If you’re a beginner in freelance writing, you (most likely) won’t escape the hell of landing a new client. But reading through this should quench the fire.
As a beginner writer, you have no byline in any reputable website. How would clients trust your promises in your pitches?
Just as how I began writing, every beginner write fluff content before they get better through consistency. Sadly, no well-doing website publishes fluffs as a guestpost if you’re lucky to get a guestpost pitch response. Can you write engaging contents that’ll solve a reader’s problem? Getting a coach can fastrack the journey.
Besides, most clients need a web content that’ll drive profit. Getting your contents on a top spot within Google’s SERPs will proves that you’re capable of attracting the leads/potential customers they target.
As a beginner writer, landing a client gets more competitive every year, but you’ll make that easy through these steps:
1. Use a Platform
As a customer, you can’t buy foodstuffs at a pleasing rate without hitting the market. You’d need to market your offer. But how qualitative is this writing offer?
Leveraging marketplaces such as Upwork, Guru, Fiverr and the likes can be a good place to market your writing service when you’ve mastered the art of good writing.
2. Network with Other Freelancers in your Niche
Since I began digital marketing in 2017, nothing helped better than the influence from my colleagues. I already sealed millions in deals and got referrals that built sufficient proofs, testimonials, and experiences. Network with others in a common community. Share jobs, experiences, ideas, and issues you face.
3. Get Testimonials
Don’t miss feedbacks. When a client refuses to write you a feedback after being satisfied, try something: I hate doing this, and I rarely do it, but any client showing you indifference about giving you feedback, volunteer to help the client write the feedback, then send him to edit it to his taste.
Feedbacks/testimonials are priceless.
Reading shapes your language use. It also exposes you to a better understanding of the subject you’re reading on.
5. Write Consistently
Jon Morrow once said he improved his writing skill probably because he used to write every day for a year. Reading brings theoretical insights. Practising what you discovered will shape your experience.
I’d recommend publishing what you write as guestposts in websites. You’d need to pitch websites of low to average Domain Authorities for easier content distribution exercise.
Landing a new client as a freelancer is hard because you’re about to start building a mind-blowing portfolio that’d convince a potential client.
Following the strategies above will set your ball rolling.