Get Paid to Write

Everything you need to know about how to make money writing.

"I had so many questions as a new writer. This course breaks it all down."

-Anna Weisend, Founder,

Two Published Authors Show You How to Make a Living as a Writer

It’s possible to make a full-time salary as a freelance writer. We’re living proof.

We are Kristin Wong (The New York Times, New York magazine, Glamour) and Alex Webb (National Geographic, the Financial Times Press). We're full-time writers who built this freelance writing school to help you break into the writing business — the smart way.

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

Here's what most writers do (and what we did, for years):

❌ Send editors pitch after pitch only to receive rejection after rejection, tell themselves it's a "numbers game" and eventually, someone will bite.

❌ Spend hours writing a blog post that no one will ever see, hope that someday, the right person will stumble upon their blog.

❌ Agree to work for free because hey, "exposure" is better than nothing.

Sound familiar? Most writers approach the freelance writing business in a really inefficient way that is a complete waste of time. Why keep doing the same thing if it's not working?

Instead of that typical writer nonsense, imagine being able to:

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

✅ Write for quality, top-tier media outlets

✅ Pitch epic ideas that editors can't turn down

✅ Earn $100,000 a year (or more!) with your writing.

✅ Build a platform that speaks for itself so that editors come to YOU.

Each of the above goals is difficult, but possible. We've achieved them, and we know other writers who have, too.

But most writers never reach these milestones. We've been taught that writers are supposed to be broke, underpaid starving artists. It's easy to surrender to that stereotype. If you want to conquer it instead, you have to change your entire approach to writing. You have to start treating it as not just a hobby, but also a business.

You need more than vague advice. You need step-by-step guidance.

In Come Write With Us, you’ll learn exactly what strategies and tools to use to get paid for your writing and write for some of the most well known publications in the world. This course isn’t going to give the typical advice of writing ten articles a day for pennies, or sending fifty cold pitches a week. Instead, this material will teach you how to strategically position yourself so that you can make the right pitch to the right publications. You'll learn:

  • Exactly where to find gigs and how much to ask for: 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’ll show you how to position yourself so that a publication like The New York Times or National Geographic would take notice.
  • Why your pitches aren’t getting chosen. Get one-on-one feedback from us on your pitches so that your next pitch will be a YES.

Meet Your Teachers. They've Written for the Best Outlets.

Hi! I'm Kristin Wong, a freelance writer, author, and journalist who writes for places including the New York Times, New York magazine's The Cut, and Lifehacker. I've also written for NBC News, Fox Digital, and Glamour magazine. In 2010, I won an award from the Society of Professional Journalists for my work at MSN. I'm also the author of Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford.

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

We created this course partly out of frustration. Most of the traditional "break into the business" tactics we tried were not working. So we both started to try new things, then shared our best strategies with our peers. We figured, why not share this with other writers, too?

Using the blueprint we share in this course, we've managed to:

✔️ Earn up to $1,800 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.

Join Now and Get Access to...

9 Info-Packed Modules (40+ Lessons): Learn to write viral-worthy articles, come up with fresh ideas to pitch, and how to structure a pitch to an editor in the first place. Complete with exercises & homework assignments.

One "Fix My Writing" Workshop: Send us a draft of your pitch, blog post, or article and we'll edit it for you. We'll give you detailed feedback and tell you EXACTLY what you need to do to fix any issues.

Access to our private Facebook group, where you can get feedback on pitches and ask questions about prices, client issues, etc. We even post writing gigs.

The Writer's Toolkit: Tools, resources, and strategies every writer needs to keep track of pitches, write better stories, and calculate rates. You'll also get a stack of additional worksheets, schedules, and checklists. Download them or print them out.

Join Come Write With Us for $197. If you change your mind, we have a 30-day money back guarantee. We want you to be happy with what you get, and we think you will be. One of our students made $350 with his first freelance writing gig within two weeks of taking our course.

"As a freelance writer, it’s very hard to get access to this many actual job listings and resources. That's worth the money on its own!"

- Melanie Lockert, Author, Dear Debt

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The fact is, 85% of freelance writers barely make enough money to cover their living expenses. We’ll show you what the other 15% are doing.

We’re not the types who blindly promise that what works for us will work for everyone, but we know how to make money writing and have so much knowledge to share.

This Course Is For You If...

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

✔️ 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!

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.

Here's what you'll learn in each module

Module 1: Course overview: An introduction with instructions on how to use the course and a packet of worksheets for you to print out or download.

Module 2: Write Like a Pro: A guide to writing for different types of platforms: magazines, blogs, books. You'll learn how to write ledes, how to outline your writing, and the basics of professional writing.

Module 3: Build a Solid Writing Portfolio: How to create an online platform and personal brand for your writing. We'll also cover how to promote yourself without being pushy.

Module 4: Master the Art of the Pitch: Everything you want to know about what editors want.

Module 5: Finding Work: Where to look when you're just starting out and how to leverage smaller gigs into bigger clients when you're already established.

Module 6: Decide How Much to Charge: How to set your rates (and how to increase them).

Module 7: Should You Ever Write for Free? The truth is, almost all writers write for free at some point in their careers. But there's a strategic way to do it.

Module 8: Network Without Being Sleazy: How to reach out to and work with influencers and established writers, in an organic and non-sleazy way.

Module 9: Protect Yourself and Your Business: Taxes, LLCs, and media liability insurance...(oh my?)

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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.