The Digital Nomad Writing Club
The 6-month online programme for digital nomads
that takes you from puzzled to published to paid.

Are you ready to take the first step towards getting paid to write from anywhere in the world?

Are you overwhelmed by the prospect of looking for a job that better enables you to live the life you want, on your own terms?

Do you feel that writing is your life's purpose but you just need the right support to find your voice and confidence?

Or maybe you don’t even know what a pitch is?

Do you love creative writing, but find yourself completely lost when it comes to the business side of being a writer?

Are you tired of sending pitch after pitch, and never hearing back from editors?

If so, this programme is exactly what you’re looking for!

 

With our 6-month programme, you’ll learn how to turn your raw writing talent into a lucrative online business that gives you the freedom to work and earn money from anywhere in the world.

I've been there!

Having been a part of the first generation of digital nomads, I know the frustrations of being a young, puzzled wanna-be writer

 

At the age of 23, with a journalism and master’s degree under my belt, I quit my well-paying job and boarded a plane to Southeast Asia, with nothing but my backpack and a cheap travel laptop.

 

My plan was to travel for a year. But I didn't have enough cash. Desperate to make this lifestyle work, I decided to pick up some freelance jobs that I would complete on my laptop from whatever given location, to supplement my savings. 

 

It wasn’t easy to find these jobs, but using the methods that we teach at the Digital Nomad Writing Club -- from how to find publications that pay, to how to write unturndownable pitches, and finally how to work my way up the freelance ladder -- I learned how to write less and make more.

 

I managed to lock in several long-term jobs that allowed me to make my way across 8 countries and have the best time of my life

 

These techniques even helped me land my dream job as Executive Editor of a luxury travel magazine in Bangkok. 

 

After a few years in Bangkok, I decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved to an island in the South of Thailand, where I opened my content marketing agency.

 

Through my agency, I learned how to quickly and efficiently train my team to be able to write well, fast. I taught them how to read and interpret a brief, how to research accurately without wasting time, how to write for big name brands in every industry, how to put together marketing plans, and the difference between writing for social, the web, and print. I taught them how to edit their own work so that it was publish-ready, and how to do a final polish that makes the piece sparkle.

 

I was so inspired by the progress my writers were making that I had the brainwave to found a content writing school, teaching the same techniques and more. The writers who worked for me encouraged me in this venture, telling me how much they had learned from me and how much more confident they were to kick off their own writing careers after my coaching.

 

So, I took everything I’d been teaching my team, and transferred all of my digital nomad writing knowledge in the Digital Nomad Writing Club. This programme guides you through everything you need to know to get started as a digital nomad writer -- and even guarantees to help you get your first paid writing job.

That's why I'm excited to share...

The Digital Nomad Writing Club

  • Access to our Slack, Trello, Drive channels

  • Access to our private Facebook community

  • Access to our virtual self-paced online writing course

  • Weekly writing workshops

  • A freelance writer’s toolkit

  • Report cards

  • Completion certificate

  • Letter of reference

  • Your own portfolio page on our website, and help putting it together

Pricing

Cost:$2,500

What you get over 6 months:

OR...

$600

Become a Student Intern* and pay just

for the full 6 months​

* This aspect of our course is what allows us to offer such an affordable price. We have seen over the years that our students learn best by doing. You can take all the writing workshops and courses in the world, but it’s not until you sit down and put what you’ve learned into practice that it really starts to stick

 

The students who choose this option will write 3,000 words per week (which can be anywhere from 3 - 6 assignments), and edit 1,500 words of one another’s work. Past students have found this can take anywhere from 8 to 25 hours per week -- and of course, you'll get faster as you progress through the course.

Classes & coaching

You’ll learn everything you need to become a successful digital nomad writer. 

 

Students can look forward to a virtual self-paced classroom with videos, text and quizzes , weekly writing workshops, and one-on-one coaching and detailed feedback on your work.

Community + Support

You'll become a part of the = DNWC community on our Slack channel, where you can have immediate access to us throughout the working week.

 

Additionally, you’ll gain access to our Exclusive DNWC Facebook Alumni group where we share digital nomad writing jobs, hacks, and challenges.

Real-World Experience

Our popular and unique student internship option offers our students the chance to gain real-world writing experience for real-world clients.

 

This type of experience is the ultimate preparation for working with clients on your own upon graduation.

Writer Resources

You'll graduate armed with all the resources you need to get started as a professional digital nomad writer. 

These include a professional writing portfolio full of published articles you've written with us, as well as our entire freelance writing templates starter kit.

What You'll Get

Imagine finally being able to earn enough money to travel and live anywhere in the world, from doing something you love.

What our past students say

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Month 1

Month 2

Month 3

Month 4

Month-by-Month Overview

Start of Masters' Programme

Month 5

Month 6

Who is this programme for?

The DNWC programme is ideal for anyone with a dash of writing talent and a huge dose of passion for the craft, who:
 

Wants to hone their research, writing, and editing skills before going it alone

 

Wants step-by-step guidance on how to win writing clients

 

Wants to gain experience working in a real-world content agency

 

Is seeking personalised guidance on how to improve their writing skills

More from our past students

Meet Erin McQuilkin, one of our recent graduates

FAQ

What’s the learning process like?

Through our many years of teaching writers to become better writers, we’ve honed a variety of effective teaching techniques at the Digital Nomad Writing Club. We cater to visual learners through our video-led self-paced writing course. We cater to group learners through our weekly interactive workshops. We cater to individual needs through one-on-one mentoring and coaching. And, the students who take our student intern option will receive what we consider to be the most effective learning process: active learning, which goes beyond just memorisation and gives you the experience needed to transform that information into practical strategies.

What is the workload like for the Masters’ programme if I do the student intern option?

For the Masters’ portion of our writing programme, it’s our aim to allow our students to slow down and really start to hone their skills. The goal for the second-half of our course is to increase the value of every word you write. For that reason, all students -- full-price and student interns -- will write less, but make each word count for more. 

 

Our student interns’ workload is reduced down to 3,000 words per week (2,000 written, 1,000 edited). All our students are encouraged to choose a niche (technology, healthcare, real estate, etc.) and begin carving out a name for themselves within it. 

How much time will I spend writing each week?

This totally varies. 

 

As a full-price student, you get out what you put in. Beyond the weekly workshops (around 1.5 - 2 hours) and the self-paced writing classes, you’ll have the option to submit up to 3,000 words of your own work. Writing your own work is usually far less time consuming than writing for a client. Plus, if you don’t feel like writing 3,000 words, you are welcome to submit less -- or nothing -- should you choose to.

 

For student interns, past students have found that articles take them anywhere from 2 to 8 hours to research, draft and submit depending on the topic and complexity. By the end of the programme, many are able to complete the whole process in 3 hours or less. So, the time investment completely depends on your writing process, experience and abilities. 

 

It's important to note that many writers start off needing more time, but as they work through the programme they develop the skills to create a more efficient and speedy writing process. You may initially feel that you are not making much progress but suddenly, it comes together and you start to find your content writing groove, guided by the processes you are learning.

Student interns: You’ll enjoy all the same activities as above, but rather than submitting your own work, each week you'll be assigned approximately 3,000 written words and 1,500 words cross-edited for a total word-count of 4,500. 

 

But, what will that actually look like in practice?

 

You'll be assigned 3 to 5 articles each week that you'll be responsible for writing, from brief/outline-to the cross-editing stage. Additionally, you'll have 1 to 3 articles that you're assigned to cross-edit for your peers. 

 

All of these articles will have set deadlines to follow and work through. Along with your articles, there will be a weekly workshop and additional mentoring as deemed necessary. Read our “A Week in the Life” article to learn more. 

What kind of content will I write?

As a full-price student, we’ll work with you at the start of our programme to establish your own writing projects, which you’ll work on -- and receive feedback on -- throughout the course.

 

As a student intern, you’ll be treated to a wide range of writing topics at DNWC, from lifestyle, technology, fintech, blockchain, medicine and dentistry, online english teaching, travel, digital nomad life, and health and wellness. 

 

This smorgasboard gives you a taster of writing for various industries, which will give you the chance to choose your niche -- an essential part of becoming a successful freelance writer.

How often will I get

1-on-1 mentoring?

The Head Editor’s virtual door is always open for any queries and assistance but on top of that, you get monthly one-on-one mentoring sessions. These Zoom sessions offer you an opportunity to pick the Editor’s brains, discuss any issues you are having with your writing and allows the Editor to give you feedback to help you hone your skills.

How will it work if I go with the full-price option?

The difference between the full-price option and the student intern option is that as a full-price student, you’ll have the freedom to work, and receive feedback, on your own work, rather than writing for our clients. You’ll be able to apply the learnings you take in from the self-paced virtual course, our weekly workshops, and your one-on-one mentoring towards your own personal writing projects. The writing process is still be the same for your own work as it is for our client work, but without the brief. 

What will a typical week look like?

Full-price students: You’ll work your way through the virtual classroom at your own pace. These are complemented by our interactive weekly workshops, as well as our lively discussions that take place about writing tips and tricks in our Slack community. You’ll work on up to 3,000 words of your own writing, and submit it through our channels to be cross-edited and polished with lots of feedback. You’ll also interact with past and present DNWC students on our exclusive Facebook group, where we post paid writing opportunities, digital nomad writing and lifestyle hacks and ideas, ask one another for writing tips and advice, and more.

 

Student interns: You’ll enjoy all the same activities as above, but rather than submitting your own work, each week you'll be assigned approximately 3,000 written words and 1,500 words cross-edited for a total word-count of 4,500. 

 

But, what will that actually look like in practice?

 

You'll be assigned 3 to 5 articles each week that you'll be responsible for writing, from brief/outline-to the cross-editing stage. Additionally, you'll have 1 to 3 articles that you're assigned to cross-edit for your peers. 

 

All of these articles will have set deadlines to follow and work through. Along with your articles, there will be a weekly workshop and additional mentoring as deemed necessary. Read our “A Week in the Life” article to learn more. 

What is the application process like?

If you select our full-price option, there is none! You simply book your space and start date. 

 

Our student intern option is more exclusive, and requires an application process. Writers of all backgrounds are welcome to apply to the Digital Nomad Writing Club. If your only writing has been on your own blog or even creative musings in your journal, you may just have the raw talent we’re looking for -- so apply, apply, apply!

 

You’ll be asked to submit their email, 2-3 writing samples, a CV, and a cover letter. Optional additions are a LinkedIn profile or a video cover letter. If we like your application, we will contact you for an interview and a test article. You're welcome to submit any fiction or nonfiction piece as your writing sample (just not poetry or lyrics). 

 

For the test article, you’ll be given an assignment to complete within a deadline. The purpose of this assignment is to test your ability to follow a brief, exercise your research skills, and give you a taste of what you can expect if you're accepted into the programme.

 

It may sound like an intimidating process, but we just want to make sure you’re a good fit for our programme. This is for your benefit just as much as for the benefit of the programme itself -- if you’re looking to improve your lyric writing abilities, for example, we’re not the programme for you. 

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