Introducing Contena Academy

Launch Your Own Freelance Writing Business with Contena.

A Complete Video Training Course Plus All of The Materials You Need To Get Started with Freelance Writing.

Academy module 1

Contena Academy’s lessons are packed with insider info and effective strategies that will show you how to launch a six-figure writing business and get paid to write from anywhere.

This Module Includes:
  • Introduction Video
  • Course Introduction
  • Coach Introduction
Academy module 2

Learn how to build a real foundation for your writing business that will allow you create a steady income writing from anywhere using Contena.

This Module Includes:
  • Video Training: My Writing Business
  • Written Lesson
  • Downloadable Materials
  • Achievements

Academy module 3

Create incredibly powerful writing samples that clients will envy. We'll show you real examples that work and provide you with a step-by-step walkthrough for making your writing samples look great.

This Module Includes:
  • Video Training: Writing Samples
  • Written Lesson
  • Downloadable Materials
  • Achievements

Academy module 4

Learn how to assemble the materials you've created throughout this course into a portfolio that converts companies into loyal, high-paying clients.

This Module Includes:
  • Video Training: Portfolio
  • Written Lesson
  • Downloadable Materials
  • Achievements

Academy module 5

Use our proven Contena pitch formula to get potential clients to say yes. Learn how to dramatically reduce the time you spend pitching while increasing revenue.

This Module Includes:
  • Video Training: Pitching
  • Written Lesson
  • Downloadable Materials
  • Achievements

Academy module 6

Learn how to build a funnel for your writing business and pack it full of paying clients using Contena.

This Module Includes:
  • Video Training: Clients
  • Written Lesson
  • Downloadable Materials
  • Achievements
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Contena Scout

Jobs that pay you to write from anywhere.

"I got a great gig using Contena in my very specialized and niche field. I've been using upwork (formerly odesk) for a long time, but I'm glad I tried Contena as it's been more effective and seems to take much less time to secure long term contracts." - Corinne T

  • Want to make your first $1,000 from writing?
  • Want to find more clients for your existing freelance business?
  • Want to find a full-time writing job where you can work from anywhere?

With Contena Scout you can easily search the best available writing jobs by pay, quality, category and more.

Contena finds the best writing jobs for all experience levels.

Find your first client, or land your writing dream job. Contena members have made money writing for hundreds of great companies from around the world.

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Contena Submissions

Submit articles and get paid.

Contena monitors hundreds of websites and companies that are currently paying for content submissions.

Simply submit a pitch for an article and if your pitch is approved, you get paid to write it. No lengthy job application process required.

  • Companies are now accepting new submissions.
  • Find companies paying $50 - $400+ per article.
  • Submit as many articles as you want each month.
I'm Ready to Get Paid to Write
Contena submissions

Contena Alerts

Find new jobs on autopilot.

"Having job possibilities come straight to my inbox saves me a lot of time. I love spending that time with my kids and away from my phone and computer." - Lisa Tanner

Contena sends jobs that will make you money right to your inbox. With Contena Alerts, we automatically alert you by email when we find a new job that meets the criteria you provide.

It’s like having a rockstar team of personal assistants working 24/7 to find the perfect clients for you.

Members using Contena alerts are up to 3 times more likely to be hired for high paying jobs.

Contena alerts example Yes, Alert Me About High Paying Jobs
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Contena Rates

Make more from each word you write.

Want to see which companies pay $250+ per article?

With Contena you can access a growing database of reported and historical rates for companies in many different categories.

Find out exactly what companies pay and other writers have made - before you apply for the job.

Contena rates

Meet Your Contena Coach

Your coach is ready to show you what works.

"My Contena coach helped me craft the perfect pitch to land the jobs I want most. Her help has and will be invaluable going forward." - Shane Mclendon

"Not only was Amanda's pitch review incredibly valuable, but these are high-quality jobs. I landed my first one within a week and a half of signing up." - Carmen Hudson

Contena Platinum Members have access to a dedicated Contena Coach.

Your Contena Coach will help you to create an effective pitch, refine your writing samples, improve your portfolio and show you what’s working when applying for new gigs.

After an initial consultation, your Contena Coach will review your pitch and writing portfolio and can provide invaluable feedback and suggestions. Your coach will also work with you to create effective marketing materials.

You also can contact your coach for help when applying for any writing job on Contena.

Contact coach

We've helped fill thousands of jobs - so your coach knows what works and can save you hundreds of hours when applying for new gigs.

Contena coach

How Much Can You Make?

Use the sliders below to calculate how much you can make from freelance writing:

My Earnings After

With just one or two great clients you can build a profitable writing business that generates thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars per year. See how much you can earn using the calculator above.