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Forge Your Unique Writing Path
The Kingdom of Paidalot is a kingdom where writers rule.
We believe that writing is a profession at which we can all succeed and we go out of our way to help other writers.
A place where you can throw off the shackles of peasant wages and earn more than the cost of a nightly meal.
Our citizens encourage one another through many challenges and obstacles. We have slain freelance blogging dragons, conquered quests, and jousted our way to victory. And we would love to welcome you in as a member of our growing family.
Access to everything we provide can easily cost $1000- $10,000 or more elsewhere. We provide everything you need to get started as a writer for only $25 a month ($300 per year).
Why such a low price?
Because we know you don’t have $1000 or more to spend on business training when you are first starting out as a writer. We want to keep your costs for training as low as we possibly can so you can concentrate on building your career, not fretting over your bank account balance.
Time to get Medieval!
What Do Citizens Receive In Our Membership Community?
Quests and Member Only Trainings
How to Balance Your Work and Family Life
How to Manage Your Priorities
How to Conduct Interviews for Profile Pieces
Creating Characters Your Readers Will Love
How to Land a Client in 10 Days
Making the Most of Writer’s Conferences
Crafting Points of View Effectively
Developing Your Personal Tactical Strategy to Achieve Success
Writing a Manifesto
Researching, Writing, and Reviewing
Perfecting Your Pitch
Google Analytics 101
Juggling Writing, Marketing and More
Make a Name For Yourself
Plus a whole lot more…
A new quest is added each and every month.
Free Downloadable Ebooks and Materials
A Writers Bucket List from Dana Sitar of DIY Writing
The-Ultimate-List-of-Better-Paid-Blogging-Gigs from Sophie Lizard at Be a Freelance Blogger
Releasing the Words: Writers on Writing by Rhonda Kronyk and Friends
Client Hunting Handbook from Sophie Lizard at Be a Freelance Blogger
Be A Freelance Blogger Rate Guide
How to Land a Client in 10 Days from Francesca Nicasio at Be a Freelance Writer
Top Deal Makers For Debut Authors from Kathy VerEecke at Get a Book Deal 101
Access to Every One of Our Podcasts and Freelance Round Tables
We reach out to successful writers and entrepreneurs and interview them to glean the best tips and strategies in order to learn how to be masters of our craft. As a member of the Kingdom of Paidalot, you get a free invitation to attend these events and ask your questions live. You get access to the best minds in the industry and the chance to pick their brains on your specific situation and get the help you need. Some of our past guests have included:
Lauren Tharp of LittleZotz.com
Francesca Nicasio of Be A Freelance Writer
C. Hope Clark of Funds For Writers
Carrie Smith of Careful Cents
Joel Runyon of ImpossibleHQ
Peter Bowerman of The Well Fed Writer
Kelly James-Enger of Dollars and Deadlines
Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David W. Wright of Sterling and Stone
Kathy VerEecke of Get a Book Deal 101
24/7 Access to Our Royal Court Experts
Meet Queen Sophie Lizard:
Sophie is a freelance writer, editor and content marketing specialist whose blog Be a Freelance Blogger shows writers how to make money blogging for hire. She also mentors bloggers one-on-one and in small groups to provide the kind of personalised guidance you can’t get from reading alone.
Her writing has been published on Problogger, Brazen Careerist, Alternet, Lifehack and more than 100 other blogs. She’s often called up to revive limp copywriting, ghostwrite corporate blog posts or edit non-fiction books on topics ranging from archaeology to productivity.
Sophie’s obsessed with neuroscience, prehistory, human nature and getting shit done. She crash tests life at every opportunity and travels the world to meet up with friends and clients, usually with her family along for the ride.
To get started on your own freelance writing journey, download her free resource The Ultimate List of Better-paid Blogging Gigs: 45 Blogs That Will Pay You $50 or More.Sophie generously gives Kingdom of Paidalot citizens access to her Client Hunting Handbook materials ($97 value) absolutely free.
Meet Queen Kelly Boyer-Sagert:
Kelly has over 24 years experience as a freelance writer AND editor.
For four years, Kelly served as managing editor of Northern Ohio’s Over the Back Fence. This magazine, which profiled the art, history, intriguing people and fascinating places along Lake Erie’s shores, was nominated by Writer’s Digest for their “Top 100 Award” in 1998 and 1999. She served as the contributing editor for the Southern Ohio edition of Over the Back Fence as well, and she also edited five trade magazines and numerous business directories, community guides and travel planners for the company.
Kelly is a playwright, with several of her plays being performed in the Cleveland area. She speaks regularly at writer’s conferences and workshops, including at the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) conference in New York City, and at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. She also appeared on an ESPN2 program called “The Top Five Reasons You Can’t Blame the Black Sox.”
Meet King Robert Jennings:
Freelance writing is not an easy career choice. I know from experience. Since becoming a freelancer, I’ve hit just about every possible roadblock out there, from lack of clients to lack of motivation. I’ve gotten some good advice, and some no-so-good advice. I’ve been everywhere from Cloud 9 to inches away from File 13, and I like to think I’ve picked up a thing or two along the way.
One of the things I’ve learned is that there’s about a million people out there willing to tell you how great you are and that you’re doing things just fine. But, if you’re like me, that’s not what you need. If you’re going to improve, you need to know what you’re doing wrong.
Don’t get me wrong. I think you’re kick-awesome. But I also believe in tough love, and I’m willing to be the person who delivers it. Praise is wonderful, and it’s great for self-esteem, but it does not foster improvement.
I have had the pleasure of working as a ghostwriter for the novel Rogue’s Phoenix: Thieves and Kings, which is an epic fantasy story — the first in a trilogy of which I’ll be ghostwriting all three books.
My experience as a copy editor transcends employment and spills over into my personal life. I’m “that guy” who gets frustrated when he finds typos in books or on websites. I’ve always had the desire to clean up copy. Now, I have the opportunity.
Meet Queen Valerie Bordeau:
Valerie is a professional freelance writer who has written for a diverse clientele on a wide range of topics. Her areas of expertise include such areas as physical and emotional health issues, home based business startups, social media, music, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and personal development.
She personally knows the frustration that beginning writers have when trying to launch their freelancing careers. Her goal is to help writers reach their goals faster and live the life they have always dreamed of. Please feel free to contact her and let her know what specific help you may need.
24/7 Support Through Our Private Facebook Group
Our citizens often tell us that this is the best part of membership in the Kingdom of Paidalot. This is a group that helps, encourages, supports, critiques, laughs, cries and collaborates together. Citizens create powerful bonds and friendships with one another and help each other grow and develop.
Access To Current Freelance Opportunities To Start Earning Right Away
Free Personalized Battle Plan
If you need help developing your action plan for success, we can help! We will work closely with you to help you develop your writing skills, enhance your website marketing, and take a look at your portfolio in order to map out a specific plan that is right for you.
We will also work with you to fine-tune your plan as you work through it to ensure that you earn what you truly deserve!
What Our Citizens Have To Say About The Kingdom of Paidalot
“Well, KOP is just plain awesome. The members are amazing people who support each other in their work and also have a blast together. We are a true community. The nobility are fair and generous rulers, offering so much insight and guidance to their people.”
Freelance Writer, Blogger, and Content Weaver
“There is a saying that I’ve clung to my entire life. “If your heart is not in something, you simply cannot do it.” Valerie, your heart and soul are clearly in helping writers. Those of us that receive your help will be blessed over and over. : ) With KOP I can get help with ANYTHING immediately. There is always someone willing to help answer any question or help work through any problem. The group members are true friends.”
Mental Skills Trainer/Coach
“My strategy session with Valerie exceeded all my expectations. She is warm, empathetic and extremely astute. As a writer who can literally write about anything, I was delighted she helped me to identify the niche where my passion truly lies. Valerie’s empathy and insight helped me gain complete clarity over my new direction and as a result, I am putting the strategy plan she created for me into action with daily tasks. Thank you so much for your fabulously motivating guidance Valerie!”
Personal Performance Coach