Course Description

This course shows you how you can get excellent freelance writing clients.

It is expected that you already know the basics of writing before joining this course. This means that you basically can write grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs.

Here, we'll cover the following:

  • Guidelines on how to write for clients
  • Setting up working and payment accounts
  • Where to get those awesome clients you hear about

Since nowadays you can earn higher from direct or private clients as opposed to clients that you get from sites like Upwork, I've included ways to get direct clients in this course. You'll learn how to get clients through:

  1. Websites
  2. Social media
  3. Cold-pitching
  4. Blogging

I'll also talk about how you can utilize your talent to write an eBook that you can sell to your audience.

Freelance Writer and Internet Marketer

Walter Akolo

I'm the founder and blogger at FreelancerKenya.com. I've been a freelance writer since April, 2011 and blogger since April 2012. During this time, I've been able to land lucrative freelance writing clients, some who even went on to hire me to manage their websites. I've been featured in many top publications such as Standard Media, Huffington Post, Homeboyz, Paysa and SmartKenyan.I've also written and sold 2 highly successful ebooks. I created this course to help you shine. I want you to also land high value clients and become a successful online writer.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction: START HERE!

    • Welcome to the Complete Freelance Writing Course

    • Writing Guidelines

    • Payment Accounts

    • How to Avoid Getting Scammed (Don't Skip This Lesson!)

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Getting Clients through Freelancing Websites

    • Upwork

    • Fiverr

    • Other Websites and Expert Tips

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Getting Social Media Clients

    • Facebook

    • LinkedIn

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Cold-Pitching for High-Value Clients

    • Cold Pitching Like the Big Boys and Girls

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Blogging for Top-Writer Status

    • How to Create a Blog that Will Attract Clients

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Supplementing Your Writing Income Through eBooks

    • How I write and sell eBooks

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Outsourcing and Turning Your Career Into a More Profitable Business

    • Here's how to outsource and join the big leagues

  • 8

    Final Expert Tips

    • Common Mistakes Freelance Writers Make

    • Handling Difficult Clients

    • ​ Handling Difficult Topics

    • Dealing with Burnout and Writers' Block

    • Conclusion, Referrals and Final Tips

    • Exit Survey

Reviews

5 star rating

Francis Thuo

Very helpful and informative

Very helpful and informative

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Great value for money.

Nyawira Githae

It would be hard to get a course that is as detailed as this for that kind of money. I particularly liked that it was very practical. It encourages the stude...

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It would be hard to get a course that is as detailed as this for that kind of money. I particularly liked that it was very practical. It encourages the student to practice what is taught.

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lilian irungu

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The complete Writing course

Nyawira Maina

Very wide, touches on almost everything (almost is subjective here (insert a smiley)). Just when you thought you need clarification, the paragraph right aft...

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Very wide, touches on almost everything (almost is subjective here (insert a smiley)). Just when you thought you need clarification, the paragraph right after clarifies! There's so much information and knowledge therein, packaged in a very systematic manner. The 'go to' links confirm, inform and educate you the more such that as a learner, or a newbie, more time is prudent....

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Millicent Nyoteyo

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Caroline Mokih

The course was very easy to understand. I always got answers to the questions I had. God bless you Walter. I know that I will reach your level and beyond som...

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The course was very easy to understand. I always got answers to the questions I had. God bless you Walter. I know that I will reach your level and beyond some day.

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Inspired

stellah kanini

Very educative.The entire course is very informative.I have learnt more than I used to brag about.Thanks a lot Walter Akolo.God bless you and add you more kn...

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Very educative.The entire course is very informative.I have learnt more than I used to brag about.Thanks a lot Walter Akolo.God bless you and add you more knowledge.You are my true inspiration.

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Best Training Ever

Florence Nyawira

This course has been an eye opener to the many possibilities in Freelance Writing. I can now channel my passion for writing into something I can earn from. T...

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This course has been an eye opener to the many possibilities in Freelance Writing. I can now channel my passion for writing into something I can earn from. The course is interactive and easy to understand. Within a few days, I was already writing content worth selling or pitching to clients. I look forward to implementing what I have learnt. Thank you Walter and your team for putting this course together. It has incredible content and very practical.

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It was good to have such a powerful intorduction of this ...

Sebastian Nyabera

Thanks for the broad and rich knowledge of article writing training that you have portrayed in this course. I hope to be enriched even more as I proceed to o...

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Thanks for the broad and rich knowledge of article writing training that you have portrayed in this course. I hope to be enriched even more as I proceed to other chapters of this course. Secondly this training is meant to make more competetent in my field of article writing and enable me to thrive in life. Thanks a lot for your effort and selfless committment towards equiping willing people like me to get the puregold skills. My rating of this course is 95% which is excellent.

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It is worthy!

Moryn Josh

The training is simple and rich. The support team is friendly and always available. It is a course i would recommend to anyone willing to learn article writi...

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The training is simple and rich. The support team is friendly and always available. It is a course i would recommend to anyone willing to learn article writing. Thanks FreelancerKenya Training.

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Chapter 1

Shem Nyaribari

This forms the foundation towards a successful Freelancer Writing. I have spent considerable time here to get the details right. Thank you for the informati...

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This forms the foundation towards a successful Freelancer Writing. I have spent considerable time here to get the details right. Thank you for the information herein. Am glad.

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Highly recommend

Muthami Nzilili

This is the best course for a writer with staggering writing skills, it'll help you improve your writing, change your article writing perspective and make yo...

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This is the best course for a writer with staggering writing skills, it'll help you improve your writing, change your article writing perspective and make you consider writing as full time career.

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FreelanceKenya Training Course

Fredrick Were

Indeed, if you follow the steps of a guru you will end up being an expert. I give all my credit to this course and I would profoundly recommend anyone willin...

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Indeed, if you follow the steps of a guru you will end up being an expert. I give all my credit to this course and I would profoundly recommend anyone willing to be not only an online writer but a fiction archetypal too. After thorough assessments of my articles at PenStars, I have learnt all the rules of crafting pure gold content. WOW! I'm an editor too.... Many thanks, Walter. You are a God sent chap! What makes me happy is that I'm pretty sure in the next 3 to 4 months, I will be untouchable haah. Let's all shine in the future by pursuing the breathtaking FreelanceKenya Training Course.

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Blogging for top status

Kennedy Wainaina

The training goes into deep detail and it's really informative. I'll have to keep coming back to get more. Thank you.

The training goes into deep detail and it's really informative. I'll have to keep coming back to get more. Thank you.

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Freelance Writing Course

Kevin Irungu

The training course is excellent.

The training course is excellent.

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My experience in Freelancing writing course

Sabinah Thagana

I loved every part of the course. It helped me do things I have always been afraid to do and I have learned so many things. I am so grateful, Walter.

I loved every part of the course. It helped me do things I have always been afraid to do and I have learned so many things. I am so grateful, Walter.

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Cold-pitching for high-value clients

Stephen Okere

Your guide is simple and clearly stated. Thanks for simplifying everything.

Your guide is simple and clearly stated. Thanks for simplifying everything.

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Wambui Murimi

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FreelancerKenya Training

CEPHA MOTURI

The training is well structured as it offers step by step guide. Many thanks for this course.

The training is well structured as it offers step by step guide. Many thanks for this course.

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Training

Caroline Odera

The training has been interesting so far. I almost gave up on the second day, but now am more determined than ever. Getting 55% in my trial article is th...

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The training has been interesting so far. I almost gave up on the second day, but now am more determined than ever. Getting 55% in my trial article is the greatest motivation! The writings are clear and simple to understand. The only big challenge is landing on a single client. The training team has been supportive.

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