Issue #17: Online Teaching

Do you have something you want to teach having to do with the industry you write for? Perhaps an email marketing course? Maybe a course on getting started as a freelance writer?

As freelance writers, we are in an ideal position to teach less experienced writers the ropes. There are different ways you might go about doing this.

  • Email
  • – No, I am not getting paid to mention them 🙂
  • Blog posts
  • Video outlets such as YouTube – Again, not getting paid here.
  • Audio
  • Class sites
  • Newsletter
  • Community forums
  • eCourses (ebook format)

As you can see, there are plenty of options. If you do a little research, you may even find more.

Whatever method you choose, be sure you give your students useful information. Don’t just go with what everyone else is saying on the topic. Give them something more. Add tidbits of information they may not learn elsewhere.

Then decide whether or not the information is worth charging for. Basic courses may not be, if it is mainly what everyone else is giving away for free. More advanced topics might net you a good profit.

Whatever you choose, be sure that you get the information out there in an attractive way. No sloppiness allowed.


Choose on of the venues for teaching mentioned above (or a different one) and create a learning opportunity for others.

Quick Writing Tip

Teaching is a way to give back to the writing community. Try a variety of venues, then decide which works best for you.

5 Writing Prompts

  1. Article idea: The importance of phonics.

2. Article idea: Problems with the new math.

3. Article idea: Homeschool through high school.

4. Article idea: Extra curricular activities.

5. Article idea: Violence in elementary school.


I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.

~ Jose Louis Borges


52 Writing Prompts for the Freelance Writer Plus a Bonus Prompts for the Fiction Writer by Shannon L Buck

I am offering a free copy in PDF format for all of my readers Here.

Enjoy! And I hope you get many usable ideas from the document.


51P6nkg9E-L._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Organize Your Space and Stuff is a compilation of many articles from How to Live the Freelance Life. Each article has been expanded on for this book, with updates on how things have changed, and action steps to guide you in setting up and keeping up with your office or office space.

A bonus section at the back of this eBook gives the reader creative projects t

hat will aid in furthering their career and brightening their day. These projects are not to be missed. They are fun!

Organize Your Space and Stuff provides take-aways such as ideas for organizing projects and record keeping, as well as keeping track of successes. Organizing the way you do business does not have to be difficult. The eBook offers advice from someone who has tried many things, before beginning to get it right. It also offers recommendations for having a ‘greener’ office environment, and advice for keeping what you need on-hand, so it is available when needed.

103 Pages. eBook. $9.99 on Kindle.

Copyright 2012 Shannon L. Buck: How to Live the Freelance Life

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