the "take this course" button up top because every hour you delay is costing you money.

Scroll up and enroll now

Who is the target audience?
  • interest in writing
  • desire to earn extra income outside of a 9-5 job
  • familiar with online environment
  • someone who's not afraid to explore the unknown
  • excited about starting to make money as a freelancer
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 28 Lectures Collapse All 28 Lectures 02:55:40
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Contact Me
1 Lecture 00:00
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Writer With a Day Job
3 Lectures 26:48

Whether you want to make an extra hundred dollars moonlighting as a writer, or become a sidehustle writer to build up a fulltime business, in this lesson you'll learn why this is a great time to sidehustle. Supplementary material includes an interview with sidehustle guru Nick Loper of SidehustleNation.

Preview 03:16

The Kindle Sidehustle Writer is one who can write either fiction or non-fiction books, then quickly and easily publish to the Kindle digital platform.

Preview 12:21

The Freelance Sidehustle Writer can make almost immediate income via blog posts, quick gigs for clients, web content, and other source of writing gigs.

Preview 11:11
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Before You Begin Writing
3 Lectures 30:38
If You DON'T Build it, No One Will Come!
18:41


Don't Pick a Niche No One Wants to Pay You For
07:16
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Making Money With Kindle Books
8 Lectures 51:45
This Makes Writing a Book as Simple As Kicking a Ball!
03:10

Math - The Unexpected Hero
06:15


Editing & Formatting Don't Have to be Torture
08:41


Write a Great Description
03:30

Publish
14:22

How to price a Kindle book? Why testing at different price points is so important. Supplementary PDF shows results of real-life price testing.

How Much to Charge?
05:46
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Sell More of Your Kindle Books
3 Lectures 19:33
Sell Direct
06:05

Author Central
04:36

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Make Money Freelancing
4 Lectures 31:17
Love Everything? You're a Generalist (not a General!)
04:45

Niche Content is For You If You Are Passionate About One Topic
10:51

3 Sample Queries
04:11

Great places to find sidehustle writing jobs - some that generate quick dollars. Supplementary material for this lesson includes a PDF of 25 writing-related Fiverr.com sidehustles as well as an interview with author Michelle Campbell-Scott on how she became a Fiverr provider and how to make money in the system.

Show Me Where to FInd the Money
11:30
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Resources
5 Lectures 10:28

I created a video of one of my mind-maps that I created to help me decide how best to structure a short article or essay. The mind-mapping technique works well for books as well. In the video I reference emailing me via my website, but please use the Udemy system instead for any comments or questions.

Using a Mind-Map to Begin the Writing Process
07:18

Don't Miss These Podcasts
1 page

Know What Rights You're Selling
2 pages


Query Challenge
01:13
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What's Next?
1 Lecture 00:13
What do you want to learn?
00:13
About the Instructor
Nancy Hendrickson
4.0 Average rating
145 Reviews
9,022 Students
4 Courses
Udemy Premium Instructor, Author, Photographer, Entrepreneur

Achieve your dreams

Learn from an expert!

"If you ever struggle with how to find time to write or to make use of the time you have, this course will give you SO many ideas and practical strategies. Nancy is so easy to listen to. You feel like you're sitting in her study having a little chat, and she is sharing gems she has learned as a lifelong writer." Dan Grandstaff, Student

As a life-long freelance author, I've worked on some of the most amazing projects you can imagine. My clients have included top notch achievers in such diverse industries as aerospace, medicine, housing, finance, military, education, publishing, collecting, history, and many, many more.

As a writer, I've interviewed deep sky astrophotographers, CEOs, renewable energy experts, artists, and highly successful consultants – and I hold back nothing in my Udemy courses.

Would you like to earn extra money while writing short online blog posts or articles?

Would you enjoy creating photographs that your friends won't believe come from an iPhone?

How would you like to discover the ease of finding online writing gigs that could launch your own fulltime career?

Would you like to learn how my creative work has supported me full-time?

See my Udemy courses – and you, too, can be doing all of this!

I live in the “World's Finest City" – San Diego, California, where I enjoy year-round beautiful weather while working on my creative projects I frequent the city's many excellent coffeehouses and fine restaurants. It's a good life.

Why should you listen to me?

Published Books

I've written 29 books on topics ranging from astronomy to history, technology, photography and writing. Google my name over on Amazon and you'll see the wide variety of my published books. I'm currently writing a travel series to document in words and photos the trips I've made to some of the most historic and remote backroads of America.

Magazines & Web Content

I've written hundreds of magazine and web articles, including History Magazine, techEdge, ID, Writer's Digest, The Writer, San Diego Parent, Today's Collector, Discovery.com, Personal Journaling, and Laptop. My photographs have appeared in the pages of I.D., Astronomy, History, Family Tree Magazine, Personal Journaling, Sky & Telescope, and many more.

Ghostwriting & Ghostediting

My successful ghostwriting projects include books on coins, health, philosophy, Irish history, Russian philosophers, and business success.

Memberships

Association of Ghostwriters

Western Writers of America

Night Photography Lovers

Pacific Photographic Society


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