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Contena FAQ: Here’s What You Need to Know

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So, you’re wondering what Contena is all about, huh? Awesome - we’re glad you have questions.

We get lots of people wondering what Contena is, how it helps writers, and if they should join.

Because of that, we put the most asked questions all in one place. We hope this helps you learn more about us and to decide if a Contena Academy membership is right for you.

So, let’s answer all of your questions about Contena:

What is Contena?

Contena is simply the best way to start making money from writing.

We show you how to create everything you need to start a great freelance writing business and help you find the best remote and location independent writing gigs. Yes, there is a cost to join Contena, and we want to show you why that’s worth it. 

How does Contena work?

When you activate your Contena membership, you receive access to all of our resources, including a training program which shows you exactly how to get started with freelance writing.

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

We keep it super simple and straightforward.

You can also access our writing job finder which only includes the best remote writing jobs out there. You can apply for as many jobs as you like, and you can even reach out to a success coach whenever you have questions.

We do a lot of the legwork for you and saving you time with your job search, in addition to the training modules you have access to.

In addition to the jobs found on our writing job board, members receive access to our massive database of companies that hire remote writers in our writing submissions section.

Platinum members also receive access to a dedicated coach, who will help you to refine your portfolio and offer valuable feedback and recommendations. Check out what Contena Superstar Kenzie said about working with her Contena Coach.

Not only that, but you can also set up your writing alerts and check out our writing leads which is a database of the information and leads we collect.

What can I get paid to write about?

Many different types of businesses and industries need content. The types of content will vary (blog posts, ebooks, web copy, etc.) and you’ll find many different topics that people will pay you to write about.

We tend to see lots of job opportunities related to technology, education, wellness, finance, beauty, and other growing industries. Those topics not your thing? Don’t worry – there are lots of other freelance writing opportunities.

In fact, we gathered some of our favorite listings here.

Do I have to complete the course to get started looking for jobs?

Our training is included with all of our memberships, however, completing the course is totally optional. As a Contena Academy member, you are free to access our writing job finder and other powerful tools at any time.

With that said, we always encourage our members to complete the training, especially if you’re new to freelancing, because the strategies that we teach have been tested and proven to increase your engagement rate and success with landing new clients.

And if you’re a seasoned writer, some of the information might still be great to review!

I don’t have any experience with writing professionally, is Contena for me?

Many of our members are totally new to freelancing when they join Contena. We designed the course so that you can create everything you need to get started in about a weekend, even with no experience.

I’ve been freelancing for a while, is Academy for me?

We’ve found that more experienced freelancers enjoy their Contena membership for the following reasons:

  • The time that our writing job finder saves them in their job search efforts
  • The ability to reference modules in the academy that support their current needs
  • Having access to a Contena Coach to help them level-up their freelance writing business

Can I work from home?

At Contena we are totally focused on finding the best remote and location independent writing gigs that allow you to work from anywhere. So yes, with jobs found through Contena you can work from the comfort of your own home 🙂

Does Contena cost money?


Contena is a paid membership site.

Your Contena membership gives you access to a complete course for starting your freelance writing business, plus our suite of powerful tools for finding the best remote and location independent writing gigs, and companies that <3 remote writers.

We also offer a few different membership options, including payment plans to make Contena as affordable as possible.

Memberships start at $997 per year, or about $83 per month--and this basic level includes access to the Contena academy, access to a Contena freelance writing coach, lifetime access to all the Contena job resources, AND a year of!  Once you start writing professionally, that expense can easily pay for itself and then some.

See the chart at the bottom of this page for more detail.

Why should I have to pay to find work?

Well, you don’t have to pay to find work - there are many free job sites and resources out there.

Contena is for those who want a proven framework for success with remote writing. 

We provide everything you need to get started with freelance writing and show you exactly what works.  This includes access to training, support, and a large database of pre-vetted leads for you to pursue.

We’re cutting down the time it will take you to build your business because you don’t have to scour multiple sites for education or job listings and you can avoid sifting through jobs that don’t pay much or are sketchy.

Is there a trial?

As you can see – we’ve created Contena to provide you with a lot of value, so we don’t do a free trial. However, all of our plans come with a complete 30-day satisfaction guarantee*. Just show us you did the work.

How do I join Contena?

You can join Contena by creating a free account here.

Once you create an account you will be added to our waiting list and notified when we open for new members! Once you’re enrolled, you’ll have immediate access to everything you need to launch your freelance writing career!

So there you have it, our most-asked questions, answered!! If you’re ready to take your freelancing career to the next level, set up your Contena Account here.

* Terms and conditions apply. You can see the terms and conditions for our 30 day satisfaction guarantee here.

Contena Membership Prices, Current as of 2023:

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