Get paid to write.

Improve your writing skills and become a profitable freelance Writer

Virtual Live Sessions

New classes begin once every quarter

Enrolment is open on a rolling basis. Classes of (max) 20 students per session begin on the first Monday of every quarter and run for four weeks each. Our next cohort begins in October 2020.

View the full curriculum and other details below.

In this course, you will learn how to become a profitable freelance writer for B2B and B2C companies. You will learn to write and structure engaging SEO optimized blog posts and other types of web content. Most importantly, you will learn to increase your earnings as a profitable freelance writer. 

Ready to build a new income stream and negotiate the best rates as a profitable freelance writer? Scroll for more details and register now.

What you'll learn in this freelance-writing course

Week 1

Assess Your Writing Skill Level

Your writing skills added to your personal and professional journey will make you an exceptional, sought-after profitable freelance writer. To start this journey, we first assess your writing with a test of writing a specific article for a B2C business of your choice.

Assess Your Writing Skill Level

Assignment: Write simple 500-word blog post on a chosen subject.

Week 1

Decide on a profitable niche

Specific niche = less competition = higher rates. When you pick a specific niche, there are fewer freelance writers who specialize in it which means it’s an attractive and lucrative opportunity if you work hard and smart.

Decide on a profitable niche

Assignment: Show the relationship between your interests, experiences and the niche you choose.

Week 1

Create Your Writer Bio

Different platforms require different types of bios. A personal website, a freelance marketplace and a guest post feature all require various versions of your bio. In this section, we teach you to create a professional writer's bio that converts.

Create Your Writer's Bio

Assignment: Create and publish your new writer's bio online.

Week 2

discover the various types of freelance writing content clients request for

Blog posts are the most popularly requested web content, but definitely not the most high paying. Email sequences, case studies, white paper, sales page copy, product descriptions, interviews and in-depth opinion pieces are also much-request freelance writing content often requested for.

discover the various types of freelance writing content clients request for

Assignment: Try your writing skills on a new type of written content you have never tried before.

Week 2

The anatomy of a perfect article or blog post

Different platforms require different types of bios. A personal website, a freelance marketplace and a guest post feature all require various versions of your bio. In this section, we teach you to create a professional writer's bio that converts.

The anatomy of a perfect article or blog post

Assignment: Read through your blog post from Module 1 and edit it to follow the anatomy of a perfect blog post.

Week 2

HOW TO SEO Optimize Your Blog Posts and Rank High

After learning the anatomy and flow of a perfect blog post, the next skill to enhance your profitability as a freelance writer is to learn the techniques of on-page SEO. Every client would love their content to rank high on Google. This section teaches you how to make that possible.

HOW TO SEO Optimize Your Blog Posts and Rank High

Assignment: Revert to your blog post from Module 1 and SEO optimize it. Or write and submit. a brand new SEO optimized post.

Week 3

How to build your freelance writing portfolio

Options to build your portfolio include submitting guest posts to reputable digital publications and blogs, starting a personal blog of your own or writing for visibility and an extra income stream on sites like Medium and Steemit. This section helps you choose the right path for your freelance writing business.

How to build your freelance writing portfolio

Assignment: Clean up your assignments from Module 1 and 4, and publish these as your first writing samples.

Week 3

How to Set Your Freelance Writing Price/Rates

Settling on a fair price is one of the most crucial tasks on your way to becoming a profitable freelance writer. Different styles work for different writing jobs, and in this section, you learn how to maximize your chances of earning higher than the competition without scaring off potential clients.

How to Set Your Freelance Writing Price/Rates

Assignment: Settle on a reasonable price range for your writing services and create a rate card.

Week 3

How to Write Proposals or Cold Pitches That Get You Hired

Without a well-written cover letter, proposal or cold email, it will be difficult for you to get profitable freelance writing jobs. Even when you are refereed, you still have to introduce yourself in an introductory email. This section teaches you to get hired by crafting the best, relevant proposals to get the job.

How to Write Proposals or Cold Pitches That Get You Hired

Assignment: Apply for jobs on a freelance marketplace platform or send cold emails to companies in your niche.

Week 4

How to work well with Clients

You've got an actual freelance writing job, now we teach you how to keep your clients happy and returning to use your freelance writing service. Working well with clients ensures that you stay working and earning, more than advertising and spending to attract new clients.

How to work well with Clients

Assignment: Practise the habits and steps we with you as you deal with your current and potential clients.

Week 4

Sources of Content Ideas

You're a freelance writer now. To keep up the momentum, you must keep writing, practicing, sharing, and attracting the kind of jobs you want into your life. In this section, we share a list of content sources you can always depend on to build your portfolio and satisfy client requests.

Sources of Content Ideas

Assignment: Play around with the sources of content ideas and write something you would never have written previously.

Week 4

How to Sustain Your Freelance Writing Business

Congratulations! You are now on your way to building your freelance writing service into a full-fledged business or whatever you want it to be. Remember to have fun in the process and keep our "sustainability business tips" in mind.

How to Sustain Your Freelance Writing Business

Assignment: Join the alimni groups and keep sharing your accomplishments with us! Good luck!
Create a new income stream using your existing writing skills

Why learn with us

  • You gain immediate access to the Week of Saturdays network and resource centre.
  • You skip the part where you waste your time, and become a profitable freelance writer in four weeks.
  • You spend three days every week with Kelechi and other ambitious freelance writers in your cohort.
  • After graduation, it isn’t over. Our alumni groups and events ensure that you continue to grow in your career, and never feel alone in your freelance journey.
  • There are many more perks and benefits unannounced. Most important is you’ll always have the skills to transform any circumstance into sustainable income.

How to enrol

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Register

Once you click on the Register button, you'll be redirected to a landing page. Here you can pay via PayPal or Bank Transfer. If these options do not work for you, please contact us.

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After payment, you are enrolled in the next cohort, starting in the next quarter. You will learn to become a profitable freelance writer in four weeks.

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Work anywhere

When you complete this course, you are ready to work from anywhere with global clients. Your writing skills is the beginning of a digital work experience that will change your life.

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Create a new income stream using your existing writing skills

FAQs

Individuals from 18-35 years old will find value in this course. Whether you are at the start of your career or have spent years gaining professional experience, every adult who is willing to learn, has access to the internet, and loves writing can take this course.

No, it is not. This intensive 4-week course costs only $49.99. We offer discounts to undergrads and groups. If you want to take this course but cannot afford the fees, rally up a group of five or more writer-friends and send us an email to be considered.

After taking this course, and even while you do, you can make good money as a freelance writer. It depends on your writing skill level and willingness to do the work. We are here to support you until you are on your feet.

YES! You not only learn valuable skills of freelance writing, you also learn the business of freelancing, and how to learn anything on the internet. You become a part of the Week of Saturdays alumni, and have the opportunity to be continuously connected to clients who love us.

The lessons are provided in a virtual live format with Kelechi Udoagwu (and guest teachers, in some classes). Depending on your time zone and availability, you can join in live or watch the replay. Students are encouraged to snd in any questions before the live sessions.