Ask an experienced content writer what he or she did to find success at freelancing and you’ll likely get the “How Do I Get To Carnegie Hall?” answer: practice, practice, practice.
That being said, certain courses for freelance writers can bypass a lot of embarrassing trial-and-error mistakes and help you reach higher-level jobs more quickly.
While there’s no shortage of freelance writing resources on the internet that will gleefully take your money in exchange for directing you to existing public information, today we’re going to put the “free” back in “freelancing” with 5 free courses that freelancers of all skill levels can benefit from:
The Strategy of Content Marketing (Coursera)
Designed by Rainmaker Digital’s CCO Sonia Simone, this class closely resembles what you’d expect from an online college course in terms of comprehensive information and solid structure.
The course itself is free; simply opt out of the certification component to access the course materials for zero cost.
Content Marketing Certification (Hubspot)
Offered by digital marketing guru Hubspot, this robust class is focused, frequently updated, and has the added bonus of a certification test that can be connected and displayed on your LinkedIn profile.
Presented in manageable “chunks,” you can watch a series of engaging videos about each subject or read transcripts if you’re more a reading-style learner.
Practice tests and quizzes make memorizing important concepts easy, too!
The Modern Marketing Workshop (Skillshare)
Seth Godin, the brilliant mind behind “Purple Cow”, stars in this video-centric class about modern marketing.
Presented on the learning platform Skillshare, interested students can sign up for a free no-obligation month of access to receive all of the course materials.
Industry expert Nick Usborne leads students through a short yet informative video journey explaining the benefits, structure, and importance of good content in email and social media outreach.
Offered on the Udemy learning platform, curious writers can preview the first four video lessons from the course without needing to sign up for a subscription to the site.
Writing For The Web (Open2Study)
Like Hubspot’s course offerings, this class gives students that successfully complete the work and quizzes a certificate of completion.
Instructor Frankie Madden leads writers through 4 engaging modules for a reasonably-paced experience that helps them find their confidence as well as their own unique voices when writing for blogs, articles, social media, and more.
The tips for freelancers waiting to be discovered in these courses are worth their weight in Internet gold.
If you’d like to flex your writing muscles and learn more about why your projects are important to clients, these are some of the best places to start.
If you’re serious about freelance writing, enroll in these classes, get your certifications, and be the best you can be!
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