New Freelance Writer's LAUNCHPAD

A small-group mastermind for new freelance writers

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Still just dreaming of living the independent lifestyle of a freelance writer? 

Maybe you’ve known for years that writing is your superpower, but you’re still stuck in a day job. Or you’ve dabbled, but you're earning pennies. You’re boggled by all the advice online – so you don’t move forward. 

If you could use a focused mentoring program to cut through the noise and get you taking action, good news! For the first time in years, I’ll be coaching a small group of newbie freelancers.

Introducing the New Freelance Writer’s Launchpad

The Launchpad is a 3-month program based on my Step by Step Guide to Freelance Writing Success ebook and Checklist. We'll move through a series of simple steps designed to help you identify your best opportunities and land the best writing gigs, given your interests and experience. 

This program offers extensive personalized feedback, and a chance to work the Step by Step program with group support and 1-on-1 coaching from me. The secret sauce? You also gain full access to my Freelance Writers Den community. You’re free to use our 300+ hours of trainings to acquire any skills you need to supplement your learning! 

Yes, I'm Ready to Launch!

Why do most new freelance writers fail?  

Today’s freelance marketplace can be confusing. And the internet is rife with low-pay gigs and outright scams. 

New freelancers often don't know what to avoid and what to focus on to make this happen quickly. Then, you run out of money and have to crawl back to that day job you hate.  

The New Freelance Writer’s Launchpad cuts through the clutter!

You get individualized coaching—based on my decade of helping writers build their freelance careers—to help you formulate a concrete, actionable plan to find your best starter clients and get rolling.

A road-tested program… 

Before I founded Freelance Writers Den, I ran small-group masterminds for freelance writers. Many of those writers went on to thriving freelance careers, leaving stressful day jobs as teachers, accountants, lawyers, financial advisers, and more behind.  

Six years later, I’m bringing back the New Freelance Writers Launchpad. This is the only program in which I work 1-on-1 with newbie freelance writers. Aspiring freelance writers ofen ask me if I could coach them – well now, the answer is yes!  

Meet your coach: Carol Tice 

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 track record I’ve built coaching other writers on how to earn more.  

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, Delta Sky, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Nation’s Restaurant News, Seattle Magazine, and many more.

Carol Tice

LaunchPad Rave

"I learned to ask— and landed a column!" 

LaunchPad writer testimonial 2

“Carol has given me the confidence to put myself out there. I now tell people I'm writing and looking for new markets. I got the chance at a newspaper features job, by simply asking! My fellow LaunchPad students are diverse, cheer me on, and give me valuable insights. They're a terrific resource for brainstorming -- I can see us staying touch long-term!"

Lilla Folsom Charleston-based freelance writer & current LaunchPad student

Praise for the Den

"Earning more than I did at my day job!"

Matt Seidholz

“I learned so many little tricks of the trade from your bootcamps, and from other members. I learned I had permission to give myself a shot at being a freelancer. These days, I'm freelancing full time, making more than I ever did at my old job, and loving the lifestyle. Thanks, Carol!" x

Matt Seidholz Freelance Writers Den grad, Omaha, Nebraska  

This is My Time to Launch!  

Here’s What You’ll Learn in the New Freelance Writer’s Launchpad:  

MONTH 1: Find your niche and best opportunities.

I’ll show you a simple system for identifying where to focus your energy and how to position yourself in the marketplace. No more running in circles! Month-end, I'll also review students' writer websites and Linkedn profiles.

MONTH 2: Get first clips and build your portfolio.

Learn about easy first assignments you can totally win at—and how to put your portfolio together quickly. You’ll learn the best ways newbies can market and connect with good first clients. 

MONTH 3: Build your writing and negotiating skills. 

Learn to negotiate good rates from the start, and get writing improvement tips. (You can even send me a piece of your writing and I'll coach you through how to make it better!)

And Here’s What You Get:  

  • 3 Monthly mastermind calls with your group on Skype to go over materials, ask questions, learn from your peers, and get support.
  • 2 One-on-One coaching calls with Carol – one at the start, and another at the conclusion of this program. Get personalized help with your top challenges!
  • Recordings of all masterminds and 1-on-1 sessions – rewatch, take more notes, learn more! 
  • LinkedIn profile and Writer website reviews – make sure your sites attract the right prospects!
  • 3 Months of full access to Freelance Writers Den, with its 24/7 forums and 300+ hours of additional trainings. Tap the expertise of my larger, 1000+ member writer community. 
  • Copies of The Step by Step Guide to Freelance Writing Success by Carol Tice and Laura Spencer, and the Step by Step Workbook, which we’ll use as our road map to launch your freelance business.
  • One writing critique on a short piece of nonfiction writing of your choice. 
  • Ongoing networking after the Launchpad ends – your group stays together and continues to support your journey to freelance independence. 
  • The confidence to go out, get hired, build a solid starter portfolio, and launch! 


Space is limited, so that each student receives individual attention. Seats will go fast. 

If you’re interested in this program, apply now:  

I'm Ready to be a Freelance Writer!

Why 1-on-1 Coaching Alone Often Fails 

Over time, I've learned 1-on-1 mentoring isn't effective by itself. Gurus charge thousands for just a few hours' time, and many students don’t see big results. I hate that!  

With 1-on-1, your mentor is at a different career stage than you are. Their earnings seem unachievable. And it’s lonely, trying to ramp your business all by yourself. 

That’s why the New Freelance Writers Launchpad combines small-group peer support with advanced training and 1-on-1 coaching time. This is my proven formula for launching a profitable freelance writing business. 

AND, instead of paying $10,000-$25,000 like most masterminds require (up front!), this program is just 3 payments of $399 (or a single $997 payment)-- an insane value, considering what it’ll mean to you to be able to start earning your living doing what you love.  

Is the Launchpad for You?

Admission to the New Freelance Writer's Launchpad is by application only—because I want to make sure everyone in the group is a good fit for this program.

The Launchpad can help you if: 

  • You have solid writing skills, but little or no freelance experience
  • You’ve freelanced before, but didn’t find good pay, and want to restart your business to earn more
  • You’re freelancing now, but at very low rates – under $50 per blog post or $100 per article, for instance.  

LaunchPad rave:

"Well Worth It!"

Launchpad writer testimonial 1

“Is it worth it? Yes! I haven't even had my one-on-one coaching session yet, and I've already learned more in the past few days than in ALL the years prior. It's worth the investment just to have my LaunchPad group as contacts (plus you know how on target Carol is!)"

Juli Ocean Columbus-based freelance writer and current LaunchPad student 

Ready to launch your freelance writing career?

Imagine the lifestyle you’d lead if you were a freelance writer, earning enough to pay all your bills doing what you truly love. No, really—take a minute, close your eyes, and envision it. Would you like to be launched and earning within a few months? If so, let me help you make it happen.  


I feel confident my LaunchPad program will help you take action and launch as a freelance writer, because of the hundreds of writers I've seen use my Step by Step Guide materials to start their careers. Still not launched at the end of this program? If you participate fully in this program and don't see results, I’ll give you a year of FREE access to Freelance Writers Den, so you can continue to work with me and get the resources you need.