As a thank-you for being a loyal reader of Make a Living Writing, you've got a chance to join the Freelance Writers Den community NOW―even though we’re officially ‘closed.’
Need a reminder about what the Den is all about? Since it opened in 2011, Freelance Writers Den has grown into the premiere online learning and support community. It's the place where freelance writers learn how to grow their income — fast. It's where you get accountability from our 1000+ members, learn how to earn more, and really make this happen.
"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
"A thank you to @TiceWrites:
The Den was my 1st real breadcrumb on the trail to earning a living writing online. Now earning up to $600/post." —Pam Neely
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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.
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 7-year track record I’ve built coaching other writers on how to earn more. To bring that help to more writers, I founded the Freelance Writers Den.
I’ve been a freelance writer for 18 years, and have earned a full-time living from writing since 1995. I cracked six figures in 2011. My freelance clients have included Costco, American Express, Lending Tree, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Nation’s Restaurant News, Seattle Magazine, and many more.
"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
“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
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
“Hi all. I just wanted to share that as of the end of October, my billing for 2021 officially exceeded my salary at my last full-time job — which I was laid off from in 2019. It’s only my second year of freelancing!” — Heather Kenny
"I want to share the happy results of the copywriting bootcamp I took last fall. I had just started writing monthly blog posts for a manufacturing company whose previous posts were long, dense text. I felt intimidated by the content and timid to change anything. However, course input and Carol’s critique of one of my blog posts encouraged me to implement bullets and subheads and really work at writing focused headlines and making the material easier to read.
"Earlier this month, there was a meeting at the company to discuss this 'new' form their blog posts were taking. The results? The newer format is bringing in more readers!" — Betsy Baker
“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
That’s right — members get monthly trainings 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 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.) Right now, membership is more than 1,000, 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!