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The Complete Freelance Writing Course
4.5( 6 REVIEWS )
1h 17m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of freelance writing and how to successfully start by building an impressive portfolio, finding ideal clients, and becoming a valuable asset to them.

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1h 17m


Brad Merrill is the CEO of Merrill Media, a modern holding company focused on building independent, scalable businesses at the intersection of technology and media. He is regarded as an expert in his field, teaching business and technology courses to more than 200,000 students and providing marketing training to a number of prominent startups and Fortune 500 companies.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone looking to begin a career as a freelance writer
  • Freelance writers

What you’ll learn: 

  • The mindset of a successful freelance writer: how to stay motivated and overcome fear and uncertainty
  • How much money you can make as a freelance writer
  • How to uncover your passions and find freelance writing niche that is both profitable and interesting
  • How to break out of the “experience loop” and build a portfolio that will get you hired – even if you’ve never had a paid writing job in your life
  • Where to find paid writing gigs
  • How to craft an effective pitch that will help you stand out and get responses
  • How to improve your writing and become a more valuable asset to your clients
  • How to be more productive and efficient as a freelance writer
  • How to handle client feedback in a way that’s positive, healthy, and constructive


  • No freelance writing experience required! You should enjoy writing, though.

In this course, you’ll learn exactly what it takes to build a successful freelance writing business. This course lays out a step-by-step actionable roadmap that you can follow to start your thriving freelance business and get your first paid writing gig as soon as possible.

After this course, you’ll be well on your way to building a successful freelance writing business.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned freelance writing.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Welcome 00:00:00
Section 2 - Before You Begin
The Mindset Of A Successful Freelance Writer 00:00:00
Freelance Writing Basics: Understanding The Business 00:00:00
How Much Money Can You Make As A Freelance Writer? 00:00:00
Section 3 - Finding Your Niche
The Importance Of Choosing A Niche 00:00:00
Choosing A Topic 00:00:00
Choosing A Content Format 00:00:00
Section 4 - Building A Portfolio
Breaking Out Of The Experience Loop 00:00:00
Why Every Freelance Writer Needs A Blog 00:00:00
Guest Posting The Right Way: Credibility And High-Profile Portfolio Pieces 00:00:00
The Formula For A Perfect Guest Post Pitch 00:00:00
How To Reach An Audience And Build Massive Social Proof For Free 00:00:00
How To Gain Real Client Experience As A Beginner 00:00:00
Section 5 - Getting Clients
Where To Find Freelance Writing Clients 00:00:00
Freelance Writing Job Boards 00:00:00
Crafting An Effective Pitch 00:00:00
Template: The Perfect Freelance Writing Pitch 00:00:00
Pitching Clients: It’s A Numbers Game 00:00:00
Section 6 - Improving Your Writing
The Importance Of Effective Writing 00:00:00
How To Write Effective Headlines 00:00:00
Optimizing Your Tone And Vocabulary 00:00:00
Maintaining Focus In Your Writing 00:00:00
How To Write An Effective Call-To-Action 00:00:00
How Grammatical Errors Can Cripple Your Writing 00:00:00
How To Become A Better Writer 00:00:00
Section 7 - Doing The Work
How To Stay Productive As A Freelance Writer 00:00:00
Tools Of The Trade 00:00:00
How To Handle Client Feedback 00:00:00
Section 8 - Wrapping Up
Wrapping Up 00:00:00

Course Review


6 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Good course with easy to follow graphics


    An excellent course for absolute beginners.
    It goes over the basics in an easy-to-follow format and the lectures aren’t overly long-winded or filled with fluff.
    My only criticism is that a couple of areas could have been expanded slightly further. But then, that may just be my intended niche and this course correctly covers the basics for all freelance writing.

  2. Anonymous

    Loved this


    This course was great. It had a lot of useful, actionable information. The graphics were great too. I highly recommend.

  3. Anonymous
    Emma Sutcliffe June 12, 2021 at 13:49 PM

    Enjoyable and useful


    I found the course engaging and it included some helpful tips for those thinking about getting into freelance writing.

  4. Anonymous
    clahrelano112218 March 11, 2021 at 04:18 AM


    Very on point and informative. Gain a lot.

  5. Anonymous


    Content was very simple and easy to follow. The instruction stuck to the basics and did not fill the units with unnecessary content.


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