How to Write Your Way to Your First $1K (hint: let my good friend Elna help you!)

Last Updated on: June 24th, 2021

Lorraine and Elna in an image created for the post on Wording Well titled Write Your Way to Your First 1K

Calling all  freelancers, bloggers, and writer wannabes!

Do you need a helping hand earning more money with your writing?

Are you stuck, and don’t know what to do next?

Do you need a push in the right direction from someone who’s “been there, done that”?

Good news!

Innovative Ink’s very own Elna Cain can help you find your way!

Who the Heck is Elna Cain?

Elna is a freelance writer. She’s also my friend. In fact, we live in the same city! Some of you might already know we get together regularly at Starbucks to plot, plan, and devise ways of helping you succeed.

Yeah, we shoot the shit, too. 😉 And hang out. And have fun. And learn from one another. 

Then we get asked to leave by the staff… because we stay so late!

Elna sitting by the fire in Starbucks

Who Elna Really Is…

Elna Cain is an online super-freelancer. No kidding. She’s a superstar, for sure!

She runs her business and blog, too, where she gives away a free 6-day email course to new writers.

She runs Freelancer FAQs with Alicia Rades (another freelance writer whom you’ve met before).

And to top it all off, she is a mom to twins (a boy and a girl).

So… in her spare time (ha, right!), she runs TwinsMommy, where she dishes out all kinds of advice on not just raising kids, but how to multiply your productivity when you’re a WAHM (work-at-home-mom), and how to work from home when you’re sick!

Elna’s a true star, I’ll give her that!

She also introduced me to Gina Horkey, another freelancer. Gina created 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success.

Elna at Starbucks

How Elna Can Help YOU

Elna, the true genius that she is, has taken what she learned during her years as a freelance writer and put together a course just for you, so that YOU don’t make the same mistakes she did along the way.

The course is called Write Your Way to Your First #1K.

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Introducing Write Your Way to Your First $1k

This course is modeled after Elna’s journey from a stay-at-home mom to a professional writer who now gets paid $1200 per article!

It’s essentially a blueprint of the freelance writing success she has experienced, wherein she teaches YOU how to replicate her success (a success which I am jealous of, by the way!). 😉

It’s a course that is carried out over seven modules that include 41 lessons.

It spans 7 weeks.

In this course, you will learn how to go from a writer/blogger/freelancer who earns mere pennies to a successful person.


You all know me by now, and know that I don’t promote garbage.

Elna’s course works.

And to prove that Elna knows her stuff, here are a few links to some of her posts:

5 Ways to Attract Clients With Your Writer Website

20 Ways to Find Freelance Writing Jobs (As a Beginner)

The Proven Pitching Process For New Freelance Writers

Get a Write Your Way to Your First #1K Lesson for FREE!

Lesson 16: Maximizing Your Unique Selling Point is one lesson of the 41 that comprise the course Write Your Way to Your First $1K.

Check it out.

Tell me how awesome it is!

Then check out her course… and invest in your future!

Elna has organized this beautifully!

Write Your Way to Your First #1K is THE ANSWER to shaping your future as a freelancer.

No bullshit.

So have a look. Buy it. You’ll see.

Then, at the end of May, come back and thank me.

Seriously. I want to know much it helped you. Maybe I will even accept a guest post from you wherein you tell me of your new-found freelancing success!

But first you have to take the course. 😉

So… get to it!

Check out Write Your Way to Your First #1K TODAY!

Trust me, you’ll regret it if you don’t!

And please share this post!

Did You Know You Could Become a Freelance Editor?

Being a freelance editor, in my opinion, is even better than being a freelance writer. First of all, it pays more. Secondly, it is the best job I could ever ask for. I love editing, I love words, and I love helping others. Finally, I love reaping the many rewards (check out the many benefits of being a freelance editor).

If you are not currently working at your dream job and want to be a freelance editor, then sign up to get on the “interest list” for my upcoming course!

I am in the process of designing a course that will teach you EVERYTHING about being a work-from-home editor and entrepreneur.

This includes:

– how to get paid up-front… ALWAYS! (before you do any work)

– how to get testimonials

– how to market yourself

– where to find work

– how to leverage social media for your business (because, YES, you will be actually running a business if you are successful!)

– how to keep accurate records

– how to easily calculate your costs

– how to communicate with potential clients so they turn into ACTUAL clients

– how to organize your time (so you can complete all of the tasks involved in running your biz)

– how to deal with difficult clients

– which projects to accept

– when to raise your rates


Plus, I want to get to know you so that I can give you EXACTLY what you need to succeed!

So, DO you want to know more about how to become a freelance editor?



18 thoughts on “How to Write Your Way to Your First $1K (hint: let my good friend Elna help you!)

  1. Hello @Elna
    Thanks for this inspirational post. it is helpful and motivational for newbies.

    writing is an art to playing with words. I think you know very well how to play with words. keep it up & thanks again for this article…..!!! 🙂

    • says

      Hi, Harpreet.

      On behalf of Elna, I want to thank you for your comment.

      Elna is awesome! I’ve looked at her course and highly recommend it. 🙂

  2. Hello Lorraine and Elna,

    I have been a freelancer since many years, I started out soon after I got into college and over the years I have been struggling to get time to write. Now after I have finished my studies, I do get time and I have taken up full-time freelancing. But I often wonder how you ladies get time do write, cook, take care of everything including the kids and yet manage to write so much.

    More than anything I would love to learn how you manage your time. Hope someday you will share some secrets.

    Thank you.

    • says

      Imran, each person has his/her own schedule and it is hard to find time to write. However, when it comes to cooking, what I do is “batch cook” which means I make a lot of one thing and then freeze it in separate containers. For example, I will make a big pot of homemade soup or stew and keep some in my fridge (enough for two or three days) and then freeze the rest in meal-sized containers. Then, the following week, when I am too busy to cook, I will just thaw out one container and then put it in the microwave. It’s so much easier than cooking!

      Elna has help. She has a husband to help care for the children and he helps her with her business, too. He handles all the tech stuff. She does images and writing for her blogs. His parents also contribute to taking care of their twins. She writes when the kids are asleep. She ignores housework sometimes, too!

      What is it that you having the most problems with in your writing schedule? In your daily life? If you tell me, I can give you some suggestions to make things easier!

  3. Kimsea Sok says

    Hey, Lorraine! How are you doing today!…

    Thanks for sharing awesome tips over. I’ve visited Elna’s blogs and read some article over there. Honestly,… she has many great resources and article over there, on her blogs. I subscribed for the course and waiting to at my spare time.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing such as a great resources here…
    Kimsea Sok recently posted…How To Become A Freelance Writer Even If You Are Bad At Writing

    • says

      Hi Kimsea!

      That’s great to hear! Elna is awesome and truly one of a kind!

      She is also my friend in real life. We get together once a month at Starbucks and chat like there’s no tomorrow!

      Good luck and I’m glad you enjoyed the resources here!

      Do visit again!

  4. Right now I am on the stage of $200/article but getting $1200/article is definitely a lucrative offer that anyone want to get. There is no doubt that every business is there for money and money comes to those who learn and improve.
    Gaurav Kumar recently posted…Make Money Blogging

  5. Still jealous that you two awesome freelance ladies have meet-ups and I can’t join you! Lol. This looks like a great course Elna and helping many freelance writers by the sounds of it. Keep up the good work.

  6. says

    Hey Lorraine,

    Thanks so much for your amazing post and review! I totally enjoy our meet-ups (it’s a nice break from twin life!)

    I’ll be sure to share your post 🙂

    • says

      You’re welcome! I know this post came as a surprise to you, too!

      And thanks for sharing it!

      See ya Thursday! (Hopefully life won’t get in the way of our meeting this time!)

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