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Start your freelancing career today with our selection of accredited online courses. Upskill with our world-class course content, engage with our expert tutor team, become your own boss and start getting paid for your talents.

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World-class courses to help you go freelance with confidence.

Becoming A Proofreader

Becoming A Proofreader

Becoming A Proofreader

Rated 4/5

  • Guaranteed work for graduates of Becoming A Proofreader and Becoming An Editor
  • Your path from beginner to confident trained professional
  • Invest in yourself and start a flexible, fulfilling new career
  • One-on-one support from friendly, expert tutors
  • Join hundreds of happy learners living a new lifestyle of freedom and flexibility
$£$699399499

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Becoming A Freelancer

Becoming A Freelancer

Becoming A Freelancer

  • Find your freelance niche so you can earn money doing what you love
  • Develop your branding to launch a business that feels authentically you
  • Complete all your essential startup admin without the overwhelm
  • Reduce the hassle of finding freelance jobs at sustainable rates
  • Price your services in a way that wins clients (no undercharging here!)
$£$499199299

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AI Prompting For Writers And Editors

AI Prompting For Writers And Editors

AI Prompting For Writers And Editors

  • Master prompt engineering and editing AI content
  • Access our Prompt Library with over 130 prompts
  • Created by writers and editors in tandem with AI experts
  • Beginner-friendly – no AI experience required
  • 100% self-paced learning with lifetime course access
  • 6 modules and 20 hours to complete
  • Self-led learning backed by tutor support
  • 14-day money-back guarantee
$£$299149199

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Becoming An Editor

Becoming An Editor

Becoming An Editor

Rated 4/5

  • Guaranteed work for graduates of Becoming An Editor and Becoming A Proofreader
  • Build your skills and confidence
  • One-on-one coaching from friendly, expert tutors
  • Specialise in work you enjoy
  • Gain the ability to charge higher rates
  • Take your freelance career to the next level
$£$699399499

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Becoming A Freelance Writer

Becoming A Freelance Writer

Becoming A Freelance Writer

  • Publishing opportunities for graduates
  • Turn your love of writing into a fulfilling, lucrative career
  • Produced by industry-leading writers
  • One-on-one support from friendly, expert tutors
$£$699399499

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Formatting In Microsoft Word

Formatting In Microsoft Word

  • Windows and Mac

Formatting In Microsoft Word

  • Suitable for Windows and Mac
  • Learn to format documents professionally
  • Become fully proficient with Microsoft Word
  • Enhance the readability and design of documents
  • Develop your skill set and further your career
  • Increase your range of services as a freelancer
$£$299149199

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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about freelancing? Take a look at some frequently asked questions below.

  • Which skill is best for freelancing?

    There isn’t a single best skill for freelancing! There are a variety of skills that can pave the way for a rewarding and successful freelance career. If you’re keen to try something new, we’d recommend choosing a skill that:

    Is in demand in the freelance market
    Complements your interests
    Suits your existing abilities and strengths

    Not sure where to start? In our blog post What Are the Most In-Demand Freelance Skills?, we explore seven great options.

  • What is the highest-paying freelance skill?

    Determining the highest-paying freelance skill can be difficult – earnings vary significantly depending on industry demand, location, and the experience level of the freelancer.

    However, there are some specialized skills that tend to command higher rates. According to research by Upwork, the highest-paying freelance jobs in 2024 include copywriting, editing, programming, accounting, and digital marketing.

  • How do I start freelancing with no experience?

    Anyone can start freelancing without prior experience. You’ll need to be self-motivated, flexible, resilient, and willing to invest time and effort into getting your business up and running. If that sounds like you, keep reading!

    Start by reviewing your current skills, interests, and motivations. In other words, think about your background, what you enjoy doing, and what you hope to achieve by becoming a freelancer. Once you’ve answered these questions, you’ll be able to narrow down your search to a particular industry or type of work.

    Next, find out what the typical entry requirements are for your chosen industry, and identify any skills gaps you may have. There are lots of ways to fill skills gaps, such as online learning, reading training materials, and seeking mentorship.

    Once you’ve filled your skills gaps, you can really start to get things going! You’ll need to set yourself some SMART goals, update your resume, and decide how to market your services.

    Want to learn more? Check out our blog post, How to Become a Freelancer: A Guide for Beginners.

  • Is freelancing tough for beginners?

    Starting any new career can be tough, and freelancing is no exception. As long as you do your research and develop a thorough plan, it’s 100% possible to start a successful freelance business. For many people, the challenges of getting started as a freelancer are outweighed by the rewards – greater flexibility, autonomy, and the potential for higher earnings.

    Want help weighing up the pros and cons? Take a look at our blog post, Is Freelancing Worth It? (The Pros and Cons).

  • Which is the easiest skill to learn for freelancing?

    The “easiest” freelance skill to learn depends on your existing skills, strengths, and interests. For example, if you’re very detail-oriented and love reading, you’ll probably find it easier to pick up the skills needed to be a fiction editor. If you’ve got a background in IT support, you might find it easier to pick up the basics of back-end web development. What one person finds easy, another person may find hard – so choose something that works for you.

  • How can I earn money from home?

    There are lots of different ways to earn money from home: pursuing freelance work, starting an online business, and trying affiliate marketing are just a few of the possibilities.

    Freelancing is a great option, because it offers complete flexibility. You not only choose where you work – from home, in a cafe, on an airplane – but when and how you work. Take a look at our blog for more insights into Working From Home as a freelancer.

  • Can I be a millionaire as a freelancer?

    Becoming a millionaire as a freelancer is possible. However, like with any type of work, achieving that level of success involves a lot of time, effort, and dedication. It takes time to develop your skills, establish your reputation, secure clients, and scale your business – you won’t become a millionaire overnight!

    The potential for higher earnings shouldn’t be your sole motivation for becoming a freelancer. There are lots of great benefits to freelance life, but it also comes with challenges. Prioritize your personal and professional satisfaction over immediate financial gain, and you’ll build a more sustainable and rewarding career in the long run.

  • How can I make money fast with freelancing?

    There is no shortcut to making money as a freelancer. It takes time to expand your client base, build your reputation, and justify increasing the rates you charge. There are some things you can do to expedite the process and give yourself the best chance of success, though. For example:

    • Do your research: Identify which services are in high demand, then choose one that complements your strengths and abilities.
    • Market yourself: Develop an online presence by creating a website, setting up profiles on freelance marketplaces, and regularly posting to social media platforms such as LinkedIn.
    • Set competitive rates: Set realistic rates – you can increase them as you gain experience and earn positive client testimonials or reviews.
    • Network: Connect with other freelancers and professionals in your industry. This can lead to referrals and opportunities for collaboration.
    • Be proactive: Don’t wait for work to come to you. Actively search for opportunities, and send out speculative pitches or proposals
    • Deliver high-quality work: Quality is more important than quantity. Happy clients are more likely to hire you again and recommend you to others.
  • Is freelancing a good side hustle?

    Freelancing can be a great side hustle option. It gives you the flexibility to work where and how you want – meaning you can fit it around another job or other commitments. You can balance earning a steady income with developing your professional skills, pursuing a passion project, or testing out a business idea.

Student Success Stories

Take a look at the journeys of our former students.

  • Hayley

    Hayley

    Extra Earnings

    To supplement the income from her day job, Hayley likes to work on freelance proofreading assignments. This flexible work can be done from home, so there’s more time to spend with family and more money in the bank.

    “I now get to work from home doing a skilled job that I love. I can work around my toddler and earn extra money. And I hope it will open doors in an industry that has always intrigued me.”
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  • Samantha

    Samantha

    Working from Home

    Samantha had always dreamed of a career that gave her the freedom to work from home. With freelance proofreading as her main source of income, she now chooses when, where, and on what she works.

    “I really enjoy having the flexibility to decide when I work and how much I do in a day. Being self-employed has taken some adjusting, and there are a lot of things that I’ve had to figure out as I go. But I think I’ve set down solid foundations for my future.”
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  • Amanda

    Amanda

    Work-From-Home Parent

    With her kids in school, Amanda wanted a career that used her talents and let her control the clock. Now, she comfortably fits proofreading work in between the school run and sports activities. 

    “Day to day, part of the beauty of this work is that my life hasn’t changed a lot. I still have time for my family, but I also get to choose what I want to work on each day.”

    Read more

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