We know you are getting tired of writing for free. You keep hearing that there are people who are making money from their skill and you are wondering how and when it will be your turn to bill clients.
If most of the people who know you write do not see it as a serious profession or are not willing to pay for your services, today we are revealing our secrets and showing you where and how to find the clients that pay.
Thank us later!
Turn to your colleagues (including former colleagues)
If our guess is right, you still have your day job, which is okay. Mention that you are writer to your colleagues so that they can inform you of any freelance opportunities. Talk to your previous colleagues. These people know you and trust you. Once there is an opportunity they will most likely remember you.
Connect with fellow freelancers
Don’t live in a world of your own and complain that writing doesn’t pay! It does. Talk to other writers. You never can tell, once they know you are available for work, they’d send you referrals from them.
Blog about your industry
Write useful, high-value articles geared towards your target client and submit them to websites they visit often. For instance, if you’re targeting realtors, you could write an article about home staging best practices and publish it on a popular real estate website.
How will this help you to gain clients? In addition to showing off your writing skills, publishing on industry websites increases your credibility. Potential clients will come across your excellent post, they’ll see you as an expert, and they just might get in touch.
Get referrals from existing clients
Email your existing clients to see if they can refer you to other businesses. If you have a great working relationship with them, they’ll be more than happy to send others your way.
Head to a co-working space
Co-working spaces give you tons of opportunities to meet other freelancers and business owners — some of whom might benefit from your services.