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[How To] Get Better Paying Article & Copywriting Clients

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

  1. hellrete

    hellrete Newbie

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    The better answer is to post in your own seller words. If by some chance you copy someone else mail and the email is not generic enough you might rub the custtomer the wrong way. Not to mention Amazon TOS. I play with 100% inside the rules.
     
  2. Reaver

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    Thank you. I was just going to dig up the PM you sent me but this works too.
     
  3. hellrete

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    This is after seeying a lot of generic mails, and asking people in BHW, and also dicovering a lot of mails that a customer receives. Talk to your customer as a human beying, even if you send the same mail to 1000 people, make sure it is your mesage, not some copy/paste generic mail. For my efforts I still get the same response rate, but all pozitive, and if big A ever reads it I am in the clear, this is my advice without showing what email I send.
     
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  4. CSGTB

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    In you experience, is Paypal business account acceptable for receiving payments? for some reason, it feels very unprofessional.
     
  5. Reaver

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    Yes. That's how most freelancers take money.

    If you feel like that's unprofessional, try Stripe or 2Checkout. 2CO lets you take CC and PP payments without having a PP account, and they love freelancers.
     
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    Solid advice

    It's another reminder of the fact that there are many market segment tiers in any market
     
  7. CSGTB

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    I got the site up and running, now the hard part starts. :mad:

    Is messaging people in my niche enough or should I pay for advertising on Linkedin?
     
  8. Reaver

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    I would never pay for advertising on LI, but that's just me. It's expensive af, when you can send messages (or emails) for free.

    Like I said though, that's just me.
     
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    WOW! You amazed me mate!
     
  10. mystwoman

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    ah the scope creep. aptly phrased.
    Yes I agree any method than email is just someone who wants spoonfeeding to pick your brain, entertainment or worse.
    The picture is where I draw the line.
    As a woman writing online I have seen men clients start demanding Skype meetups and pointless Starbucks coffee mtgs we don't need.
    Your letter idea is good and I've used some of these tactics but piecemeal not broad spectrum.
    Thanks much.
     
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  11. Reaver

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    I don't understand the meetings either. I refuse to work with anyone who wants to do any kind of meeting. It's a waste of time. Either I'm qualified or I'm not. Any questions you have you can ask me over email.
     
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    good article

    i am loooking for quality writers also

    tried over 20 and still looking for some reasonable price and good writing

    are u, urself a writer?

    if yes, pls kindly PM if u take jobs.
     
  13. Reaver

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    I'm no longer taking clients.

    If you haven't done so, try posting in the HAF section. The new rules state that only donors or jr. vip and above can answer your job ad. If you list your price and requirements, you'll get plenty of offers.
     
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    Unless you're going to be writing for the casting couch.
     
  15. CSGTB

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    I've landed some blog writing gigs on Linkedin, still waiting for the high-paying white paper though.

    Linkedin can be a pain in the ass sometimes :mad:, reminds me of what comedian Joey Diaz said about it:



    What do you guys think of the " write for a writer " approach? I'm thinking of contacting some established writers and see if they're interested in outsourcing some of their work.
     
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    You can't wait for the white paper. You have to keep marketing for it. Until you get established, it's a numbers game.

    I've done a lot of ghostwriting, but I never contacted any writers for this position. They came to me. I have no opinion on it; to me, writing is writing.
     
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    This is a great guide, the principles of which can be applied to many industries.

    Great job @Reaver!
     
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  18. corgi_lover87

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    This is golden! Bookmarked it. Thank you so much! :)

    I made the right decision of closing my accounts from content mills. I did it last Sunday if my memory serves me right. I know I would thread a difficult path by following your guide but it will be worth it. :)

    However, I am having difficulty fixing my rate. I am planning a rate per word charging fee. Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  19. Reaver

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    It depends on who you're targeting. Find out the rate that other writers charge companies that are similar to the ones you're targeting. That's the rate you should charge.

    So if they charge between $1-3 a word, start off at $1.50. Then, when you get experience/real samples/testimonials, raise your rates.
     
  20. MaxAffiliate77

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    A good guide for beginner copywriters.