How to Make Money From 

Your Writing

This course is about living the freelance writing life. Making money from your writing is about more than the things that you write and sell – it's also about mindset and getting organised.

Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

In this easy to follow course, you’ll learn:
1) How to change your mindset so that you think like a freelance writer
2) How to get organised and set up systems so that you make sales
3) Three ways to start making money from your writing right now (plus a bonus one)

three ways to make money from your writing now

With a whole host of resources to download and exercises to do as you go through, this section is stuffed full of know-how, and small steps you can begin to follow today.

Systems and sales

Learn which systems to put in place, how to track your publications and how to treat your writing like a small business. 


Making money from your writing is about more than the individual things that you write and try to sell. Making money from your writing is also about your mindset. In fact, I'll show you why it's almost all about mindset – which is fantastic news because it puts you in control.

About Your Tutor

Louise Tondeur is a published novelist and nonfiction writer, author of several guides to the writing progress, and an experienced writing tutor. Lou has helped countless writers through editorial feedback and writing classes. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and a PhD in Literature from the University of Reading.

"I'm so proud of this course because the mindset work I've learnt over the last few years is so powerful: it really is possible to make money from your writing. Remember these are accessible techniques that you can start today - simply by taking small steps towards your goals. See you on the inside!' - Lou

From Louise's former students

Masters student

My mind fizzed with ideas

"My mind always fizzed with ideas; a blank page became something not to be feared but filled. Perhaps more importantly I changed the way I thought about myself: I saw myself as a writer – that was the most valuable lesson and for that I’m extremely grateful.”

Undergraduate student

Don't wait for inspiration

"I don’t have to sit around and wait for inspiration to strike; I just have to pick up my pen, grab my notebook and begin writing, no matter how disorganised my thoughts may be.”

Undergraduate student

Novelists are actual people!

"I realised that novelists are not otherworldly creatures who only emerge to collect awards before disappearing into the ether again, but actual people, much like myself. To be able to put a face and a personality to a published author was inspiring enough, and to be taught by one was even better.”

Course Modules

Here's what’s in the course


Module 1: Welcome to the course

In this introductory module, you're going to learn how to navigate your course and how to download resources.


Module 2: Treat your writing like a job

In this module, you'll think about writing as a small business and begin to put systems in place to keep track of your publications and sales.


Module 3: Systems and Sales

In this module, you're going to go into the systems you need in place in more detail and learn about developing a 'sales mindset'.


Module 4: Thinking Differently

In 'Thinking Differently', you'll get an introduction to mindset and how it affects our writing lives. We'll also consider cognitive biases and how they affect us.


Module 5: Writing, Money and Mindset

In module 5, you'll discover how to use a mindset shift to create focus and motivation  – and as a result more sales.


Module 6: Three ways to make money from your writing (plus a bonus one)

In module 6, you'll be introduced to three strategies for making money from your writing  – starting today  – using the small steps method. I'll also talk about a bonus fourth strategy.


Module 7: Connecting with readers

In this module, you get to consider your readers or audience: where they are and how to connect with them. Thinking in terms of connecting with your audience is one of the best ways to make sales. 


Module 8: Self-care

In module 8, we'll discuss how to combat your negativity bias by building a support network and some basic self-care techniques.


Module 9: Next steps

This is where you download the resources and the workbook for the course and discover what to do next.

What makes this course different

All the small steps courses and guides are based on two principles. One, you can take any big project, goal or task – like making money from your writing – and break it down into smaller and smaller steps until it becomes doable. Two, if you take small but specific actions towards your goals regularly enough, they'll have a snowball effect.

That means this course gives you the techniques without any of the fluff. Writing won't be presented as incomprehensible or mystifying or baffling. The steps are simply laid out for you to follow. It's up to you how you use them.

This is a truly practical course. In order to get the most out of it, simply follow the small steps and do the exercises along the way.

This self-paced course is stuffed full of value

Because this course gives you 1) techniques for shifting your mindset, 2) systems for getting organised, 3) three ways to make money from your writing right now (plus a bonus one), and because it's as practical and down-to-earth as possible, it's stuffed full of value. You'll aslo get lots of downloads and resources to guide you through the process.

Self-paced course



  • Study whenever you like
  • Lifetime Acces
  • Acces to All Modules
  • Immediate Start