Launch a Successful Writing Career from Scratch
Without Any Previous Experience

Taught by freelance writer and author Ian Chandler, this 6-week course prepares writers for a lifelong career in freelance writing. You’ll learn trade secrets and invaluable tips that would otherwise take years to discover.

If you’ve been waiting to start a freelance writing career but don’t know where to start, this course is for you. Think of it as a shortcut to freelance writing success. Ian Chandler learned freelance writing the hard way: Through trial and error. He’s distilled his knowledge into this six-week training program, so you can easily avoid the many pitfalls to success and grow your writing career with confidence.

This course gives writers the confidence, knowledge, and experience to pursue a successful freelance writing career.

Enrollment is open for a limited time.

The 6 Week Training Program that Gives You the Confidence to Succeed as a Freelance Writer

  • Comprehensive lessons that cover every aspect of freelancing, including getting started, finding high-paying clients, marketing yourself, pitching, building authority, and so much more.
  • Start from scratch, even if you don’t have a portfolio or previous writing experience. Gain the knowledge and experience to build your career with complete confidence.
  • Study at your own pace with self-directed lessons, so you can learn at your own pace.
  • 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.

We Are Here for You Every Step of the Way

Ian Chandler, your course instructor, started his writing career from scratch. He’s now a full-time freelance writer with years of experience. He knows what it’s like to start without a portfolio or any previous experience.

When Ian started, he was a college student with no mentor and no extra support from experienced freelancers. He had the passion and the drive to succeed, and he did it the hard way: by trial and error. Fortunately, you don’t have to learn on your own. We created this course to give you a shortcut to success as a freelance writer, with the guidance from someone who has been there before.

Ian is there every step of the way to support you and your writing career. You’ll get daily study materials and access to our support forum. Everything is 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 for Freelance Writing Success

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

We Love It When Our Students Succeed

“After taking Ian’s class, the money I was able to earn from my writing allowed me to finally visit my family in Brazil (it had been 5 years since I had last been there). The material in Ian’s course is easy to understand and actionable, and you will come out of this course feeling (and acting) like a professional writer who gets paid for your words.”

Mariana Abeid-McDougall

Enroll Now

Enroll in this six week course by joining Writing Launch. The cost is $47 a month, and includes the full course, access to our membership community, plus access to all of our courses, feedback and support from Ian Chandler, and much more. There are no required membership terms. Your first month of membership is backed by a 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

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. You also get unlimited support and feedback from the course instructor for as long as you are a member of Writing Launch.
What is Writing Launch Membership?
Enrolling in this course means you join a a member of Writing Launch, which gives you immediate access to all of our courses, including the No B.S. Course on Freelance Writing. You also get access to our private community, unlimited mentoring and support, feedback on your writing, and more. The cost is a monthly tuition of $47, with no obligations or commitments.
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.
I live abroad. Is this course for 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.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to the course for as long as you’re a member of Writing Launch. That means you can start at any time and always have access to instructor feedback.

Enrollment is open for a limited time.