Turn your passion for writing into your profession

Do you love to write? Many Contented graduates turn a passion for writing into a rewarding career as a professional copywriter. If you love to write and want to get paid for your passion, this training programme is for you. Learning how to write well for digital media — websites, intranets, social media, blogs, e-newsletters, search engines — gives you the skills that all clients want, and you will attract work.

Without digital skills, freelance writers can't offer the best service

We all know the Internet has changed publishing. All business, all communication happens online — it’s a noisy, crowded place.

As the owner of a successful copywriting business, I meet and hire a lot of good writers.

I’m often surprised how many writers still don’t think there’s a difference between writing for print and writing for digital media. 

You may not know that the words and content structure writers use strongly influence the effectiveness of technology.

If you don’t know how digital technology works, your message won't be found by search engines and the people you want to reach.

If you’re creative and not really a techie person, this learning curve can seem daunting. 

The best thing about our training is you don't need to be 'techie'.

Our simple system shows you how

Ten years ago, I teamed up with renowned author, Rachel McAlpine. Together we have over 40 years of combined experience in online publishing, book writing, user experience design, web development and content strategy.

We developed a signature system for training writers to create quality digital content. 

Our courses and books cover the exact methods I use with all my clients, so you can make the leap from print to digital copy writing.

We step you through and make it easy and fun. 

This training includes:

15 online courses

Practical courses, packed with examples, tips and exercises

3 detailed books

Covering all aspects of modern communication

Checklists & tools

Takeaway materials, checklists, examples and QA tools

You will learn these skills

  • our simple, 4-step system for writing and editing content
  • why writing for digital media differs from print media
  • how to attract online readers
  • practical digital copy writing techniques that get results
  • how to improve search rankings and SEO techniques
  • how to use keywords properly
  • how to write content that works on mobile devices
  • how to improve the clarity of your business writing
  • our system for structuring and writing quality business reports
  • how to write plain English for a global audience
  • clever English grammar and punctuation techniques 
  • how to write successful blogs and online newsletters
  • introductory techniques for writing social media content.
    “The best investment I have ever made”

    – – Gina Greisinger, freelance writer, USA

    “I owe my business to Contented's courses and books.”

    – – Barb Thomas, writing business owner

    It's a great time to be a professional writer

    Demand for trained writers has never been higher.

    Digital copywriting is everywhere: websites, intranets, online manuals, blogs, social media content.

    Behind every successful pitch, proposal, project and campaign is someone who is great with words.

    Every business and organisation needs professional writers, who can communicate clearly and effectively across channels.

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    Award-winning training by content experts

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    We have trained over 10,000 people from 52 countries

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    Writers can have work-life balance

    Over the past decade, I can thank writing for an amazing work-life balance. I have a work day which allows time for me, time for my kids and time for stimulating work. 

    Many Contented graduates choose their own hours, and design their work life around family, travel and a healthy lifestyle. Writing gives them freedom.

    It’s never been easier to find and grow an international client-base through freelance websites, such as Fiverr.com and Upwork.com.

    Unlike many businesses, freelance writing has very low set-up costs.

    Many of our graduates start new writing careers

    I get a real buzz when our course graduates tell me their skills set them apart at job interviews and they have more freelance work. 

    People from all walks of life train with us. We have trained over 10,000 people from 52 countries, including:

    • people who love the autonomy of being their own boss
    • parents and empty-nesters, who write part-time from home.
    • digital nomads, who take on writing gigs while travelling the world.
    • creative writers, who need freelance income while writing a book. 

    Some now, like me, run successful writing businesses of their own. 

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      Our training works

      With the right know-how and tools, you can measure and prove your writing gets results. Digital skills training takes away the guesswork.

      Online tools, like Google Analytics, allow you to track metrics. You can prove to clients that your content gets better search rankings and reaches more people.

      These insights will grow your confidence, and with it, your client loyalty and income.

      Our courses have helped hundreds of people to hone their digital writing skills and gain confidence to go out on their own as a freelance writer.

      I hope our courses give you the same opportunities.

      I have changed my approach to business writing since doing the Contented online copywriting course