You know how to write a book.
Now learn to make a living from your writing.
In April 2015, The Guardian reported that the average author earns less than the minimum wage from writing.
But you don't want to be average.
You want to make good money from your writing, perhaps even become a full-time author entrepreneur.
But while there are thousands of courses on how to write a book, there has been no education on how to run a viable business as an author.
The Creative Freedom Course is designed to take you step by step through the roadmap to making a living with your writing, based on my own journey of doing exactly that.
Creative Freedom is about
empowering you as the creative and giving you the tools and skills necessary to make a living with your writing.
I'm Joanna Penn, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers as J.F.Penn, as well as bestselling non-fiction for authors.
I'm also an entrepreneur, earning a six figure income from my writing through book sales in multiple formats on multiple stores, selling in 68 countries and four languages.
I'm an independent (indie) author, choosing to work with other creative professionals and go direct to my readers.
You don't need a publisher in this digital age to sell your books to a global market, you just need the right information to learn how to do it yourself.
We all face the same problems when it comes to making money as an author.
Is this course for you?
"If you are serious about moving your writing from hobby to job, then I cannot recommend Creative Freedom highly enough. The course is exactly what I needed. It bridges that tricky gap between not being a newbie and therefore not needing basic self publishing info, but not quite yet a professional and therefore still needing guidance."
"Joanna’s course transformed my outlook on my writing and got me to take my work seriously as a business.
The course is a nice mix of how-to and high-level information that provided me with an excellent roadmap for getting my writing career off the ground. I’m so glad I made the investment! After completing the course and following Joanna’s advice, I’ve been able to make a living with my books and write full time."
– Becky T
The Creative Freedom Course is not for hobbyists.
It's for authors who are serious about making money with their writing.
The course is designed for the following types of people:
Do any of these sound like you?
Creative freedom is not about chasing the latest shiny object. It's also not a get rich quick scheme. This course is designed to be used to build a long-term sustainable business as an author entrepreneur.
It's aimed at indie authors but much of the material will also be useful to business-minded traditionally published authors who are considering other income streams.
The course is advanced material and is therefore not aimed at writers who have not yet published a book.
"Joanna Penn has become a favorite role model for professional author-publishers, those indie-minded writers who want to turn their passion into their job. Penn offers the step-by-step process she has followed to success and covers every aspect of earning a good living from writing. Not a word is wasted and not a lesson offered that hasn't been forged in the hotbed of her own experience."
- Orna Ross, Author and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Voted one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Publishing 2014
What is included in the course material?
The Creative Freedom Course is built as a step by step guide to making a living with your writing.
There are videos for every lesson as well as downloadable audio, PDF slides and extra material per module.
Module 1: Strategy and Planning
Module 2: Execution
Module 3: Scale
Module 4: Running the business
Module 5: Mindset
Plus Bonuses, Resources and More
"I love the Creative Freedom course. It has really helped me put into words exactly what I want my life to be like in five years' time, and how to begin changing specific things around my books and author business. It really is all possible in small steps and the course has shown me how."
- Marie Madigan
With authors who are making a multi-six-figure income from their writing:
These interviews are in video and audio format with transcripts packed with more information on how these authors make their living.
There are a number of downloadable resources available as part of the course:
Facebook community, accountability and bonus Q&A material
There is a private Facebook group for Course Members where you can ask me questions as well as networking with other like-minded entrepreneurial authors.
There's also a private Accountability form where you can share your goals and the dates by which you aim to achieve them. Staying accountable is one of the most powerful tools for reaching your goals!
I will be creating extra Q&A videos and other content that relates to the course over the coming months based on feedback from the early members, as well as critiques of book pages and websites.
Do you want Creative Freedom?
"The Creative Freedom course is tremendous. It’s like Author-Entrepreneur University!"
- Henry Hyde, Author, Designer
So now you know what's in the Creative Freedom Course, you just have one choice left to make.
This course contains everything that I have learned in the last nine years of becoming an author entrepreneur with a six-figure business, all wrapped up in a step by step guide that will help you shortcut the journey and avoid the mistakes I have made along the way.
If you would like to join me, there is zero risk and a 30 day money back guarantee.
I want to make sure that you are ready for Creative Freedom and that the course is right for you. So if you sign up, you have 30 days to test drive it and if it's not the right fit, just email me and I'll give you a full refund. No questions asked.
If you'd like to join the course, there are two payment options. You can pay in full upfront for US$497 or you can pay in 5 monthly instalments of US$100.
As soon as you join, you will have lifetime access to the course materials, including everything added in the future.
If you have any questions about the course, please email: support@TheCreativePenn.com
If you pay the full price, you get a Paypal option. If you want to do installment payments by Paypal, please email: support@TheCreativePenn.com
The initial pricing period will finish 31 Dec 2015 and will go up on 1 Jan 2016.