What You Need to Know to Make $100 an Hour as a Writer
I started my freelancing writing business back when online magazines and news sites were in their infancy. Since then, I have built a business that brings in $100 to $200 an hour while I work from home.
Or at the patio table in my front yard.
Or at a cafe down the street.
I'm able to go to my kid's school activities without asking for time off. I can take care of them when they are sick and still make an income without leaving their sides.
I can take vacations when I need a break and can set my own hours.
That's the dream, right?
You can create your own successful freelance writing business, too.
If you can write clear, interesting articles then you have what you need to become a successful freelance writer. You can make it on your own, but I'd like to make the journey faster and less frustrating for you.
Creating my business took a lot of trial and error to get off the ground and even more trial and error to make it successful. I know how hard it can be.
So, I created the freelance writer workbook I wish I'd had when I started.
There's no need to search and scrape for the next few years just to earn a living wage. This workbook is a shortcut to all of the knowledge I've gleaned over the past few years.
Yup, I've done the work.
Not only have I done the work, I get right down to business. You get a blast of awesome to your career without vague information or drawn out stories like with most books and courses on how to be a freelance writer. This freelance writing workbook features nugget after delicious nugget of actionable information.
Just $14.99 for the paperback or $9.99 for the ebook.
Why should you take a class from me?
I have been a freelance writer for almost two decades.
I have worked with big brands such as CBS, MTV, Angie's List, eBay, Zappos and StubHub, as well as big publishers such as Prevention Magazine, USA Today and more.
I make $100 to $200 an hour just from my work as a freelance writer. (That doesn't include coaching and courses, btw. I hate it when other people don't make that clear when trying to sell me a course!)
My master class workbook includes:
Actionable information that anyone can use to get better clients and make more money through their freelance writing business.
Activities that take you step-by-step through the process of building your reputation as a professional to make the clients come to you.
Guidance on how to seal the deal with potential clients and weed out the creeps.
Help on zeroing in on your niche and defining your brand as a writer.
The best part?
Using my course you can make a great living for yourself without working all the time. What's the point of owning your own business if you have to be chained to the desk, right?
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When I read an article, book chapter, or blog post that gives me a great piece of information I literally get a warm glowy feeling in my midsection. Honestly. Typically, though, to get to those awesome morsels you have to wade through a bog of personal stories or build-up. I'm too impatient at least 83.682% of the time and just skim the yada-yada to get to the nugget. So, I am going to do for you what I wish most writers would do: I'm going to get to the point. In this book, you will find nothing but awesome, actionable nuggets that you can use to build your own freelance business. Hey, looks! Even this introduction is short. You're welcome.
Feel free to totally skip this section if you want, but I figured that I would break down my qualifications for writing this course. I imagine if you bought the course, you already know, but I’ll put it here, just in case. I have been a freelance writer for almost two decades. That’s a long f-ing time, yall. My LinkedIn profile boasts big clients like CBS, MTV, eBay, Zappos and a smattering of other impressive names. Those impressive names came from a LOT of mistakes. That’s kind-of why I wanted to write this course. I want to help others that have a hunger to write make good money without all the stumbles I made. As a teenager, I had heard someone (I think it was Oprah) say that you need to pick a career that you enjoy and that’s easy for you. The thing I was best at was researching and writing. What job has that? Journalism!
So, I created my neighborhood’s first weekly newspaper while I was in high school and encouraged the local kids to participate. It was a lot of fun and great practice. Then -- after my counselor begged me to reconsider and tried to convince me that there’s no money in writing-- I went to journalism school, became the editor of the college newspaper, won the very first Journalism Student of the Year award and ended up a few credits short of a diploma. Yah, that’s a long story for another time.
I went on to write and edit for local non-profits to ramp up my clippings for my portfolio and tried to get jobs at local newspapers and magazines. My lack of diploma wasn’t impressive, though, no matter how many great clips I had. Something wonderful happed at that point. I was screwing around on the internet in an AOL chatroom and saw an ad for an online weekly writing competition with monetary prizes.
At that moment, something clicked. I could make money writing online from my home! I didn’t have to write for newspapers to make money! From there I wrote for whoever would pay me. This wasn’t the brightest thing I did in my career. I took jobs paying $10 an article and typed my fingers to the bone every day. I had kids to feed and rent to pay, so I did it.
Eventually, to no surprise, I got tired of it. My brain felt like a fried egg cooked by one of those people Gordon Ramsey yells at on his reality shows. “This egg is so overdone it looks like you cooked it in hellfire and then blasted it into the sun, you cow!” I needed higher paying clients so I didn’t need to work as much. It took some time, but I did it. Here’s how I got there, and you can, too.