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Freelance Going Pro (ASYNCHRONOUS)

with Paulette Perhach

Genres: Nonfiction, The Writing Life, Essay

Online Asynchronous

Open to all levels

12 Sessions

Start Date: September 1, 2022
End Date: September 2, 2022
Time: - - - PT
Capacity: 1000 seats
Member Price: $315.00
General Price: $350.00

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

she/her

Paulette Perhach’s writing has been published in the New York Times, Vox, Elle, The Washington Post, Slate, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Yoga Journal, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, and Vice. She’s the author of two million-reader viral essays.

Her book, Welcome to the Writer's Life, was selected as one of Poets & Writers' Best Books for Writers.

She blogs about a writer’s craft, business, personal finance, and joy at welcometothewriterslife.com and leads meditation and writing sessions through A Very Important Meeting.

She serves writers as a coach,

Hugo House awarded her the Made at Hugo House fellowship in 2013.

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