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If you have old stories, leads, a database of contacts, or a thriving social media profile, you can make money. Thereʼs a Commissioning Editor waiting to pay you for your contacts. 

Subscribe to receive Case Study Requests from the leading magazines, newspapers and TV production agencies. Build up your contact list, keep up to date, and make money.

Case Study Link Membership

Join our community to receive Case Study, Job & Task Alerts
£ 10 +VAT Monthly
  • Receive Case Study Requests from magazines, newspapers & TV production companies
  • Receive job notifications, commissions & task offers
  • Build your contact book
  • Stay Informed about what publications are looking for
  • Get listed on the CSL Database
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Sally Jones is a Case Study Link member, generating up to £11,000 additional income each year. Here’s how she does it… 

"Since joining Case Study Link I have developed a useful sideline in finding case studies for different stories and projects, or writing pieces requested by the journalists and PRs using the service."

"I often source my case studies from a group of around 50 friends and contacts to whom I circulate the requests. Most have their own contacts who might fit the bill, which provides us all with useful extra income."

"Directly, I probably make around £7,000 - £8,000 per year through Case Study Link, responding to specific requests or splitting fees with contacts whom I have supplied for media requests."

"Indirectly, I probably make another £3,000 a year, through commissions from contacts I initially made through replying to a CSL shout-out."

Sally Jones

Why Join Case Study Link

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 the late and great Paul Carter described 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 - Former Deputy Editor - Daily Mail

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

Once you have subscribed you’ll begin receiving CSL alerts straight away.

The alerts are sporadic because they arrive in your inbox the second a Commissioning Editor, Publication or Production Agency sends the request.

[i.e. you may find that you receive several alerts on a Monday morning, and none on a Sunday] 

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 month as a member 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.

Unsubscribing from the service

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 info@casestudylink.co.uk with your full name and e-mail address and we’ll remove you before the next billing period.

You’ll be pleased to know that we have no minimum contract so 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.

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:

If you have any questions about Case Study Link, we’d be happy to help. Please send an e-mail to info@casestudylink.co.uk 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 receive the very next alert sent.

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