In this review of Writer Website in a Weekend by Elna Cain you’ll get answers to your most critical (and burning) questions about the course so you can decide if it’s right for you.
If you’re a freelance writer of any kind like a:
- Content writer
- Social media writer
- Essay writer
- Podcast description writer
- Amazon product description writer
- Or any other kind of writer
AND you don’t have a website yet (or you have one and want to make sure it has all the right parts), this post is for you.
Have you sent a pitch using only your LinkedIn profile and a Word doc with a few samples?
Or maybe you’re sick of being asked for your website address and not having anything to give potential clients.
Maybe you’re a brand new writer and you’re wondering if you NEED a website.
You think to yourself “Am I losing business because I don’t have a website?”
The answer is likely yes.
Or maybe you’ve asked yourself “Should a writer have a website?”
You can become a writer without a website, but it’s like asking yourself “should I climb up the side of my house and into the second-floor window or should I walk in the front door and take the stairs?”
Both of these options lead to the second floor, but one is WAY easier than the other.
Yes, you can still get clients without a website, but investing a small amount of time and money into creating a minimal website will give you more credibility, help you build authority, and offer you endless options to market yourself.
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Why You Need a Writer Website
As I mentioned, some would argue you don’t actually NEED a website to become a paid writer.
But I would push back and say…
Do you want to generate leads without having to go out and find them?
Do you want to pre-sell yourself and get your prospects comfortable with you before they even have a chance to meet you?
Want to build credibility?
If you’re nodding your head “yes,” it’s time to get yourself a freelance writer website.
A writer website allows you to leave breadcrumbs all over the internet that lead straight back to you.
Every comment you make, every post you publish on social media…
… everything you do online can lead back to your site.
That. Is. Powerful.
Do Freelance Writers Need a Website?
In my opinion…
Regardless of your writing niche! Start building credibility and get yourself at LEAST a minimal website.
I don’t know of any professional writers who don’t have a website. It’s the easiest way to look professional, fast!
Many new writers think they need a fancy website design to get started.
That couldn’t be further from the truth.
How to Create a Writer Website… FAST!
You’ve got a million questions about how to create a website and if Writer Website in a Weekend is right for you.
- Where do I start?
- What should my home page look like?
- What website pages do I need?
- Where do I put my writing portfolio and how do I create it?
If you’ve never created a website before (or it’s been a while), all of these questions can be is-there-smoke-coming-out-of-my-ears overwhelming.
Take a breath.
Writer Website in a Weekend by Elna Cain will answer all of those questions and many more like:
- How do I actually DO all of this?
- What do I NEED vs. nice-to-haves
- How do I set up the hosting?
- Do I need a professional domain email address, too?
- What add-ons and plugins do I need?
- How do I make my website secure?
- What should I put on the menu?
- How do I install social media icons?
- Do I need a blog? How do I start?
- Where can I post my writing?
- Will this help me find writing jobs?
Get answers to these critical questions with detailed videos and tutorials.
How Does a Website Help You Find Writing Clients?
There are a TON of ways your freelance website can help you find clients.
Add a bit of SEO so when your clients do a Google search, your name comes up
Depending on your niche and how competitive it is, with some basic SEO, you could attract clients to you.
Leaving comments on other websites
Every time you leave a comment on another website, you leave a breadcrumb back to you. Elna helps you set this all up inside Writer Website in a Weekend.
Using your blog to attract even more clients
Every time you write a new blog post, you put a little SEO juice into the Google machine. If you have an SEO strategy, even better. Don’t get overwhelmed, you can learn this later inside Ready, Set, Blog for Traffic.
Going about your business on social media
If you have your website listed on your social media, when you comment, like, or interact inside groups, people will check you out.
Add your website to your LinkedIn profile for another layer of credibility.
If a potential client finds you on LinkedIn, they can dig even deeper by going to your website.
Those are just a few ways your website can help clients find you.
Other Benefits of Having a Website
Here are a few other ways others use their freelance writer websites to build credibility.
Leveraging your portfolio
Adding your portfolio to your website makes it super easy for people to refer others to you. They can simply forward your portfolio to someone who asks them who wrote their content for them.
Elna shows you an eeeeeeasy way to add your portfolio to your website inside Writer Website in a Weekend.
Building an email list
Once you’re all set up, you can start building your email list and promote your services to that list.
Creating products or productized services
If you want to start selling products or create a hybrid product/service (we call this a productized service), you can do this on your website.
Link to your other projects
If you create a new blog or project that’s related, you can link your website together. As an example, if you click on “work with me” on this website, it redirects you to my writer website.
Monetize Your Website in Other Ways
Once you have your website up and running using Writer Website in a Weekend by Elna Cain, you can use it to monetize your freelance writing business even further.
Here are some examples:
- If you write a book, you’ll have somewhere to promote it
- Collaborating with others with affiliate marketing
- Writing sponsored content (you get paid to write about something)
- If you start a podcast, you can post it on your website
- You can sell your own line or merch
- Create digital workbooks to help people in your niche
As you can see, your website can be a one-stop shop.
Once you build it, it can be your online home for your entire business, now and in the future.
Should You Take Writer Website in a Weekend With Elna Cain?
Do you want to attract clients to you?
Do you want to build credibility in your niche?
Are you interested in generating leads with your website?
Do you want your potential clients to be WOWed by you before they even contact you?
And the most important question is...
Are you committed to making your freelance writer business a REAL business?
If you answer yes to just one of these questions, Writer Website in a Weekend is THE low-cost solution for you.
I haven’t found another course that has THIS much detail for the price.
Elna teaches you everything from hosting, what to put on your site, how to create a portfolio, how to promote your website, and how to start a blog.
Every topic is presented in short and easily digestible chunks of information.
You can plow through this course and have your website up and running in a few days.
Why Writer Website in a Weekend and Not Another Course?
This course is Comprehensive with a capital C.
I’ve created four websites using the same techniques taught in Writer Website in a Weekend.
Elna gives you everything you need, start to finish, to get an entire website up and running in just a few days.
The easy to follow, step-by-step video tutorials make this a no brainer for any writer who needs a website.
AND… You can keep this course in your back pocket forever.
Pull it out anytime you need to start a new website, help a client create a website, or if your spouse wants to start a blogging project.
Does Writer Website in a Weekend Have Any Filler Content?
This course is packed very tightly.
You’ll get step-by-step tutorials, videos, written content, extra resources for freelance writers, and guides for your next steps.
If you’re not super tech-savvy and want an easy to follow, simple step by step guide, this course is for you.
Is it Worth the Money?
In my opinion, this course is worth more than its price tag. So… 1000% yes. It’s worth every penny and more.
Let’s imagine a scenario for a moment:
You buy Writer Website in a Weekend.
Spend a few days putting together your site.
Start promoting and land a client worth $500 in less than a month because they took a look at your portfolio after you left a comment on a social media post.
This course is an investment in your business. If you hired someone to do this for you, it would cost you in the thousands of dollars.
It is a tiny investment that could bring you a return many, many times what you pay for the course.
Are you ready to commit to your business?
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