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28 Nov 09 5 Steps to Getting Long-term Freelance Writing Gigs

Freelance writing is fun, but getting a client is not. Not everyone knows how to get a client real soon. This short blog-post will tell you how to get well-paying long-term freelance writing gigs.

Step 1: Craft a sales letter

A professionally written sales letter is the first thing that your prospect will notice. A sales letter will not only make your case for the job, but it will also tell the client about your writing ability. Do not forget to include testimonials in the sales letter.

Step 2: Create a portfolio

In freelance writing, people judge you by the way you communicate and by the quality of your portfolio. Testimonials and your sales letter also work, but not as effective as does your portfolio.

Step 3: Show what you can do

No one likes magic in business. You will have to show the prospect your skill during the Interview. Tell him how you will go about it, and educate them on the principles of web writing such as, using bullet points, making the post scannable, etc. Also tell him how you wish to go about his project. Do not worry your client is not there to steal your idea.

Step 4: Think from the client’s perspective

Your client has hired you to solve his problem, and as long as you borrow his shoes to step into, you are safe. You should focus your effort on solving his problem, not merely on making money from him.

Step 5: Give you 100%

Walk that extra mile, if you have to. Stretch your helping hand long before you are asked to. Follow this principle and you will be in your client’s good book. Make him feel that you are worth every dime he is spending on you, and you cannot do this by mere pretending to work.


Follow the steps written above and you will never have to go through the process of hunting for work every now and then.

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