Learn Freelance Writing Course
Emma Rowlands – founder of Learn Freelance Writing
Have you always wanted to be a professional writer, but aren’t sure how to begin? Perhaps you’ve heard that freelance writing doesn’t pay, or have pitched to publications to no avail?
We know how you feel. And that’s why we’re keen to share with you a secret to freelancing success.
Writing content for businesses is different to freelance journalism or magazine work. It involves writing all aspects of a business’s communications, from their blog to their monthly newsletter, and everything in between.
Doing this will give you:
A continuous, substantial income
The ability to work from home to a schedule that suits you
A varied set of enjoyable tasks
Insight into a range of niches
A fantastic network of contacts
We want to help you get started.
Be Your Own Boss. Learn How To Write Content For Businesses, is a 5 module course that gives you the essential tools and insights required for you to sell your words to small, medium or large businesses.
By learning how to spot improvement points in a business’s commutation strategy, pitch professionally and produce quality content that speaks to a certain customer, you can earn a fantastic income on a part or full time basis without leaving your living room! What’s more, business never stops – your input will be needed on an ongoing basis, giving you peace of mind and a stable cash flow.
This course is made up of 5 modules designed to give you better insight into writing content for businesses. Here’s what you’ll get:
Module 1 – Objectives
Using the module guide and worksheets, you’ll plan every element of your budding business. You’ll decide how much money you’d like to earn, set small lifestyle goals and clue up on which resources you need before launching.
Module 2 – Portfolio Building And Your Online Presence
In this detailed module, you’ll discover how to build a portfolio from scratch and promote it using social media and freelance networking sites. This module also looks at the advantages and disadvantages of certain paths to promotion, helping you to find a way that suits you.
Module 3 – Which Businesses Need Writers?
Module 3 gives you a comprehensive overview of why businesses require freelance writers, and how you can spot the ones needing help. You’ll become a pro at finding pain points in websites, cold pitching blog posts and selling yourself via email. In a competitive market, we will also teach you how to respond to a job advert (whether you find it on a job board, a freelance marketplace or in a shop window) and get a response. Templates are provided to take some of the hard work out of it too!
Module 4 – Developing Your Skills
In Module 4, you’ll learn how to manage a business’s blog, write for their social media pages, produce compelling product descriptions and much more. You’ll also be given a cheat sheet on understanding business and sales language.
Module 5 – Putting Everything Into Action
After you’ve completed modules 1-4, you’ll be ready to put your learning into action. During this module you’ll follow a step-by-step guide to becoming a freelance content writer.
This course is suitable for you if:
You are tired of waking at 6am and dragging yourself to a job you can’t stand, only to receive a dismal pay cheque at the end of each month.
You regularly go over your household budget and find that the debt is mounting.
You are a parent and want to spend more time at home with your kids without compromising your income.
You crave a more flexible lifestyle so that you can enjoy many aspects of life, not just work and sleep!
You LOVE writing but are sick to death of pitching to publications and not receiving a response.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have writing experience to take this course?
No. You just need to have an interest in writing.
Do I need a business degree or business experience to write for businesses?
No. A business is interested in your ability to communicate with their customers. They’ll be looking for attributes like reliability, punctuality and attention to detail, not your university degree (or lack of).
Can I complete this course at my own pace?
You can. Once you sign up, you’ll be sent the modules and you can work through them at a speed that suits you.
I don’t know if my writing is good enough. How can I be sure?
This is a common anxiety, don’t worry. Everyone has their own writing style. The key thing to remember when writing for a business is that you need to adopt the voice of the business. We can teach you how to do this, and eventually your self doubt will vanish.
I want to write my own business book, is this course for me?
No. This course is for people who want to be hired by businesses to write communications such as a blog or sales email.
How much can I earn writing content for businesses?
There’s not a single answer to this question. How many hours you work, the type of businesses you target and the content itself will all factor into your pricing. But, keep in mind, businesses will pay good money for a job done well, and they tend to need repeat work. If you develop a good relationship with one businesses, they’ll send you work over and over again.