If you’re screaming “yes!” to one or more of the above, we’re here to help you succeed.
We've created a course which gives you all of the shortcuts that experienced freelancers used to get ahead, without any of the fluff.
These ideation, pitching and niche-building skills take years to learn alone – but this course is your fast-track route to success.
Be warned though: if you're looking to improve your writing skills, this isn't the course for you. We don't teach grammar – we focus on the freelancing skills you'll need to make yourself an indispensable freelance writer to any editor, so that you can win high-paying commissions over and over again.
If you’ve always thought “I could do so well writing professionally, if only I had some time to learn how!”, you’re exactly the kind of person we want to work with – give us a few hours, and we'll help you to break the chains of freelancing and build a six-figure career doing what you love.
You can grow a sustainable, profitable and ENJOYABLE freelancing career with Breaking into Journalism. Created by Clippings.me, the world's most popular journalism platform.
Learn from professional journalists featured in outlets such as NPR, the Guardian, CNN and more. Stream the lectures live, or download them to your device and listen anywhere you can make the time!
You'll have lifetime access to all of the course materials (and support group) from the minute you sign up. No waiting – these are actionable strategies you'll be able to use today.
Our template pack, written by award-winning journalist Lauren Razavi, has already sold thousands of dollars worth of articles. Use the easy copy and paste structure to make it your own.
"This course is inspirational for new journalists wanting to find out how to build a career as freelancers, and it also has excellent and very practical tips for experienced journalists. It has never been easier to become a freelance journalist."
"I love it... Engaging, interesting and very helpful."
"Eye-opening! I feel prepared for my pitch meetings and interviews, and I am more intentional and organized with my actions and time investments. The resources are useful, especially access to worksheets and downloadable lessons."
"I've been writing as a freelancer for years and I still find challenges in obtaining writing opportunities and pitching to news outlets. This course has been very beneficial."
You can't sell your work if you don't understand who'll buy it. You'll learn exactly how editors decide what goes on their pages – and how you can ideate story ideas they'll be DESPERATE to commission.
No more unanswered query letters. With guidance from our expert faculty, you'll be able to master the secret formula of a pitch that will win over every editor, time after time.
Starting from scratch every month isn't how you build a six-figure income on your writing. Find out how to pick a niche that you love AND keep the work rolling in, week after week.
If you want to succeed, you need to understand the business of freelance writing. Thousands of journalists make a six-figure income from their dream career – but thousands more are chained to the desk by poorly-paid gigs.
Will you break the chains?
In this module, you'll learn about the simple life changes that dramatically increase your chances of success in building your dream journalism career. Set up a workspace, understand what professional equipment you’ll need, and identify the common issues freelancers face so you can meet them head-on.
A never-ending supply of good ideas is vital for a successful freelance career. But if ideas aren’t spurting like a fountain, don’t panic! This section contains tried-and-tested techniques that will have you filling up your list of potential stories every day.
Most freelancers fail because they can’t put together a winning pitch – and without winning pitches, you won’t have any work. In this module, our expert panel lifts the lid on how to cook up a query letter that will have editors eating out of the palm of your hand!
Social media revolutionized journalism – in this module, you'll learn how it can revolutionize your career. Find out how the savviest journalists build their following and connect with editors, sources and their audience.
Join now and you'll also get access to these limited-time, advanced bonus resources.
Perfect Pitches Ebook (worth $99). Our compendium of example pitches is the best insight you'll ever get into what works when you're starting out as a freelancer. Featuring winning query letters in multiple genres, this book will serve as structure and inspiration for your own pitches and 10x your chances of success.
Done-For-You Pitch (worth $149). Written by award-winning freelance journalist and Guardian lecturer Lauren Razavi, this pitch structure has won her freelance work over and over again. Customize it to your own needs and fire it off without a second thought.
Breaking into Journalism comes with a unique money back guarantee: If you’ve completed the coursework and you change your mind in the first 30 days after ordering Breaking into Journalism, you can email us for your money back, no questions asked.
Our award-winning lecturers are on hand to help YOU reach your goals.
Katie Leimkuehler is a social media professor at the University of Denver and a former Chicago Tribune journalist
Course narrator Kim Brixton is a Michigan-based broadcasting veteran with over 20 years experience
Lauren Razavi is an award-winning freelance journalist and contributor to the Washington Post, the Guardian, VICE and others
Nicholas Holmes is the founder of journalism website Clippings.me, featured in the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC and more
The average rate for a 500-word feature placed in a consumer magazine is $640. You should be earning this much for every article you sell – and you should be doing it again and again.
By selling just one piece of writing work, you should be able to cover the cost of this course. We've crammed tens of thousands of dollars worth of potential value into the lectures, and that's before you consider the $500+ in bonuses we're giving to every user.
If you're ready to turbocharge your writing career, Breaking into Journalism is the best investment you'll ever make.GET STARTED
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This is a multimedia course - there are slides and workbooks inside the website, but you don’t have to use them. You can download the MP3 and video files to complete the course on the go or stream them live from the website.
As much as you like! Breaking into Journalism is 100% self-paced – some students have completed it in a few days, but most take three to four weeks to work their way through the content thoroughly.
Anybody who dreams of building a sustainable career in writing!
That could be you if you're already a journalist who's struggling to secure work, if you're a blogger who dreams of seeing your work in print, or if you're currently doing something else but you've always had a hankering for the written word.
We've designed this course for people who can write, but want to learn to tell great stories that they get paid for. If you have a blog or some essay experience you'll be best-placed to get value out of the course. Note that we don't teach grammar or 'writing skills'; we teach skills that help with the business of writing.
There is a total of 21 units.
Breaking into Journalism is created by a team of award-winning freelancers from the US and the UK.
Lecturer Lauren Razavi is an award-winning journalist and contributor to global outlets - find out more about her at www.laurenrazavi.com.
Lecturer Katie Gatens is an agency owner, a professor of social media at the University of Denver and an author and journalist who's been published in multiple outlets.
Lecturer Nicholas Holmes is a former freelance travel writer turned coach and entrepreneur, and the creator of Clippings.me, the world's most popular journalism portfolio tool.
Narrator Kim Brixton is a radio veteran, with years of experience in delighting and entertaining audiences.
You can complete the course whenever suits you best!
It's up to you! Some people work flat-out and complete the course in a few days, others take their time. You'll have lifetime access to the content though, so take your time.
Yes! As long as you've completed your coursework and worksheets, we offer a full 30-day money-back guarantee.
No. We're focused on the mechanics of building a profitable freelancing career – we'd recommend one of the great Poynter courses if you're looking for something that's more focused on pure journalism skills.
Absolutely! You can log on and access the videos and accompanying files whenever you want.
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