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Nonfiction, The Writing Life, Essay

  • Term: 2022-2023
  • Start Date: April 9, 2023
  • End Date: March 31, 2023
  • Day of Week:
  • Time: 12:00am - 12:00am PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online Asynchronous
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $350.00
  • Member Price: $315.00

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You know how to write. Now, how do you make a business out of your skills? How do you land your first clients? Set your rates? Create a steady stream of income? These are the questions Going Pro answers. Through guided and practical exercises, this course will give you the confidence to turn your art into a long-term, successful business. The freedom to design your life How long have you dreamed of working on your own schedule, without a boss, from anywhere you’d like to work? How great would it be to decide what time you wake up? How freeing would it be to choose who you work with and which projects you take on? More people than ever are creating careers like this for themselves. Once you learn how to create a steady stream of clients through marketing and networking (without feeling salesy), you can as well. This course walks you through the habits and systems that will help you design your day, week, and months so that you can ultimately design your creative life. Everything you need to launch your freelance business Going Pro is a self-guided course that gives you the insider knowledge and organizational tools to thrive as a freelance writer. The 12-week course includes: 60 lessons to educate you on the business side of writing 60 projects to complete, each an important step in setting up your systems. 30 templates to help you set up invoices, draft letters, and develop marketing content Interviews with editors, successful freelance writers, and clients sharing their insights, successes, and adviceYou know how to write. Now, how do you make a business out of your skills? How do you land your first clients? Set your rates? Create a steady stream of income? These are the questions Going Pro answers. Through guided and practical exercises, this course will give you the confidence to turn your art into a long-term, successful business.

The freedom to design your life

How long have you dreamed of working on your own schedule, without a boss, from anywhere you’d like to work? How great would it be to decide what time you wake up? How freeing would it be to choose who you work with and which projects you take on?

More people than ever are creating careers like this for themselves. Once you learn how to create a steady stream of clients through marketing and networking (without feeling salesy), you can as well. 

This course walks you through the habits and systems that will help you design your day, week, and months so that you can ultimately design your creative life. 

Everything you need to launch your freelance business

Going Pro is a self-guided course that gives you the insider knowledge and organizational tools to thrive as a freelance writer. 

The 12-week course includes:

  • 60 lessons to educate you on the business side of writing
  • 60 projects to complete, each an important step in setting up your systems.
  • 30 templates to help you set up invoices, draft letters, and develop marketing content
  • Interviews with editors, successful freelance writers, and clients sharing their insights, successes, and advice
Paulette Perhach

Paulette Perhach

Paulette Perhach’s writing has been published in the New York Times, Elle, Vice, Slate, Inc., McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, Yoga Journal, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Glamour, and the Stranger. She’s worked for Health and Coastal Living magazines, as well as various newspapers. In 2013, Hugo House selected her as a Made at Hugo House Fellow. She received the 2016 BlogHer Voices of the Year award for her essay, “A Story of a Fuck Off Fund,” which is anthologized in The Future is Feminist from Chronicle Books, along with work by Roxane Gay, Mindy Kaling, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Caitlin Moran, and Audre Lorde. A returned Peace Corps Volunteer, she’s also won multiple Solas Awards for her travel writing. In 2015 she created the Writer’s Welcome Kit, the online course sold through Hugo House, which includes a 55,000-word workbook, writer’s templates, and writer interviews. To date, more than 600 students have taken the course. Her book, Welcome to the Writer's Life, was published by Sasquatch Books, part of the Penguin Random House publishing family, and was selected as one of Poets & Writers' Best Books for Writers. In 2021, she was selected as a Jack Straw Fellow. In 2022 she celebrated a nomination from Barrelhouse for Best of the Net.

Learn more and read her work at PaulettePerhach.com.