Getting this Content Marketing Certification will provide you with a ton of flexibility and options in your career and your life.
Once you start reeling in writing clients, you can go in several different directions.
You can continue building up clients in your free time, and eventually transition to become a full-time freelance content writer or even start our own content marketing agency.
Then you’ll be able to live the freelance lifestyle while working from anywhere in the world — Hawaii? Italy? Bali? New Zealand?
All you’ll need is a laptop and an internet connection.
Or you can use your new experience and connections to land a high-paid new gig as a content marketer. As you can see, the demand for these jobs is high and shows no sign of slowing down:
Or you can do what I did:
You can use freelance content writing as a stepping stone to get paid while you learn how to start your own blog.
Most people do this backwards by starting their blog first, and then trying to learn how to make it successful. Meanwhile, they end up working really hard without making any money or gaining any traction.
But if you spend some time as a freelance content writer first, you can get PAID to learn — and then, when you’re ready, you’ll be much better equipped to start that blog and find success much, much faster.
No matter what your eventual plans are, here is the most important message for you:
This is your chance to make a great living doing something you’re passionate about.
And isn’t that what really matters? So many people spend decades working at a job they hate, and it’s sad — because that doesn’t have to be the case.
You CAN make a living as a writer. And in fact, it’s a lot easier than you might think.
There are a lot of people out there who love to write, but they just don’t know how to get started.
They’ve been led to believe — and maybe you have, too — that there just aren’t many high-paying opportunities for writers.
After all, isn’t it really hard to make a living as a novelist, screenwriter, or staff writer for a magazine or newspaper?
Well, yes. It is. But those are only a few types of writing.
If you want to make money as a writer, go where the money is. And today, the money for writers is overwhelmingly in one place:
Content marketing refers to writing online content — such as articles, videos, and social media posts — that is designed to generate new website traffic, leads, and customers for businesses.
And the demand for content writers is exploding.
Between 2020 and 2025, the global Content Marketing industry is forecasted to grow by $417 billion (that’s more than the total GDP of Ireland):
You might be wondering…
Why is content marketing on such a steep growth curve?
I’ll tell you why.
Because in a nutshell, content marketing is an incredibly valuable service that helps generate real revenue for businesses. It’s one of the most effective and efficient ways for companies to generate new leads and customers.
Research from Demand Metric reveals that content marketing generates 3x more leads than traditional marketing…while costing 62% less.
That being the case, you can understand why — according to the research from HubSpot — over 50% of marketers say that blog content creation is their top inbound marketing priority:
And you know what those marketers need in order to create this content, don’t you?
Yep. They need writers.
When you put all these pieces together, you can see why I believe so strongly that the demand for writers today is greater than ever.
It’s enough to make you wonder…
It’s a good question.
Remember, content marketing is growing FAST. There’s a rapidly increasing demand for writers, and the right companies are paying handsomely ($200+ per post).
So why does this opportunity seem like such a secret to most writers?
Well, I’ve thought about this a lot. And I’ve come to the conclusion that there are 3 BIG mistakes most writers are making with content marketing.
1.) First of all, many writers don’t even realize there’s an opportunity here. Or they don’t realize what a huge opportunity it is.
Luckily, this is no longer the case for you. 🙂
2.) They don’t have a proven system for creating high-quality content that businesses need.
Sure, they might be good writers. But good writing, on its own, isn’t enough.
You have to know how to write according to the most common content frameworks that have been proven (over and over again) to work online.
The good news is that once you DO have a system like this, content writing becomes much faster and easier — because anytime you get a new project you’ll have a step-by-step framework you can use to create content that your clients will love.
3.) Finally, another BIG problem most content writers face is that they don’t know where to look for good clients.
So they end up looking for work on sites like Fiverr or Upwork, getting paid $60 per post. They work way too hard for no reward, end up getting burnt out, and eventually they give up or move on to something else.
And that’s a real shame. Because if these writers only had a proven system for creating content that works online, and a way to get in touch with good clients (the kind that pay $200+ per post), it could completely transform their lives.
Remember that the need for content marketing is going to more than DOUBLE from 2016 to 2023.
That means there’s actually a shortage of writers in the content marketing space. And that’s why, if you love to write…and if you’d love to get paid to write for some really cool companies…
Then NOW is the time to get started. Because on this page you have the unique and rare opportunity to take advantage of this demand to…
Just like Mel Wicks, who wrote in a comment on one of my blog posts:
Or Sarah Peterson, a writer I trained to now makes over $1,000 per post writing for companies like Sumo.
These are just a few examples of writers that I have personally trained, helping them to make more money, launch an exciting new career, and enjoy more freedom in their lifestyle.
At this point you may be wondering: who am I, and what makes me qualified to teach this stuff?
That’s a fair question to ask. So let me take a minute to tell you a little bit about myself, and why you should trust me.
To give you an idea of what I mean by that:
When I quit being a freelance content marketer in order to start my own business, I was charging $5,000 per post.
It’s an almost unbelievable-sounding sum, I know. I hesitated to even mention it here because I know some people won’t believe it.
But it’s true. I was able to charge that much — and still attract plenty of clients — because the traffic and engagement that my posts generated made them well worth the price tag.
I spent years working as a content marketer, helping to build companies like Copyblogger and KISSmetrics into the big and influential brands they are today.
After that I started Smart Blogger because I wanted to teach other writers — people like you — how to do what I did.
Today, Smart Blogger is one of the most trusted names in content marketing. Every month I get emails from some of the world’s biggest influencers and most exciting companies, asking me if I know any good content writers.
That’s part of the reason why I’m creating this certification program. To help connect businesses to high-quality content writers that I feel confident recommending.
Let me take a minute to explain how that’s going to work.
There are 3 main parts to this program. Here’s how they work:
First, there’s the training itself.
This is where you’ll learn everything you need to know in order to become an effective, successful, and sought-after content writer.
I’ll teach you how to write high-quality content using the same systems & frameworks that I used to build Copyblogger, KISSmetrics, and Smart Blogger into hugely influential international companies.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, content marketing can be really tricky. You could write a thoughtful, entertaining post…and it might perform terribly.
That’s because content marketing is NOT about writing masterpieces. Instead, it requires you to structure your writing in a certain way so it appeals to the right people and encourages them to read and engage with the post.
The truth is, it’s really not that hard to do (once you know the system).
By the time you finish your training, you’ll know exactly how to structure your content according to a proven content marketing framework…
You’ll know how to dominate the competition on Google…
And you’ll know how to put it all together in a way that ensures it will produce measurable results for your clients. (Which will keep them coming back to hire you over and over again.)
At the end of the training, you’ll be given a fairly rigorous certification exam. Once you pass that exam, you’ll move into the next phase of the program.
Have you ever worried about having the credibility to get your first client?
There are so many writers out there. If you’re a beginner with no track record, why would they choose you?
Well, we’re going to take care of that problem right now.
After you pass our certification exam, Smart Blogger is going to endorse you as one of the top content marketers in the world. You’ll receive a profile that’s hosted on our website displaying your certification and giving examples of your work.
It looks like this:
Once the training is all over, I’m confident that you will know everything you need to become a successful and sought-after content writer.
The kind of writer who can attract plenty of writing jobs, charge top dollar for your work, and leave your clients happy and wanting more.
But even after all that, there’s still a good chance that you’ll run into questions down the road.
Maybe you need some feedback on one of your first projects.
Maybe you want some advice on a new client.
Or maybe you could just use a little support from some like-minded people.
That’s why we’ll be doing Q&A calls every other week for 6 months to answer all your questions during and after the certification program.
In addition, you’ll get access to a private Circle space where you can connect with other writers who are in your shoes. Together you can make some great connections to build your content marketing network, share your experiences, and make some great new friends who will help support you in this new chapter of your life.
Put it all together and you can start to see why I’m so confident in guaranteeing that you’ll get your investment back within 6 months of passing the certification exam.
So what do you say? Are you ready to begin an exciting and rewarding new career as a content writer?
Just click here to get started now:
Now there’s an important question that a lot of people have. And that is…
I know this question might be on your mind, because I’ve heard many other writers ask it:
Am I really a good enough writer to charge $200 – $5,000 per blog post?
Well, let me explain why you definitely ARE a good enough writer.
First of all, as I mentioned earlier…writing good content is actually a lot easier than it seems.
There are templates and frameworks to follow, and once you know what they are, the whole process becomes surprisingly simple.
The truth is, it doesn’t take Shakespeare to write a good blog post. You just need some decent writing skills and the knowledge of how to structure an effective blog post. (Which I’ll teach you in this program.)
To give you an idea of what kind of posts you might be asked to write, here’s an example that was ghost-written by one of my students:
And here’s another example:
I hope that by now you realize what an amazing opportunity this is.
Our students and graduates are getting results at an unprecedented rate. We’ve received more glowing reports for this class than any other we’ve ever created.
And the crazy thing?
It’s just getting started. Already, large companies and agencies are coming to us, hoping to hire our writers. Some students are even getting full-time jobs…
But here’s the question to ponder:
Will opportunities like this last forever? Or will the market eventually “catch up” and slow down?
That’s why you should get in as quickly as you can. Not only because of the opportunity, but also because we are offering a HUGE discount right now…
If you look at our product page, you’ll see that this certification program normally costs $2,000. Here’s a screenshot:
If you enjoy writing…
If you’d like to make a little extra money (or even a lot) on the side…
If you’d like to get paid while you learn the skills you can use to launch your own blog…
And if you’d like it all in 6 months or less…
Then the Smart Blogger Content Marketing Certification program is for you.
Remember: the demand for content writers is higher than it’s ever been, and it’s still growing.
And in this program I’ll personally teach you how to write amazing content AND I’ll show you how to get all the high-paying clients you can handle.
Whether you want to start your own blog, become a freelancer, begin a rewarding new career, or just make some extra money with your writing skills, this program can help you make your dream a reality in just 6 months.
But here’s the catch:
If you’d like to save a cool $1,000 off the price, you have to do it now.
Just click here to sign up now:
YES! It is ABSOLUTELY realistic. In fact, $200 is the minimum you should be making per post. As you gain experience, you can start to increase your rates to get closer to $500 or more.
I know that this is surprising to a lot of people (especially if you’ve ever tried promoting yourself as a content writer on a freelance website like Upwork). But trust me when I say that there are hundreds of companies out there who are more than happy to pay this price for well-written content. I know because I hear from them all the time.
Strangely enough, it usually works the other way around.
The good clients — the kind who are willing to pay $200 or more per post — are typically much easier to work with for one main reason: because they understand the immense value of content marketing.
In other words, they respect the work you’re doing.
It’s actually the stingy clients — the ones who pay $50 or less — that are hard to work with. Nothing ever seems to please these clients because they don’t put any value on well-written content.
The short answer is: if you are at least a decent writer — if you can write clear, easy-to-read text — then yes, absolutely you can.
The reality is you don’t have to be a great writer to see success online. In fact, many of the most successful content marketers are NOT great writers. They just have a knack for writing articles that grab people’s attention, are easy to read, and touch on a popular topic in an engaging way.
Throw in some basic SEO skills, and that’s all you need to be a great content writer. (And yes, you’ll learn how to do all of those things — and more — in the certification program.)
When you first get started, your clients will come from a variety of different industries. Most writers really enjoy this, because it means they get to write on a diverse array of interesting topics.
Some of the more common industries that need content writers include marketing companies, personal finance companies, health companies, professional companies, and B2B software companies.
In the long term, you can end up writing whatever kind of content you want. If there are certain areas that you’re particularly interested in — maybe you enjoy writing about health & fitness, or finances, or technology — then you can start to move in that direction and build up a client base. Eventually, as you build up your portfolio of industry-specific blog posts, you’ll find it easier and easier to generate new clients in your chosen niche.
If you can dedicate 10 hours per week to this course, I expect you’ll be able to complete your certification in 2-4 months.
Reminder to become certified you will have to pay an extra $49 for the exam and certification, if you want it. This isn’t due until you decide to take it.
If so, it’s probably a sign. Something about this program has intrigued you, and if you don’t take advantage of the opportunity while you have it, you may regret it later.
Remember, you are guaranteed to have recouped your tuition within 6 months of graduating.
But if you miss this chance this to sign up now, you’ll be out of luck. There are no late registrations, and the next time you get a chance to sign up the cost will be double and you’ll have a different teacher.
So sign up now to begin your exciting new life as a high-paid content writer: