Back in March 2017, we launched WriteWorldwide, and ever since then we’ve made a concerted effort to bring you fresh content regularly. We’ve blogged extensively on every aspect of freelance writing, and thanks to you – our readers and subscribers – our audience keeps growing.
But we know that with all the content out there, it’s easy to miss some stuff, especially when you’re trying to keep up! That’s why in today’s post I’m gathering 8 articles from the WriteWorldwide vault and presenting them together in a quick guide.
Follow the advice in these blogs, and whatever stage you’re at in your freelance writing career, with a few tweaks and adjustments you’ll be able to up your income and make more money. So, let’s get to it!
1) How to Build a Killer Prospect List and Generate Your Own Freelance Work Opportunities
We’re all about the power of cold pitching at WriteWorldwide. But what if there was another way to kickstart your freelance writing career?
The number one issue freelance writers face is finding high-paying clients. In this article, you’ll learn how to look for your ideal client so you can go after them with a tailor-made offer, rather than waiting for the work to come to you. Check it out here.
2) 3 Pricing Methods for The Freelance Professional
Now you know who your ideal client is, you need to figure out how to charge them effectively and fairly for your services.
Pricing is probably the most angst-inducing issue for all freelance writers, but it doesn’t have to be.
You can charge what you’re worth and make a good living, without fear of losing clients or resorting to taking on low-paying jobs.
Find out how here.
3) 5 Simple Steps to Set Up Your Freelance Writer Website
There’s no getting away from it: If you want to establish your freelance writing career, you’re going to need a website.
Your website is the place potential prospects will get their first glimpse of you, and decide whether they want to work with you or your competition.
It’s your job to make that choice an easy one, and with these 5 simple steps, you can make sure your digital shopfront stands out from the crowd.
To make sure your site is giving you the best chance of success, click here.
4) How to Find Profitable Freelance Writing Niches (Plus 5 Examples)
Niching is something that every freelance writer should be aware of, and the great thing is, you can choose to switch focus or changes niches at any time.
You’ll be more in demand (and be able to charge more for your work) if you choose a profitable niche for your freelance writing career. But what is a profitable niche, and how do you find one?
There are many different ways to niche, such as by service, industry, or specialty.
For five ideas to get you started, click here.
5) 3 Free Resources to Improve Your Mindset as a Freelance Writer
Launching and sustaining a freelance writing career takes work and lots of it.
You need to be constantly pitching, marketing yourself, refining your services, and finding great clients – not to mention the myriad of other tasks associated with running your own business.
But before you can really tackle those head-on, there’s something else you need to make sure is in proper working order – your mindset. Being an entrepreneur is incredibly mentally taxing, and you need to take the time to get in the right headspace and cultivate a success based outlook.
That’s not always easy to do, especially when you’re struggling, but these free resources can help. Check them out here.
6) A Deep Dive Breakdown of My Winning LinkedIn Pitch
We’re big fans of LinkedIn at WriteWorldwide. As a professional network and means of drumming up business and making valuable connections, it’s worked wonders for us and is still a vital platform full of opportunities.
This post gives you unprecedented insight and a step-by-step breakdown of a winning LinkedIn pitch. It can also be altered and used as part of a cold emailing strategy. Get the goods here.
7) How to Write a Blog Post That Your Clients Will Actually Love
Even if all you’ve done so far is dip your toe in the pool of your freelance writing career, the chances are high that at some point, you’re going to have to write a blog post.
But these days, everybody – including the postman’s dog – is writing blog posts, so how do you write one that stands out, gets seen and is effective for your client?
This ultra-detailed article shows you exactly how, and pulls no punches. Check it out here.
8) 7 Problems Writers Face (And How to Overcome Them)
One of the most helpful things to realise when embarking on your freelance writing career is that you’re not alone.
Becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business takes guts, and is scary. It can also be pretty isolating, particularly if family and friends around you are not setting out on the same path.
It’s important to recognise there are certain problems all writers face (Including the WriteWorldwide team!) but they can be overcome. Nothing is insurmountable, and every problem has a solution.
These common writer dilemmas will help you shift your perspective and take you forward if you’re struggling. Check them out here.
Have you had success with your own strategy for upping your game on your freelance writing journey and making more money along the way? Share your story with us in the comments below.
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