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[How To] Get Better Paying Article & Copywriting Clients

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by Reaver, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. sadecentpoint

    sadecentpoint Junior Member

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    Creativity is the key. otherwise any article spinner can spin content , just few changes here and there , Voila ! new WSO :p
     
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  2. farfan

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    Golden thread.

    Never thought charging less could actually cost you .
     
  3. sadecentpoint

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    yeah but what about the time you invest? time is money my friend.
     
  4. Reaver

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    Like I said before, the more you charge, the less competition there is.

    No.

    The entire point of looking up their email and contact info is so you won't have to resort to a contact form. These types of clients have staff who take care of contact form requests. They trash anything that doesn't have to do with customer service. I tried it. It doesn't work. That's why I recommend sending personalized emails.

    This is so pointless. I don't even know why you left this comment here.

    Yes, it does. It costs you a lot more than time. It stresses you out, gives you self-esteem issues, makes you desperate.

    And the people you are working for don't care if you get burned out. They're charging enough to pay you pennies while they keep the profit.

    Just charge more and go client hunting. You'll be happier in the end.

    Let's see. Do I want to spend a month looking for and finding clients who will pay me $500 a page, or do I want to keep writing for two cents a word?

    Stop it.
     
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    So i cannot earn monies as normal writerz ?
     
  6. Reaver

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    You can totally earn money as a normal writer. You don't even have to have a toddler's grasp of the English language.

    But if you want to play with the big boys, you need to step up.
     
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    good guide ...
     
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    I think what it is is that you needed a better message/angle to grab the attention of the gate keeper so that your message would be forwarded to the potential client.

    Reading over your sample messages, they do seem to need some work.
     
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    Thank you for this!
     
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    Work less, make more.

    I like your style op.
     
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    honestly, loved the point that says stay away from clients who keep asking discounts. :) Thank you for the post. I think I really need to have a domain for myself!
     
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    How I wish I could write like you. :(:(:(
     
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    That's why you charge 10x more than other people to cover up for that time as well and in the end you still make more money. Not to mention that finding clients and emailing them can be semi-automated if you put a VA to handle that and you just use your time to write only.
     
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  14. Reaver

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    It is seriously not that hard. The hardest part is finding clients, but that gets easier after you get your first one. You'll start to see a snowball effect. Then, after a time, you'll rarely need to market at all.

    This is an excellent point.

    If you want to pay a VA then please, by all means, let them market for you. But I prefer to do it myself.

    There's nothing wrong with either option, mind you. But if you're worried about time, get a VA.
     
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    Thanks for the detailed guide.

    One thing I'd like to know: after the clients agree to hire you, do they often provide instructions and the exact main points or do you pitch them a structure and topic of your choosing?
     
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    I have clients who do both. I have one who will give me intructions half the time, and ask me to pitch ideas the other half of the time. Some just allow me complete creative freedom with no pitching required; they just give me a topic and let me take it from there. Others will give me very rigid, detailed instructions to follow.
     
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    Would you say this is feasible for someone outside the US? I assume most businesses would be reluctant to fork out $1500 to a freelancer who cold-approached them from half a world away.
     
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    Yes it is.

    It depends on where you are. If you're in a predominantly English speaking country, you won't have that problem.

    However - and I can't stress this enough - there is no reason to tell clients where you live.

    My website does not mention I am in the US. That is none of their business. Only my samples matter.

    If you take USD, have a .com and don't mention where you live, people shouldn't fuss.
     
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    how much money can you really make with this method?

    being a writer is pretty sucky all around... it'sl like being a programmer :)
     
  20. Reaver

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    If you stop digging in the gutter for clients, raise your prices and actually follow the instructions in the OP, you'll find out.