Escape the Content Mills: A 4-Week Online Bootcamp for Writers

Stop writing for pennies and burning yourself out. Start making more money and realizing your biggest freelance writing dreams!


4-week course loaded with info-packed, easy-to-follow modules, homework (w/ expert feedback), access to live Q&A calls, special bonus materials, full Freelance Writers Den membership, and more!




Learn how to escape the content mills -- and start drastically increasing your writing income!

If you’re like most writers on Textbroker, Writer Access, Upwork, Fiverr, and other content mills and job bidding sites, chances are you’re worn out from having to churn out one article after another just to scrape together enough money to pay the bills.

Aren’t you sick of getting paid well below your worth for “filler” articles that don’t let you showcase your true talents? 

Aren’t you tired of the stress that comes with having to grind every single day writing articles on topics you don’t care about...all while missing out on precious time you could be spending with family and friends?

You’re not alone. 

We’ve surveyed hundreds of content mill writers, and the results are pretty depressing. The majority of mill writers earn $10 an hour or less

That’s just not fair.

Not surprisingly, most mill writers we’ve talked to are trying to escape the grind and want to earn more money.


You can escape the content mills and start earning way more money -- often while working less

Escape the Content Mills is an ultra-affordable, 4-week Freelance Writers Den bootcamp that will lay out the step-by-step blueprint to help you start earning what you're worth!

Plus, it comes with a HUGE bonus for every attendee -- free access to our highly popular 4-Week Journalism School, giving you even more resources to keep you on the path to success and freedom.

You'll even get a ton of other bonuses, including 4 podcasts, 7 bonus PDF workbooks, 2 ebooks, and more.

As a bootcamp attendee, you’ll also become a member of the Freelance Writers Den, the web’s top community for freelance writers. 


 Stop wishing you could escape the content mills -- let’s make it happen ASAP.

Join our 4-week online bootcamp -- Escape the Content Mills.

Top freelance writing expert Carol Tice will teach you exactly how to leave the content mills behind so you can make a great living doing what you love as a writer.



Step-By-Step Roadmap for Escaping the Content Mills

This bootcamp is loaded with 25+ lessons taking you through every step of growing a successful freelance writing business.

Weekly Q&A Coaching Calls

Get support and guidance on weekly calls with Freelance Writers Den founder Carol Tice, Moderator-in-Chief Angie Mansfield, and other students.

Full Transcripts of all Live Q&As, Webinars, & Podcasts

Unpack even more tips and transformative learning on your own schedule from anywhere.

Homework Support Forum

Take advantage of 24/7 feedback and coaching on your homework assignments so you can get on the path to true freelancing success.



Live Q&A Coaching Call: Thursday, May 6 (2 pm EST/11 am PST)

Avoid wasting time and find your most lucrative niche with our fail-proof step-by-step guide + a fillable PDF worksheet!


Live Q&A Coaching Call: Thursday, May 13 (2 pm EST/11 am PST)

Learn about great freelance markets that want YOUR writing (and pay well for it!)—including where to find these markets, and who to contact.


Live Q&A Coaching Call: Thursday, May 20 (2 pm EST/11 am PST)

Discover the simple marketing techniques that work best today—with loads of details on how to make each tactic work for you. Need more resources to learn a new marketing skill? The Den has tons of additional trainings you can tap, plus a forum where we'll review your pitch letters and make them shine.


Live Q&A Coaching Call: Thursday, May 27 (2 pm EST/11 am PST)

Dive into all the nitty-gritty details you need to leave mills behind, from business formation and contract samples to writer website and negotiating tips.



Freelance Writers Den Community

All bootcamp attendees will automatically become members of the Freelance Writers Den, and your first month is FREE!

Your Den membership will come with all the resources and support you need to thrive as a freelancer, including:

  • 300+ hours of video & audio trainings for writers
  • 24/7 community where you can get support from successful writers and build your network
  • Members-only podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders
  • Members-only Junk-Free Job Board
  • Tons of other resources for growing your writing career

The grass is greener on the other side, and we want to help you get there.


J School Bonus

We’re offering every bootcamp attendee our BIGGEST BONUS EVER -- free access to our hugely popular 4-Week Journalism School ($129 value)

With this bonus course, you’ll learn about:

  • Story Ideas That Sell -- You’ll discover dozens of strategies and sources for finding story ideas and slanting them to fit specific publications.
  • Newsgathering 101 -- How to find fresh research, locate credible sources, and conduct lively interviews that get you great quotes.
  • Article Writing Intensive -- We share all our best tips for delivering well-written pieces your editor will love.
  • Journalism Ethics 101 -- Worried about getting sued? Don’t know if you’re writing things that could get you in trouble with your editor? Find out what you need to know in dealing with sources, using quotes, and citing existing materials.

You’d normally have to pay $129 to access 4-Week Journalism School, but we’re throwing it in totally free for everyone who signs up for the Escape the Content Mills bootcamp.

Why are we giving it away for free?

Because we’re serious about going the extra mile to make certain you have absolutely every resource you need to break out of the low-paying content mills and start making HUGE money as a freelancer


You'll also get free access to our best-selling 4-week Journalism School, 4 bonus podcasts, 7 PDF workbooks, and 2 ebooks! That's over $450 worth of bonus materials included at no extra charge.

And that's not all - every bootcamp attendee gets full access to the Freelance Writers Den where you can explore 300+ hours of training, get help from experts, build your network in our 24/7 forums, find paying gigs on our job board, and more!


"By far the most valuable part of the course has been the coaching and mentoring. "

Kylie Saunder

“I just signed my 4th retainer client and numbers 5 and 6 are about to sign as well! I've done website content for three new websites, a 4-panel brochure, and Webinar content. I got some clients from networking, and some from just changing my job title on LinkedIn, from what I learned in Launchpad. I've increased what I'm charging and at this point, my price for a blog post ranges from $125 - $400 and up. I have so much work, I'm scrambling to keep up. I'm projecting $40K in income this year. Thanks, Carol!"

Kylie Saunder Copywriter

"Got my first real client — and launched my career"

Daryl Watson

"After just a few weeks in the Den, I went to a networking event and got my very first REAL client – one who was willing to pay a professional rate. I’ve since used the Den’s resources to build an SEO-friendly website that’s brought in more work opportunities than I know what to do with! My cannabis writing took off, and now I have three regular clients, plus two more that give me project work.  

If you’re a freelance writer, and you want to take your business to the next level, join The Freelance Writers Den. It’s one of the best investments you can make. "

Daryl Watson The Cannabis Copywriter  

"I quit... the content mill, that is!" 

"Y’all, I did it! I’ve built enough business that I took a break from the mill in September, and I’m not going back!

Since joining the Den and learning to find clients who pay what my work is worth, I’ve cut back on mill work little by little. I’ve still got work to do to get where I want to be with my business, but I’m SO excited that all the marketing and networking efforts have started paying off. 

Thanks to Carol and all you Denizens for all the questions answered and encouragement offered along the way!

Julie Johnson Novara
Sustainability Copywriter


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, Entrepreneur, Delta Sky, Alaska Beyond, and many others. Corporate clients have included Costco, American Express, Freshbooks, and TrueBlue. She created 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.

Carol Tice

Sarah Greesonbach

Sarah Greesonbach is the founder of B2B Writing Institute and B2B Content Studio. At the B2B Writing Institute, she helps writers learn how to break into B2B writing and create powerful marketing content. Her B2B Content Studio is a freelance consultancy that helps agencies and Fortune 500 technology companies in the HR, retail/e-com, and higher education space develop B2B content marketing assets like white papers, thought leadership articles, case studies, and more.

Sarah’s career began with a Masters in Arts in Teaching and Bachelors in Arts in English from James Madison University. After spending some time in secondary education, she gained experience writing and editing in the government contracting niche before transitioning into B2B marketing.

Linda Formichelli

Linda Formichelli is a veteran freelance writer and the co-author of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success and The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock. Linda has written for over 150 magazines, from Pizza Today to Redbook; two dozen corporate clients, including Pizzeria Uno, OnStar, TripAdvisor, and Sprint; and blogs like Copyblogger, Write to Done, and Tiny Buddha. More than 7,000 writers get Linda’s inspiring Monday Motivations for Writers emails. She lives in NC with her husband, 6-year-old ballet-dancer son, two (yes, two) exchange students, and three rescue cats. Linda travels with her family often (most recently: Tokyo!) and loves earning full-time income working part-time hours from her screened-in porch.

Sarah’s career began with a Masters in Arts in Teaching and Bachelors in Arts in English from James Madison University. After spending some time in secondary education, she gained experience writing and editing in the government contracting niche before transitioning into B2B marketing.

While Linda will not be a live portion of this training, she is co-creator of the Escape the Content Mills.


We know if you’re looking to move up from low pay (or no pay!), you want to learn everything you need to know—without emptying your wallet in the process. 

That’s why we’re offering our best deal ever on this bootcamp.

Get the full 4-week Escape the Content Mills Bootcamp, plus the massively popular 4-Week Journalism School, plus numerous bonus course materials, plus your first month FREE in the Freelance Writers Den  -- well over $750 total in value -- for only $297. That’s more than 60% off the full price!

Imagine finally being more than just a low-paid content mill writer — no more grinding out countless articles, no insultingly low rates. Instead, you can start making what you’re really worth, doing writing work that's challenging and fun with clients who value your expertise.

Aren't you ready to earn what you deserve?


"4 blog posts a month at $200 each!"

"Carol — Thank you again for your words of encouragement. I got my dream assignment...I sent off my query last Tuesday and heard back from my prospect within one minute. There's plenty of room to negotiate more blog posts and more pay down the road. She didn’t even blink when I asked for $200 a post!" 

—Rachel Helm, Seattle freelance writer


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

This 4-week bootcamp is only $297, but it includes over $750 worth of materials with all of the bonuses thrown in. It's our best deal ever!

When does the bootcamp begin?

Class officially begins May 3, but we plan to sneak out the first training on April 30, to give you a full week to view it before the first live Q&A.  

How flexible is this? I work a day job...

No problem! We record and transcribe everything. Each week, we’ll release pre-recorded trainings/transcripts for you to watch as you have time. You also get four weekly, live Q&A calls and support in an exclusive 24/7 homework forum. Not available Thursdays at 11 Pacific / 2 Eastern for live Q&As? You can submit questions ahead of time and listen to or read answers later. In other words, we’re 100% flexible!

Can I keep the materials?

Yes, you can! They’re all downloadable, for as long as you’re a Den member.  

How long will registration be open?

The very last day to enroll in Escape the Content Mills is Wednesday, May 5.  

Does this course include membership to the Freelance Writers Den community?

Yes, it does! Escape the Content Mills is a Den bootcamp and includes full Den membership privileges. That means you can access all of our 300+ hours of trainings and 24/7 forums during your class time to supplement your learning. You can cancel at any time.  

Can I pay via Paypal or with a credit, debit, or American Express card?

Any of those will work! We also accept e-check via Paypal as well. 

Is this course free to Den members?

You're free to self-study the bootcamp materials as part of your Den membership. If you'd like to hop on the Live Q&As and get individualized, expert feedback and homework review in the forums, you'll need to become a 'full participation' student.

See your email for a link to your 'Den deal' that adds full bootcamp access to your membership, or email [email protected] for assistance.  


No-Risk Guarantee

Not sure if this course is for you? Try this bootcamp out at no risk! Give our course materials and the Den a try for up to 7 days. If you decide it's not for you, we'll cheerfully refund your money. (We’d like to say “No questions asked,” but we’ll be dying to know how we can make our classes better.)


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