All the top freelancers say the same thing: Stop working for such low pay.
Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.
It might seem like all you have to do is stop writing for them, but what about the fear and insecurity that follows you every step of the way?
You started accepting low-paying work because you had no experience, no confidence, and no clients who would take a chance on you.
But no matter how hard you try, you can’t find better paying clients. All you get are low-paying gigs that shred away your self-respect and barely pay the bills.
So how are you going to get better paying work?
How To Break Free From Low-Paying Writing Gigs (And Earn More) is an ecourse especially designed for the freelance writer who is stuck writing for criminally low pay and is desperate to find better paying work and start earning more.
By the end of this course, you’ll know exactly:
- Where to look for better paying clients
- How to contact prospective clients successfully and what to avoid
- How to wow the socks off your clients
- Leave behind low-paying work once and for all
I’ve known Samar for years, and she’s a dedicated, ethical, responsible and caring person I respect highly. So when she asked me to look at her course and I saw all her dedication and caring poured into helping writers earn better income, I had to give it my stamp of approval.
Samar shares her own beginning struggles as a content writer to demonstrate she knows what she’s talking about – and understands intimately where you are right now. She also provides you with thoughtful questions, practical advice you can put into action and devotes her content to making sure you CAN make a change for the better.
Unlike so many other people who tell you to stop earning low pay and start making more money – but who don’t tell you how – Samar goes the distance with clear, concise advice that works. With her advice, you’ll achieve better results… and enjoy a better future. - James Chartrand, Men With Pens
I wasn’t always as happy with my freelance writing business as my picture indicates. In fact, when I started freelancing, I was in the same boat as you.
I got stuck writing for content mills and just couldn’t seem to break free! I tried everything. From applying to every freelance job I could find to reading every freelance blog I came across.
Everywhere I looked, I got the same message: break free from content mills and other, similar low-paying work if you want to be a successful freelance writer.
But no one could tell me how to do that. How do I work through the road blocks that were keeping me from walking away from content mills? I kept being told to find better paying clients but that wasn’t much help since I didn’t know where to look!
It took me a year and plenty of mistakes before I finally managed to break free from low-paying content mills and started earning more.
In case you’re wondering, I now charge $100 per blog post and $1500 for a simple, 20-page ebook. It may not be the big leagues, but compare it to the $5/post I used to make…
Because I’ve been where you are, I know how scary and daunting letting go of low-paying work can be. I know how impossible finding higher paying clients can seem.
I’m on a mission to help freelancers like you, smash through these fears and break free from low-paying writing gigs just like I did.
Through this course, I’ll show you how to find, contact and land better paying clients.
I’ll share the decisions I made to establish my freelance writing business and help you make them too.
And once you’ve completed this course, not only will you have no doubt about where to find better paying work, but you’ll also be earning more!
This course is for you if you want to:
- Work with actual clients instead of a faceless, low paying, soul sucking content mills
- Earn more so you can pay your bills and even start saving up
- Get some real writing samples that you aren’t embarrassed to show to prospective clients
- Receive referrals and testimonials from happy clients after a job well done.
Samar’s course is exceptionally thorough, including all the steps you need to take to get established as an independent freelance writer. The material was carefully segmented into manageable pieces that could be accomplished in small chunks of time. Samar was wonderfully responsive to questions about the course material, always ready with an encouraging word and consistently positive and uplifting. – Terri Carr, Break Free student
How To Break From Low Paying Writing Gigs (And Earn More) is a 6 week ecourse available in 3 different formats and prices.
Choose the plan that’s right for you
- Weekly Lessons
- Follow-up emails
- Personal Support
- Expert Interviews
- Audio Interviews
- Course eBook
- 10 Spots only
- Single Download
- Expert Interviews
- Audio Interviews
- Course ebook
- Single Download
- Expert Interviews
30-Day Money Back Guarantee
This part usually comes at the end but I’m so confident you’ll benefit from this course, I’m putting this right here so you know I’ve got your back.
If, for whatever reason, you decide this course is not for you or you don’t get satisfactory results, just let me know within 30 days and I’ll issue you a refund- no questions asked. It doesn’t get better than this!
This is a top-notch resource that goes much further than simply telling you to raise your rates and find better clients. Samar has lived this journey and it is reflected in the details of the lessons she shares. She gets down to specifics of not just what you need on your website and how to find clients, but also what contract terms are best for freelance writers, and even supporting worksheets to help you with that first client project.
This is the starting block most writers don’t have. Instead they write furiously for low pay until many months go by and they painfully figure out there has to be another way. This book shows you the direct path to the other way.
It took me and many other writers I know many months, sometimes years to learn this lesson. With this resource, you don’t have to play catch up, you can be going strong right out of the gate. – Amy Harrison, Copywriter
Here’s what we’ll be covering in each lesson:
Lesson 1: Establishing Your Freelance Writing Goals
Nothing gets achieved without setting some goals. The first lesson will give you
- Three important questions that will help you establish your freelance writing goals – answering these will make breaking free from low paying work a breeze.
- A Worksheet that will help you answer them
Lesson 2: Preparing for the Break
Cutting your ties with low-paying work without preparing beforehand makes no sense. In this lesson, you’ll receive
- Tips on sprucing up your website & blog for more online visibility
- Advice on gathering samples to showcase your writing
- A web presence checklist
Lesson 3: Making tough decisions
You’ve already made the toughest decision – of breaking free from low-paying work, but there are still a few decisions left to be made.
- Deciding which freelance services to offer to attract clients
- Figuring out your freelance writing rates
- Setting the terms & conditions of your freelance writing business
Lesson 4: Searching for prospective clients
You’ve straightened out your affairs on the business side of freelancing, now it’s time to search for clients.
- Identifying your ideal client
- How to leverage your network to search for prospective clients
- Using social media to find better paying clients
Lesson 5: Contacting prospective clients
All the previous lessons, hand-outs and activities have been helping you develop an exit strategy from low-paying writing gigs. Now it’s time to implement it. In this lesson, you’ll learn
- How to contact prospective clients and get them to respond
- How to apply for freelance writing jobs to increase your chances of getting work
- Tips for taking the stress out of contacting prospective clients
Lesson 6: Landing better paying clients
If you’ve done the tasks and followed the advice and tips provided till now, there’s a good chance of you having found a better paying client by this lesson. If you haven’t, it’s only a matter of time before you do. Once you do, you’ll learn how to
- Celebrate (Okay, that’s not exactly a lesson but landing a higher paying client requires mandatory celebrations. We shall email all the course members, do crazy, happy dances together and tell you to get to work
- Research your client’s business to find out where else your services are needed
- Make them fall in love with you by doing a great job.
- Raise your rates when the need arises
Throughout the duration of the course, you get access to me. I’ll be checking up on you personally to see how you’re doing and what else I can do to help you break free from low-paying writing gigs and earn more.
As an established freelance editor, when I went through Samar’s course How To Break Free From Low Paying Writing Gigs, I knew it’d be of value to any novice freelance writer, and even to freelancers in related fields. The course presented a lot of the information I learned when I began freelancing, offered me a few new ideas, and reinforced some that I’d forgotten. This course will give novice freelance writers a tremendous head start over those who embark without the knowledge in it. - Lauren Ruiz, Freelance Editor
Course Pricing & Formats
How To Break Free From Low-Paying Writing Gigs (And Earn More) is available in three different pricing and formats.
Email – $77 (Session closed)
The email version of this course is ideal for you if you’re looking to get some personal mentoring and feedback.
In the email course, a new lesson is emailed every Sunday at 1 am EST. It’ll have specific tasks for you to do throughout the week, including hand-outs, worksheets and expert interviews.
As the student of this course, you’ll get unlimited access to me. I’ll be on hand to oversee your tasks, give feedback, and help you out in every possible way I can.
On Wednesdays, regardless of whether I’ve heard from you or not, I’ll personally follow up with you to see how you’re doing and if you need any help.
Sound good? If yes, then I suggest you sign up now. The email course is very exclusive and only has 10 spots!
Class starts on August 26th 2012.
Self-Study – $47
A lot of people like to go through courses at their own pace. If that is you, then the self-study version is ideal for you. The self-study version has the exact same content as the email one. The only thing missing is the personal support.
You’ll get all the lessons, hand-outs, worksheets, interviews and course ebook in one single download.
Ebook – $27
Both the email and the self-study version have all the lessons, handouts, worksheets and expert interviews bundled into an ebook for ease of use.
If you prefer ebooks, then this is the ideal option for you. This is also the lowest priced format. That’s because it doesn’t come with my personal support or the audio interviews.
If you’re thinking the price is ridiculously low, then that’s because it is.
I want to help as many freelancers as I can and this is my way of giving everyone a chance to break free from low-paying writing gigs. When I started out, I received a lot of help from established freelancers. This ebook is my way of paying forward all the help I got.
Samar’s course is designed to help new freelance writers ditch their low-paying writing work and earn more by finding and working for higher-paying clients. Since I got my start with a low-paying content mill (Suite101) and now run a content marketing agency, I know exactly where Samar’s coming from and that her advice is rock solid.
She teaches you the exact steps needed to ditch the mills and go client-prospecting in a cut-throat competitive field. Her lessons contain worksheets, examples and templates to help you get a leg up and keep you motivated while still working at your own pace.
If it’s a step-by-step plan you need to start earning more from your freelance writing, then Samar’s course nails the steps to take you there! - Salma Jafri - WordPL.net
I”ve known Samar Owais through Twitter, and feel very close to this gentle warm soul already after a few conversations. But honestly, I had no idea she was so sharp and talented, so resourceful and articulate in teaching what she knows. In her course, “How to break free from low-paying writing gigs”, she talks both from experience – she’s made transition first-hand and proven successful at it – and from expertise, passing on her wisdom to the new freelance writers. This is the most detailed and comprehensive course on making that jump from one low-paying gig to another and from barely meeting ends meet, to become a successful freelance writer and to command what you are worth. This is a no-brainer investment in your career. Grab this course and follow it word-for-word. Well-done Samar, for adding this excellent resource to our online community! – Farnoosh Brock – prolificliving.com