Category: writing clients

How I Found Great Freelance Work on My Doorstep

By Gwen Boyle As a beginning freelance writer, finding your first clients can be overwhelming. Should you start with publications or companies? Big or small? What’s your niche? How on earth do you reach out to these people? It’s enough to make you crawl under the...

The Simple Email Marketing Tactic That Tripled My Response Rate

By KeriLynn Engel When I first started freelance writing full time, I was sending out email letters of introduction (LOIs) left and right, sometimes dozens in a week. Some writing gurus will tell you email marketing is just a numbers game. But if you’re sending out a...

Become the Best Ghost Blogger Ever in 30 Minutes Flat

Does the idea of writing as a ghost blogger for a client make you nervous? I hear from a lot of writers who wonder how that's done. How do you successfully write as someone else? And how do you keep from becoming a schizophrenic if you're ghost blogging for multiple...

How to Reel in Great Freelance Writing Clients with a Bait Piece

By James Palmer There are many ways freelance writers can get new clients, but few are more effective than a bait piece. Write it once, then post it on your site and it'll go to work for you all the time to grab new clients. Curious about what a bait piece is, and how...

How Freelance Writers Can Avoid Embarrassing Disasters

It's every writer's worst nightmare: You accept a gig, but fail at it. The project goes down in flames. That client is never going to use you again. They're not going to give you any glowing testimonials or refer you any more clients, either. It's almost worse than if...

How I Landed 2 Writing Clients and $1,000+ in Just 7 Emails

By Jessica Leigh Brown Have you ever needed to scare up a few new freelance writing clients? That was me in early January. To spread the word, I decided to email all my past freelance writing clients, along with prospective clients I’d already connected with. I’m...

5 Signs a Freelance Writer Should Become an Agency

If you've been watching a lot of Mad Men, you might start to dream of expanding your freelance writing business into an agency. That show certainly makes working at an ad agency seem glamorous, no? The agency model sounds alluring. You find clients, then sit back, let...

7 Warning Signs Your Freelance Writer Website Sucks

By Henneke Duistermaat Let’s be frank. Creating your freelance writer website is tough. It’s far more difficult to write your own copy than to create content for a client. Today I'm sharing the most common mistakes on freelance websites. Avoid these mistakes and...

How I Found 488 Red-Hot Freelance Writing Prospects

By Ayelet Weisz What is the most urgent need for every new freelance writer? Clients. And finding them isn’t always easy. They may not have the desire or budget to hire you right at the time you pitch. It ends up being a numbers game — the more potential clients you...

Could This Lucrative Niche Help You Kick Content Mills?

By Sarah Russell Take a second to think about your ideal freelance writing client.  Chances are it’s somebody who pays well, who respects the value that freelance writers bring to the table, and who has a steady stream of projects (and, consequently, income) ready to...

Create Your Best Freelance Marketing Plan in 6 Easy Steps

by Jason Brick You know that Fortune 500 companies have marketing plans. As freelance writers, so should we. A handful of the writers I work with object to the idea of a marketing plan (or marketing, or plans). The theory is that we artistic types are too spontaneous...

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