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Friday, January 25, 2013

Wealthy Web Writer Review

Wealthy Web Writer is a membership-based website aimed at aspiring online writers.

They were kind enough to offer me temporary membership of the site in exchange for an independent review, so you can read my thoughts below.

I should perhaps first clarify, however, that there is no connection between Wealthy Web Writer and my Wealthy Writer course (co-written with Ruth Barringham), beyond the fact that both are about making money writing for online markets.

There are some free resources on the Wealthy Web Writer site, including the blog, but to access all the resources, including the jobs board, live (and recorded) webinars, video training, and so on, you have to pay a monthly fee for "Platinum Membership" (which is the level of access I had in my trial).

The first thing to be said is that Wealthy Web Writer has huge amounts of information on all aspects of writing for a living. Indeed, at first navigating all this content can be a bit daunting, and I do think it would benefit from being organized a bit more coherently. Still, as a new member there is a video site tour you can take, which should help you get your bearings.

To make the most of Wealthy Web Writer, you need to start by deciding what your priorities are and what you most need to learn at the present time. The Categories list in the right-hand column (see screen capture below) will then take you to articles and other training resources on the topics in question.

If you can't see the above list clearly, clicking on it should open a larger version.

The content is by a large number of different authors, and the quality is generally high. Whatever you want to know about, you are likely to find something here to help you.

There are also a number of "roadmap tutorials" which go into more detail on specific topics - an excellent six-video series on how to launch your professional freelance website using WordPress, for example.

The site also hosts regular live events and seminars, such as "How a Money-Making Website Will Make You a Better Web Writer" and "Turning Conversations into Clients".

Also accessible in the members area is a jobs board with some decently paid opportunities, both freelance and employed. These are mostly for copywriters and mainly US-based, although that might not matter for the freelance vacancies.

Another welcome feature is the forum. This really needs some more members for it to take off as a fully-fledged online community. You can, however, post any questions you may have here and get them answered by the Wealthy Web Writer team. The forum also has helpful information on building your writing business, improving your skills, choosing a niche, and so on.

Overall, I think Wealthy Web Writer is a comprehensive and valuable resource for aspiring business writers and particularly copywriters. If that sounds like you, I recommend taking a look at the free content initially. If this seems useful to you, consider taking out a monthly Platinum subscription (which you can, of course, cancel at any time).

If you have any comments or questions about Wealthy Web Writer, as ever, please feel free to post them below.

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Anonymous Ross said...

This was a very helpful article. It is hard to know which "writing help" sites are legit and which ones are scams with little to offer.

Looking at the intro page to "Wealthy Web Writer," I couldn't really tell if it was legit or not. But based on your review, I think that I am going to try it out after I finish some writing projects and have some free time.

I look forward to taking advantage of some of those tools.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

No problem, Ross. Check out the free content first, then maybe subscribe for a month and see how you get on.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Grace Espiritusanto said...

I really would love to subscribe but I can't afford it. How can I get my book published with little or no cost at all. If it sells, then the publisher gets 70% of the sale for a year. I really need the additional income. Please, can you help me? Thanks.

7:31 AM  

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