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Press play to watch this video where Natasha Courtenay-Smith explains how Case Study Link works and how it can benefit you:

“If You Have An Old Story Or Lead, You Can Make Money With It. Thereʼs A Commissioning Editor Waiting To Buy It THIS Week…”


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Every single day, commissioning editors and reporters on national newspapers and magazines are looking for stories, leads and case studies to fit their publications. In order to find the right story, these commissioning editors start ringing freelance journalists and press agencies to ask if anyone can help.

Were they to find the lead they were looking for, they would pay the agency or journalist a tip fee thatʼs usually well above the average of a typical journalistʼs day rate. But the problem with whatʼs known as the ʻring roundʼ is that they often donʼt end up finding that they want, and there simply arenʼt enough hours in the day to call every freelance journalist or agency who might be able to help.

Equally, if youʼre not one of the handful of freelance journalists or agencies the commissioning editors call during their ring round, then you wonʼt even know that this commissioning editor is on the hunt for a particular story, even if it would have been a 100 per cent match to a story sitting in your contacts book.

The result: the commissioning editor has lost out on finding the story they need, and youʼve lost out on a commission, a fee and seeing your name in print.

Now, with the introduction of Case Study Link, weʼve made communication between commissioning editors and freelance journalists and press agencies much easier.

Now, commissioning editors can contact hundreds of freelance journalists and press agencies with a click of a mouse, and freelance journalists and press agencies can receive story requests from commissioning editors they might not even know. Thanks to the information youʼll receive from Case Study Link, you can pitch the right story at the right moment to the right commissioning editor.

Hereʼs how Case Study Link member Paul Carter describes the service:

“I think it’s a great idea, well packaged and simple in its execution. In the old days newspapers would rely on maybe half a dozen big agencies to source their stories and pay commission regardless of whether that search was successful or not. This way is much more democratic and relies on the skill of the journalist in having a good contacts book.”
Paul Carter

Any serious journalist will very quickly see the benefits of Case Study Link in their freelance career.

For freelance journalists and press agencies, Case Study Link is also a great way to stay in the loop. You’ll be constantly fed with details of what commissioning editors are looking for, and will be able to then pitch your stories appropriately.

Here’s what one of our current members, Tina Walsh, (a freelance journalist for TIME, The Guardian, The Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Mirror, Evening Standard and many more), says about Case Study Link:

“As a freelance journalist it’s sometimes difficult to come up with saleable ideas all the time, so knowing what stories and/or case studies editors are looking for is a real help.”
Tina Walsh

And here are a few words from another of our members, Karen Pasquali-Jones

“Through Case Study Link I’ve made new contacts, sold stories first, second and even third rights and been able to pitch exclusives to a target audience and got the best price because I knew it was exactly what the commissioning editor was looking for. It’s a must have for every freelance journalist!”
Karen Pasquali-Jones


Here’s how Case Study Link works:


When you become a member of Case Study Link, you’ll immediately by added to the fast-growing alert list of over 400 subscribers who receive e-mail alerts from us containing the details of what commissioning editors on national newspapers, magazines and TV are looking for.

If you’ve got a lead or a story that will benefit the editor, you’ll need to act fast. Send them an e-mail being very clear about what you’ve got and how it could help them.

In our experience, the commissioning editors sift through any replies they’ve got before deciding. Usually within 24 hours, they’ll make a decision. You will then be notified with a polite ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ or ‘Yes, we want your lead, and we’ll pay you £xx’.

In many cases, our members have been commissioned to write an entire piece and have received a full features fee of over £1000 for their work.


As a member of Case Study Link, here’s what else you’re going to benefit…


Not only will you be added to our premium e-mail alert service, you’re also going to benefit hugely from these two added-value features we offer:

1. Create Your Own Freelancer’s Member Profile

One of the things that we’ve found over and over again is that commissioning editors like to know more about freelance journalists before they buy contact details or whole features from them.

We’ve listened, and we’ve acted. Now, you have the best chance to sell your story and increase awareness of your profile amongst commissioning editors, newspapers and magazine editors.

As soon as you complete your new member registration, we will ask you to complete the Freelancer’s Profile Form. As soon as we receive the form completed, we will create you a special page on our website all about you, your previous work and how you can help them. You can add this link to your email signature so commissioning editors will know exactly who you are and why you should be the one to help them.

This page will be available to commissioning editors so that they can find out more about you. You never know what a simple thing like this could lead you to.

2. We Send Out Daily Marketing E-mails To Commissioning Editors

Each and every week, we send out daily marketing messages to commissioning editors reminding them of Case Study Link and showcasing our members.

We rotate our featured members each week so that each freelancer gets the opportunity to increase their profile and get noticed by those all-important commissioning editors.

What would it be worth to you to get your profile in front of 800+ commissioning editors in print and television? That’s exactly what this is, and it’s part of your membership.


How to become a member now and start receiving premium e-mail alerts right away


We’re currently offering a special opportunity for you to test-drive Case Study Link. Join for free today, and you’ll get to experience FULL benefits of being a member for 14 days.

We’ll add you to the premium e-mail alert service and we’ll begin to send you case study requests as soon as they come, just like we do to our entire membership.

Open and read the e-mails as soon as you see them in your inbox, and if you can provide the case study, contact the commissioning editor right away.

It’s not rare that within your first 14 days free trial period, you could be earning several hundred pounds in tip fees just selling contact details of a case study – or even providing a whole feature.

Other members have used this service to do just that – take a few moments to read the testimonials and rave reviews we’ve listed on the right here. You might even recognise some of the names of our active members.

On the 14th day of your test-drive, you’ll have a decision to make. If you see the benefit of being a member and enjoy receiving the e-mail alerts, do nothing and we will automatically charge your card just £10 per month plus £2 VAT.

We’ve made this a completely hassle-free service so you won’t have to worry about your membership, and you can continue receiving an uninterrupted service of our e-mail alerts so you don’t miss out on anything.

If, on the other hand, you feel Case Study Link is a wonderful service, but it’s just not for you, then we understand. Simply send us an e-mail to with your full name and e-mail address and we won’t charge you a penny.

You’ll be pleased to know that we have no minimum contract so even if you decide to continue with your membership, you can cancel at any time and at any date. All you need to do is get in touch and we’ll cancel your account for you right away.


When you sign up, we’ll also send you a free Q&A to getting the most from Case Study Link


In a recent survey commissioned by Case Study Link, we found that most people were keen on the idea of selling their stories, but if they had a bit of guidance they’d be able to do much better.

We have created a Q&A of the most commonly asked questions regarding Case Study Link and how it can help you earn extra money. It will give you inspiration and ideas for taking your freelance career to a new level just by selling contact details or whole features of case studies you may have.

This never-before-released downloadable report will be available to you instantly in PDF format.


Get started now.


Becoming a member is simple, straightforward and secure.

Click the ‘Become a Member’ button below and you’ll be taken to a registration page to start the process.

Please note: Our system is completely safe and secure. Although you are required to put in your card details now, you will not be billed until the 15th day of your membership.

As soon as you fill out all the details and complete the process, you’ll be taken to a page confirming your order, and you will also receive an e-mail in your inbox with full details of how to get started.

Don’t delay – click this button to get started now:

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If you have any questions about Case Study Link, we’d be happy to help. Please send an e-mail to and we’ll send you a response back very shortly.

Privacy policy – we do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.

Delivery policy – you will be added to our mailing list as soon as your complete the check out and you will recieve the very next alert sent.

Refund/cancellation – should you wish to cancel your subscription, please email us on and it will be cancelled the same day.

“I am freelance, sitting here in my attic spare room on my own so it's nice to see what is going about. I have sold one tip off to a mag which I wouldn't have otherwise known about and am in the process of trying to sell a follow-up story to one of the nationals which if it comes off will be great.”

Elizabeth Openshaw

Case Study Link member
“As a part-time freelance feature writer who works from home in Scotland, Case Study Link helps me keep up to speed with what London-based commissioning editors need. It's great to keep your contacts up to date, and is a good trigger for selling case studies. It's a genius idea - and I love it!”

Julie McCaffrey

Case Study Link member
"I've had several commissions via Case Study Link, as well as referring case studies to those looking for them. Case Study Link is a quick and efficient system which seems to be beneficial to all who use it."

Deborah Dooley

Case Study Link member
“I only signed up in January and within three months I had been commissioned to write a piece for a glossy mag that I would never have pitched if it hadn't been for Case Study Link - and for one of the biggest fees I've received to date. The alert had invited pitches for a monthly planning meeting and the Ed phoned me straight back to commission me on the spot. That alone makes it a service I'd happily pay for! CSL is the first thing I recommend to other freelance writers."

Heidi Scrimgeour

Case Study Link member
“Case Study Link is a fantastic way of utilising existing case studies and building great links with commissioning editors.”

Frances Childs

Case Study Link member
“As a freelancer, I've had a number of commissions from Case Study Link and a couple of TV appearances, so I can't recommend it enough. It's a brilliant way of knowing who to pitch to as well as knowing the sort of thing papers and mags are after.”

Laura Kemp

Case Study Link member
“Case Study Link is a great way to help freelance journalists sell on old case studies that didn't quite fit the bill first time around. Whenever a story doesn't sell I always console myself with the fact a case study alert will come up at some point that it will be perfect for - whether I end up selling the whole feature or just contact details. I have had so many opportunities like that since signing up - which I would have missed out on without the service.”

Joe Mellor

Case Study Link member
“Immediate and to the point, case study links are the perfect tool for connecting freelancers with commissioning editors.”

Louise Baty

Case Study Link member
“Case Study Link has opened up some great new markets for me. It's also a really handy barometer of what's currently hot and selling in the publishing world.”

Hazel Davis

Case Study Link member
“Case Study Link is an excellent way to resell stories that were just sitting there doing nothing, great way to find out what people are commissioning and who to approach on various publications.”

Mel Fallowfield

Case Study Link member
“Case Study Link is a useful way of responding quickly to breaking news stories and assessing current trends among commissioning editors.”

West Coast News Agency

Case Study Link member
“Very useful middle man for journalists and publications, let's journos know what mags are looking for in a quick and efficient way. Also saves time for publications looking for case studies, no need to ring around all the agencies/freelancers to see what's on their books. Instead, gets answers through immediate alerts. Good quick earner for freelancers through contact fees.”

Hot Spot Media Press Agency

Case Study Link member
“It would take a lifetime for freelances to build up such good contacts with commissioning editors any other way.”

Tessa Cunningham

Case Study Link member
“This is a great way of helping commissioning editors and inhouse writers reach out to a community of freelancers who otherwise may not offer their case studies or links to useful contacts. It's been very useful in my freelancing career.”

Lucy McGuire

Case Study Link member
“Case Study Link is a fantastic way of linking editors and journalists and forging new relationships for both. As a journalist, it lets me know what editors are looking for, and I've been able to recycle some old stories too.”

Hilary Freeman

Case Study Link member
“I am enjoying Case Study Link a lot! I have actually had a story commissioned in my first week of signing up, and a ‘nearly’ on another story. It's a great way of forming relationships with commissioning editors that you haven't worked with before too.”

Helen Croydon

Case Study Link member
"I've segued quite nicely from a profitable career in television to a lucrative career in writing features and providing case studies for the nationals, glossies and weekly magazines - thanks to your wonderful service. I find commissioners treat you seriously and professionally. There aren't any time wasters - invaluable when you're freelancing and every second of your time counts."

Samantha Brick

Case Study Link member
"CSL has been an invaluable tool in helping us help publications find case studies and top stories. It has also been a great way to make a connection with new magazines and publications we hadn't previously helped or worked with. It's a fantastic, swift and non-invasive service."

Phoenix Features Agency

Case Study Link member