The Freelance Writers Den is a freelance writing membership site that was created a little over a year ago by professional freelance writer Carol Tice. This membership site has the goal of helping new or struggling freelance writers achieve success and based on the feedback and positives reviews the site has met its goal and more. I only recently joined the Freelance Writers Den because it is often closed to new members and only accepts a set number of members at a time. I had my name on the waiting list for several months and needless to say, when I received the invitation to join I jumped at the chance to find out what all the hubbub was about regarding this site.
What You Will Find Inside The Freelance Writers Den
One of the huge positive’s of the Den is the immense amount of information that has been added in a relatively short period of time. Another possibly larger benefit is that Carol (and her partner Linda Formichelli, author of The Renegade Writer) is extremely active in the forums. This site isn’t like other membership sites I’ve joined, only to see the founder melt away after several months. Carol started the site on a strong note and she has continued in that vein, possibly becoming MORE involved as the site grows and matures. Here are the main benefits in the Freelance Writers Den:
The Learning Corner
This is where all of the Den’s ecourses and bootcamps can be found can be found. Here are the lessons and bootcamps you will have access to:
- All About Content Mills
- Business Basics
- Great Writing Niches
- How to Break Into Freelance Writing
- How to Move Up and Earn More
- Marketing Basics
- Overcoming Fear and Finding Inspiration
- Your Writer Website and Blog
- Break Into Business Writing
- Step by Step Guide to Freelance Writing Success
- How to Be a Well Paid Blogger
- How to Make Good Money Writing Online
- 2012 Freelance Industry Report – What Writers Make
- Hiring an Editor for your book manuscript
- Do Payment Issues always = a bad client?
- Resources for Learning Social Media and SEO Skills – to Perform for Clients
These lessons alone are worth the $25 membership fee and are just the starting point! The other areas of the Den are even more valuable in my opinion. Not to mention having access to Carol and Linda’s expertise and the insights of more than 1000 other members on the forums.
Active Den Forums
The forums on the Freelance Writers Den continue to see activity on a daily basis and Carol has continued to be a huge resource here with 3530 posts as of today’s date. That’s roughly 6-7 posts per day over the past 18 months that the Den has been open. You can also get feedback from other professional writers such as Linda Formichelli and John Soares. Recent posts on the forum include:
Webinars and Live Events
I have to admit that I haven’t taken full advantage of the “live” nature of these events since they are scheduled to go off during the day in the U.S. and I live on the other side of the world in Thailand. The great thing is that these events are all recorded and posted in the Den so you can consumer them at your leisure. These webinars and live events consist of interviews with other successful freelance writers, editors, bloggers, and business experts. There are 2-4 new webinars every month and the archive of recordings is rapidly approaching 100 of these informational gems!
The Junk-Free Job Board
Do you hate sifting through all the junk posted on many of the freelance writing job boards? Save yourself some time and aggravation with the Junk-Free Job Board. Every 4 days or so, Carol sifts through all the junk out there and gives you only the best freelance writing opportunities available. These are all high paying jobs with great potential working with professional companies and web properties.
Should You Join The Freelance Writers Den?
I believe that anyone who is looking to make more money as a freelance writer can benefit from membership in The Den. You need to bring an open mind, a willingness to learn and be ready to take action on your new knowledge. If you can do those three things chances are The Den will be a huge benefit to your writing business. Even experienced freelance writers can benefit from the experience of their peers.
It’s only $25 a month and there are no fees for joining, plus you can leave The Den at anytime. Just having access to the webinar archive and ecourses is more than worth the first months’ fee, and if you feel that The Den doesn’t provide you with any added value beyond that you can leave. I don’t think you’ll want to leave though once you’re already in; it’s just too much value.
You can get more information at the official Freelance Writers Den Website.
If the website and this post haven’t addressed all of your questions or concerns, leave a comment before and I will answer myself or will approach Carol to come over here and answer your questions.