The Den is the premiere online community where writers learn how to grow their income — fast.
Good News — The Den is Open!
We have a new, 4-week bootcamp coming in May — register now and you can hop in the Den today! Check out the details here, or click below:
Why belong? Our members explain:
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’ve been a member of the Den for a few years, starting when I was just contemplating going full time. From the forums, to the bootcamps, to the Thursday calls, there’s a wealth of information for whatever point you’re at in your freelance career. I’ve been able to quadruple my income! —Larry Bernstein
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How active are the experts in the Den?
We’re busy! We’ve had over 80,000 forum posts since the Den opened in 2011 — and I answered over 10,000 of those questions myself! We have more than a dozen moderators on our team now to steer you to the resources you need, including experienced editors who provide valuable feedback.
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A thank you to @TiceWrites:
The Den was my 1st real breadcrumb on trail to earning a living #writing online. Now earning up to $600/post. —Pam Neely
I have to say THANK YOU to Carol and to the Writers Den!! In the last 2 months, I finally started doing marketing for myself, and I have already snagged three wonderful clients from the efforts I’ve made. I could not have done it without the Den. I am so thankful! –Laura MacPherson
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
“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, tell us within 48 hours and we’ll refund you.) Right now, membership is over 1,000 — that’s a lot of support and expertise you can tap.
If you want in on the best value in support and learning for freelance writers, sign up as soon as the doors open. We only open for new members a few times each year. 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.