As you’ll discover, freelance writing offers a unique opportunity for work independence and, at the same time, the chance to indulge your passions and flex your creativity. What’s more, you are being paid to do so!
From the beginning of the course, you will be learning how to analyse what makes good travel pieces. You will develop your own story ideas, editing them from first draft to finished copy. Further to this you will work up to submitting them to newspapers, magazines and the many other lucrative markets for travel writing pieces.
The course is structured to teach you the techniques of successful travel journalists and writers, and to get you published for your efforts. You will learn how to write and sell your work to the thousands of newspapers, magazines, websites and other businesses that have an interest in freelance travel material.
Further, you’ll know how to profit from little-known but highly lucrative areas of freelance travel writing. For example, you’ll learn how to develop and write material for newsletters and publicity material. You will be able to write for PR companies and tourist organisations, or create content for new markets, such as smart phone apps. You will also learn the latest digital journalism skills, how to use social media to market yourself, and so much more.
There is an insatiable demand for freelance travel material. An estimated 99% of magazines and newspapers have a regular travel section or supplement and some even rely heavily, if not exclusively, on freelance travel contributions.
When you know what the craft requires, you will have a highly marketable skill that you can use to ensure your success in writing about your travels.
As you’ll discover, freelance travel writing offers a unique opportunity for work independence and, at the same time, the chance to flex your creativity and indulge your passion.
Travel writing is undoubtedly a lot of fun and it can also bring you widespread recognition, perhaps even fame and fortune. You don’t require a university degree or other academic qualifications. Once you complete the course you will have a highly profitable and enjoyable skill.
The very nature of working as a travel journalist and writer puts you in contact with endless people of interest and can take you to some of the most amazing places around the world. There is also the quiet but undeniable pleasure of seeing your name and material in print. You’ll also discover that being a freelance writer gives you flexibility.
Freelance travel writing is an adventure limited only by your own ambition and level of interest – qualities which will be further developed through the course.