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Whether you’ve been writing for years or you’re just starting out, building a successful career as a freelance writer is in reach.

Maybe you want to gain the freedom that comes with running your own business. Or you love your current job but want to leverage your skills to make a little extra cash. Or you’re a stay-at-home parent who wants to use your passion for writing to create a career of your own.

Whatever your goals are, we want to give you the knowledge, resources and opportunities to make your dream a reality.

We’re Miranda Marquit, Kat Tretina and Ben Luthi. Between the three of us, we have 30 years of writing experience. We’ve reported on a variety of topics for well-known publications, including U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, NPR, Fox Business, Marketwatch and many more. 

From starting out, honing our craft and scrambling to find paid gigs to establishing six-figure freelance businesses, we’ve learned that the internet creates endless opportunities to those who put in the work. 

We’ve consistently earned hundreds of thousands of dollars per year with the knowledge we’ve obtained, and we want to share that with you

We know we’re not the only freelance writing course out there. But we share some unique qualities that can make the Freelance Writer Academy a game-changer for you:

  • Between the three of us, we’ve been writing for 30 years, most of which has been full-time.

  • We’ve written for scores of clients, large and small, so we understand what it takes to network, make clients happy and get paid more.

  • We’ve found the balance required between writing skills and business acumen to earn six-figure incomes on a regular basis.

  • We’ve been exactly where you are right now, and we know what it takes to take your business to the next level.

  • We don’t view other writers as competitors, and we’re dedicated to helping you succeed.


What You’ll Get With the Freelance Writer Academy

The Freelance Writer Academy includes three courses with video modules. Each course is tailored to the specific needs you may have at different stages of your career:

Beginner course

  • Module 1: Building a foundation
  • Module 2: Creating a portfolio
  • Module 3: Finding paid writing gigs
  • Module 4: Talking about pay
  • Module 5: Getting paid
  • Module 6: Keeping clients

Intermediate course

  • Module 1: How to run your business like a business
  • Module 2: What editors want from freelancers
  • Module 3: How to transition to full-time writing
  • Module 4: Best practices for interviewing sources
  • Module 5: Maximizing your income
  • Module 6: Useful tools

Advanced course

  • Module 1: Branding yourself
  • Module 2: Classifying your business with the IRS
  • Module 3: Managing payroll and accounting
  • Module 4: How to hire help for your business
  • Module 5: Create system
  • Module 6: Expand your empire

Get even more help with additional resources

In addition to the course materials, you’ll also get access to supplemental resources, live webinars and one-on-one training and coaching at a discount. What’s more, you’ll be invited to join the Freelance Writer Academy Facebook group, where you can ask questions, share your wins and learn from us and other writers. 

Bundle Your Courses and Save

When you register for a Freelance Writer Academy course, you’ll get access to the video modules, supplemental resources and live webinars for three months. 

You can take the courses at your own pace during that time. But if you want to bundle courses together, you’ll get a discount plus longer access. 

Two-course bundles are 15% off, and you’ll get access to both courses and resources for six months. Purchase all three together and you’ll get a 25% discount and access to the beginner, intermediate and advanced courses, along with all of the additional resources, for nine months. 

Ongoing Freelance Writer Academy Access

Once you complete the courses, you can continue to access Freelance Writer Academy resources —  including webinars, video trainings, and monthly Q&A sessions with our freelance experts — for $25 per month. 

A single webinar hosted by a tax professional, career coach, or productivity expert can cost $50 and up, so you can get significant value by attending the webinars. You can get detailed advice from seasoned professionals for a low monthly fee. 

During Q&A sessions, you can ask our freelancers your burning questions and get personalized tips. Whether you want to know how to find clients on LinkedIn or what rate to charge a new prospect, the Q&A can be an excellent opportunity to get live feedback, and it’s included within your monthly subscription. 


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