Freelance Writing Basics

Turn your ideas into paid assignments and published articles in 7 steps!

Have you ever experienced having tons of story ideas, but were unsure of how to execute the next few steps to get them published? I know what it's like to experience that excitement of having a great idea, but stall in knowing what the next steps to getting your freelance article published could be.

That's why I've taken my 15 years of experience working in print and online media as both an editor and a freelance writer to create this abbreviated version of my Freelance Writing Online Course that packs freelance writing basics into a condensed course.

This self-directed freelance writing e-course will give you the tools you need to get started freelance writing, even if you've never been published before! In this Freelance Writing Basics course, you'll learn how to come up with article ideas, how to pitch story ideas, and the basic steps to follow in order to secure assignments with magazines, websites, and brands you want to work with. You'll become a freelance writer in no time!

Who This Course Is For:

>Beginner Freelance Writers

Whether you've never been published, are a blogger who wants to learn new writing skills, or have always found writing as a fun hobby and want to get started writing for magazines or websites (and see your name in PRINT!) this course has tips, skills, and exercises that will help you get started and learn freelance writing basics so you start making money.

>People Who Want to Make Money On Their Own Time

Follow the course lessons, do the suggested exercises and I feel confident that you'll be getting paid freelance writing assignments in no time. I'll even teach you how to make time to freelance while working a full-time job and write on your own time. Whether you want to build your freelance writing business as a side hustle or just make some extra money freelance writing on the side, this course will show you how to do that.

>People Who Always Wanted to Call Themselves Writers

It doesn't matter what you do for full-time work, what your major in college was, if you're unemployed, if you have a GED, if you're a college student or recent grad, if you're a stay at home mom or dad, recently unemployed, or you're looking to make a career change, I'll help you become a freelance writer. If you have a desire to make money writing and get published, follow my getting started with freelance writing lessons and I'll show you exactly how to do it.

>People Who Want to Learn Freelance Writing Basics from a Professional Freelancers

If you want an extended, comprehensive course that incorporates more aspects of the freelance writing business AND one-on-one help from me, check out my Freelance Writing Online Course for $97.

Who This Course Is NOT For

Lazy, unmotivated people who never finish anything.

In this condensed freelance writing online course, I'll teach you:

>Where to find story ideas

>How to turn your interests and topics you LOVE into ideas you can sell to editors

>How to get published if you don't have any clips (published articles)

>How to write an email with a story idea that an editor wants to open, read, and assign out to you

>How to get repeat assignments so you make a steady income

What are you waiting for? Enroll today!

You have nothing to lose--and quite possibly a whole new (freelance) life--and money--to gain.


This Freelance Writing Online Course is different because the instructor, Diana Kelly, has worked on staff in New York City as an assigning editor for magazines and websites since 2004, while also was a freelance writer for over a decade.

Her clients include Real Simple, Reader's Digest, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN, Apartment Therapy, Beachbody, SELF, Shape, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, NIKE, CNN, and many more.

She knows what it takes to become a successful freelance writer and make over six figures freelance writing. That's why she launched this freelance writing online course for beginners so anyone could learn how to get started freelance writing with a faster, shorter course than her Freelance Writing Online Course.

Your Instructor


Diana Kelly is an accomplished journalist, editor, content marketing writer, and freelance writing coach with over 15 years of experience working for major publications and websites.

Her clients and work has appeared in: Real Simple, Reader’s Digest, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, ESPN, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, Latina, Bloomberg Businessweek, NASDAQ, FDNY, Nike, Headspace, Kellogg's, CNN, Beachbody, Brides, amongst many others.

Diana Kelly has been sharing her expertise with freelance writers as an assigning editor on staff for magazines and websites, sitting on a panel for "How to Pitch Editors" for the American Society of Journalists & Authors, and mentoring friends and college graduates on how to be successful with freelance writing for over 10 years.

Her goal for this course is to teach the masses how to make money freelancing, get published, and enjoy the experience of writing while achieving their financial and career goals. In the course lessons, she'll teach you how to write a pitch that sells, get repeat clients, and demand higher-paying freelance jobs.

Diana's course includes insider knowledge you won't get from other freelance writing courses because she's worked on staff in the New York City publishing industry for 15 years.

Besides writing and teaching, Diana’s favorite things include: coffee, naps, travel, beaches, red wine, dark chocolate, Swedish fish, reading, running, dancing, playing with her dog, telling inspiring stories, and making people (especially her husband) laugh.

Email Diana with questions about the course and your sample email pitch before you send it to an editor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

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