The Freelance Writers Den will be opening up to new members soon. I tweeted about it last week, but haven’t really discussed the Den anywhere, so I thought I’d write a quick review.
I signed up for the Den a few months ago. At the time, I was taking their Blast Off Class and one of the perks for registrants was that you had the option of becoming a Member, even though the site was closed to enrollment at the time. I’d seen mentions of the site here and there, but I’d never joined before because there is a monthly fee ($25) and, as many of you know, there are an awful lot of free resources out there. Here’s why I decided it was worth the cost:
The Freelance Writers Den includes forums and a lot, I mean a lot, of training material. They offer transcripts of their classes for Members of the site. I’m a big believer in investing in my education and have taken a number of different online courses over the years. For me, though, I don’t need to actually be involved in a class to get something out of it – usually the material is enough. Also, the classes are worth a great deal more than $25, so I think it’s a pretty good investment, if you’re going to do the work that will make the experience beneficial – basically, if you’re going to sign up and do nothing, don’t bother. But if you’re going to learn new techniques or brush up on things, and then do the work to get new assignments, I definitely recommend it.
I don’t spend a great deal of time in the forums, just kind of pop in there once in a while. Though, I did edit my own website significantly after getting some great feedback there. It’s Rhetoric Unlimited, if you want to take a look.
My main reason for joining was that, prior to going full-time again this past spring, I hadn’t actively worked as a writer in a few years – the assignments I’d been taking over that time were from set clients and not too much in web content. I knew I had to brush up on changes in web writing, seo content, etc. It was worth the cost just to brush up, because the material really is good and you can find something significant on just about any type of writing. Another perk, though, I found new platforms – blogs to check, places to submit, etc. The first query I sent out to one of those blogs got accepted, and that guest post paid $50 – so I essentially paid for the first two months with one assignment.
I’m giving you the link below to reserve a spot. It’s not open right now, but once it opens, they’ll give you the option of joining, if you’re on the list. When they do open to new members, it usually fills up pretty quick – I feel like a used car salesman telling you that, but it’s true. Before I actually joined, it opened up and I thought about joining… waited two days and it was already closed when I went to do it. Literally, that quick.
One more thing – the link below is my affiliate link. If you’re adverse to using affiliate links, feel free to search it on your own… you’ll still get to the same site either way.
Grow your freelance income… reserve a seat in Freelance Writers Den.http://freelancewritersden.com