A course is only as good as what the students get out of it. Was it a great value? Did those who completed it see real results?

Here’s what former students who completed Travel Writing Overdrive had to say:

“I’ve been a travel journalist for the last six years but enrolled in Tim Leffel’s on-line course, Travel Writing Overdrive, hoping for fresh insights and practical tips from a pro in the industry. The course has been a goldmine of information. If you’re looking for ways to expand your travel writing income through multiple revenue streams, Tim’s comprehensive program shows you how to do just that. It’s never to late to ramp up your travel writing success!”

Nancy Mueller

“Right after finishing Module 4 and tweaking a pitch the right, expert-focused way, I landed a Penang-based assignment for CNN Travel only 15 minutes after I pitched! Awesome!”

Marco Ferrarese

“As an online course junkie (especially anything to do with freelance writing, blogging, and online business) I consider myself somewhat of an expert on the topic. After taking Tim’s Travel Writing Overdrive course and reading Travel Writing 2.0 I can honestly say I may be cured. Tim’s years of experience in the field and his straightforward approach to teaching opened my eyes to so many possibilities I had not thought of. I am now moving forward with new blogs and freelance opportunities with the confidence that I CAN and WILL make a decent living in this business. I am practicing what Tim preaches by diversifying my skills and the future is already looking great. TWO is one of the few courses I have taken that I can say without a doubt is well worth the money!”

Sarah Hughes

Since following Tim Leffel’s course, I’ve landed bylines in publications like Travel + Leisure, Backpacker Essentials, 4WD Touring Australia, SurfGirl Magazine, Boating Magazine, Skyscanner Australia, and many more. I also became a contributing author for a book and developed brand partnerships for my travel blog. Tim’s one-on-one consulting highlighted which of my actions would likely pay off and which are potentially be a waste of time, saving me time and increasing my income. I highly recommend this course to anyone starting or wanting to further their career in travel writing.”

Chantae Reden

Tim Leffel’s Travel Writing Overdrive is an A-Z guide of what steps to take to earn a living as a travel writer. Tim guides you through the process with practical steps based on his experience of what works and what doesn’t. Participating in the Mastermind calls with other classmates and one-on-one calls with Tim offered invaluable, time-saving insights. I came away with a road map for retooling my writing business. I’d recommend this class to anyone interested in learning strategies to develop a viable travel writing career.

Nancy Moreland

“I joined Travel Writing Overdrive not so much for the content, but for the motivation and accountability to help me get done what I already know needs to get done. I’ve moved past analysis paralysis and taken important steps forward with my web publishing projects. The opportunity to share and discuss ideas in an honest and supportive environment is worth many times more than the price of admission.”

David Nikel

“Taking Tim’s class has made all the difference in both my knowledge and my motivation to finally start actually making a living from my blog and from freelance travel writing. I now have a regular twice-monthly freelance gig and have sold several other pieces since finishing the class. The weekly mastermind calls and the two one-on-one sessions with Tim were especially crucial to getting where I am today. My mind came away swimming with ideas and eagerness to move forward.

Donna Meyer

“Since beginning Travel Writing Overdrive I’ve landed a regular column, gotten into a new major publication, and launched a more focused blog. I keep thinking of friends who are struggling writers or who want to be writers, and I wish they’d take this course. Unfortunately, I think that most of them aren’t willing to invest the money in their own careers. I am confident that anyone who does pay for the course will benefit from it in every way, and I expect to make back many times the cost of tuition, soon!”

Gillian Kendall

“Tim is sensible and helpful, really down to earth and pleasant. He knows what he’s talking about and is willing to share what works, from the view of an experienced, professional travel writer. Tim tells you what he’s learned through building and running his own successful, independent career and what he has gleaned from other successful writers. That is the kind of person I want to listen to!”

Jill Browne

“I first met Tim at a TBEX conference, where he gave a presentation about creating a niche for your website. I’d had a general interest travel website for years but hadn’t been able to gain any traction with it. Inspired by his talk, I launched a much more focused site that has done quite well. So when I found out he offered an in-depth course, I signed up eagerly—and I wasn’t disappointed. Tim is incredibly knowledgeable about every aspect of the travel writing business and very generous with his time and expertise. The course modules were packed with information. And I would recommend signing up for the Mastermind group; the regular phone calls kept me on track and provided lots of chances to get more detailed information. This course was a great investment in my travel writing career.”

Laura Byrne Paquet

“The real differentiator between the mastermind version of this course and other online courses is the ability to speak on the phone (or Skype) with Tim, a travel writer who’s making a good full-time income from his craft. During the 2 hours of one-on-one calls and 6 hours of small-group calls, you can ask him anything you want! In a sea of endless to-do lists, I learned what I needed to focus on and prioritize in order to increase my income, both as a blogger and freelance writer. The many online tools and resources provided (many of which I didn’t know about) are also worth their weight in gold!”

Marie-France Roy


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