Welcome to “A Beginner’s Course in Freelance Writing in Kenya”!
This course is designed to help aspiring writers in Kenya learn the fundamental skills and strategies necessary to start a successful career as a freelance writer.
Whether you’re a student looking to make some extra income, a stay-at-home parent wanting to work from home, or simply someone with a passion for writing, this course will provide you with practical guidance and tips to help you break into the freelance writing industry.
Throughout this course, you will learn how to write high-quality content, find and pitch clients, set rates, manage projects, and establish a professional online presence.
You will also receive feedback and support from experienced freelance writers and have the opportunity to network with other writers in Kenya.
By the end of this course, you will have the skills and confidence to begin your freelance writing journey and turn your passion for writing into a rewarding and lucrative career.
What Will You Learn?
- Understand what freelance writing is and its pros and cons
- Know the different types of freelance writing and how to find opportunities
- Build a portfolio with effective writing samples
- Develop writing techniques to create engaging content and avoid common mistakes
- Learn to pitch to potential clients, determine pricing and create contracts
- Master time management and productivity strategies to balance multiple projects
- Build and maintain relationships with clients for long-term success
- Scale their freelance writing business and attract more clients
- Handle difficult situations such as writer's block, burnout, and conflicts with clients
- Understand the importance of ongoing learning and growth in the industry
Module 1: Introduction to Freelance Writing.
What is Freelance Writing?01:17
Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing04:47
Different Types of Freelance Writing01:53
How to Find Freelance Writing Opportunities01:35
EXTRA DON’T SKIP! Lesson 7: How to Create Writing Samples with Zero Experience06:29
Module 2: Building a Portfolio.
What’s a Writing Portfolio?01:46
Choosing Writing Samples for Your Portfolio02:41
How To Choose Portfolio Platform05:03
Module 3: Writing Techniques
Types of Articles You Will Encounter as Freelance Writer07:47
Tips for Effective Writing03:09
Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid03:28
How to Write Engaging Headlines and Introductions04:28
Strategies for Writing Compelling Content05:40
Module 4: Pitching to Clients
How to Find Potential Clients08:20
How To Craft a Strong Pitch That Will Get You Hired04:18
How to Personalize Your Pitch for Each Client01:57
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching01:34