Course curriculum

  • 1
    Getting Started
    • Welcome to the Course!
    • Pre-Lesson 1: Gina's Freelance Writing Backstory
    • Pre-Lesson 2: How You’ll Be Most Successful in This Course
  • 2
    Module 1: Laying the Foundation
    • Lesson 1: Defining Your Why
    • Lesson 2: Setting Realistic Expectations
    • Lesson 3: What’s Your Goal?
    • Lesson 4: Building Your Support Network
    • Lesson 5: Progressing as a Writer
    • Module 1 Checklist
    • Module 1 Enhanced Resources
    • Module 1 Quiz
  • 3
    Module 2: Establishing Your Business
    • Lesson 1: Should You Use a Pen Name?
    • Lesson 2: Do You Need a Proper Business?
    • Lesson 3: Keeping Track of Your Financials
    • Lesson 4: Bootstrapping 101
    • Lesson 5: Setting Your Writing Rates
    • Lesson 6: Invoicing Clients
    • Lesson 7: What About Contracts?
    • Lesson 8: Crafting a Memorable Bio
    • Lesson 9: Do You Still Need a Resume?
    • Module 2 Checklist
    • Module 2 Enhanced Resources
    • Module 2 Quiz
  • 4
    Module 3: Types of Online Writing
    • Lesson 1: 10 Different Types of Writing You Can Do
    • Lesson 2: Do You Really Have to Niche Down?
    • Lesson 3: What Writing Pays the Best?
    • Lesson 4: How to Get Samples
    • Module 3 Checklist
    • Module 3 Enhanced Resources
    • Module 3 Quiz
  • 5
    Module 4: Where to Find Paid Work
    • Lesson 1: Tapping into Your Natural Market
    • Lesson 2: Online Writing Sites/Services Defined
    • Lesson 3: Utilizing Job Boards
    • Lesson 4: Why You Should Start a Contently Portfolio ASAP
    • Lesson 5: Cold Pitching 101
    • Lesson 6: Mine Your Inbox
    • Module 4 Checklist
    • Module 4 Enhanced Resources
    • Module 4 Quiz
  • 6
    Module 5: Get Your Pitch On
    • Lesson 1: Start Pitching Before You're Ready
    • Lesson 2: What Makes a Good Pitch?
    • Lesson 3: Pitching Templates
    • Lesson 4: How to Make Pitching Easier on Yourself
    • Lesson 5: Conversing with Prospects
    • Lesson 6: The 90 Day Pitching Challenge
    • Module 5 Checklist
    • Module 5 Enhanced Resources
    • Module 5 Quiz
  • 7
    Module 6: Building out Your Writer’s Website
    • Lesson 1: Displaying Your Portfolio
    • Lesson 2: 5 Must-Haves for Your Website
    • Lesson 3: Starting and Launching a Blog
    • Lesson 4: Collecting Testimonials
    • Module 6 Checklist
    • Module 6 Enhanced Resources
    • Module 6 Quiz
  • 8
    Module 7: The Writing Process
    • Lesson 1: Consistently Coming up with New Ideas
    • Lesson 2: Constructing Excellent Blog Posts
    • Lesson 3: Formatting Tips and Tricks
    • Lesson 4: Everything You Need to Know about Photos
    • Lesson 5: Conducting Research and Securing Sources
    • Module 7 Checklist
    • Module 7 Enhanced Resources
    • Module 7 Quiz
  • 9
    Module 8: Promoting Your New Business
    • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Social Media
    • Lesson 2: Branding Your Business
    • Lesson 3: Protecting Yourself Online
    • Module 8 Checklist
    • Module 8 Enhanced Resources
    • Module 8 Quiz
  • 10
    Module 9: Helpful Tools
    • Lesson 1: Google Tools Suite
    • Lesson 2: Tools to Help You Write Better
    • Lesson 3: Tools to Help You Pitch More Effectively
    • Module 9 Checklist
    • Module 9 Enhanced Resources
    • Module 9 Quiz
  • 11
    Putting It All Together
    • Absorbing What You’ve Learned
    • Final Exam
    • Your Final Send Off!