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Start a freelance writing business

A step-by-step guide to earning a living as a freelance writer for beginners. Work from home doing what you love
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 44m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Note: This course is currently in beta stage. As a student, you’ll gain lifetime access to the current lessons, plus new lessons that I’ll be adding every month. A pretty sweet deal :).
You’ve got a passion for writing, but you’re struggling to find a way to earn a living from it. You’re tired of working an office job, tied down by the constraints of a 9-5 schedule and a nosy boss. You want to start freelance writing from home so you can be in charge of your own time and be more present for your family.
That’s exactly what I can help you do!
I’m Leigh Hartzman, a freelance writer and mentor, and my passion is helping ambitious writers use their skills to earn a living.
I’ve spent the last 10 years freelance writing for leading tech companies like Payoneer, Zynga and Google. Writing from home has enabled me to earn a great living, and raise 3 kids on my own as a single mom.
In this course, I’ll teach how to start a freelance writing business the smart way so you can earn the most in the shortest amount of time.
Here’s what your freelance writing journey with me looks like:
Step 1: Laying the foundation of your freelance writing career
We’ll build a solid base for your business by choosing a writing specialization for you – a profitable niche. I’ll help you uncover your perfect niche and how to create a portfolio of writing samples that positions you as an expert in that niche.
Step 2: Finding freelance writing jobs
I’ll introduce you to the 3 most effective ways to get your first freelance writing clients and how to apply for jobs. You’ll also get by best tips for giving amazing service to your clients, so they keep coming back to you for more work.
Step 3: Setting financial goals
I’ll help you set earnings targets for your freelance writing business and teach you how to achieve them. We’ll set realistic income goals, number of hours you’ll work per week, and we’ll plan in advance for vacation time too! As a bonus, I’ll share my pricing negotiation tips with you so that you’ll know how to handle negotiation scenarios with potential clients.
Step 4: The key components of a profitable writing service
To ensure that you earn what you deserve for your writing, you should offer your freelance writing within the framework of a well defined service. Aside from the price, there are 3 key components that your writing service should include. You’ll learn all about them in this section.
Ready to kick-off your freelance writing career with me? Join the course now. I can’t wait to help you on this exciting journey!

You will learn

✓ What is a freelance writing niche and why do you need one?
✓ How to find your most profitable freelance writing niche
✓ How to create a freelance writing portfolio
✓ How to get your first freelance writing clients
✓ How to apply to freelance writing jobs
✓ Tips for giving amazing service as a freelance writer
✓ How to set financial goals for your freelance writing business
✓ How to calculate your hourly rate
✓ Tips for negotiating with freelance writing clients


• Be a motivated person who loves to write!

This course is for

• Beginner freelance writers
• Intermediate freelance writers
• Advanced freelance writers
• Bloggers
Freelance writer and mentor
Leigh Hartzman is known in the Startup Nation as an in-demand tech copywriter. She’s written for leading companies like Payoneer, Dario, Playtika and 888 Holdings. Currently on contract at Google, Leigh writes for Waze, the world’s leading navigation app.
Leigh is a Canadian expat living in Israel and is a proud single mom of 3 boys. Working as a freelance writer has allowed her to earn a great income, while enjoying enough flexibility to spend quality time with her kids and make trips back to Canada to visit family.

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 44m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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