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Introducing Contena Academy

Everything you need to get paid to write from home.

A complete training course plus all of the tools and materials you need to land your first client.

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

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

Create impactful 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

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

Use our proven 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

Learn how to build a funnel for your writing business and pack it full of paying clients using Academy's tools.

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

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 Academy 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.

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.

Writing Job Finder

Jobs that pay you to write from anywhere.

"I got a great gig using Contena Academy 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 $5,000 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 Academy's Job Finder, you can easily search and discover the best available writing jobs.

We find the best writing jobs for all experience levels.

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

Writing Submissions

Submit articles and get paid.

Contena Academy 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.

Writing 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 Writing 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.

Writing Leads

Data on thousands of companies that hire writers.

With Contena Academy, you receive access to our exclusive database of companies that hire freelance writers.

This gives you the ability to proactively reach out to thousands of companies. Find the companies that are the perfect fit, before they even post a job opening.

Your Academy Questions, Answered.

Do I need any writing experience to join Contena Academy?

With Contena Academy, we provide all of the training you need to build a powerful, completely remote, freelance writing business.

We show you exactly what’s working for six-figure freelancers.

In fact, many of our most successful members had little or no experience before joining. We design all of materials and tools with this in mind, so that regardless of your prior experience level, you will have access to everything you need to get started.

I’m totally new to freelance writing, which membership plan is best for me?

All of our membership plans include a complete course with all of the training and materials you need to successfully launch your own writing business using Contena.

For those who would like the added benefit of working with a dedicated coach (a member favorite), and additional materials that cover more advanced topics, like offering services with recurring subscriptions, we recommend Contena Academy Platinum.

How much does the average job found through Contena Acadamy's tools pay?

Contena Academy's tools find both contract and full time remote writing positions. With contract and part time positions, one client can be worth tens of thousands of dollars a year.

The average full time remote writing job found by Contena Academy pays around $70,000 per year. We also frequently find positions that pay over $100,000 per year.

How much time do I need to dedicate to freelance writing to be successful?

We have designed Contena Academy so that you can create everything you need to get started with freelance writing in about a weekend.

With Contena's tools, you can find work that fits into your existing schedule. Since we only focus on 100% remote writing gigs, there is no lengthy commute to the office - you get paid to write from your own home office, living room, or even by the pool 😎.

Does Contena Academy find writing jobs in my niche or area of expertise?

Most likely. We use a combination of powerful automated tools and a human editorial team to provide Academy members with a curated list of the best writing jobs. So, if a high quality remote writing job is posted online we will probably find it.

Do keep in mind that the most successful freelance writers are generally a little flexible on topic or subject matter since there are many different types of writing gigs across the internet.

How much does the average company pay for article submissions?

If you are new to freelance writing, article submissions can be an excellent way to build credibility and get published on some of the most popular websites online.

The average reported rate in our database sites that are accepting submissions is $200~ per article. However some sites and publications will pay upwards of $500 or more per article.

We are continually updating this database with new opportunities for our members.

How many of the jobs found by Academy's tools allow me to work from anywhere?

We are focused on finding the best remote and location independent writing gigs so you can work from anywhere and write on your own schedule. All jobs listed through Contena Academy are required to accept remote or location independent writers.

How many hours can I work with jobs found through Contena Academy?

There is no limit on the number of jobs you can apply for or articles you can submit and get paid for through article submissions found by our tools. The great thing about freelancing is that it can scale up or down with the amount of time you have available.

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.

Your Academy Questions, Answered.

Do I need any writing experience to join Contena Academy?

With Contena Academy, we provide all of the training you need to build a powerful, completely remote, freelance writing business.

We show you exactly what’s working for six-figure freelancers.

In fact, many of our most successful members had little or no experience before joining. We design all of materials and tools with this in mind, so that regardless of your prior experience level, you will have access to everything you need to get started.

I’m totally new to freelance writing, which membership plan is best for me?

All of our membership plans include a complete course with all of the training and materials you need to successfully launch your own writing business using Contena.

For those who would like the added benefit of working with a dedicated coach (a member favorite), and additional materials that cover more advanced topics, like offering services with recurring subscriptions, we recommend Contena Academy Platinum.

How much does the average job found through Contena Acadamy's tools pay?

Contena Academy's tools find both contract and full time remote writing positions. With contract and part time positions, one client can be worth tens of thousands of dollars a year.

The average full time remote writing job found by Contena Academy pays around $70,000 per year. We also frequently find positions that pay over $100,000 per year.

How much time do I need to dedicate to freelance writing to be successful?

We have designed Contena Academy so that you can create everything you need to get started with freelance writing in about a weekend.

With Contena's tools, you can find work that fits into your existing schedule. Since we only focus on 100% remote writing gigs, there is no lengthy commute to the office - you get paid to write from your own home office, living room, or even by the pool 😎.

Does Contena Academy find writing jobs in my niche or area of expertise?

Most likely. We use a combination of powerful automated tools and a human editorial team to provide Academy members with a curated list of the best writing jobs. So, if a high quality remote writing job is posted online we will probably find it.

Do keep in mind that the most successful freelance writers are generally a little flexible on topic or subject matter since there are many different types of writing gigs across the internet.

How much does the average company pay for article submissions?

If you are new to freelance writing, article submissions can be an excellent way to build credibility and get published on some of the most popular websites online.

The average reported rate in our database sites that are accepting submissions is $200~ per article. However some sites and publications will pay upwards of $500 or more per article.

We are continually updating this database with new opportunities for our members.

How many of the jobs found by Academy's tools allow me to work from anywhere?

We are focused on finding the best remote and location independent writing gigs so you can work from anywhere and write on your own schedule. All jobs listed through Contena Academy are required to accept remote or location independent writers.

How many hours can I work with jobs found through Contena Academy?

There is no limit on the number of jobs you can apply for or articles you can submit and get paid for through article submissions found by our tools. The great thing about freelancing is that it can scale up or down with the amount of time you have available.