Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer
Learn how to make money freelancing and launch your freelance writing business with this comprehensive course.
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 for print magazines and websites as both an editor and a freelance writer to create this simple but comprehensive Freelance Writing Course. As a freelancer that earns a six-figure income, I know which lessons you need to learn in order to become a successful freelance writer and secure high-paying freelance writing jobs.
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! The best Freelance Writing Online Course walks you step-by-step through the process on how to pitch story ideas, where to find freelance writing jobs, how to secure assignments with magazines, websites, and brands you want to work with, and, of course how to get paid well for freelance writing assignments.
I created my freelance writing blog on my website to provide freelance advice for the masses, but this course features in-depth lessons, exercises and provides details you won't find on my free blog.
Who This Course Is For:
>Beginners and Intermediate Freelancers
Whether you have never been published, are a blogger who wants to learn new writing skills, or, if you're a freelance writer who wants to learn how to grow your business and make more money, this freelance writing course has freelance tips, skills and exercises to follow that will help you get more assignments and better-paying freelance jobs.
>People Who Want to Make Money On Their Own Time
Follow the lessons, do the suggested exercises, take time to do your research before sending out ideas to editors and brands, and I feel confident that you'll be getting paid freelance writing assignments in no time. You'll learn how to find time to freelance when you're not working your full-time job and manage your time so you can build your business. I'll also tell you how to follow up with editors (and include sample email templates to use) so you get more work!
>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, 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 lessons and I'll show you exactly how to do it.
Who This Course Is NOT For
- Lazy, unmotivated people who never finish anything.
- People who expect to make money very quickly -- like by the end of the week! (Freelancing takes some time. Yes, you can make some money quickly on sites like Fiverr and Upwork but this course is designed for people who want to make a living writing and earn good money for the long haul.)
- People who are comfortable doing low-paying writing assignments for the rest of their lives.
In this complete freelance writing online course, I'll teach you:
>How to get motivated to start your freelance career!
>Where to find story ideas
>How to streamline your interests and turn them into ideas you can sell to editors
>How to get published if you don't have any clips or samples (published articles)
>How to write a pitch that an editor wants to open, read, and assign out to you (with article pitch samples!)
>How to get repeat assignments so you earn a steady freelance income with less effort
>Strategies to use if you want to work with brands and learn content marketing techniques
>Where to find freelance writing jobs
>Each student will also receive BONUS materials and resources!
This course also entitles each student to receive one-on-one help from the instructor with a story pitch before they sent it off to an editor. The instructor will offer critiques to improve your chances of that pitch becoming an editorial assignment! This sets Diana Kelly's freelance writing course "Get Paid to Write" apart from other courses, including her "basics" course.
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 freelancing for 12 years. She knows what it takes to become a successful freelance writer making over six figures and she launched this freelance writing online course for beginners, intermediate level writers, content marketing writers, and editors to teach everyone how to get started in freelance writing and make real money freelance writing.
What Students Say about "Get Paid to Write"
“I don’t have a single clip but I’ve always had natural writing talent under my belt. I’ve already invested quite a bit into courses to help me get my freelance career off on the right foot and have pretty much met my budget…but I’m so glad to hear that you offer help with a pitch and also anything else that comes up! Your experience as an editor I think really sets your freelance writing course apart from the rest (and admittedly is a big draw for me). I feel like there are loads of people out there with courses, but the ones who really have it dialed in are few and far between.” – Angelina D.
“I just love Diana’s course! I worked with her when she was an editor at Muscle & Fitness, and I’m learning new things and know it will be so helpful! My goal is to go full time with freelancing and reading her course chapters is definitely motivating me. I have people come to me from time to me asking how I got started--your course would be a perfect place for me to send them!” – SJ McShane
“Diana’s course is beneficial to students of all ages, specifically college students with a curiosity for freelance. This course helped me learn about my writing style and answered many of the questions I had about entering the editorial world. It helped me further develop the necessary pitching and freelance skills I needed to pursue my career as I approach graduation.” – Holly Noon
“Diana’s class is a must for anyone that wants to learn the ins and outs of freelancing. As a recent graduate with a few staff experiences, the idea of freelancing was honestly terrifying. Diana’s class gives step by step lessons and advice that ultimately gave me the confidence to pitch more and try a wider selection of publications and blogs. If you have any doubts about freelancing and need some guidance, this course is an amazing resource!” – Carlett Spike
“I recently graduated and I’m currently at my second internship. I’m tossing around the idea of doing freelance writing and social media marketing. I really enjoyed your course and I think it’s going to be a great resource for me.” – Julie Riedel
“I’m an ex-journalist and PR expert and am considering returning to self-employed work after many years as a mature student. I love your website and the look of your freelance writing course but was concerned about how relevant it is for UK-based participants. [After enrolling in ‘Get Paid to Write’] I have found the course really helpful and inspirational, delighted I took your advice–and the plunge towards becoming a freelance writer!” – Jane Browning
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, learn how to find paying clients and freelance writing jobs, and learn how to 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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PreviewLesson 1: Why Start Freelancing?
StartLesson 2: What You Need to Get Started
StartLesson 3: What Should You Write About?
StartLesson 4: How to Find Magazines and Websites to Write For
StartLesson 5: Identify Brands to Work With
PreviewLesson 6: How to Find Editors to Pitch Articles To
StartLesson 7: What Should Be In An Article Pitch
StartLesson 8: Best Practices for Following Up on Your Pitch
StartLesson 9: The Business of Freelancing: Setting Rates
PreviewLesson 10: The Importance of Social Media With Freelance Writing
StartBONUS: How to Get Published When You Don't Have Experience
StartRESOURCES: Where to Find Freelance Writing Jobs