Freelance Writing 101: Build A Successful Writing Career

Brad Merrill, Entrepreneur & Tech Journalist

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26 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Welcome!

      2:28
    • 2. The Mindset Of A Successful Freelance Writer

      4:03
    • 3. Freelance Writing Basics: Understanding The Business

      2:36
    • 4. How Much Money Can You Make As.A Freelance Writer?

      3:22
    • 5. [Niche] The Importance Of Choosing A Niche

      2:52
    • 6. [Niche] Choosing A Topic

      4:16
    • 7. [Niche] Choosing A Content Format

      1:17
    • 8. [Portfolio] Breaking Out Of The Experience Loop

      1:23
    • 9. [Portfolio] Why Every Freelance Writer Needs A Blog

      2:10
    • 10. [Portfolio] Guest Posting The Right Way

      2:51
    • 11. [Portfolio] How To Reach An Audience And Build Massive Social Proof For Free

      2:33
    • 12. [Portfolio] How To Gain Real Client Experience As A Beginner

      1:38
    • 13. [Clients] Where To Find Freelance Writing Clients

      3:30
    • 14. [Clients] Crafting An Effective Pitch

      6:48
    • 15. [Clients] Pitching Clients: It's A Numbers Game

      2:01
    • 16. [Writing] The Importance Of Effective Writing

      2:27
    • 17. [Writing] How To Write Effective Headlines

      4:19
    • 18. [Writing] Optimizing Your Tone & Vocabulary

      1:49
    • 19. [Writing] Maintaining Focus In Your Writing

      1:07
    • 20. [Writing] How To Write An Effective Call-To-Action

      3:09
    • 21. [Writing] How Grammatical Errors Can Cripple Your Writing

      2:30
    • 22. [Writing] How to Become A Better Writer

      6:56
    • 23. How to Stay Productive As A Freelance Writer

      5:52
    • 24. Tools Of The Trade

      2:08
    • 25. How To Handle Client Feedback

      2:51
    • 26. Wrapping Up

      0:24
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About This Class

Welcome to Freelance Writing 101, a step-by-step beginner's guide to building a successful freelance writing business from scratch.

In my career, I've found myself on both sides of the freelance writing table: I've made a living as a freelance writer, reaching millions of people with my work—but more recently, I've worked as a publisher who hires freelance writers. In this course, I use that experience to lay out a step-by-step roadmap that you can follow to start your business and get your first paid writing gig as soon as possible.