In this part-time online Freelance Writer Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for starting a business providing freelance writing services and getting hired as a freelance writer.
Become a Freelance Writer
You will learn: what a freelance writer does, how to develop your skills to succeed as a freelance writer, how to start your own freelance writing business, how to get hired to write for publication, and how to get hired to write for corporate clients.
What Happens in the Freelance Writer Certificate Course Online
The Freelance Writer Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (FabJob Guide to Become a Freelance Writer). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.
This part-time Freelance Writer Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.
The Freelance Writer Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.
The Freelance Writer Certificate Course Online has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Freelance Writer Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.
Topics covered in the Freelance Writer Certificate Course include the following:
- Freelance Writing as a Career
- Types of Freelance Writers
- The Writing Industry
- Writing Skills and Knowledge
- Part-Time Freelancing
- Getting a Writing-Related Job
- Learning from Other Writers
- Evaluating Published Writing
Writing for Publication
- Types of Publications (magazines, newspapers, books, online)
- Your Writing Specialty
- How to Find Publications to Write For
- How to Write a Query
- Analyzing a Writing Assignment
- Working with an Editor
- Tips on Writing and Revising Articles
Writing for Clients
- Writing Opportunities with Corporate Clients (copywriting and marketing writing, technical writing, and more)
- Best and Worst Ways to Find Clients
- Getting Writing Work with Corporate Clients
- Preparing Proposals
- Contracts for Writing Clients
Starting Your Own Freelance Writing Business
- Creating a Business Plan
- Setting Your Fees
- Finding Support Staff
- Managing Writing Projects for Clients
Marketing Your Writing Business
- Marketing Tools
- Marketing Techniques
- Freelance Writing Marketplaces
- Free Media Publicity
What Is Included in the Freelance Writer Certificate Course
This all-inclusive Freelance Writer Certificate Course package includes:
- Registration for the Freelance Writer Certificate Course
- Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
- (Optional) 2021 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Freelance Writers for only $2 per month
- Downloadable Freelance Writer Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
- (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
- Textbook: FabJob Guide to Become a Freelance Writer (e-book edition)
Your Faculty Member for the Freelance Writer Certificate Course Online
The Faculty Member for the Freelance Writer Certificate Course is Kelly Boyer Sagert, who has written seven books and sold well over 1,000 pieces of her writing to magazines, newspapers, online sites and other publications. Author of the FabJob Guide to Become a Freelance Writer, Kelly is an experienced copywriter and grant writer. She also writes for encyclopedias and other anthologies, including publications from Macmillan and Harvard University Press.
Register for the Freelance Writer Certificate Course
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from almost 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.
Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.
SPRING SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Freelance Writer Certificate Course is priced as only $149 U.S. for the April 19, 2021 course.
Register today for the Freelance Writer Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Freelance Writer Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.
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How Much Do Writers Make?
According to the United States Department of Labor, 2012 median pay for salaried writers working is $62,170 per year, with the highest ten percent earning more than $121,670. As a freelance writer, you may also earn unexpected financial bonuses, including payment for rights to stories that have already appeared in print or getting royalty checks for work you did years ago.
What Does it Mean to Be a Freelance Writer?
As a freelance writer, you can start a freelance writing business and get hired to write for publications or write for clients. You might also consider writing for corporate clients, a form of freelance writing that can offer solid rewards including more stability and higher pay for many freelancers.
How Do You Become a Freelance Writer?
Earning a certificate as a freelance writer will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional freelance writer. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the Freelance Writer Certificate Course?
In IAP Career College’s part-time online Freelance Writer Certificate Course you will earn certification as a freelance writer and learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional freelance writer. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.