Make more money from your freelance skills

An evening course to guide freelance journalists through expanding their skills into areas such as corporate copywriting, PR and paid public speaking.

Book nowCourse tutor: Steve Bustin
Date: 20 November 2013
Time: 18:00-21:00
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Euston, NW1 2BJ
Number of places: 10 max
Cost: £95 (+£19 VAT)

Times are tough for freelance journalists, with increasing numbers of writers chasing a decreasing number of commissions, leaving many facing a reduced income.

This intensive training course examines ways to boost your income by developing and selling other services alongside writing.

We'll be looking at options including:

  • Corporate copywriting
  • Running training courses
  • PR services
  • Paid public speaking opportunities
  • Promoting yourself as a paid media expert
  • Other ways of earning extra pounds from your existing skills

This course is for anyone who wants to boost their income while maintaining their journalistic career, especially in these tougher times. We'll be looking at identifying your strengths and turning those into potential moneymakers and will allow time for discussion of 'second string' ideas participants may bring along.

Steve Bustin

About Steve Bustin

Steve Bustin has been a freelance journalist for 10 years, following 7 years at the BBC.

Alongside his writing work, Steve runs a successful PR consultancy and training business (and keeps his editors happy) and has even performed as a stand-up comic.


"This was a really interesting evening. Steve Bustin is successfully pursuing a multi-stranded freelance career himself, so has great insight into what journalists are good at when in terms of additional career paths, and a great knack  for conveying the essentials."

"As a journalist, it’s easy to end up feeling that writing is the only skill you have. Steve pointed out that after years in journalism, we all had a large range of skills that were in fact very transferable to other areas, and gave us a clear steer on where we could take our talents, and how to start doing just that."
Alice Hart-Davis, freelance beauty journalist

'Excellent - knowledgeable and relaxed. Made it fun and interesting.'
Alex Hawkes, freelance

'I thought it was brilliant having someone who has experience in all the fields he was discussing. Steve also gave a lot of information and was very willing to help in all ways.'
Amy Pitman, freelance

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