The No B.S. Course on Freelance Writing is designed to kickstart your freelance writing career. Taught by freelance writer and author Ian Chandler, this 6-week course will prepare you for a lifelong career in freelance writing. You’ll learn trade secrets and invaluable tips that would otherwise take years to discover. You’ll be able to get insightful advice from a professional writer who’s made it and learn how to apply that advice to your own career. If you’ve been waiting to start a freelance writing career but didn’t know where to start, this course is for you.

The 6 Week Training Program:

  • Comprehensive lessons that cover every aspect of freelancing, including getting started, finding high-paying clients, marketing yourself, pitching, building authority, and so much more.
  • Study at your own pace with self-directed lessons.
  • Full support on an as needed basis, so all of your questions can be answered.
  • Daily exercises and homework assignments to hone your skills so you can use them in real world settings.
  • Learn concrete steps to take to get paid as a freelance writer.

Full Support & Training

The course starts when you enroll. You’ll get daily study materials, access to our support forum, and private consultation with the instructor. Everything will be available on our learning platform, so you can access it any time. That means you’ll be able to study at your own pace, replay the webinars, and refer back to the course content at any point, even once the course is finished.

The Curriculum:

Module 1 Week 1: Starting Out
Unit 1 Day 1: How to Position Yourself for Maximum Success
Unit 2 Day 2: Two Questions that Lay the Foundation of Your Success
Unit 3 Day 3: How to Find a Niche that Works for You
Unit 4 Day 4: The Freelance Writer's Guide to Social Media
Unit 5 Day 5: Establishing An Online Presence
Module 2 Week 2: Laying the Foundation
Unit 1 Day 6: The Job Seeking Survival Toolkit
Unit 2 Day 7: Marketing Yourself
Unit 3 Day 8: Expert Interview with Jacob McMillen
Unit 4 Day 9: Full-Time Vs. Part-Time
Unit 5 Day 10: Communicating Your Value (So You Can Have a Massive Advantage Over Your Competition)
Module 3 Week 3: Brass Tacks
Unit 1 Day 11: Setting Rates Pt. 1
Unit 2 Day 12: Setting Rates Pt. 2
Unit 3 Day 13: Expert Interview with Ryan Waggoner
Unit 4 Day 14: Establishing Authority In Your Niche
Unit 5 Day 15: The Writer's Tactical Toolbox
Module 4 Week 4: The Freelance Job Search
Unit 1 Day 16: Developing A Job Seeking System
Unit 2 Day 17: Search Tactics
Unit 3 Day 18: Warning Signs
Unit 4 Day 19: An Example Job Search
Unit 5 Day 20: Networking: Your Portfolio of Credibility
Module 5 Week 5: Pitching
Unit 1 Day 21: Pitching 101
Unit 2 Day 22: Pitching (The Writer's Perspective)
Unit 3 Day 23: Pitching (The Editor's Perspective)
Unit 4 Day 24: Pitching Research – Finding Your Targets
Unit 5 Day 25: Creating A Pitching Template
Module 6 Week 6: Taking Action
Unit 1 Day 26: The Pitching Hustle
Unit 2 Day 27: How to Build an Idea Machine
Unit 3 Day 28: Zeroing In On Clients
Unit 4 Day 29: Freelance Troubleshooting
Unit 5 Day 30: Learning What Can't Be Taught

Who this course is for:

  • Writers who want to kickstart their freelance writing career
  • Writers who want to write for a living but don’t know where to start
  • Writers who have been too scared and need encouragement to bring their career to life
  • Writers who want to work for private clients in a real world situation (working on descriptions, ad copy, etc.) and want to also freelance for magazines, blogs, newspapers, etc.
  • Writers who were successful at one point but don’t know how to make it in today’s marketplace

Who this class is NOT for:

  • Veteran writers already making a comfortable living with writing
  • Writers who want to publish only creative writing

Your Instructor

Ian Chandler is a professional freelance writer and the head instructor at Writing Launch. He is the author The No B.S. Guide to Freelance Writing and The Freelance Writer’s Battle. He is Content Editor at Haircut Inspiration and Editor at Nukeblogger.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start?
The course starts as soon as you enroll. It is completely self-directed, which means you can fit the course into your schedule, based on your unique needs.
What if I am new to freelance writing?
This course is perfect for you – you’ll learn how to build your portfolio and get your first paid writing gig. Plus, the course will guide you past many of the pitfalls that new freelance writers encounter.
What if I need to start making a full time income right now?
This is not a get rich quick scheme. You’re not going to start making tons of money right away. However, the course will give you the tools, knowledge, and resources you need to build a sustainable, long term income. If you need money right now, this course won’t help. If you want a sustainable career as a writer, this course is for you.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have full access to the course as long as you’re a member of Writing Launch. Once the 6 week course is complete, you’ll be able to come back and refer to the course material at any time. You’ll be able to replay the webinars, review old assignments and worksheets, and explore all of the course material as much as you want.
I live abroad, does this still apply to me?
One of the amazing things about freelance writing is that you can work anywhere. As long as you still have Internet access, you can build a successful career. So yes, the class definitely applies to you.
What are the advantages of investing in just the course?
The one-time investment is for people who want lifetime access to the course, and don’t mind investing a significant sum of money at one time. One time investments are backed by a 8 week 100% money back guarantee.
What are the advantages of enrolling as a Writing Launch Member?
If you enroll as a member of Writing Launch, you get access to all of our courses for the same $97 monthly investment. You can also end your membership at any point. There are no obligations or contracts. You get access to all of our courses for as long as you’re a member.