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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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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

30-day cold pitching challenge

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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30 Websites that Will Pay You to Write, Instantly [in 2020]

Do you want to get paid to write? If yes, this list of 30 websites and blogs that pay writers is exactly what you need.

It doesn’t really matter whether you want to get paid to write reviews, lists, or tutorials, there is an abundance of blogs and websites that pay writers who can give them high quality content and follow guidelines.

You can get paid to write about anything; this list is comprehensive and provides a list of websites in over a dozen categories: web design, travel, writing, programming, business, tech, education, parenting, adult education, ceramics, health, wellness… you name it.

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5 Science-backed Ways to Write an Attention-keeping Introduction

By Waliyulah Olayide

Imagine you opened a shopping mall. The name and popularity of your mall have attracted potential buyers.

Entering your mall, you knew a visiting prospect would be persuaded to buy a thing or two.

Alas, your entrance is waterlogged with the rain that fell the other day!

What will a potential buyer do?

Even if your mall had the best stock in town, it won’t matter. A potential customer, disgusted, will likely pretend that they forgot something in the car, turn back and leave your mall — for good.

Your article is like that. As a freelancer, business owner or an entrepreneur who has a great message to pass to your audience.

You can’t afford to begin your article poorly.