What Is My Freelance Paycheck? – Is it A Scam or Legit?

You may have heard about yet another product out there to help you make money as a freelance writer.  It´s called My Freelance Paycheck and if you have been wondering about it, you have come to the right place.  In this article, I will answer the question what is My Freelance Paycheck, and is it a scam or legit?

Remember that this is what we do here at CRIO.  We review products for you and give you our opinions based on solid research because we want to help you create some income in your retirement.

What is My Freelance Paycheck?

My Freelance Paycheck is an ‘income strategy’ program created by Laura Pennington. It is designed to give you lots of information and resources on how to locate quality, high-paying clients online and market yourself to them effectively so that you can create a good part-time or full-time income doing freelance writing.

Who is it for?

The author, Laura Pennington, is slanting this product towards the work-from-home mom who wants some extra income for her family but this program is an option for anyone who wants to work-from-home and I believe a good possibility for us evergreens, too.

If you have a good command of English, you are reliable, and you have a good work ethic, this program could be for you.

Let’s look further…

The Basics

NameMy Freelance Paycheck
OwnerLaura Pennington
What you getAn ebook, an audiobook, video training, and bonus pdf’s
Guarantee60-day money-back guarantee from Clickbank
CRIO rating (0-10)7.8

Review of My Freelance Paycheck

Right off the bat, I have to say that I found the promotional video just way too long!  In fact, okay, I have to be honest, it was mind-numbingly repetitious.   But, of course, everyone is trying to get their point across when they are selling, so I just sat through it to the end.

What we are being offered is a strategy for acquiring clients with money who are willing to pay us to write and make a very good part-time or even a full-time income.

The program contains the following:

  • My Freelance Paycheck 156-page ebook
  • My Freelance Paycheck audiobook which comes in an mp3 format and which can be played with any media player.  It can also be saved to a tablet or mobile device.
  • 23 videos where you will get an ‘over the shoulder’ look at how Laura works
  • The Upwork Quickstart guide in PDF format
  • The Success Multiplier PDF which consists of 25 secret tips from 5 experts
  • 5 Most Common Mistakes of Freelance Writers PDF
  • Deeper Dive into Determining Writing Rates PDF
  • Why You Must Have Amazing Work Samples PDF

This digital product is in a pdf format that can be opened both in a Mac and a PC.  You will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this on your computer.  When you purchase the product, you will have access to the Member’s Area where you can download Adobe Acrobat for free.

My Freelance Paycheck is not a training course to teach you how to write, please be aware of that.

Income Claims

Ok, she loses me a bit here.  I wish it were this simple.  “Logging into a few web sites” to generate this kind of money right away is not real.    If this were true, you can bet I would be doing it right now.

Then, we have this claim:

Imagine $250 Claim

I just find this type of comment irritating because, while you may be able to produce this kind of income eventually, once you have established yourself, you will still have to pay your dues and establish credibility with clients before this will come rolling in for a few hours of work “here and there”.

You may be able to work on your own schedule but you will also have deadlines to meet.  This is the nature of writing for clients.

No experience needed?

The author informs us that she was able to generate a good income with no degree or previous training.

Its so important to understand

It is a fact that, with the continuing growth of the internet, there are endless opportunities for finding online writing work.   And, it is true that you do not need a degree.  But I am sorry, you need to have a little more talent in order to achieve online writing success than the claim made below.  I find this unrealistic.

natural writing is often good enough

You do need to have some writing skills and practice those skills, to attract clients that are willing to pay you.

Finding those legitimate clients that are willing to pay though, can present a challenge in itself.  You could join a platform such as Fiverr.   At Fiverr, you create a profile of yourself and offer your services, for whatever type of writing you want to do, then the clients browse the site and look for writers for their projects.

But you may not want to just sit around and wait to be ‘discovered’.  This is where My Freelance Paycheck comes into its own because it is offering us a strategy and a real blueprint to locate these clients with insider tips and secrets, utilizing the author’s experience and marketing yourself directly to those clients.

Such as:

  • How to set up your ‘magnetic’ freelance profile
  • How to set your rates so you can start making money
  • How to get clients
  • How to effectively market yourself as a freelance writer
  • How to identify the best platforms in which to market yourself
  • Where to get the best-paying content and typing jobs
  • How to ensure that you are taking on the right kinds of work, including how to say no to a client
  • The importance of a positive mindset and how to develop more confidence
  • The need to set realistic goals that are achievable

Passive Profits Mastery – the upsell

This is an upsell that you can choose to cancel at any time.  When you purchase the product for $47.00 you will have access to Passive Profits Mastery for one month free of charge.  Thereafter, you will be billed $37.00 a month.

The claim is that this will give you even more information on ‘life-changing’ secrets and strategies so that you can make even more money as a freelance writer.

The statement is that they have “cracked the code” on making money with Facebook, Amazon Publishing and Kindle.   These are apparently the most ‘closely guarded secrets’ to online writing success.

This upsell sounds a little cheesy to me, but you can always just take the free month and see if it adds any value to the main product.  You can cancel at any time.


Image of Laura Pennington Owner of My Freelance Paycheck
Laura Pennington

What I do like about My Freelance Paycheck is that it is actually written by a successful, published author.

Laura Pennington has her own website and truly exists!

This lends great credibility to me in regards to this program because if someone is putting their name to their product, they are telling me they believe in it.  You can view her website here.


When you purchase My Freelance Paycheck,  you will have full product support with an email to contact the “Customer Happiness Team”.


Because this is a product sold through Clickbank, there is a 60-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product.

Pros and Cons


  • Useful product
  • Authentic owner
  • Fair price point
  • 60-day money-back guarantee


  • Tedious promotional video
  • Cheesy upsell
  • Inflated income claims (at least when beginning)

Final Thoughts

Thank you for reading this far and I hope you found this review useful.

In answer to our question right at the beginning of this article, is My Freelance Paycheck a scam or legit, the answer is it is legit.

The owner is real and she is successful and is not afraid to put her name to her product.

Apart from an extraordinarily long and repetitious sales pitch video and a sort of cheesy upsell, I think this product has a lot of value.  I might even suggest you avoid sitting through the video and just purchase the product.

You do need to understand that My Freelance Paycheck will not teach you how to be a writer, nor will you be able to make the claimed income for just logging into a few websites and working here and there.

To become a successful writer, my friends, you are going to have to learn on your own as you go along, through trial, error, and perseverance.   You will need to practice your craft, just as though you were learning an instrument.

The important thing to remember is that no freelance writing business is going to make you even decent part-time income right away.  You will have to put in the work, read and study the material, work on your writing portfolio, practice excellence, have a great work ethic, and be able to meet deadlines.

Bearing all this in mind, I believe this is a good and useful product and I do recommend it. Given the 60-day, money-back guarantee you really have nothing to lose if you would like to check it out for yourself.

Have you purchased this product, My Freelance Paycheck?  Could you share your experience with us?

I have written an article that may interest you called Freelance Writing from Home which will give you some other useful ideas.

If you really enjoy writing about something you feel passionate about, consider doing what Philip and I do, which is Affiliate MarketingIt is our Number 1 choice for creating online income in our retirement.

For more ideas on how you can generate income from home, please take a look at Money Making Ideas for Retirees.

As I see it, we are all here to help each other on our shared journey to creating a more stable financial situation for ourselves.

To your success,





User experience




Value for money



  • Useful product
  • Authentic owner
  • Fair price point
  • 60-day money back guarantee


  • Tedious promotional video
  • Cheesy upsell
  • Inflated income claims (at least when beginning)

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