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The Cold Pitch that Made Me $5,025 (or How to Craft an Irresistible Cold Pitch)

 

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While there are countless ways to get clients as a freelance writer, cold pitching is undoubtedly one of the easiest and fastest; as part of a cold pitching experiment I did sometime ago, I was able to land a new client that instantly awarded me a $625 writing gig in 2 hours and $5,025 in freelance writing work within a few months.

What was the exact pitch I sent?

Why was my pitch effective?

This article answers both questions and gives you 12 different cold pitch templates you can use to get results during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cold Pitching Challenge

Prospecting For Clients: How to Prospect for Companies to Pitch as a Freelance Writer

One of the very first things you need to do during a cold pitching campaign is to prospect for companies to pitch.

As a freelance writer, you don’t just go and randomly start pitching people. Instead, using a refined set of criteria you first come up with a list of qualified prospects you will be sending your cold pitches to.

In this video, I give a thorough walkthrough of how to prospect as a freelance writer. The video shares the exact steps I take when prospecting for clients as a freelance writer. Using the health and wellness industry as an example, I come up with a list of 48 viable prospects in the health and wellness industry:

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Cold Pitching Challenge

30-Day Cold Pitching Challenge: My Strategy Revealed

30-day cold pitching challenge

Abraham Lincoln famously said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”

This Lincoln quote makes one thing very clear: effort alone is not enough to succeed in any endeavor. You also have to be smart and strategic.

As we gear up to start the 30-day cold pitching challenge, where the focus is on cold pitching businesses and corporate clients, the importance of having the right strategy cannot be overstated.

With the right strategy, you can get impressive results with minimal effort. That is why the very first thing we’d be doing for the 30-day cold pitching challenge is laying out a clear strategy.

Without wasting your time, I’ll be using and recommending the following 6-step strategy:

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Announcing the 30-Day Cold Pitching Challenge

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I’ve been a freelance writer for about a decade now, and I’ve been teaching people how to make a living writing for about eight years.

While I’ve achieved quite a bit within this period, one of the achievements I am most proud of is the success of the Earn Your First $1,000 as a Freelance Writer challenge that I launched four years ago.

The goal of the challenge was simple: I’ll act as a beginner in an entirely different niche, with a pseudonym and without using my network or existing resources, and go from ZERO to my first $1,000 in two months. Most importantly, I’ll publicly document the process as well as success/failure of the challenge so that others can follow along.

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Affecting Freelance Writers [RESEARCH]

You probably have several questions about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the freelance writing industry:

  • What are the implications of the coronavirus pandemic for freelance writers?
  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected freelance writers when it comes to getting jobs and/or getting paid?
  • More importantly, how are freelance writers feeling about what the future holds due to the coronavirus pandemic?

I have answers to the above questions and more!

To assess the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on freelance writers and the freelance writing industry in general, Writers in Charge surveyed its audience and came up with the following findings: