The Lunch Hour Master Class Library 

for Cash Connection: Freelance Writing

How can you build a profitable business with your writing skills? Where are the opportunities? What do you have to do to get well-paying clients? Check out the resources below to learn more!


The Quick Start Guide to Making a (GREAT) Living as a Freelance Copywriter: The Information You Need to Get Up and Earning FAST by K. M. Lashley

Okay. Yes. This is actually a book that I wrote. And it's based on what I learned during my almost two decades of making a really great living as a freelance copywriter. It's meant to be a quick read and I've included info that takes you through the steps of how to start and build a successful freelance copywriting business. If you want a MUCH more detailed explanation of things, check out Peter Bowerman's book below.

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide for Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley

I really LOVE this book and use it in classes I teach about how to write for businesses. It gives practical, easy-to-follow advice and tips for creating the type of content your freelance clients will demand and their customers will keep coming back to.

The Well-Fed Writer: Back for Seconds: A Second Helping of "How-To" for Any Writer Dreaming of Great Bucks and Exceptional Quality of Life by Peter Bowerman

Peter Bowerman KNOWS how to make a great living as a freelance writer and he teaches you how you can, too, in this incredibly helpful guide. Any new freelance writer should read this book cover to cover, taking copious notes on every page. It's THAT good.

Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: The Classic Guide to Creating Great Ads by Luke Sullivan and Edward Boches

​I've had this book since it's very first edition and I get every update that comes out. Although it focuses on advertising copywriting, it also teaches you a LOT about how to come up with great ideas, how to write for social media and other emerging technologies, and how to write in a way that people will actually pay attention to.


High-Income Business Writing with Ed Gandia

This is one of the best podcasts I've found that focuses on freelance writing and how to be successful at it. Ed Gandia interviews freelancers who are out there doing it and making a really good living. And he also provides great tips on increasing income, finding clients, productivity, etc.

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

If you're writing for clients who are paying you, then you better make sure your grammar, punctuation, style, etc. are correct. This podcast gives great pointers to help you out.

The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins

In this podcast, Jeff Goins provides a lot of very helpful and inspiring information about how to make a living with your writing. I always enjoy listening to his perspective on things.


The following are blogs that focus on all different kinds of freelance writing--from copywriting to article writing to blogging. Check all of them out and see which ones best fit what you're looking for. My guess is that you'll probably find something you really like at all of them!