Come Write With Us

We help aspiring writers break into the freelance writing business and make money with their words.

Ready to Launch Your Freelance Writing Career?

Believe it or not, not all writers are broke, ramen-eating, starving artists.

Okay, don't get me wrong, we've eaten our share of ramen, but we've also learned that it’s possible to make money writing. If you want to learn how to make a decent income with your writing, take it from two professional, full-time writers who have been in the business for nearly a DECADE.

We've been through it all: pitching editors and never hearing from them, writing "opportunities" that are actually just unpaid gigs, applying for full-time writing jobs and competing with a zillion other writers, ugh. The list goes on.

We are Kristin Wong (the New York Times, New York magazine, Lifehacker) and Alex Webb (National Geographic, the Financial Times Press) and we built this freelance writing course to teach aspiring and established freelance writers everything we've learned over the years. Namely, we show you how to get to paid for your writing and how to write for the best publications. In this course, we share the strategies we've used to:

✔️ Earn $1,000 or more for a single article. On the regular.

✔️ Write for quality, top-tier media outlets

✔️ Earn $100,000 a year with freelance writing

✔️ Cold pitch epic ideas that editors can't turn down

Those are just a few of the things Kristin and Alex have accomplished with their freelance writing, and in this course, they break down everything they've learned about how to make money writing -- beyond blogging for startups or writing for content farms.

"Come Write With Us is the introductory freelance writing course I wish I had when I was in college. If this resource had been around, it would have saved me a lot of time--and money. Even as a freelancer with a few years of experience, I still learned lots from the course. The section on how to negotiate your rate is invaluable knowledge for writers at any stage of their careers."

- Ransom Patterson, a freelance content writer and editor specializing in studying, learning, and SaaS marketing. Officially, he lives in Nashville, TN, but spends much of the year on the road.

What You'll Learn

  • Exactly where to find gigs and how much to ask for: We share the best job boards and marketplaces for freelancers. Find out how much money you can charge, depending on the content. Yes, we give you numbers.
  • What to say when you negotiate your rates: Specific tactics and scripts we've used to negotiate higher rates, even with our current clients.
  • Strategies for leveraging small gigs into bigger clients: Tips for getting bigger, better, higher-paying clients.
  • How to take your writing from amateur to professional so you get paid more. We'll give you examples of what editors are looking for and what makes them COME TO YOU.
  • How to build a platform, step-by-step, and establish your credibility as a writer. Yes, you need to pick a niche. But there's so much more to it than that. We give you tools, exercises, and strategies for standing out among the crowd.

Plus so much more. It's everything we've learned over the years, all in one freelance writing course!

What You'll Get

  • 9 Modules (40+ Lessons): Complete with exercises & homework assignments
  • Access to our private Facebook group, where you can get feedback and ask questions. We even post writing gigs.
  • The Writer's Toolkit: A list of essential tools and resources every writer should have to succeed.
  • Step-by-step video tutorials on how to set up your blog and build a professional platform.
  • Pitching worksheet: We walk you through how to craft your own epic pitch. It's one of many worksheets, schedules, and checklists you'll get. Download them or print them out!

It's time to stop believing you have to be broke to do what you love.


"I love the list of writing websites, resources, and job listings. That's worth the money on its own! It's such a good writing course for writers at all levels." - Melanie Lockert, Author, Dear Debt

Meet Your Teachers

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer, author, and journalist who regularly contributes to the New York Times, New York magazine's The Cut, and Lifehacker. She's also written for NBC News, Fox Digital, and Glamour magazine. In 2010, she won an award from the Society of Professional Journalists for her work at MSN. She's the author of the forthcoming book Get Money, slated for release in March 2018. She loves taking pictures, taking hikes, and taking naps.

Alex Webb is a full-time free freelance writer and published author. He has authored, co-authored, and contributed to books published by National Geographic, the Financial Times Press, and Skyhorse. He is the founder of Take Risks Be Happy, an online magazine for creatives and entrepreneurs. He was shortlisted for the Bracken Bower Prize in both 2015 and 2016. He's currently co-authoring a book for Oxford University Press.

They've Got the Experience

Kristin and Alex have written for top publications like:


Whether it’s a side hustle or your long-time dream, it’s possible to make money with your writing. In fact, it's possible to earn a good living with your writing.

"Their freelance writing course delivered more than what I had expected. The material has a lot of answers to the questions I have as a new writer and the instructors break down the steps of being a freelancer in an organized, concise fashion that makes it easy to follow. It addresses how to write, industry lingo, where and how to pitch and, most importantly, how to charge for your work. I plan on using what I learned as a foundation to make my writing a substantial income stream."

-Anna Weisend, Founder, ASerialLife.com

This Course Is For You If...

✔️ You're tired of rejection: You keep pitching publications and editors and never hear from them.

✔️ You like big bylines: You want to take your freelance writing career to the next level and focus on top-tier outlets.

✔️ You're tired of working for free: The only writing gigs you ever get are "guest posts" or other work that doesn't pay.

✔️ You need a platform: You want to launch your own blog and learn how to write like a professional.

✔️ You're ready to join a community of writers who know what they're doing and can help you figure it out, too!

A Note From Kristin + Alex

Psst! It's us. Kristin and Alex. We met in 2013 when both our writing careers were just beginning.

Over the years, we've shared our experiences in the freelance writing business: how we find clients, how we negotiate, and how we make a living with our writing. We had so much experience to share, we wanted to spread the knowledge. There's no blueprint for how to make money writing, but between the two of us, we've managed to:

✔️ Earn up to $1,600 for a single article

✔️ Earn up to $100k a year from freelance writing

✔️ Score 5-figure book deals with major publishers

✔️ Write for some of the biggest publications, like National Geographic and the New York Times.

We created this course to share everything we've learned. We’re not the types who blindly promise that what works for us will work for everyone, but we certainly have plenty of insight on how to make money writing.

Come Write With Us is everything we've learned about writing professionally, all in one convenient freelance writing course. Enroll and get all the tools, tricks, and info you need to go from "wannabe writer" to "gonnabe writer." Let's figure out what it takes to launch your professional writing career.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does each module last?
It will take you about an hour to get through each module. Some modules include homework assignments that will take you another hour to complete. We recommend setting aside 2 hours every time you sit down to take the course.
When does this freelance writing course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. For reference, it typically takes users 2-3 weeks to get through the entire course.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What's going on in the Facebook group?
You'll get access to our super secret Facebook group when you enroll, too. This is where you can hang out with us one-on-one, along with your fellow students. You can run pitches by us, get feedback on your writing, and share homework assignments. We direct you to the group throughout the course and we occasionally post freelance writing gigs in the group, too!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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