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"How To Freelance Like A Superstar"
One-Day Live Stream Webinar for Freelancers
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 am PT/12:30 pm ET -
4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ET

A daylong live webinar for professional writers and editors

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Oh, the focus of PodCad! You can almost hear the gears turning.

Oh, the focus of PodCad! You can almost hear the gears turning.

My May 2017 "How to Freelance Like a Superstar" webinar packs as much Upod goodness as possible into one glorious Saturday. I designed the one-day session to fulfill the specific requests for topics and speakers I've gotten from the Upod community and to hit as many freelancer needs as possible to help you thrive in this very challenging market.

This super comprehensive approach covers ALL the big Upod constituencies: Whether you want to crack into high-brow A-list outlets, women's mags, men's mags, lucrative content marketing/branded content, or get insights on success from big-deal freelancers, this will be incredibly valuable. And it's available live from wherever you are.

If you've been worrying about money, feeling stuck or needing a change or jump-start, this intensive, interlocking series of Q&As has the potential to shake things up and get you moving. That's the frickin' point.

Let me know and I'll put you in the queue to swim in the live stream.

With a speaker lineup of A-list editors and freelancers, this is a unique opportunity to expand your freelance network and learn from the best in the business. The Web-only live session gives you rare access to assigning editors, top freelancers, a content marketing expert and a community of fellow webinarians who will become your freelance support system in the weeks and months ahead.

"How to Freelance Like a Superstar" is a lower-priced option than my usual two-day Upod Academy workshops for those who've been curious about what we do.

And what will we do? We will mine our VIP guests for every freelance tip and technique imaginable. We'll get pitching advice and ideas for making more money now in this complicated media market. You'll have time to ask questions, go micro on nuts-and-bolts elements of freelancing, book writing and branded content (whatever the heck that is). You'll also get a chance to test out, fine-tune and, lo, pitch your ideas. In the tight spaces between sessions, I'll answer questions and share my thoughts on which freelance strategies work best and which to scrap.

Our esteemed speakers are scheduled to appear throughout the day.  Lineup is subject to change since, you know, life happens.

Here's who's coming:

Carla Levy
Good Housekeeping
Read this Q&A with her

Ben Greenman
The New Yorker
A New Yorker editor since 1994, Ben is also a bestselling author, ghostwriter (with Brian Wilson, Simon Cowell, Gene Simmons) and major Prince fan.

Eric Spitznagel
Big-deal Freelancer
Bylines @ New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, Men’s Health, Harper’s and More

Jennifer Gregory
Content Marketing Guru
Jennifer Gregory has more than 20 years experience writing for brands like amex, microsoft, samsung and costco.

Her Popular Blog on Content Marketin

Megan Greenwell
executive features editor at esquire
And it's megan not meg

Her tweets


Upod Academy
"How To Freelance Like A Superstar"
One-Day Live Stream Webinar for Freelancers
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 am PT/12:30 pm ET -
4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ET

About Your instructor

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Registration $199.
Upod Academy Alums $175
(regular price $275)

Upon Acceptance of Application

Questions: davidhochman@mac.com

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Selected Past Workshops


21-Day Freelancer Accountability Challenge - Live webinar

Daylong Branded Content Workshop - Playa Vista, California


"Meet the editors" Weekend Workshop in Los Angeles.

Boston summer workshop at Brandeis University with writers from New York Magazine, Conde Nast and more.

Weekend writing and nature retreat in Los Angeles.

"So You Wanna Be a Ghostwriter?" workshop in Los Angeles.

Pitch clinic webinar with editors from Marie Claire, Vice, Oprah and more.

"Breakthrough to the A-list" workshop with editors from The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and more.


Online writing for superstars with BuzzFeed features director Steve Kandell, GOOD's Josh Neuman, TakePart's Paul Tullis and New York Times Motherlode editor K.J. Dell'Antonia.

Boston summer workshop at Brandeis University with Malcolm Gladwell, David Grann and Steve Almond.

Weekend pitch clinic in Los Angeles with New Yorker features editor Daniel Zalewski.

The "Total Freelancer" workshop with author Gretchen Rubin, Brainpickings' Maria Popova and journalist Karl Taro Greenfeld.

"Your Best Writing Year Ever" with author A.J. Jacobs, Esquire's Tom Junod and Virginia Heffernan of The New York Times Magazine.

"Upod Office Hours" - an open door afternoon for questions about freelancing and pitching.

PodNights: A weekly series of evening Q&As with editors from Los Angeles Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and more.


Pitch the Editors Weekend with editors from Playboy, Wired, Dwell and more.

"Your Freelance Sweet Spot" with editors from Los Angeles Magazine, NPR, and Medium.com.


Weekend workshops with editors from InStyle, Sunset and Modern Luxury.

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