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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.

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Quick Lessons From an Experiment in Cold Pitching

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I sent this as an email to my newsletter a while back, and I’ve gotten several positive responses from people getting results by implementing my suggestions, so I’m publishing it here on the blog with minor edits.

I don’t hide the fact that I’m a huge advocate of having clients come to you; I favor this model because it was how I accidentally became a freelance writer; if clients are coming to me, why go after them?

It’s also puts me in control, since they are coming to me, and that’s a big deal over here at Writers in Charge!

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6 Reasons Potential Clients Ignore Your Cold Pitches, and How to Get them to Respond

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Writers in Charge reader, Jaleesa, asked me to share some tips on how to get more people to respond to her pitches the other day on Facebook. My answer to her ended up being as long as a blog post, so I decided I’ll publish it as one.

Here’s Jaleesa’s question:

Getting potential clients, who post listings looking for writers, to respond to emails. I realize that not everyone will/has time to respond to EVERY email, but sheesh! I’m starting to think it’s me…or at least my emails. Very few respond to mine. How do I change this?

Read My Answer Below…

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10 Ways I’d Get Clients if I Were to Start Again

Getting started.

Experienced freelance writers often find it difficult to understand how difficult and scary this can be for beginner freelance writers.

With over 5 years of experience as a freelance writer and blogger, recognition from top publications and magazines, and having written for some of the biggest blogs online, it is very easy for me to say “okay, do this to get X result“.

Things aren’t as simple for beginner freelance writers though and I could very well, unknowingly, be suffering from the curse of knowledge.

However, what if I’m a completely new freelance writer – with no experience, no connections and no reputation – exactly how will I give myself a quick boost?

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Here are some things I’d do differently if I were to start again today:

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41 Ways to Get Clients

“How do I get clients?”

This is perhaps the number 1 question in the mind of every freelancer.

According to data from the Freelance Industry Report, the number one challenge freelancers face is getting clients; 20.8% of freelancers surveyed cited this as their foremost problem, while 16.3% cited the feast-or-famine cycle of work as their biggest challenge.

The report also highlighted other problems related to getting clients such as getting better fees, competition from lower cost freelancers, etc.