Looking for tips on higher paying gigs and access to a freelance resource toolbox? The Freelance Writers Den can be a solid choice.
One of the realities of going out and getting higher paying gigs is that you need to hustle for it. There is a great deal of work involved. Freelance resources like the now-defunct Yahoo! Contributor Network and freelance bidding sites have low barriers to entry and pay accordingly.
If you want to step up your game and start demanding a higher fee, a great freelance resource is the Freelance Writers Den.
Should You Join the Freelance Writers Den?
The reality is that the Freelance Writers Den is something of an “exclusive” club. There are limited slots available during specific times when there are “open calls” or when a member leaves. If you don't get in during an open call, you can sign up for the waiting list, and receive an invitation when a spot opens up.
Another consideration is that there is a monthly fee of $25. You can pay automatically via PayPal for ease. The good news is that the fee is tax-deductible. When I was a paying member of the Freelance Writers Den, I received a handy tax deduction, as well as access to a freelance resource toolbox including:
- A job board with only high-paying gigs. (You can recoup your membership fee with one job if you have the chops.)
- Access to webinars, bootcamps, and courses that can help you improve your writing and up your game to help you better qualify for high-paying gigs.
- Participate in the Freelance Writers Den forums, which provide you with support and helpful hints.
- Writer site review that can help you reform your site into a client magnet.
For the aspiring freelance writer who is serious about taking his or her freelance writing business to the next level, the Freelance Writers Den is well worth the monthly fee.
However, the Den isn't just about paying your fee and then experiencing “magic.” Any successful freelance writer has to hustle. And any freelance resource that offers access to high-paying gigs requires that you do a little extra. The job board — with its superior gig possibilities — doesn't guarantee that you will be successful.
If you want to get your money's worth for the Freelance Writers Den, you need to take advantage of all the resources available to members. Participate in the forums, ask (and answer) questions, and take advantage of the numerous free resources. Transcripts of live events are available if you can't make a teleclass or webinar, and you have access to premium resources like exclusive podcasts and bootcamps.
The Freelance Writers Den was founded by Carol Tice, a respected freelance writer who commands high rates. Like me, she is a six-figure freelance writer, and she knows what she is doing. Even when she delivers a smack-down, it's done with a measure of caring; it's all about the tough love.
I eventually stopped paying for a Freelance Writers Den membership when I grew short on time to take advantage of the resources, but I still think it's worth the fee for those who are serious about moving forward, and willing to put in the work. It's easy to cancel your membership if you decide it's no longer your thing. If you have $25 to spare, I recommend giving it a try if you are stuck trying to figure out what to do next with your freelance writing career.