Welcome, Escape The Content Mills Students! (v2)
We’re excited to welcome you to the first class of Escape The Content Mills! Stick a bookmark in this page, as it will be your headquarters for everything you need in class the next 5 weeks.
There are no live events in this class, it’s all PDFs you can read and learn from at your convenience! (For more info on how our classes work, see the FAQs.)
This course is designed to give you the tools and confidence you need to start earning more as a freelance writer.
How it works: This class is self-serve. You can see the first unit in the first module is clickable. After you finish that unit, check it off and the next one will become available.
Module 1: Finding Your Niche (+ Bonuses)
Not sure what topics to write about? Wondering if you have enough experience to write about anything at all? In Module 1, you’ll delve into your life and your background to figure out the most lucrative niches YOU can write in.
Module 2: Markets That Pay
There’s more out there than the national magazines and big-name corporate clients. In Module 2, we’ll share the many other types of markets that hire freelance writers — as well as the types of writing that can pay big, from web writing to.
Module 3: Marketing That Works
When you write for content mills, it can be simple as choosing a topic from a list. But when you want to break out and get REAL clients, marketing yourself is key. In Module 3, we’ll show you the most commonly effective marketing techniques for writers — queries and LOIs — along with other tactics that can help you land assignments.
Module 4: Build a (Cheap & Effective!) Writer Website
You DO need a website, but you don’t need to spend a bundle on it. In Module 4, we’ll share tips on building a cost-effective website that will attract writing clients.
Module 5: Overcome Fear and Take Action
We know why so many content mill writers don’t move up and out: Fear. This is so common that we devoted all of Module 5 to practical exercises and strategies to help you move past your fears, so you can pitch to better markets with confidence.
Have a technical question about the class? Can’t log in, or something won’t download? Contact our troubleshooters at firstname.lastname@example.org — that desk is staffed 7 days a week.