Freelance Writing Weekend Jumpstart
Learn how to build a writer's website, find clients and send out your first pitch in an action-oriented course that will kick-start your freelance career.Watch Promo
Ready to kick-start your freelance career and take action on your dreams? This freelance writing weekend jumpstart will give you the tools you need to get started as a freelancer.
The steps in this time-crunched weekend freelance course for beginners will show you:
- how to build a writer's website
- tips on how to hone in on the type of freelance work you want to do
- where to find high-paying clients, fulfilling freelance writing jobs, and creative assignments
- teach you how to find clients where no one else is looking
- how to write a freelance pitch
- 30+ websites that list freelance jobs!
By the end of the course, you'll be ready to hit SEND on your first email pitch and have the tools and confidence to keep going.
You should be able to complete this course in less than five hours if you speed through the exercises and are ready to send your first pitch.
You could also spend more time building your website, working on publishing article clips, and following the exercises to explore writing topics you'll love working on. Take as little or as much time as you'd like. (There's even a shortcut weekend task for each lesson if you're super short on time!)
Still hesitating? Read feedback from freelance students' feedback on Diana Kelly Levey's other freelance writing courses.
Diana Kelly Levey 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 Levey 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 her freelance online courses is to teach students of all levels how to follow their passions and start thriving freelance writing careers, or, take their careers to the next level and become full-time freelancers.
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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StartWhat to Expect: Send Your First Pitch with These Exercises
StartStep 1: Create a website.
PreviewStep 2: Determine the type of freelance writing you want to do.
StartStep 3: Choose the topics you WANT to write about.
StartStep 4: Learn how to find clients and writing assignments.
StartStep 5: Identify one company or outlet you’ll pitch.
StartStep 6: Draft an email.
StartStep 7: Find the best contact's email address and send your email!
StartBONUS: Sample Invoice Template Example
StartBONUS: Websites that list freelance writing jobs