Get your first freelance writing clients, build your online portfolio, and learn to pitch media.
- 19 modules w/ homework assignments
- 2Access to our private Facebook community
- 3Writer Q&As
- 4Our Writer's Toolkit for Getting Sh*t Done
- 5Behind-the-scenes examples of pitches and emails
We teach aspiring writers how to strategically position themselves for success.
- How to take your writing from amateur to professional: We'll tell you what publications and editors expect when it comes to writing. Even if you write for a startup or smaller publication, this lesson will set your writing apart to ensure you beat the competition and get the gig.
- Our formula for an irresistible pitch. No more pitching random editors random ideas. We help you brainstorm solid story ideas and turn them into irresistible pitches. Even better, we give you REAL EXAMPLES of ideas we've pitched! Make sure your next pitch will be a YES.
- How to establish your credibility. We walk you through building a platform, step-by-step, to establish your credibility as a writer. We’ll show you how we've positioned ourselves so that publications like The New York Times and National Geographic take notice.
- How to set rates (and negotiate better ones): Calculate how much money you can charge for your writing, depending on the outlet. Yes, we give you numbers. We also share specific tactics and scripts we've used to negotiate higher rates, even with our current publications.
Kristin Wong is a journalist and freelance writer who has written for the New York Times, The Cut, and ELLE. She's appeared on NPR, Buzzfeed's AM2DM, and Fox Business to discuss her writing.
Alex Webb is a full-time freelance writer who has written for the New York Times, National Geographic, and the Financial Times Press. He is the author of Marijuana Medicine, a National Geographic special edition issue on medical cannabis, released in late 2019. He is also a co-author of National Geographic’s The Civil War: A Traveler’s Guide.