If you're a writer (or aspiring writer) looking to get started with freelance writing and make money from your passion, you're in the right place.

It's time to end the term BROKE WRITER and all the fear, overwhelm, and confusion that comes with trying to build an online writing business.

The truth is, you can become a confident, successful, wealthy writer. You CAN get paid to write about topics you love with clients who can't wait to pay invoices as soon as they hit their inbox. 

You just need four pieces to make it happen (most writers skip one or two entirely and wonder why they aren't making money or are attracting low-paying clients that want them to write for .03 cents per word). 

Before sharing the four pieces, let me ask....

Which type of writer (or aspiring writer) are you?

  • You're a brand-new writer and don't have a clue where to get started or if you can make money writing. You have no samples, no website, no portfolio, and no connections to clients, just a desire and passion to make it as a writer. But are a little scared and overwhelmed with getting started. And probably have a ton of imposter syndrome...
  • You're a writer but don't have any confidence and having a hard time getting high-paying clients. You love writing - you're always thinking about writing and sharing your experiences and gifts with the world. But no one is reading your blog, your Medium posts don't get many claps, and you're feeling tired of creating epic content no one reads (or pays you for)...
  • You're trying to make freelance writing work but can't seem to figure out how to grow your monthly revenue. You're overwhelmed, but you read and subscribe to every blog and newsletter you can to figure how to go from a few hundred bucks per month to earning thousands as a writer. But nothing seems to work, despite an enormous amount of effort and time on your end...
  • You're in a 9-5 but don't know how to make money writing online. You want the freedom of entrepreneurship but aren't sure how to turn your passion for writing into real money online, so you never get started in the first place...
  • You're a struggling blogger working 12 to 18-hour days with hardly anyone reading your blog (or making any money). You're doing everything you possibly can to make this blogging thing work. You blog all the time, promote endlessly on social media, try to figure out SEO, and think about blogging nonstop...

Or... maybe a combination of these five examples... if so, you're in the right place. The good news is that there is a better way to build an online writing business... 

Freelance content writing is the fastest way to make money online as a writer - NOT Medium, blogging, self-publishing, Newsbreak or anything else... (trust me, I've tried - let me save you time and $$$). 

Freelance content writing is the fastest way to turn your love of writing into a REAL online business that gives you FREEDOM and FLEXIBILITY!

Let's face it, getting paid to write is tough.

And today, with all the different ways to make money writing, it's easy to jump from one platform to the next constantly looking for answers.

And if you're like most writers, then you probably feel frustrated, exhausted... always trying to figure out when will I finally make money as a writer, right?

Most people think that to make more money writing, you have to run your own blog or publish endlessly on Medium.com and build an audience.

But the truth is, the fastest way to make money writing is as a freelance content writer.

The fact is, freelance writing is needed in today's world now more than ever!


Because businesses understand the importance of having content that speaks to their audience.

But as you probably know, not every business owner is also a good writer.

That's where your passion and writing skills come in.

Not to mention, there are nearly endless blogs and websites that are constantly hiring new writers.

How do I know?

Because I've been successfully freelance writing since the end of 2017.

In fact, in 12 months I was able to 10X my monthly writing income while only working part-time. 

I went from $650/month to $6,500/month working 15-20 hours per week.

And in my 20th month freelancing, I made $20,050 in 30 days!

But when I first started freelance writing, I had so much anxiety and doubt that it could actually work.

I remember thinking to myself…

  • Is Upwork a scam?
  • How much money can I make writing?
  • Do people actually pay freelance writers?
  • Are job boards really as awful as people say?
  • Where do I land my first freelance writing gig?
  • How do I build a portfolio and actually pitch clients?
  • Do I need to advertise or post a lot of content on social media?

And about 100 other questions that you've probably also had.

The information seemed to be endless and most of it was very outdated and irrelevant.

But I was determined to make this work... it was now or never.

After thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours spent learning about writing, I "kind of" knew what I was doing.

But I still wasn’t doing it yet. I literally had bills to pay but couldn’t get myself to take action.

I was so terrified of rejection from clients and started doubting myself as a writer.

Finally, I got off the sidelines and got in the game.

Once I landed my first paying client from cold pitching, I realized it was possible.

Even if it was just a few hundred dollars, it helped me get over the fears and build my confidence.

Landing one gig helped me eliminate a few limiting beliefs that were holding me back.

I figured, if I can get one person to say yes, why couldn’t I get a second, third, or fourth client?

Each month, my revenue continued to grow, almost like clock work...month after month.

I kept finding new ways to land clients, what to say in pitches, and how to raise my rates.

Eventually, clients even started reaching out to me with my freelance writing website and optimized social media profiles.

That's when I realized, freelance writing is the best way to make money as a writer.

With freelance writing, you can do it as a part-time side hustle or a full-time online business.

Not to mention, you have freedom and flexibility with your schedule. Since finding my stride as a freelancer writer, I’ve been able to:

  • Triple my rates
  • Get featured in huge publications
  • Ghostwritten for millionaires and best-selling authors
  • Started a top-rated podcast on iTunes interviewing multi-millionaire entrepreneurs

Plus, I'm the top writer at Fearless Motivation, have created viral content read by millions.

I’ve also been featured in Lifehack, Rockstar Finance, Better Marketing, Entrepreneur's Handbook, Early to Rise, Goalcast, and other top publications.

So how did I start making real money as a freelance content writer and start making a full-time income?

I'm going to be VERY honest... there isn't one hack.

It wasn't one email template, one job board pitch or epic copy on my freelance writing website.

It was showing up, day in and day out.

It was putting in the work and not giving up.

Success ultimately came from failing.

Failing to get jobs.

Failing to keep clients.

Failing to know how to invoice and actually get paid.

It was all part of the learning process.

While I wish I could have avoided some of the pain, I can't change the past.

But I can help you avoid all the mistakes I made.

There's no need for you to watch endless YouTube videos and read hundreds of blogs posts anymore.

This only leads to overwhelm, anxiety, and lack of taking action, which I know all too well.

Instead, you need a mentor who's done it (and still doing it) to guide you.

Once I started finding success and posting about on Medium and social media, people instantly reached out.

Other writers wanted to know how I found my niche, landed high-paying clients, and only do it part-time.

That's when I knew I had to share what I've learned with others.

I didn't want others to feel what I felt in 2017.

I didn't want anyone else to experience burnout, anxiety, fear, and overwhelm that I see hold so many people back.

If you're serious about taking your passion for writing into a real and scalable business, just know you can do it.

Freelance content writing is your ticket getting paid as a writer so you can have more FREEDOM.

To help you speed up your success and get results fast, I've created the step-by-step solution...

Freelance to 5K.

My Proven 4-Part Confident Writer Framework To Become a Confident & Successful Writer:

1. Developing a Wealthy Writer Mindset

Learn to think and act like a wealthy writer to beat imposter syndrome.

2. Building a World-Class Freelancing Brand

Pick your profitable niche to build a brand to pitch clients with confidence.

3. Market Your Content Writing Services

Learn to sell your writing services to clients on any platform, in any niche.

4. Scaling To Six-Figures and Go Full-Time

Write like a pro, raise your rates, land more clients, and quit your job!


Freelance to 5K

Freelance to 5K isn't a normal freelance writing course like a lot of others you might have taken...

...It's a 7-module transformational experience that will change you...from an overwhelmed, discouraged, and frustrated writer into a confident, successful writer.


Developed for writers who want to turn their PASSION for writing into a real online SIDE HUSTLE or FULL-TIME BUSINESS and make $5K+ a month writing!

  • Discover how to program your mind to find success as a writer.
  • Learn how start or scale your own freelance writing business (even if you're brand new).
  • Build a system to help you beat overwhelm, take action, and build your confidence.
  • Understand the best way to find a profitable niche and finally get paid good money to write online.

Each module contains short videos and exercises specifically created to move you forward in your transformation. No more worrying about what to do next or feeling confused about the process of building a writing business.

Your COMPLETE System To Getting Started Freelance Writing That Walks You Through The Step-By-Step Process (Even if you're a brand new writer without any experience)!

That's really just a fancy way of saying that you'll have access to:

  • The 'make it or break it' information you need to become a confident, successful freelance writer.
  • Guidance from an instructor (yours truly!) who has generated $200,000+ writing content online (including making $20,050 in my 20th month freelancing).
  • 24/7 INSTANT and lifetime access including all updates—so you’re always in the loop, leading the pack, and primed to bring to build the writing business of your dreams.
  • Literal step-by-step training with NOTHING left out. From building a writing website, finding clients, pitching clients, learning how to write epic content, invoicing, and scaling to hit your freelance writing goals... Seriously. 
  • Exclusive membership to a growing community of other smart & savvy freelance writers!

"He really breaks it down into a plan that anyone can follow to find success in this arena."

"Michael does an incredible job of giving you not just theory of how to make money as a freelance writer, like many courses cover, but he includes TONS of actionable steps, that really breaks it down into a plan that anyone can follow to find success in this arena. 

I truly believe this course is a must not just for those looking to get started with freelance writing, but for anyone that runs a blog, company website, online marketing business, or does any sort of work within the online world! 

Even outside of freelance writing, I’m excited to take many of his bits of advice and action steps to apply to my own blog, and see the results follow!"


-Roxanne L
Founder of "For Another Time"


"I'm a successful freelance writer now... he gave me the confidence in myself as a writer."

"I'm a successful freelance writer now, thanks in large part to Michael. A lot of people can explain the process of creating a writing business, and Michael did that very well, but more importantly, he gave me confidence in myself as a writer. His authentic encouragement made all the difference."

-Connie S.
Freelance Writer


Let me show you what's waiting for you inside Freelance to 5K once you become a member...

Module 1: The Mindset of a Wealthy Writer (Overcoming Imposter Syndrome)

Successful freelancers think, act, and operate differently than broke, struggling writers (duh!). They know their success is inevitable, even if they haven't seen the results yet.

We'll go over the foundations of building a wealthy writer mindset (even if you haven't made a dollar yet) so you can reach your freelance writing goals. We'll identify how you can shift from an employee to an entrepreneur mindset so that you start getting clients FAST.

Inside Module 1, you'll discover:

  • 5 Myths that keep most writers stuck, overwhelmed and frustrated
  • The secret way to reprogram your mind to make success inevitable as a writer
  • The truth about how a brand-new writer witthout any experience can build a successful writing biz FAST
  • The characteristics of a wealthy writer and how to use them to overcome IMPOSTER SYNDROME so you can take action

And more...

Then, once you have the mindset for success, we'll move on to...


MODULE #2: Becoming a Confident Writer (Marketing Yourself For Success)

Every writer has to start somewhere. So whether you've never made a dollar online or have only landed a few clients, we'll help you hit the ground running to develop your confidence ASAP.

The first step to confidence is identifying what you're going to write about (aka, your niche), how to price your services, and how to make this a profitable business. Basically, learning how to market yourself as a successful writer even if you are brand new.

Inside Module 2, you'll discover:

  • 15 ways to make money as a content writer so you can have sustainable income month after month
  • How to pick a profitable freelance writing niche so you can get paid to write about topics that you LOVE
  • 7 easy ways to price your freelance writing rates so you don't look like a beginner and don't attract low paying clients 
  • Why you need to create "simple samples" that attract your ideal clients and make you look like an expert in your niche (even if you are brand new)
  • How to develop CONFIDENCE as a new writer, even if you are brand-new and don't have any experience or a niche yet 

And more.

Once you have the mindset, a writing niche, and freelancing fundamentals in place, then we'll move on to...


Most struggling writers skip this step and wonder why they attract low paying gigs (or can't ever land clients at all). Without a writing website, it's nearly impossible to scale your business.

Think about it, you wouldn't apply for a job in the 9-5 world and show up for an interview without a resume, would you? The same goes for building a website for your writing business - it's essential!

This module is all about helping you stand out online so you look like a seasoned writer (even if you're a beginner who has never landed a client before).

We'll cover everything you need to know about building your writing website and creating your social media profiles so you can ATTRACT your ideal clients. These simple steps will help you stand out in a sea of other writers.

Inside Module 3, you'll discover...

  • The secret to getting noticed +  landing clients on LinkedIn
  • How to avoid the most common mistakes that most writers make with their website that repel clients
  • The RIGHT social media platforms to use and market yourself online to land high-paying clients
  • How to build your writing website with easy to use plugins (and easy ways to outsource it too) so you can start pitching clients with confidence! 

And more marketing tips to set you up for success so that you can pitch clients like an expert writer...

Once you have your writing website up and running, now is the fun part.

Next up is learning...


Before pitching clients, you need to understand how to market yourself and sell your services.

The key here is to learn how to become an expert freelancer (not just a great writer) so that clients want to work with you.

But before we start pitching without a purpose, I'll help you: 

Inside Module 4, you'll discover...

  • How to "ACE" your test pieces & land recurring clients
  • The #1 most important skill when it comes to marketing your freelance writing services 
  • How to set up calls with clients so you look experienced to new prospects and set up a positive long-term client relationship
  • The business side of freelancing (including NDAs, contracts, W9) to avoid confusion and set yourself up for financial success 
  • My 6-figure pitch tips so clients will say YES (regardless of which platform that you use). 

And so much more. Then I'll help you learn how to use multiple platforms and cold pitching to learn how to land your first (or more) clients... 

MODULE #5: WHERE TO FIND YOUR IDEAL WRITING CLIENTS (Cold Pitching, Job Boards, Upwork, and more)

You could be the best writer in the world, but if you can't pitch and land clients, it's a waste of your amazing talent!

In this module, I'll help you understand the best ways to land clients with cold pitching, job boards, Upwork, guest posting, Fiverr, and other methods. 

This is the fun part, getting clients that want to pay you hundreds and thousands of dollars to write content online.

We'll give you step-by-step strategies, templates, and scripts to beat imposter syndrome and start taking action. No more feeling overwhelmed by not knowing where to find clients and what to say when you do find them.

Inside Module 5, you'll discover...

  • The 7 best places to find high-paying clients in any niche 
  • The best ways to stand out on crowded job boards so you can get momentum + your first few paying clients 
  • Why Upwork isn't a scam and how it can help you land your first paying gig (and gain positive testimonials)
  • How to get over your fear of cold emailing clients so you can find clients that don't post on job boards or 3rd party platforms like Upwork and Fiverr 
  • Other methods like finding local clients, guest posting, and how to followup like an expert so you get more clients to hire you!

And so much more.

Once you learn how to find and land clients, we'll get into...


Getting paying clients is one thing, but delivering epic writing that makes them want to keep working with you is another beast. 

Luckily, I'll make it simple for you to learn how to create epic writing projects, so clients retain your services month after month. This will help you make consistent money writing online without all the worry of constantly searching for new clients.

Plus, we'll teach you how to get paid, taxes, LLC's, and understand how to structure your business for long-term success.

Inside Module 6, you'll also discover...

  • The secret to outlining and never having "writer's block" again 
  • The art of creating the "perfect" blog post that is SEO-friendly so that clients will want to work with you on 10X more projects
  • How to easily self-edit your content quickly so clients don't fire you (plus the best tools to use)
  • My best content writing tips to impress clients even as a beginner so you look like an expert writer
  • The fastest way to submit your work, invoice clients and get paid promptly for your writing services

And more.

Once you land clients, deliver work, and get paid to write about your passion, then we'll get into...


Scaling your writing business requires you to work smarter, not harder. In this module, I'll help you avoid burnout and create empowering routines so you can get more done in less time. Which means fewer hours and FREEDOM to enjoy your life.

This module shares my biggest secrets to scaling your business and taking it into a full-time career. It might be time to say goodbye to that 9-5 once and for all! 

Inside Module 7, you'll also discover...

  • How to manage your clients so that you never miss deadlines and keep clients happy
  • What it takes to scale to $5,000 a month (and beyond) so you can quit your job
  • The fastest way to take your writing business full-time and attract clients regularly
  • Expert writing routines to maximize your time so you can work fewer hours
  • How to earn recurring income from bloggers so you can scale your business + have consistent monthly income 

And more.

"The course is full of great information and can help anyone learn, even if you're a beginner like I was."

"Michael's course taught me the skills needed to kick-start my writing career. The course is full of great information and can help anyone learn, even if you're a beginner like I was.

My writing has improved since taking the course, and has pushed me to become a better writer. My Medium posts are doing better than ever before, I'm getting curated more often and my reads are going up ever day. Michael has been really supportive and kind throughout the process.

 I highly recommend you try out his course - you won't be disappointed!"

Kathrine M.
Top Writer on Medium.com

"Michael was a powerful accelerator to starting to write online." 

"Working with Michael was a powerful accelerator to starting to write online. Michael's "tour de force" is cracking open your state of mind, and where there are blocks to writing more and better. He really pushed me to double-down on how much I was posting, define what I wanted from my work and why. And as a "novice" to online writing we were just skimming the surface of Michael's expertise in building yourself as a freelance writer."

Kevin B.
Freelance Writer

"Taking the course also motivated me to just keep going and do better."

"As someone who writes and at some point, likes to make money off of that writing, I was looking for information on how to do better at my writing and skills that need to be accompanied by that.

I got the opportunity to take this course, and I am really grateful to have done it. It did not disappoint. I got some really insightful information and practical nuggets of wisdom to use in my writing but also to show off my writing in the right way.

Taking the course also motivated me to just keep going and do better. I highly recommend any writer to take this course."

Aisah V.
Freelance Writer

Click the video below to hear from a Freelance to 5K Alumni...



Private Facebook Community of Like-Minded Writers (Total Value = Priceless)

Becoming a writer + entrepreneur isn't easy on your own. In my entrepreneurial journey, I've found that connecting with like-minded people is vital to crushing your freelancing goals. As Jim Rohn said, "Your network is your net worth."

When you join, you get access to our  exclusive Facebook community to help you stay up to date with freelancing + writing trends, share wins, and learn from each other. Plus, I'll also be sharing exclusive content, live streams, and other lessons as I continue to grow my writing business as well.

Plus, you get:

  • A writing website audit to ensure your website attracts clients (and doesn't scare them away)  
  • Private writing tips from Michael to help you impress clients and work with them for the long run for consistent income  

No more feeling like you're on this journey alone - we want to help you succeed (and celebrate with you when it all happens)!


Bonus #1: SEO Superclass Workshop ($297 Value)

If you're like most bloggers and writers, you probably see the word SEO on every job board, Upwork listing, and on top sites... but maybe you have no clue what that means... Or even if you do, you aren't sure how to create SEO friendly content?

Here's the thing, SEO (search engine optimization) is a top skill that any writer can possess. But there's a TON of information online that it can get very overwhelming. Plus, a ton of SEO tactics apply more to blog owners than writers.

To help you avoid confusion, information overload and learn this valuable skill, I created a two-hour workshop that will teach you how to master SEO as a freelance writer.

Inside the 2-hour SEO Super Class, you will discover: 

  • The real truth about SEO as a freelance writer
  • Basic on-page SEO principles so you can speak to clients as an expert and charge higher rates for your writing services
  • The best tools to improve SEO so you don't spend hours and hours on each blog post that you write
  • How to research keywords and rank on page one, so clients keep you on retainer and gladly pay your rates
  • The simple tool that costs almost nothing but can net you hundreds and thousands of dollars from each client 
And a lot more.

Bonus #2: Make Money on Medium Training ($247 Value)

Freelance to 5K will teach you how to attract freelance writing clients and hit your writing goals. But, you also might want to write about other topics not in your niche or start your own following online.

Instead of wasting time blogging on WordPress, I'll teach you the fastest way to get started using Medium. 

Imagine earning even more money as a writer each month by publishing your own epic content that people around the world read. Medium is the #1 writing platform online that will help you spread your message with the world.

With Medium.com, you can also land more writing clients, build a portfolio, create viral stories that impact thousands of readers, and begin to build your own audience.

Inside the Money on Medium training, I'll teach you:

  • The secret to making money on Medium every month
  • The hidden truth about Medium & why it's worth it for writers 
  • The EASIEST WAY to get featured in huge publications and have thousands of readers finding your stories 
  • How to get your first 1,000 followers FAST so that you always have people reading your content (and making $$$ from each story that you post)

 This entire training is only available when you join Freelance to 5K. I used the exact strategies in this training to earn over $1,000 in one month directly through the Medium Partner Program.

Just check out some these results below! 

Bonus #3: Secret 6-Figure Writer's Vault ($197 Value)

How much easier would your life be if you knew exactly what to say in your pitches so that clients are pretty much begging to work with you?

When you enroll in Freelance to 5K, you get access to everything I use to run a 6-figure writing business. 

Inside the Writer's Vault, you will have access to 

  • Proven pitch templates to help you land high-paying clients on any platform
  • SEO and blog checklists to make sure your work is perfect before you send to clients
  • The best writing tools and software to help you stay organized and keep clients happy 

Plus, I'll teach you what to say in your followups so you get a response and build up your client pipeline. 

Bonus #4: Mindset Coaching With Michael Audio Course ($197 Value)

Don't you wish you had someone there with you 24/7 to help you deal with the obstacles of freelancing and growing an online business?

When you enroll in Freelance to 5K, you will get just that!

Inside Mindset Coaching With Michael you will have access to: 

  • Audio tracks to help you beat overwhelm and anxiety so you can start writing + pitching clients 
  • The best ways to help you overcome rejection from clients and how to bounce back quickly even if you feel like an imposter 

Plus, this is an audio course so you can listen to it anywhere you want. Throw it on when you need some inspiration and  motivation to keep pitching and landing clients.

Bonus #5: Upwork Like a Pro - Mini Course ($397 Value)

When you join Freelance to 5K, you also get instant access to a mini-course that is all about using Upwork like a pro, even if you're just starting out.

This is an in-depth, stand alone mini-course all about a top platform for freelancers. When you join, you will discover:

  • How to set up an Upwork account in under 60 minutes (or less) without any experience
  • The art of becoming a top-rated writer so that clients reach out to you for new projects
  • How to search for clients in your niche and pitch them with confidence so that they hire you
  • The BEST way to use the platform to gain experience as a writer and build your confidence as a beginner
  • What you need to create a winning profile on Upwork so that you stand out among the competition and speak directly to your ideal client


"Mike’s freelance writing course took me from not even thinking about freelance writing to creating a website and landing my first recurring gig in only six weeks."

"Mike’s freelance writing course took me from not even thinking about freelance writing to creating a website and landing my first recurring gig in only six weeks. The course lessons are clear and presented in organized modules that are focused and specific to the topic.

Mike has made himself available for questions in his course Facebook group and we also did some one-on-one coaching that motivated me to pitch for more work. I love his encouraging approach. I highly recommend this course and his coaching services to anyone who is considering freelance writing as a career or side hustle. It is some of the best money I have spent."

 -Andrea T. (Freelance Writer & Blogger)


"Freelance to 5K is completely comprehensive, leaving nothing to figure out on your own."

"Freelance to 5K is completely comprehensive, leaving nothing to figure out on your own. From how to approach your business, set up your website, and write effective SEO drive content... Michael touches on it!

I've had a coaching call with Michael as well and his passion is for you to experience the success he has and better. It comes across in all of his content, including this course!"

- Brianna W. (Freelance Writer and Blogger)

"Now just a couple of months later, I am well on track to quit my job in just under a month. And I could not be more excited. I could not have done this without Michael's course and his coaching"

"I was able to take my hobby blog and turn it into a portfolio that I now send to clients. I also learned how to write in a format that will make clients want to put my content on their site.

I learned how to cold pitch clients and have had a lot of great responses from that. I also learned how to structure  my schedule and all the different elements of my business to be as efficient with my time and energy as possible.

So now just a couple of months later, I am well on track to quit my job and just under a month. And I could not be more excited. I could not have done this without Michael's course and his coaching and his encouragement along the way."

Delaney R.
Self-Improvement Writer



Don't forget, there is a 60-day, conditional guarantee!

I'm that confident that Freelance to 5K has everything you need to become a successful, wealthy, confident writer. Let me take the risk for 60 days so you can focus on putting the trainigns to work and build your writing business.

If you aren't fully satisfied, shoot us an email within 60 days of purchase to [email protected]

Show us proof that you did the work (like applying for gigs, pitching jobs, etc.) and we'll give you your money back. I'm that confident that this program will give you the tools & mindset to become a successful freelance writer.

Remember, if you land just one or two gigs, this program will take care of your investment.

So, let's RECAP...

When you join Freelance to 5K, you get instant and lifetime access to the 7 core training modules. These are bite sized training videos to help you learn freelancing fundamentals and take ACTION.

These are filled with video lessons and exercises that will transform you from a go from a broke, struggling writer to a wealthy, successful freelance writer. ($1,497 value)

Plus, you also get:

  • Money on Medium: This exclusive bonus training will teach you how to get your first 1,000 followers and make money on Medium.com. ($247 value)
  • Writer's Vault: Get my proven templates to use for cold emailing, writing epic blog posts, and more. ($197 value) 
  • Facebook Community: Join me and other students inside our exclusive members-only Facebook group. You'll get access to live trainings and feedback on any questions you have during your writing journey. (Priceless)

PLUS, you get instant access to these stand-alone trainings as well...

  • SEO Super Class: SEO is one of the most important skills as a freelance writer, yet most writers don't know where to start and get confused or overwhelmed. Watch this two-hour training to learn how to write SEO friendly content that ranks on Google, so clients want to keep working with you. This will help you land more clients by mastering keyword research and stand out among other writers to land high-paying gigs. (Normally $297)
  • Upwork Like a Pro: Upwork isn't like most platforms so we do in-depth breaking down one of the most popular freelancing websites. You will learn how to create your account, set up a winning profile, pitch clients, and become a top-rated writer (Normally $397).
  • Mindset with Michael: Finally, you'll get instant access to my 10-part audio training to help you develop the mindset of a successful, confident writer. Simply hit play on any of these 10 audios to get motivated, inspired, and overcome the most common objections that most new writers face to keep taking action (Normally $197)!


"For relatively newbie freelancers like myself, this course is so useful as it walks you through everything you need to get up and running." 

"I've dabbled a little in freelance writing, but never really known the best way to put myself out there or how to put a value on my time and work.

Freelance to 5k covers this and so much more, right from adopting the right mindset, setting up your own website and developing a personal brand, to writing tips and pricing strategies. For relatively newbie freelancers like myself, this course is so useful as it walks you through everything you need to get up and running, but more importantly, running in the right direction!

Michael teaches in a clear straightforward way that's relatable and easy to follow with practical and actionable advice and I feel so much more equipped with the right tools and knowledge after taking this course."

- Hayley M.
Freelance Writer

..."Made me feel confident to approach freelance writing as a knowledgeable professional."

"I found immediate value in Michael's Freelance to 5k class. I jumped right in to find tools and best practice info that made me feel confident to approach freelance writing as a knowledgeable professional.

As much as I'm enjoying the class, I got an even bigger boost from the empowering coaching call that helped push me out of the nest to start working! Thank you so much Michael for all the support and confidence. I'm so glad to have you on my side in this journey!"

Cecilia F.


"I was already a freelancer before taking the course and still I learned so much that helped me scale even further! ... It was truly a complete step-by-step system."

"The "Freelance to 5K" Course is an amazing course! It was truly a complete step-by-step system that takes you from knowing nothing to fully understanding and having all the important tools that you need to make your freelancing a full-time career.
I was already a freelancer before taking the course and still I learned so much that helped me scale even further! Michael takes the time to fully explain details in a way that is easily understandable, even for beginners.
If you're thinking of taking the leap to freelance full-time, this is the course to take!"

Gina Z. 

Creator of The Frugal Convert


"Being able to escape my 9-5 and help others by providing content is the dream." 

“Mike is on a mission to help others get their writing careers off the ground. Going through the exercises of identifying what content I can write about that can help others was really powerful. Being able to escape my 9-5 and help others by providing content is the dream. Mike’s course can help you get there.”

- Brandon L.


"Thank you, Michael, for every bit of support and for always believing in me. New writers are lucky to have you!

“Michael is the person to go to if you want to start your writing business. His course has everything one needs and more. Michael cheered me on like no other, helped me set the right mindframe and is still here for every little win! Thank you, Michael, for every bit of support and for always believing in me. New writers are lucky to have you!”

- Natassa P. 
Content Writer @ natassapenn.com



The first choice is to do nothing. You can keep doing what you are doing and somehow expect different results.

 This is choosing to take the hard route. You can choose to try and learn how to become a freelance writer on your own.

You can watch endless YouTube videos, read blog posts, listen to podcasts, and navigate this crazy world by yourself... somehow thinking you will finally piece together everything you learn before you get too overwhelmed with the process of landing clients.


You can choose to invest in yourself with Freelance to 5K.

You can speed up your success by learning from someone who has made more than $200,000 writing content online.

You can get the step-by-step process to get started freelance writing... even if you're brand new, without any portfolio, niche or experience.

You can use it to finally beat overwhelm and take action to reach your freelance writing goals.

But whatever you choose, choose quickly!

Because the registration for Freelance to 5K isn't going to stay open forever.

You can do this.

You can make money writing online.

You can build a profitable writing business from home to create absolute freedom.

With the right mindset, the right tools, and support, you can transform your life and writing business.

So don't waste another day, month or year, thinking about what could be. Join us now to make your dreams of becoming a wealthy, successful, confident writer come to life. 

If you chose to invest in yourself and your writing goals, click the link below to enroll and get instant access to Freelance to 5K.



What Students and Writers Just Like You Are Saying About This Life Changing Writing Program... 


"Freelance to 5K has answered all of my questions

"Freelance to 5K has answered all of my questions and has given me so much motivation and preparation for freelancing."

"I started my blog back in September 2018 and wasn’t seeing much profit from it, so I sought out other ways to supplement my income. When I discovered the world of freelance writing, I instantly felt it was a great way for me to utilize my skills, but I had no idea where to start.

Freelance to 5K has answered all of my questions and has given me so much motivation and preparation for freelancing. It has done pretty much everything except hand me an actual client.

Michael could have been a motivational speaker in a past life because you truly feel like he cares about your success. By the time I was halfway through the course, I had sent out about 20 cold pitch emails, and when I finished the course I sent out about 3 times that many.

This course is not only motivating but thorough too. He covers SEO, what free tools to use to make sure you have the best headlines and error-free content, where to find clients and how to set your rates. He shows emails and templates to help you out and how to get a good-looking website up and running so you look like a pro.

I highly recommend this course to anyone on the fence about freelance writing or not knowing where to start!"

Nicole D.
Freelance Writer

"I appreciate how Michael provided his personal examples of websites and social media sites" 

"I appreciate how Michael provided his personal examples of websites and social media sites as well as secrets/tips that may have taken me a long time to figure out by myself. He is inspiring yet realistic. He sets high goals for himself and encourages the viewers to set goals and daily routines to get work done.

The format is helpful as you can skip around if you want and do it all at your own pace. It has videos and step-by-step guides - it's not just newsletter or book. Thanks for such an awesome resource!"

- Doreen L. 
Freelance Writer

"The course is comprehensive but is no-fluff. I highly recommend it as the go-to resource to kickstart your freelance writing career."

"I’m blown away by Michael’s course. I run a blog and have been thinking about trying to get some freelance writing projects to increase my income, so Michael’s course came along at the perfect time. I had the obvious questions about how to get started with freelance writing (finding clients, setting rates) and he answered all of them.

But he also taught me about a TON of things I would have never thought to ask, such as goal setting, SEO, project organization, success routines, and how to make myself stand out so I can land more gigs. I’m not a beginner writer or business owner, but this course still delivered tremendous value beyond just how to get started with freelance writing.

The course is comprehensive but is no-fluff. I highly recommend it as the go-to resource to kickstart your freelance writing career if you’re starting from scratch or to grow your existing business into full-time income."

Steph G, Financial Freedom Crew

Click the video below to hear from a Freelance to 5K Alumni...


Okay... So How Much is the Investment?

While most Freelance to 5K members like our pay in full option to save, I don't want a short-term money crunch to have you miss out, so check out our 3-pay installment plan for a smaller initial investment. Plus, you get access to everything as soon as you enroll. Or, if you want additional coaching & mentorship, check out the VIP coaching option to work 1:1 with Michael for 30 or 60 days!

4-Pay Installment Plan



Lifetime Access to Freelance to 5K - Including Updates ($1,497 value)

SEO Super Class ($297 value)

Money On Medium Training ($247 value)

Writers Vault ($197 value) 

Mindset Coaching With Michael ($197 Value)

Upwork Like a Pro ($397 value)

Exclusive Facebook Community (Priceless)

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1:1 VIP COACHING (Limited)


One-Time Investment

Lifetime Access to Freelance to 5K - Including Updates ($1,497 value)

SEO Super Class ($297 value)

Money On Medium Training ($247 value)

Writers Vault ($197 value) 

Mindset Coaching With Michael ($197 Value)

Upwork Like a Pro ($397 value)

Exclusive Facebook Community (Priceless)

With VIP Coaching, you also get...

8 One Hour 1:1 Laser Coaching Calls with Michael via Zoom

Email support for writing website audit, pitch reviews, mindset coaching, and more for 30 days

Weekday access via Whatsapp 

Or, join the 4-week program for 30 days of VIP Coaching (4 coaching calls). Click here to join ($1,297)!


Got Questions? We got answers...

Below is a list of the most common questions I've been asked. If for some odd reason you don't see your question, just reach out to our team. Please email us at [email protected] and ask away. Thanks!

 #1. What makes you and other Freelance to 5K so successful?

Freelance to 5K was specifically created with the beginner writer in mind. But this program is different from anything you've ever taken because it is based on my proven, 4-part, Confident Writer Framework:

1. MINDSET: I've paid for a ton of different online writing courses and all of them lacked one thing - understanding the inner game. Whenever you start a new venture in life, having the right mindset is the only way you can achieve it. I won't just tell you what to do, I'll help you train your mind to overcome roadblocks that most new writers never learn to overcome.

2. BRANDING: Most writers don't find high-paying clients (or any clients at all) because they don't have the proper branding to reach out to new clients. 

3. PITCHING: Inside Freelance to 5K, I teach you more than seven different ways to land freelance writing clients. Because here's the thing, there is one way to do this as other coaches teach. Instead, I'll show you ways to diversify your pitching methods so you always have ways to land new clients.

3. SCALING: This program can help whether you want to earn $500 per month as a side hustle or $5,000 or more per month and take it full-time. I'll teach you how to scale, upgrade clients, and turn this into a full-time business.

This is a fully customizable plan that you can create to fit your goals. Plus, I'll also teach you tons of other ways to make money from writing about your passion other than just freelancing.

#2. Is Freelance to 5K worth the investment?

The content inside this program will give you everything you need to start your own writing business. Since I started freelancing in January 2018, I’ve earned $200,000+ writing.
Not to mention, I only spend about 20 hours a week with my writing business. Think about the incredible return that you can get from this small investment.
Plus, students from all over the world have used this program to land clients, make money writing, and some have even quit their 9-5s!

#3. If I am just getting started and I don't have a business yet, is this still a good fit for me?

Freelance to $5K was built to help brand new and beginner-intermediate freelance writers. Whether you've never written a post before or already have a few clients, this program will give you everything you need.

If you're already making $5,000+ per month in recurring freelance writing income, this course isn't the right fit.

#4. This sounds overwhelming, how much time will it take to complete?

If this program feels like a lot, it might just be because you're overwhelmed already in your business. And you're probably trying to figure out how to add this to your ever growing list of to-do's. But Freelance to 5K is the answer to your overwhelm. When you enroll, you can finally say goodbye to those feelings of overwhelm and worry.

This program is a step-by-step guide to help you focus on what you need to do so you can reach your freelancing goals. It was designed for you to learn and implement. You don't have to wait until you go through each lesson before taking action.

Don't forget, when you enroll in Freelance to 5K, you get lifetime access.

After enrolling, you get unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. This means you can log in anywhere there is a Wi-Fi connection. So if you can commit a few hours per week for these training, you can see an entirely new level of growth in your business.

#5. What’s the difference between Freelance to 5K vs. Freelance to 5K Accelerator programs?

The Freelance to 5K Accelerator program is Freelance to 5K on steroids. When you enroll, not only do you get instant and lifetime access to the 6 modules and bonus trainings, but you also get to work 1:1 with me.
That means six 1:1 Zoom calls, weekly emails, and messaging via WhatsApp. As your writing coach, I will help you get motivated, stay accountable, and reach your freelance goals.

#6. I struggle with confidence and imposter syndrome as a writer, will this help?

You and me both. If you have a desire to share your word with the world, I can help you overcome them and FINALLY take action on your dreams. I'll help you overcome fear, worry, perfectionism or criticism.

#7. Is this for a side hustle, part-time gig or a full-time writing career?

Both, the framework used in this program can help you whether you want to earn $500 per month or $5,000+ per month! 
The more you want to earn, the more you can focus on the last module to scale and hit your writing goals. We have students from around the world who have used this program to quit their 9-5s!   

#8. I'm not very tech-savvy. Do I need to be tech-savvy for this to work?

No! If you can send emails and write words online, you can make this work. Inside Freelance to 5K there is a tutorial to help you learn how to cheaply outsource anything you can't figure out as well.

The tech stuff doesn't have to hold you back from making money as a writer.

#9. Do I need to know my niche before starting this program?

Nope, inside Freelance to 5K there are several resources to help you learn how to pick a profitable writing niche. Plus, you can always start as a generalist to launch your writing career and niche down as you go through the program.

#10. What can I expect once I enroll in Freelance to 5K?

When you enroll, you will get a confirmation email explaining how to log into the program. Upon logging in, you will also get FREE and LIFETIME access to any and all updates. That means you'll never have to pay for any future updates (even when the price increases).

Freelance to 5K is an online training portal that you can access on all your devices. When you join, you get instant access and go through it at your own pace and revisit any specific lessons.

#11. Is there any support available if I have any questions or get stuck?

Abso-freaking-lutley! The last thing I want you to feel is nagging uncertainty of what to do next. That's why we have our private (Members-Only) Facebook group. Inside this community you can ask questions and get feedback quickly so you can take action and hit your goals! 

#12. What is the guarantee/refund policy with Freelance to 5K?

We would never want you to be unhappy and think you will love the experience! But, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us in the first 60 days of your initial purchase date.

Show us you did the work (like pitching clients, applying for gigs, etc.) and we will give you a full refund. To do so, email our team: [email protected] and let us know.

There is no refund for the Freelance to 5K Accelerator as it is a customized 1:1 coaching program that requires my time each week.


This program only works if you do the work. Don't think this is a way to overnight success without doing any work on your end. But, when you take consistent action + adopt the right mindset + use the principles in this program, it can help you create a profitable online writing business.

Who is this program not good for?

Someone who ...

  • Fears rejection
  • Looking for passive income
  • Doesn't want to do the work
  • Thinks that success is overnight
  • Isn't willing to invest in themselves
  • Wants to make money as an author or creative (fiction) writer


But, this program is great for someone who...

  • Takes action
  • Has a passion for writing
  • Wants to beat overwhelm
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Isn't afraid of trying new strategies to create a better life
  • Wants to build an online freelance content writing business
  • Wants to build confidence as a writer to create freedom and flexibility




Who is Teaching Freelance to 5K?

My online writing journey started in January 2016. I hated my 9-5 career and was passionate about helping others with their finances, so I started my first blog.

Starting a blog changed my life and opened my eyes to a world I didn’t know existed.

A little over a year into my blogging adventure, I published my first book, and quit my corporate job.

When I quit the corporate world in 2017, I had two goals; build an online business that inspires others and pursue professional golf.

Making the leap into entrepreneurship was a huge risk.

At the time, my blog had only made $200. But I knew that with enough time, I could figure out what it really took to build an online writing business.

After eight months of endless hustle and 18-hour days, I had to admit that my blog was failing.

My passion for writing was there but I couldn’t figure out how drive traffic, monetize the site, and make consistent money as a blogger.

So I pivoted to freelance writing to capitalize on my writing skills. I can now say it was the best decision of my entire career.

Within a few months, I made more writing than my blog ever did. And I was only spending 15-20 hours a week on the writing side of my business.

In 12 months, I 10X’d my monthly income from $650 to $6,500/month. The following year, I more than doubled writing revenue over 2018 and earned $20,050 in my 20th month of writing online.

Now, I'm now a 3X published author, top contributor to Fearless Motivation, and have been featured in publications like:

  • Goalcast
  • Lifehacker
  • The Startup
  • Thrive Global
  • Better Marketing
  • Addicted 2 Success
  • Entrepreneurs Handbook

And other top sites. I've also ghostwritten for millionaire CEO's, best-selling authors, and top entrepreneurs.

But I know what it’s like to be a struggling writer and broke blogger and want to help others, so I created my brand, Inspire Your Success.

This is a blog, podcast, and YouTube channel that is dedicated to helping other writers speed up success.

Now, my days are spent growing Inspire Your Success, coaching new writers, writing for a select few clients, playing golf, and getting into screenwriting (all thanks to freelancing)!

Here's to helping you build your writing business together and giving you the freedom that you deserve.

If I can do it, so can you!

- Michael Leonard


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