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Freelance Writers Den is the supportive place where freelance writers learn how to grow their income — fast.
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My first three months as a freelancer, I made $400 a month. I just finished my 2016 taxes, and I made well over $100,000 freelancing! Considering that last January and February I only made $1,500-2,000 a month, I’m pretty amazed — and I owe a LOT of it to what I learned from the Den! —Kat Tretina
“I’m halfway through a six-month copywriting contract with a major bank, and it’s the most lucrative work I’ve ever done. I couldn’t have done it without the Den. Thanks to Carol and everyone else for your support and guidance!” —Keith McGuinness, wealth and investment management copywriter
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This new premium Den level offers small-group masterminds and 1-on-1 coaching, along with a simple, customized plan to double your income this year. Compare the member benefits below:
Read how Den 2X members are growing their income — fast!
3.5X in 6 months! “In Den 2X, I gained the confidence to get rid of low-paying clients. Using the program, I was able to be proactive and find better-paying clients. Working the Road Map’s “low hanging-fruit” section, I contacted a company I worked for in the past, and now I’m working steadily for them. I also up-sold another client a white paper. I’ve gone from earning $1,200 a month to billing $5,000 a month the past three months!”—Jennifer Koebele
2X+ in 6 months! “Den 2X made me get serious about accounting — I analyzed what I actually earned last year, and started tracking what I’m earning now. With help from the program, I put together a marketing plan and set goals. Then, it was just a matter of targeting and reaching out to prospects — including one who said, “I’ve never been asked! I could really use help with our visitors’ guide and our blog.” The pay has been great! I’ve more than doubled my monthly billings.”— Teresa Bitler
Who’s behind the curtain in the Den?
Hi — I’m Carol Tice, a six-figure freelance writer and author of the award-winning Make a Living Writing blog. I’m proud of the four-year track record I’ve built helping other writers earn more through the Den.
How active are the experts in the Den?
Our moderator team has answered over 65,000 forum questions since the Den opened in 2011 — and I answered over 9,000 of them myself! We have over 20 moderators on our team now, including experienced editors who contribute their insights and refer members to resources.
Why join the Den? It’s simple: Members earn more.
Here’s how I gained a client paying me almost 600% more than my worst client, who paid just $30 per blog post. I dropped that lowest-paying client last week, and literally a day later, a contact I made attending a conference emailed me about blogging for his company. He will pay me $175 per blog post! I was debating keeping the low-paying client, but I heard your voice saying, “They don’t recognize your worth.” Now, I’m hoping to consistently get my new rate with clients. -Bree Brouwer, Freelance blogger
“I love the Freelance Writer’s Den and tell other writers that it is the most cost-effective resource. I’ve really benefited from the query and LOI reviews in the Den, and have used what I’ve learned to pitch top-tier magazines. I even landed gigs from two editors featured on Den podcasts – at AAA Journey & Redbook – after listening to the calls and then following up with the pitches Denizens helped me hone.” —Kristi Valentini
I’ve been freelance writing for a year now and just got my first client paying a living wage. I’ve gone from $5 articles on oDesk and $50 for really long blog posts…to now I’ve just done the first post for a client at $65 an hour, about 4x my rate with past gigs. Although my portfolio secured me the gig, the tips I got from the Den helped me learn how to look for better clients and approach them. Ive already got another person interested in the same rate! -Joe Can Write, Freelance Blogger, Copywriter and Inbound Marketer
Thanks to one question I asked in the Den, I doubled my rates with a client and booked nearly $9,000 extra in revenue for the coming year! This is a HUGE breakthrough for me and I only spent 1 hour in the Den for this to happen. I highly recommend the Den if you are serious about writing and want to move up. -Lindsay Woolman, Writing That Sizzles
“After our inspiring Den Meeting, I sent out several letters of introduction to banking publications (I used to work in banking). I got an offer from one of them — 500-700 words for $500! A second banking trade publication responded and offered $1.50 per word.Everything I’ve learned in the Den has helped me demonstrate to editors that I’m a professional. Plus, it’s great to have a place where people are so supportive.” -Elizabeth Whalen
Within five weeks of signing up for the Den, I landed my first private client through the Den’s Junk-Free Job Board and increased my rate by 60 percent. That lead asked me to write more than 30 blog posts this month for about $50 apiece–that’s more than $1500 after just a couple of months at the Den, up from the couple hundred per month I had been making at the content mill. I’ve grown tons as a result of the Den and really appreciate the affordable value you offer here.– Mandy Harris, MandyHarrisWrites
Things have really exploded for me since I’ve been using some of the techniques that I’ve found in the Den. –Sarita Harbour
Hear Sarita’s story and hear how she kicked the content mills and began earning much more, using tips she got in the Den trainings. Listen now or download her story.
Over the last 8 months I’ve done $7825 worth of work (for a client that I found on the Freelance Writers Den Job Board). –Josh Monen
Hear Josh’s story of how he used the Den to start his freelance writing business from scratch. Listen now or download his story.
“I’ve been in the Den less than a month and I’ve been soaking up the information. I sent a letter of introduction to a lead I got from the ‘Junk-Free Job Board’ and landed an $.80-a-word gig! Thank you for all the work you do helping others learn the ropes — and most of all, thank you for encouraging us to believe in ourselves.” -Sue Campbell
“Thanks to Carol’s mentoring, I negotiated a contract with a client for exactly the rate I wanted — $50 an hour — even though they were previously paying $9/hr. By asking about their budget up front, I knew they couldn’t afford my services for all the hours they wanted. I also used Carol’s advice to ask a lot of questions and offered a smaller, tailored package that met their primary needs and made it possible for them to pay me my desired rate. Thank you Carol!”–Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan, Sweet Tooth Communications
Last week, I finally summoned the courage to take my first steps in marketing, using soft techniques I’ve learned in the Den. Guess what? I landed three new clients in three hours. These are high quality, high-paying gigs. I’m ecstatic! I have quadrupled my business since getting involved in the Den a year ago. Thank you Freelance Writers Den.”–Linda Bryant, Nashville Freelance Writer
What’s it cost? Den membership is $25 a month.
That’s right — members get weekly live trainings, access to our job board, PLUS all the e-courses, bootcamps, and forum support you need to skyrocket your writing income…all for LESS than the normal price of ONE $47 Webinar! Yes, that is kind of nuts, isn’t it? The Den is the best value I offer in writer support and learning. You can keep trying to figure out where the good clients are and how to crack good-paying markets — or you can make a small investment in your writing career and move ahead much faster.
Membership in the Den is month-to-month and there’s no ongoing obligation. You’re free to end your membership at any time. (If you forget, we’ll refund you.) Click on the tabs up top to see all the bootcamps members can access, and the Live Events schedule, to see the topics we cover and the guest speakers we have coming up. Right now, membership is roughly 1,200, and our moderators are in the Den every day, assisting members. We’re here to get you the information you need to move up and earn more!
If you want in on the best value in support and learning for freelance writers, sign up now. We usually only take 300 new members at a time, and often only tell the waiting list when we’re open. I can’t wait to welcome you in!
7-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Not sure if the Den is for you? You can join and try it out for a week. If you find it’s not a fit, just let us know. We will cheerfully refund your money! We only want Den members who’re thrilled to be here.