Learn how to track your earnings and provide value-add services to your clients.
What you will learn
Learn How to Use Canva
Learn How to Use InkScape
Learn How to Use GIMP to Remove a Background
Learn How to Remove an Image Background Online
Learn How to Convert MS Word to EPUB File
In this module, you will learn how to create banners that you can give to your clients for free. I will also give you a free earnings tracker so you can analyze your performance as a freelance writer.
Please note that this content is free and is DESIGNED FOR FREELANCE WRITERS ONLY. This module is NOT FOR GRAPHIC ARTISTS.
To fully appreciate the content of this FREE MODULE, please enroll in my other courses as shown below:
Write for a Living Online PART 1: The Write Outfit
This lesson is the first of four modules. My goal is to show you a roadmap of what freelance writing is, what clients are looking for, and what other skills you need to understand to succeed.
In this module, you will learn the following:
What is freelance writing?
Understand the two methods by which freelancers work and earn money.
Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing
Weigh the consequences of becoming a full-time freelance writer. Decide whether or not the conditions are ripe for you to start a freelancing career.
What are niches?
Understand what niches are and decide which ones to focus on. Learn the two types of niches and how you could find a balance to ensure you have a client base and yet not compromising the quality of your work.
Search Engine Optimization
Learn the meaning of SEO, what it is used for, and how it affects the websites of clients. Find out how you can implement specific SEO best practices to help your client achieve their goals.
A Primer to Copywriting
Learn the meaning of copywriting, its purpose, and see a few examples. Copywriting is the main writing style that we use as freelance writers.
At the end of this module, you should have a clear perspective and direction on what freelance writing is about, and what challenges are ahead of you.
Write for a Living Online PART 2: The Write Stuff
The Write Stuff: Learn the Different Copywriting Materials You Will Write
This part of the course takes you to the most common types of content that you will write for clients. Since most clints are either affiliate marketers or bloggers, there are recurring types of web content that you have to master.
Here are the things you will learn:
Learn how to write a blog for clients the right way. This includes samples. You will also learn what a blog post is at the core.
There are clients who wrote a book, and yet they need someone to write the introduction for them. Here, you will learn how to write not just an acknowledgement, but a foreword that will help clients motivate their buyers to read on.
I will teach you how to write non-fiction eBooks and what they are used for. From the copyright page to formatting, you will learn everything. I will also show you how to create a structure for your eBook.
Landing pages are sales pages, and there is a proper approach to writing an effective one. I will show you how it is done, and what best practices you can implement to become a better copywriter for landing pages.
Listicles are a type of article where you present several items of interest. It is something that many affiliate marketers do, and you can help them improve their sales if you write it the right way.
These are articles that are instructional in nature. They tell the reader how to use something—they are guides that many product creators need to convince their target audience to make a purchase.
HARO stands for help-a-reporter out. It is a process where your clients, the bloggers, and journalists, help each other. There is a proper way to write these materials, as your goal is to get backlinks.
Tools I Recommend
Here, I will show you some tools that help me check the quality of my work—from grammar to originality, I will show you the best ones that I use.
By the end of this module, you should be ready to choose which one you want to specialize in and start looking for clients!
Write for a Living Online PART 3: The Write Gig
The Write Gig: Learn Where to Find Clients and Win Them
Where do you find clients? And more importantly, how do you win them?
In this module, I will show you the five best online marketplaces and job boards where I look for clients. Apart from that. You will learn how to bid the right and improve your likelihood of closing a writing deal.
Here are the things you will learn:
Bidding Sites Intro
Here, I will teach you what bidding sites are and how they work. You will understand their purpose, and why they are important in your career as a freelance writer.
Bidding Sites vs JobBoards
There are key differences between bidding sites and job boards. Knowing these differences will allow you to use your time wisely, and also set your expectations.
What is an Escrow Service?
An escrow service is a payment system. Understanding how it works will allow you to manage your finances.
Pros and Cons of Bidding Sites
Bidding sites and job boards are not perfect. They serve different markets, and you have to be able to adjust your expectations when using them.
This is the lesson where I will show you the only five bidding sites that I use. Do not waste your time with scammy sites. Learn from my decade of experience—only bid in sites that are safe and those that offer a lot of jobs!
You will also learn how to create a bidding template that improves your likelihood of getting hired. Plus, I will show you how to build a simple WordPress portfolio where your potential clients could see your writing prowess!
The Writer: Managing Your Life, Happiness, and Success as a Writer
This is the last module in the entire course, Write for a Living Online.
You will learn the following things:
How much should you charge?
Learn how to charge the right amount of money for your writing services. I will teach you to determine the value of your time, and then convert this into a pricing technique where you get paid commensurate to your efforts.
How to Identify a Scam
There are many scammers out there who would ask you to write materials that they will not pau for. They are good at social engineering, and I am a victim myself. I will share with you my experiences, so you do not have to go through the same things.
Tips to Avoid Stress
Writing is a mentally stressful job. Are there things that you can do to stay healthy and keep your sanity? Yes! These are simple things, and I will show them to you in this lesson!
Success Tips for Your Writing Career
Success is a long journey, but there are proven ways to help you reach your goals faster than you thought it was going to be. I have been at this for ten years and I want to share with you what I have learned along the way.
Clients That You Should Not Work With
People say that the customer is always right. I beg to differ. There are clients that you should avoid—and I will tell you why.
By the end of this module, you will view your writing career in a different light. You will see it from a positive perspective, and you will have a roadmap to help you succeed.