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I would appreciate some advice regarding article writing from writers with experience.

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by ThePozatoOne, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. ThePozatoOne

    ThePozatoOne Junior Member

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    I have been writing articles for numerous freelance website in the past two years, mostly IWriter because...I don't know why. The content i produced was good and received good ratings. However, the re was one big problem - there was not enough JOBS. I'm sure every writer had the same problem while he was starting out.

    I understand that every serious writer works with just a few clients that send him a series of article requests every day. But how am I supposed to find these kind of clients without a reputation and a portfolio?

    I was thinking about contacting random websites and asking them if I could write articles for them, but I have a feeling this is a waste of time because even if they needed writers, they would just hire someone from a freelance website, not some nutjob who cold approaches random websites in the middle of the internet.

    So, I guess what i'm asking is for someone to help me make a portfolio by paying me to guest post on their website or blog. That way I could offer a resume to other bloggers who seek serious writers.

    And please, no silly offers from slave masters and scammers.

    Thank You.
     
  2. Shilpa105

    Shilpa105 Regular Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I think you will find quite a few serious people looking for content for their authority sites. As you said building the trust is crucial. Could you PM some samples of your writing in health care niche?
     
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    Don't assume that website owners only hire people from freelance websites. And don't assume cold emailing doesn't work. It actually does. When I first started getting clients, I cold emailed. That was just a step in the right direction for me.
     
  4. Motherdex

    Motherdex Regular Member

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    As pp said
    As pp noted don't discount the idea that site owners won't respond to cold emailing. If writing does not come naturally to you or you are not writing in your primary language, the task becomes dreadful -- quickly. Believe it or not I know of thousands of bloggers who just want to throw a topic and a bulletpoint list at someone and have something of value come out the other end. And once you build a relationship, they value it because sorting through profiles on Upwork and the like is just as painful. Set up a small website, get into some blogger facebook groups (make sure you read the rules on self promotion and obey) and then participate.... you can get a bunch of leads this way as well. Good luck!
     
  5. PhotoshopDesign

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    Emailing prospective clients does work. Especially if your a talented writer. Email with an excerpt from an article that you have written which relates to their field, make the email targeted to their needs. Initially check to see if their website has a blog, or do they or have they used guest posts before.
     
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    Lecitia Junior Member

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    hi, I have sailed in the same boat. Even for serious writers with a few clients, they will have to constantly look for more clients. You never know when you would get back to square one! I find iWriter annoying sometimes as some clients there could be totally unreasonable. They could spoil your rating too. Start looking for jobs in here. Create a sales thread when you are confident that you can handle a lot of work. Good luck with finding reliable clients!

    And, yes, e-mailing prospective clients does work! Do not give up.