That didn't happen. I felt lost without the structure of a newsroom and assignments coming down from on high. How was I even supposed to figure out what editor to pitch at any given magazine, much less figure out what kind of articles they were looking for? How could I prove my writing ability if I didn't have freelancing experience or clips? And once I did get my first assignment, how should I file my story? How do I get paid? And how do I pay taxes?
I fumbled my way into answers to these questions, but now I'd love to share what I've learned (plus my unhinged physical copy-and-paste method for drafting thorny stories, pictured here).
You will walk away from this asynchronous virtual workshop with a list of personalized article ideas, specific places to pitch, and editor contact information. Watch anytime, as many times as you need, with lifetime access.
Investment: $50 (scholarships available, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Upon enrollment, you will receive lifetime digital access to a 40-minute recorded webinar plus the slides used in the presentation.
“Nora's workshop was informal and very helpful, touching on how to maximize the advantages that you already have, brainstorm topics, approach editors, structure a pitch, sell yourself, handle money, and stay in the game. I especially liked her positive can-do attitude and willingness to share tips. She's a natural teacher as well as an excellent writer.”
“Nora's How to Start Freelancing workshop was impressive. She was organized, clear, and gave practical advice on how to elevate your pitching, writing, and publishing game. She sprinkled in activities to get us thinking about what we could write about. She shared tools to help us find pitch calls and draft pieces. Her honesty, transparency, and specificity were empowering and engaging for the audience. It was apparent that she wanted all of us to succeed as freelancers or side hustlers. Many thanks!”