Make Money as a Freelance Writer

Do you want to be a freelance writer? If you’ve ever tried, you’ve encountered a jungle. Publishing thrills abound, but it’s very hard to make money.

I’ve reached the point where I make a comfortable income from my writing without stress. Now I’d like to share with you the benefits of my years of experience so you can get to the same point much faster.

In this 3-hour course, you’ll learn to make money as a freelance writer by evaluating the market for your work, analyzing your strengths and weaknesses, finding your competitive edge and identifying your niche. Does a previous career or academic training give you depth of knowledge in a specialized field? Do you live in a news hotspot? Are you willing to change plans at a moment’s notice? Can you make sense of medical or technological jargon? At the end of this course, you’ll know how to get top dollar for your work while setting aside time to do what truly inspires you.

Among the topics covered:

  • Money management
  • Accounting software
  • Setting goals
  • Negotiating rates
  • Breaking into new markets
  • Time management
  • Professional organizations
  • Collaborations
  • Working with literary agents
  • Developing relationships with editors and publishers

This class is open to both new and intermediate nonfiction freelancers looking for ways to turn a passion into a comfortable living.

Number of sessions: 1

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Date: Sunday, January 21

Course fee: $85.00

Place: The San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, 490 2nd St #200, San Francisco

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