Freelance Writing 101
A comprehensive course for beginner and established freelance writers alike. Like a virtual textbook with tips and tricks from 9 years of writing!
1.1 Welcome!FREE PREVIEW
1.2 What is Feel-Good Freelance Writing?FREE PREVIEW
1.3 Introduction to ZannyFREE PREVIEW
1.4 So You Want to Be a Freelance Writer?FREE PREVIEW
1.5 SyllabusFREE PREVIEW
1.6 Introduction to Writing Assignments
1.7 A Word About Affiliate Links
Check In and Set Goals for Freelance Writing 101
Introductory Writing Assignment
2.1 A Word About Plagiarism and Copyright
2.2 Most Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
2.3 Essential Writing Skills
2.4 Evocative Writing
2.5 The Basics of Different Kinds of Writing
2.6 Freelance Writing Terms to Know
2.7 The Basics of Topics
2.8 Description and Title Assignment
2.9 How to Choose a Title
2.10 The Basics of Getting Gigs
2.11 Writing Strategies
2.12 How to Become a Better Writer
2.13 The Basics of Editing
2.14 Editing Assignment
3.1 My Thoughts on Marketing Your Writing
3.2 What You Do and Don't Need as a Freelance Writer
3.3 Choosing a Type of Writing
3.4 Finding a Niche
3.5 Coming Up With Rates
3.6 Building and Sharing a Portfolio
3.7 Marketable Writing Assignment
4.1 My Thoughts on How to Find Work
4.2 A Guide to Freelancing Platforms
4.3 Upwork Proposal Walkthrough
4.4 Establishing a Presence
4.5 How to Find Gigs Outside of Freelancing Platforms
4.6 How to Pitch or Apply
4.7 How to Come Up With Ideas
4.8 How to Create Offers
4.9 The Importance of Varied Assignments
4.10 Why You Won't Always Hear Back From a Pitch
4.11 Pitch Assignment
5.1 Useful Tools
5.2 Money and Taxes
5.3 How to Build a Pool of Clients
5.4 How to Grow Your Business
5.5 The Costs of Getting Started
5.6 How to Submit and Invoice
5.7 Getting Started Assignment
Fun inclusions to help you build a freelance writing career!
See examples of successful pitches and download a pitch template to help you get started. Then, look through sample emails that teach you how to respond to an array of client issues!
Prompts to get the juices flowing, escape from writer's block, or hone skills for specific kinds of writing.
No need to worry about the transition to self-employment thanks to sample day, week, and month schedules that provide timeline inspiration for those who crave structure.
Pay now or over time as you build your freelance writing career!
“I don't think I've learned is the right word. I've equipped myself with everything that I need to make a living with freelance writing.”Student T.L.
“The best part about this course was Zanny's personal experiences was included here. No amount of articles can give you what a real experience can. I've never taken a course on writing before and after this I don't think I need one anyway.”Student A.R.
“Presentation was very intuitive, it flowed from one concept to the next without me asking ‘wait how did we get here?’ Very clear.”Student B.N.
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