Freelance Writing is Hard...

Vagabond University Makes it Easier.

Build a Writing System That Actually Works, and Form Relationships That Actually Last.

Focus your mind, hone your craft, sharpen your strategies, maintain a healthy lifestyle, write for high-paying clients (that you actually like), negotiate better fees, set the right goals & maintain the routines that'll improve your quality of life.

Not where you thought you'd be in life by now? Freelancing wearing ya out? C'mon inside and learn the professional Vagabond Way. Build your confidence, increase your value, learn how to achieve more with the skills you have, and create healthier business relationships in your life.

Ready to Make Better Use of Your Time? Join Vagabond University for $39.95/ Month

Join Today for Instant Access to:

  • A Library of Online Courses (and growing every month) made specifically for writers, marketers, and other freelancers and professionals who feel like you're not getting your creative fix, or the pay you deserve.  
  • Vagabond Business - Some of these methods are wild, but if you wanna know how to consistently get work and sign meaningful clients, this module is for you (and it's continuously updated) throughout the year.
  • Vagabond Lifestyle - Focus your mind, maintain a healthy lifestyle, sign clients, negotiate fees, set goals & maintain healthy routines.
  • The Secret Travel Writing Method - How to travel the world and get paid to write about it using a simple formula that is CRAZY... but always works.
  • How to Publish Your First Article in 30 Days - A workbook and video series that walks you through the process of publishing your first article in 30 days.
  • Negotiation Hacks (**add-on) - Tired of getting low-balled into working hard jobs for little pay? Well, no more. Inside Vagabond University you'll learn the secret art of negotiating with clients.
  • Overnight Media Success - An in-depth masterclass on the art of publicity. Learn how to become a publicist and charge premium rates, make yourself famous, or add PR to the list of services you provide as a writer.
  • Writing Hackathon - A series of writing hacks meant to cure writer's block, craft stories that'll sell to editors and readers, create more compelling anecdotes, and other recipes for writers of all kinds.
  • ​Marketing Hacks for Writers - Learn how to market the living shit out of yourself as a writer.
  • A Library of Online Courses (and growing every month) made specifically for writers, marketers, and other freelancers and professionals who feel like you're not getting your creative fix, or the pay you deserve.  
  • Client Hacks - Some of these methods are wild, but if you wanna know how to consistently get work and sign meaningful clients, this module is for you (and it's continuously updated) throughout the year.
  • The Secret Travel Writing Method - How to travel the world and get paid to write about it using a simple formula that is CRAZY... but always works.
  • How to Publish Your First Article in 30 Days - A workbook and video series that walks you through the process of publishing your first article in 30 days.
  • Negotiation Hacks (**Add-on) - Tired of getting low-balled into working hard jobs for little pay? Well, no more. Inside Vagabond University you'll learn the secret art of negotiating with clients.
  • Overnight Media Success - An in-depth masterclass on the art of publicity. Learn how to become a publicist and charge premium rates, make yourself famous, or add PR to the list of services you provide as a writer.
  • Writing Hackathon - A series of writing hacks meant to cure writer's block, craft stories that'll sell to editors and readers, create more compelling anecdotes, and other recipes for writers of all kinds.
  • ​Marketing Hacks for Writers - Learn how to market the living shit out of yourself as a writer.

What's Included in Vagabond University?

An All-Encompassing Library of Online Courses, Templates, Worksheets, and Guides on How to Build a Fulfilling Life, Better Manage Your Time, Earn Money Doing What You Love, and ALL the Methods, Systems, and Hacks on How to Get Their Quicker, and as Efficiently as Possible.

THE VAGABOND WRITER COURSE + WORKBOOK
A workbook and video series that walks you through the process of publishing your first article in 30 days.
Retail Price $97
Included with Membership
OVERNIGHT MEDIA SUCCESS
A PR masterclass you won't find anywhere else. Learn how to make either your clients, or yourself famous.
Retail Price $997 
Included with Membership
SECRET TRAVEL WRITING METHOD
It's crazy... but it works. Learn the secret travel writing method and get paid to travel the world.
Retail Price $997 
Included with Membership
WRITING HACKATHON SERIES 
Get writing hacks delivered to your member's area monthly and build your career as a writer faster.
Retail Price $297 
Included with Membership
VAGABOND LIFESTYLE
Focus your mind, maintain a healthy lifestyle, sign clients, negotiate fees, set goals & maintain healthy routines.
Retail Price $197 
Included with Membership
TRAVEL WRITING
An in-depth look at travel writing, and how to transform your journal into publishable articles.
Retail Price $197 
Included with Membership
CASE STUDIES
Case studies of publicity stunts, published articles, and other ways to establish yourself as a writer/ marketer.
Retail Price $297 
Included with Membership
VAGABOND TOOLKIT
Templates, worksheets, bonus videos, and resources that are updated monthly based on member questions.
Retail Price $297 
Included with Membership

...and much more.

What You Can Do With Your New Vagabond Skills?

  • Publish Articles for $250 - $10,000 per Article
  • ​Create Landing Pages and Sales Pages for $2,000 - $5,000
  • Write Ad Copy for $50 - $150/ Hour
  • ​Wake Up and Set the Right Goals (Priceless)
  • Build Marketing Funnels for $3,500 - $10,000
  • ​Do Publicity Work for $2,500 - $5,000 per Month
  • ​Make Money from Your Travel Photography (The Sky is the Limit)
  • ​Build Your SEO and Get More Organic Traffic (What is More Traffic Worth to You?)
  • ​Negotiate Higher Fees - No More Taking Bad Deals. Never Again.
  • ​Turn Down Shitty Clients - This Will Save You Time, Money, and Stress
  • ​Know How to Spot Red Flags in New Clients - Don't Wait Till It's Too Late!

Who Can You Become?

  • ​Travel Photographer
  • ​Superman
  • ​Freelance Writer
  • ​Wonder Woman
  • ​Travel Writer
  • ​Publicist
  • ​Batman
  • ​Journalist
  • ​Copywriter
  • ​Author
  • ​Food Critic
  • ​Agency Owner
  • ​Hotel Critic
  • ​All of the Above!

What You Can Do With Your New Vagabond Skills?

  • Publish Articles for $250 - $10,000 per Article
  • ​Create Landing Pages and Sales Pages for $2,000 - $5,000
  • Write Ad Copy for $50 - $150/ Hour
  • ​Wake Up and Set the Right Goals (Priceless)
  • Build Marketing Funnels for $3,500 - $10,000
  • ​Do Publicity Work for $2,500 - $5,000 per Month
  • ​Make Money from Your Travel Photography (The Sky is the Limit)
  • ​Build Your SEO and Get More Organic Traffic (What is More Traffic Worth to You?)
  • ​Negotiate Higher Fees - No More Taking Bad Deals. Never Again.
  • ​Turn Down Shitty Clients - This Will Save You Time, Money, and Stress
  • ​Know How to Spot Red Flags in New Clients - Don't Wait Till It's Too Late!

Who Can You Become?

  • ​Travel Photographer
  • ​Superman
  • ​Freelance Writer
  • ​Wonder Woman
  • ​Travel Writer
  • ​Publicist
  • ​Batman
  • ​Journalist
  • ​Copywriter
  • ​Author
  • ​Food Critic
  • ​Agency Owner
  • ​Hotel Critic
  • ​All of the Above!
Meet Your Instructor, Greg Cayea
Guinness World Record holder for Longest Journey by Car in a Single Country,  author of The Drifter Chronicles and Vagabond Secrets, and contributor for ELLE, BravoTV, Vie Magazine, Playboy (I swear it was the travel section), USA Today, VIBE... and others.  Featured in Business Insider, Cosmopolitan, Today Show, Travel + Leisure, Bravo, ADWEEK, Uproxx, LA Weekly, Lonely Planet, Daily Mail, MSN, CBS, Good Day LA, Elite Daily, ABC, Yahoo, The Weather Channel (weird but cool), and others...
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It all started with shitty poetry in rehab when I was a kid. With such a colorful past, stories were never hard to create. I left high school in 9th grade and hitchhiked the country when I was fourteen.. that lasted till about twenty.

I became obsessed with Kerouac and dreamt of freedom and prose. By the time I was sober and 27, I had millions of stories written without a clue of how to get them seen. I published my first article in 2013 for VIBE. So started my career as a freelance writer.

I established myself as a credible travel writer after I broke the Guinness World Record for Longest Journey by Car in a Single Country in 2016. It was featured across the globe and I went on many TV shows and did interviews all over.

I then wrote one book, then another. I produced a movie starring Sidney Poitier and Dennis Haysbert. In fact, Nelson Mandela made an appearance as well. I launched an entertainment PR agency in Hollywood and became a music and film publicist. All of it was born from my love for writing and desire to earn an income with it.

I began publishing articles for The Bravo Network, USA Today, Playboy, ELLE, and many others and continued traveling the world until I decided to slow down.  I had always wanted to start an online school for Vagabonds to share all the secrets and hacks with people just like me how many doors writing can open, and how to do it.

That’s why all this was born. I now live in the Hudson valley of New York and drink way too much overpriced coffee.
Notable Testimonials
Kind words from fairly important people...

Jess Kapadia, Senior Editor of Food Republic

It takes a truly dedicated professional to seek out a food website known for food and music crossovers, know which of his clients would be great for an interview and reach out in a uniquely effective manner. It's hard to think of a publicist on par with Greg when it comes to proven attention to detail and intuition in seeking out dynamic ways to showcase superb talent with the right audience, or in this case, a fresh new audience.

Gordon Goodwin, Grammy Award Winning Composer

Greg Cayea is a person with a unique combination of internet-era hipness, and gee-whiz innocence. He has a clear love of people and the things they do, but is able to see how to position those things so that they have the best chance of success in our contemporary culture. If you are working with Greg, you should be prepared for an onslaught of energy and ideas, and you’d best be ready to match that energy. If you do, things really build from there. If you are an artist venturing into the jungle that is today’s internet, you definitely want Greg leading the way.

Sarah Polonsky, North America Editor of DJ Mag

In the vast abyss that is the entertainment industry, Greg Cayea stands out by his honest care for the art.

Alan Kannof, Former C.O.O. William Morris Endeavor

I worked closely with Greg Cayea several years ago in connection with a New York based comedy festival and sketch comedy group that he was managing at the time. He was always well organized, attentive to the needs of his clients and creative about both pursuing new opportunities and negotiating deals. I am happy to recommend him for a position in the entertainment and media businesses.

Jon Flom, Former Senior Executive at CBS, HBO

My company had a brief foray into the artist management business. There were times when, if Greg hadn’t been there at our side every minute guiding us through those treacherous waters, we would surely have gotten lost at sea. Greg has a great attitude, a wealth of knowledge and is dedicated to his work.

JES, DJ, Producer, Singer, Songwriter

I have been working with Greg Cayea for a number of months as my main PR consultant and it's been a wonderful and positive experience. He truly understands me and my business and helps me to develop and execute the best strategies for it's expansion. He has worked tirelessly with great attention to detail and I can see the results as steady growth in all the areas he manages. Greg understands not only where my business is today, but where it needs to be tomorrow and has helped me to better manage all my PR commitments across a wide demographic. He is trustworthy, approachable and a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody that might be looking to take control of their own PR affairs, and I look forward to what we will create together in the future..
Enough about me... Ready?

Your Other Options

  • Nothing. You Can Stay Where You Are. That's not necessarily bad at all... if you like where you're at. If you want to work on your own terms, consider Vagabond University.
  • Trial and Error - You can attempt to break free of your day job on your own, but why try? I mean, the whole point of a day job is financial security. You have that. So, spend a tiny bit to start your own business!
  • Wait a Little Bit Longer - Oh stop, aren't you tired of pushing things off? This is life dammit, and it only comes around once. The days are short and weeks rush by without a plan to continuously live a life you enjoy. This is a tiny investment that'll pay off in heaps.
  • College? School? - Nothing wrong with college or school. Maybe do both? I mean, this is certainly much cheaper and much quicker... School might be out of touch with the current marketplace. It's also very expensive.
  • ​Other Online Courses - Vagabond University is case-study based, always being updated, and more extensive than any other "location independence" school out there. The choice is yours.

Meet Dan, One of Our Happy Campers

"Without hesitation, I can tell you that Greg Cayea has been one of the most influential people for my career and probably my life.

What follows will inevitably sound like an infomercial, but it’s 100% true so I’m going to share with you now…. :)

For close to 10 years, I was stuck in a low-paying, unfulfilling non-profit work. I didn’t feel like I had the skills to start a NEW career path so I never did.

I studied in Vagabond University and realized some of the writing I was doing for fun could possibly turn into a career if I took the right steps. I had a bunch of “AHA!” moments then just made the right moves. I had no expectations of success, but used the fundamentals Greg taught in this program.

Within seriously a month of completing his program (and again, I KNOW this sounds like a commercial, but I promise it’s true), a post I wrote went absolutely ballistic on the internet. It went BEYOND viral. 

My client (a no-name local politician I was unofficially “helping” for the experience) made international headlines with this post. He was on CNN the next day, MSNBC the day after then became a national figure.

This one event changed the trajectory of my life and now I’m a full time social media writer for politicians/authors and anyone else I believe in. I have to turn down work all the time and ONLY write for folks I 100% agree with. It’s really awesome and I wouldn’t be here without Greg!

So that’s my story. I can’t recommend this program enough. He teaches it in a really cool accessible way and it will save you so much time and trouble. Don’t waste your time with all of the weird disconnected books about “marketing.” I’ve read them all and they can’t touch Greg’s program. "

-Dan McCollister

Meet Kendra, Another Happy Camper

"What are the odds of actually meeting someone that is truly life changing? Someone that really inspires you who is on the same career path you are in. Well miracles do happen. 

I remember the day I first saw Greg Cayea’s sponsored Instagram advertisement. I said to myself with a smile, “I cannot wait until I can have my brand as a sponsored ad with a bigger reach than I have been able to afford before.” 

I noticed all the likes and comments and naturally chumped it up to just another Instagram ad to ignore. However, Greg had experienced adversity and I could personally relate to strife in all forms. I continued to check out this guy’s story and becoming more and more inspired. 

I had been looking for Public Relations courses (one of the courses offered in Vagabond University) geared towards music and or entertainment. You would be surprised how scarce of resources there are out there. This is why I started my “DIY Music PR” series, but that’s another story. Number one reason I had to be involved with his program is actually seeing where Greg came from to where he is now. 

I told myself I had hope of great success also. I checked out his content and became further intrigued by Greg. Now, I cannot express how much I am thankful with words. What I do with this opportunity and how I work my butt off here on out will further show how adversity can fuel the start of your success. "
-Kendra 

FAQ

Do You Provide Customer Support?
Yes, we offer customer support Monday through Friday
Will I Get Immediate Access?
Yes, as soon as you enroll you will be able to create your account and login
Can I Cancel My Membership?
Yes, you can cancel at any time.
How Often is New Content Added?
New content is added monthly, and content is created based on questions from our members
I'm Busy and Don't Have Much Time, Should I Enroll?
If you have a serious desire for change, yes. If you need help with aspects of your writing and marketing career, yes.
How Long is Each Lesson?
Some lessons are five minutes, others are forty minutes. It depends on what we are covering for that day.
What If I Get Confused?
Just submit a ticket and your question will be answered.
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