September Bootcamp: Get Your First Freelance Writing Jobs

We’ve got a proven, step-by-step system for launching your freelance writing business to success — fast. With pro writers to help you along. Packed into a compact, month-long training led by Freelance Writers Den founder Carol Tice and writer coach Mandy Ellis.In one month, you’ll go from clueless newbie… to knowing how to position yourself, get found online, build your network, get referrals, pitch, and get hired.

  • Week 1: Beyond Niche: Discovering Your Clients
  • Week 2: Your Online Presence: LinkedIn Mastered
  • Week 3: Build Your Network & Get Referrals
  • Week 4: Pitch and Get Hired: Templates + Your Style

Find out more.

Carol Tice

Longtime freelance business writer Carol got her first freelance writing jobs around 1990 — and, after 12 years as a staff writer, started freelancing again in 2005. She’s earned six figures annually from her writing since 2011, and has helped new freelance writers launch their careers for nearly a decade. She’s been found — and hired — by three Fortune 500 companies on LinkedIn.

Magazine credits: Forbes, Entepreneur, Delta Sky, Alaska Beyond, and many others. Corporate clients have included Costco, American Express, Freshbooks, and TrueBlue. She writes the Make a Living Writing blog, founded the Freelance Writers Den community, and has presented more than 20 online courses. She lives on a lake in Seattle with the man who makes it all possible, two amazing teens, and Rex, the wonder dog. See what Carol’s writing now at


Mandy EllisMandy Ellis

Mandy has been a full-time freelance writer since 2014. Her clients have included U.S. News & World Report, Afar, Condé Nast Traveler, Costco, National Realtor Organizations, and many more. She tripled her income in Carol’s coaching program, Freelance Writers Den 2X Income Accelerator, and hasn’t looked back since. She’s been an ASJA Writing Mentor since 2018 and is a Den forum moderator, helping writers earn more every week. Learn more about her and grab her writing rates guide at

Coming soon: Ask the Editors, how to get referrals, and more

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