Category: writing clients

How to Mine Past Freelance Clients for Precious New Work Leads

By Francesca StaAna Do you keep in touch with former freelance writing customers? Do you have a client that “got away?" Do you ever think about them or wonder what they’re doing? I’ll stop now, before I start sounding like a relationship guru...but the point is if you...

7 Move-Up Markets for Freelance Writers Looking to Earn More

If you write for content mills or bid sites, or spend time reading Craigslist ads, it's easy to get discouraged. You could think there is no good-paying writing work left in the world. But it's just not true. There are a ton of $1-a-word or $100-an-hour type writing...

Grab Editors’ Attention with a Press Release that Tells a Story

By Gilly Fraser Writers who can create great press releases are valued -- and valuable.  However, newsrooms receive dozens of press releases every day... and most go in the trash can. Why? They fail to grab the reader’s attention. A press release must make an...

Here’s the Definitive Word on What Writing Clients Usually Want

Have you been wondering what standard practices are in the freelance writing world? I mean...there should be a rule book somewhere you could consult, to know if you're getting a good deal from a client. Right? If you're wondering what is acceptable practice in...

How I Survived My Surreal Client Meeting From Hell

by Josh Monen Have you ever had a meeting with a prospective client go bad on you? Well, here's the story of the worst client meeting I’ve ever had as a freelance writer (names have been changed to protect the innocent -- and the snobs): I walked into the small office...

The Question That Doubled My Freelance Writing Income

It was 2009, and I was at one of my first in-person networking meetings, hoping to scare up some new freelance writing clients. As the economy went down, nearly every editor I worked for either got laid off or the publication folded altogether. The one big copywriting...

23 Ways to Destroy Your Freelance Writing Career Before You Begin

By Uttoran Sen The U.S. Small Business Administration says that half of all new businesses fail in the first five years. Freelance businesses can fall apart even faster without careful planning, because there are no bank loans or investors to back you up – it’s just...

Networking Coward? Land Great Freelance Clients Anyway

by Rebecca Sylvester You've read that making connections is the way to get great freelance clients and make more money NOW. You know you could land high-paying gigs if you just had the courage to promote yourself. You've got the talent, and you've done the work to...

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