Come Write With Us

Your 6-week game plan to launching a career as a freelance writer.

"As a freelance writer, it’s very hard to get access to this many actual job listings and resources. That bonus is worth the money on its own!"

- Melanie Lockert, Author, Dear Debt

How do writers make money?

"It's the freelance writing course I wish I had in college."

– Ransom Patterson
, full-time freelance writer

Two Published Authors Show You How to Make a Living as a Writer

It’s possible to make a full-time salary as a freelance writer. We’re living proof.

We are Kristin Wong (The New York Times, The Cut, Glamour) and Alex Webb (National Geographic, the Financial Times Press). We're full-time writers who built this freelance writing school to help you break into the writing business — the smart way.

We've been through it all: pitching editors and never hearing from them, writing "opportunities" that are just unpaid gigs, applying for full-time writing jobs and competing with a zillion other writers, ugh. The list goes on.

Here's what most writers do (and what we did, for years):

Dream of becoming a writer but never take action because they're terrified of failure. Writing remains an unpaid hobby.

❌ Spend hours writing a blog post that no one will ever see. Hope that someday, the right person will stumble upon their blog.

❌ Send hundreds of random editors pitch after pitch, tell themselves it's a "numbers game" and eventually, someone will bite.

❌ Agree to work for free because hey, "exposure" is better than nothing.

Sound familiar? Most writers approach the freelance writing business in a really inefficient way that is a complete waste of time. Why keep doing something if it's not working? Six weeks from now, you could be doing the same thing: telling a friend you want to "break into" writing, then churning out a few words on your laptop before you close it and give up because you have no direction or strategy.

Instead of that typical writer nonsense, imagine being able to:

✅ Write for quality, top-tier publications

✅ Pitch irresistible story ideas that editors can't turn down

✅ Build a platform that speaks for itself so that editors come to YOU.

✅ Earn hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars for a single article. On the regular.

Each of the above goals is possible. We've achieved them, and we know other writers who have, too.

But most writers never reach simple milestones. We've been taught that writers are supposed to be broke, unpaid starving artists, so we believe it and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. It's easy to surrender to the stereotype. If you want to conquer it instead, you have to change your entire approach to writing. You have to start treating it as not just a hobby, but also a business.

You need more than vague advice.
You need step-by-step guidance.

In Come Write With Us, you’ll learn the exact strategies and tools we've used to get paid for our writing — and write for some of the most well-known publications in the world. This course isn’t going to give you the typical advice to write ten articles a day for pennies or send fifty cold pitches a week. Instead, this material will teach you how to strategically position yourself so that you can make the right pitch to the right publications. In our 6-week course, you'll learn:

  • How to take your writing from amateur to professional: We'll tell you what the best publications and editors expect when it comes to writing. Even if you're writing for a startup or smaller publication, this lesson will set your writing apart to ensure you beat the competition and get the gig.
  • Our formula for crafting an irresistible pitch. No more pitching random editors random ideas. We help you brainstorm epic ideas and turn them into irresistible pitches. Even better, we give you REAL EXAMPLES of ideas we've pitched! You can also get one-on-one feedback from us so that your next pitch will be a YES.
  • How to establish your credibility. We walk you through building a platform, step-by-step, to establish your credibility as a writer. We’ll show you how we've positioned ourselves so that publications like The New York Times and National Geographic take notice.
  • How to set rates (and negotiate better ones): Calculate how much money you can charge for your writing, depending on the outlet. Yes, we give you numbers. We also share specific tactics and scripts we've used to negotiate higher rates, even with our current publications.
  • How to step up your freelance game. Learn strategies for leveraging small gigs into bigger, better, higher-paying publications. We'll give you examples of what editors are looking for and what makes them COME TO YOU.

Meet Your Teachers. They've Written for the Best Publications

Hi! I'm Kristin Wong, a writer, author, and journalist who has written for the New York Times, Glamour magazine, and The Cut. In 2010, I won an award from the Society of Professional Journalists for my work at MSN. I've appeared on BuzzFeed's AM2DM, Fox Business, and WNYC to discuss my writing.

Hey, I'm Alex Webb. I'm a full-time free freelance writer and published author. I've authored, co-authored, and contributed to books published by National Geographic, the Financial Times Press, and Skyhorse. I'm also the founder of Take Risks Be Happy, an online magazine for creatives and entrepreneurs. I was shortlisted for the Bracken Bower Prize in both 2015 and 2016. I'm currently co-authoring a book for Oxford University Press.

We created this course partly out of frustration. Most of the traditional "break into the business" tactics we tried were not working. So we both started to try new things, then shared our best strategies with each other and with our peers. We figured, why not share this with other writers, too?

Using the blueprint we share in this course, we've managed to:

✔️ Earn over $2,000 for a single article

✔️ Earn up to $100k a year from freelance writing

✔️ Land 5-figure book deals with major publishers

✔️ Write for the biggest publications, like National Geographic and the New York Times.

Don't get us wrong – the above accomplishments took years. But in accomplishing them, we've learned some critical lessons about the freelance writing business. The kind of lessons you don't learn anywhere else.

"Despite what other courses will tell you, there's no magic template you can download to instantly become a paid writer. Come Write With Us is upfront. To be successful, you have to put in the work! But Kristin and Alex are there to help you every step of the way." – Octavio Gómez, law student

Join Now and Get Access to...

6 Week-by-Week Modules w/ Homework Assignments: Learn to build your writing habit, create a personal brand for your writing, and approach editors and publications. Complete with exercises & homework assignments.

3 Bonus Modules: Things you should know as you pursue your career: how to set rates, how to negotiate better ones, and how to protect yourself.

One "Fix My Writing" Workshop: Send us a draft of your pitch, blog post, or article and we'll give you detailed feedback. We'll tell you EXACTLY what you need to do to fix any issues and even help you find the right person to pitch.

The Writer's Toolkit eBook: A massive list of tools, resources, and strategies every writer needs to get sh*t done.

Our Private Facebook Group, where you can get feedback on pitches and ask questions about prices, client issues, etc. We even post writing gigs.

Worksheet Bundle: You'll get a stack of worksheets, schedules, and checklists to help you take action with what you learn. Download them or print them out.

Join Come Write With Us for $197
. If you change your mind, we have a 30-day money back guarantee. We want you to be happy with what you get, and we think you will be. One of our students made $350 with his first freelance writing gig within two weeks of taking our course.

"This course gave me the tools I needed to pitch with confidence. Four weeks later, I landed a contract at the rate I wanted with my first ever freelance writing client."

Jaime Escuder, Attorney & freelance writer

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The fact is, 85% of freelance writers barely make enough money to cover their living expenses. We’ll show you what the other 15% are doing.

We’re not the types who blindly promise that what works for us will work for everyone, but we know how to make money writing and have so much knowledge to share.

This Course Is For You If...

✔️ You've always wanted to be a writer. You like your 9 to 5 and all, but how cool would it be to finally pursue your longtime dream of writing?

✔️ You're ready to step up your writing game. The only writing gigs you ever get are "guest posts" or other work that doesn't pay much (if anything at all). You want to know what it takes to get to that next level.

✔️ You want to learn the business of freelance writing. Writing is your hobby, but you want to make a living with it, too.

✔️ You're ready to join a community of writers who know what they're doing and can help you figure it out, too!

Come Write With Us is everything we've learned about writing professionally, all in one convenient freelance writing course. Enroll and get all the tools, tricks, and info you need to go from "wannabe writer" to "gonnabe writer." Let's figure out what it takes to launch your professional writing career.

"I had so many questions as a new writer. This course breaks it down."

-Anna Weisend, Founder,

A preview of what you'll learn in each module

Week 1: Develop Your Writing Habit: Learn tips and tricks for making time to practice your writing and get better at it.

Week 2: Brainstorm Epic Ideas: Learn the strategies we use to come up with fresh ideas to write about. You'll brainstorm three solid ideas to get your writing noticed by editors, readers, and blogs.

Week 3: Write Like a Pro: Learn what the best publications in the world expect from their writers. Take your freelance writing to the next level. By the end of this lesson, you'll have one expressive, professional writing clip to help jumpstart your career.

Week 4: Build Your Portfolio: A step-by-step guide to creating a platform and personal brand as a writer. In addition to all the technical stuff, we'll show you how to balance creating with marketing. By the end of this lesson, you'll have a professional writing portfolio that you can show editors and potential clients.

Week 5: Master the Art of the Pitch: Our tried-and-true formula for finding and pitching editors, media, and potential clients. We've used this formula to pitch the New York Times, National Geographic, and Glamour magazine. Get real examples of pitches that have worked.

Week 6: Build a Network: Build a network of writers and mentors to help supercharge your career. Learn how to reach out to established writers and influencers in an authentic, non-sleazy way.

Bonus: Find Gigs: Where to find work, beyond the obvious. A list of resources when you're just starting out and how to leverage small gigs into big publications when you're already established.

Bonus : Decide How Much to Charge: Learn how to set your rates. Learn our strategy for negotiating higher rates.

Bonus: Protect Yourself: Taxes, LLCs, and media liability insurance...(oh my?)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does each module last?
It will take you about an hour to get through each module. Some modules include homework assignments that will take you another hour to complete. We recommend setting aside 2 hours every time you sit down to take the course.
When does this freelance writing course start and finish?
Six weeks. We've designed the course so that you'll get through everything in six weeks. Each module also includes a homework assignment that you'll work on that week. While it's self-paced, we recommend taking your time with each module and homework assignment. Also, you'll have lifetime access. So you can decide when you start and when you finish!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What's going on in the Facebook group?
You'll get access to our Facebook group when you enroll, too. This is where you can hang out with us one-on-one, along with your fellow students. You can run pitches by us, get feedback on your writing, and share homework assignments. We occasionally post freelance writing gigs and resources in the group, too.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.