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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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The 3-7-7 Follow Up Formula

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It can be frustrating when you send an email and you hear nothing.

You send an email to the editor of a potential publication you want to reach out to and, after checking your inbox like 100 times throughout the day, you hear nothing. Maybe they’re just busy, so you wait a day… a week… and still no response — until you completely forgot that you sent an email.

The above scenario should be very familiar if you send emails; it happens when you cold pitch clients, when you email your favorite bloggers or when you try to get published in major publications.

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Earn Your First $1,000 as a Freelance Writer: I Just Got My First Client

It’s been exactly 11 days since I kickstarted the Earn Your First $1,000 as a Freelance Writer challenge and I just got my first client TODAY! They will be paying me $150 per article.

Here’s a screenshot of their message to me (I posted this in the challenge Facebook group earlier):

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Earn Your First $1,000 as a Freelance Writer: How to Get High-Paying Clients by Cold Pitching

A lot of exciting things have happened since I announced the Earn Your First $1,000 as a Freelance Writer challenge.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • Thousands of people have expressed interest in the challenge and are following each and every update.
  • The Facebook group for the challenge currently has over 1,700 members.
  • Many members of the group have created their website and gotten feedback through the group.
  • At least five people have made it known that they got accepted to write for The Huffington Post as a result of the challenge.

Starting today, we will start prospecting for, and pitching, clients; if you’re not sure how to go about this, read my articles on the strategy for the earn your first $1,000 as a freelance writer challenge and how to prospect for clients. These two articles should put things in perspective for you.

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5 Insanely Effective Ways to Get High-Paying Clients

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One of the challenges you’ll face as a freelance writer is getting clients.

If you’ve been a freelance writer for more than a few weeks, at a point, you’ll have to deal with the challenge of getting clients, or the feast or famine cycle. This article shares 5 insanely effective ways to get high-paying clients.