Every year on New Year’s Day people across the country announce their plans for the coming year. Many people create a New Year’s resolution – a pledge or change that they will be making over the coming days, weeks and months. Surveys and stats suggest that many people will have broken their New Year’s Resolution by the 19th January.

It seems to me that this could be because there was a very unrealistic chance of success in the first place. Lifestyle changes, seeking new opportunities or cutting out bad habits are all common declarations.

A common resolution that people make is to seek new employment or to launch a new business. It’s seen as a fresh start for many and what we’re seeing is an influx in the number of people coming into the profession of Will Writing and our January course was fully booked in early December with the February taking bookings too.

A recent survey suggested that over 54% of the UK adult population still don’t have a Will or a valid Will meaning that there are millions of people that will need this important legal document. If you’re looking for a business opportunity, then surely this is one to consider. The benefit of setting up your own Will Writing business means you have the freedom of being your own boss, can work around existing commitments and this gives you an opportunity to help people. You’ll need to be a good people person with good organisational skills and you need to be honest and trustworthy.

With the SWW’s assistance, setting up your business couldn’t be easier. We provide template documentation which you may wish to adopt, documentation like terms of business or a privacy notice. We give you information about signing up with the Information Commissioners Office, provide you with guidance about running your business with integrity and through the College of Will Writing we can provide you with the training to become an Estate Planner or Will Writer.

We offer a host of training courses from introduction to Will Writing training to advanced trust and taxation training. Our introductory courses are designed to give you the knowledge to be able to advise clients in relation to their estate planning. Following the course, you should be able to take comprehensive instructions from your clients and from these instructions, draft documents appropriate to the needs of the client. Our introductory training is often undertaken by financial advisers, mortgage brokers, bankers, solicitors, those who are completely new to the profession and even by those that need a refresher. What’s best, it’s affordable and you could reasonably set up your business for £3k over the year with low start up costs.

Our training facility is based on the outskirts of Lincoln with ample parking and great transport links but for those that are unable to travel, due to existing commitments for example, we offer a distance learning course covering these key topics.

Whichever path you’re thinking of taking, our expert tutors and friendly staff are here to help.

The earning potential for Will Writers is great and the advice that you provide is key to the service.

The SWW sit in the background providing you with additional support you may need like technical advice, access to market leading products and services like our insurance package and software.


For a no obligation chat call our friendly team on 01522 68 78 88. Pick option one for membership.

Anthony Belcher

Anthony graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first in Audio Production in 2016. Deciding to pursue an alternative career, he started as the Society’s graphic designer that same year with his appointment to the board of directors coming later in 2019. Outside of the Society he is still a keen musician and avid collector of vinyl records.

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The Society of Will Writers is a non-profit making self-regulatory organisation whose primary objectives are the advancement, education and ethical standards within the will writing profession.

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