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.
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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.
|Module 1||Week 1: Starting Out|
|Unit 1||Day 1: You Are Your Brand|
|Unit 2||Day 2: Defining Your Brand|
|Unit 3||Day 3: Finding Your Niche|
|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|
|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
Ian Chandler is a professional freelance writer and the head instructor at Writing Launch. He is the author of The No B.S. Guide to Freelance Writing and The Freelance Writer’s Battle.
“I highly recommend Ian Chandler’s No B.S. Course on Freelance Writing. Ian is an excellent, responsive instructor who understands the needs of his students. The course is an in-depth look at starting your career as a freelance writer and will give you the confidence and tools you need to get published – and get paid for it.Since taking Ian’s class, I’ve become more confident in selling my services as a writer and in sharing my experience with others. 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.”
“Writing Launch is an excellent resource for writers who are serious about increasing their income. With expert advice from Ian and Jacob along with other industry experts, the tips, advice, and tried-and-tested strategies will have you rethinking the way you work, write, and promote yourself as a writer.As a member, I always got incredibly quick responses to my questions and concerns, and I could skip around from class to class if I felt I was better suited learning something else first. The lessons are clear and packed with info. I learned so much!”
“I was really fortunate to listen to Jacob Jans’ and Ian Chandler’s podcast on freelance writing. Prior to watching it, I had been writing for the Zerys and Upwork platforms. Ian mentions them both as places where you can find work, but labeled them “content mills” where you don’t really get the financial remuneration you deserve for the effort you put in writing. He recommended several alternative sites. Thanks to his recommendations, I was able to pick up around $6,500, which was nice.”Steve King
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