How can we be so confident?
There are three reasons:
Reason #1: Your first client is probably going to be a crappy one
Everybody starts at the bottom. We all have to pay our dues.
If you talk to any successful freelance writer, they will tell you a story about their clueless first client who didn’t pay them a fraction of what they were worth.
But it doesn’t matter!
Like I said earlier, your first client changes everything. It gives you proof that somebody is willing to pay for your work – and that proof is solid gold!
Once you’ve completed your first paid assignment, you can gradually increase your rates and begin working with better and better clients. You’ll get paid more, have more autonomy, and less frustrations.
It’s a truly wonderful lifestyle, but you can’t get there without going through a few headaches first. It’s just part of the deal.
And that’s why this community is so valuable.
We are here to support you through those tough first steps.
Not only will we train you, but we will encourage you, commiserate with you when things go wrong, and celebrate with you when you succeed.
For the first time, you won’t be doing this alone.
You’ll have a community of hundreds of writers to support you, plus some of the greatest writing instructors in the world helping you hone your craft.
Reason #2: We’ve trained thousands of successful writers.
Since founding Smart Blogger, the Smart Blogger team has trained thousands of new writers—many of whom have gone on to become well-known and highly paid in the industry.
Like Sarah Li Cain, a Smart Blogger-trained writer who makes over $1,000 per article writing for companies like WordPress and CNET.
Or Mel Wicks, who wrote this in a comment on my blog: