Starving Writer No More By Peter Bowerman
3 Ways to Find Your Niche as a Freelance Writer By Nick Usborne
Learn the profitable craft of direct response copywriting...with Michael Masterson's Accelerated program for Six-Figure Copywriting
Travel the world and make money...with The Ultimate Travel Writer's Course
- Private coaching service
- Get writing assignments
- Become an Instant Guru
- Double your Profits
- Write and grow rich
- Marketing your freelance business
- Selling yourself as a copywriter
- Freelance writing success course
- Web publicity
- Set your Fees
Articles on Freelance Writing Success
- Bob Bly
- Peter Bowerman
- Nick Usborne
- Ed Gandia
- Pete Savage
- John Riddle
- Kendy Sproul
- Clayton Makepeace
- Steve Slaunwhite
- Michael Masterson
- Chris Marlow
- Roger C. Parker
- Marcia Yudkin
- Michael Stelzner
- Brian Tracy
by Nick Usborne
Its really that simple. Ask and then keep asking.
Heres how it works.
Lets say you have your eyes on a company youd really like to do some work for.
First you do some detective work and figure out who in the company makes decisions about hiring freelancers. There may be a number of people.
How do you find the names? You ask. You call the company and ask to be put through to the marketing department. You then ask who makes the decision to hire freelance writers or copywriters. If that doesnt work the first time, you call back and try again...maybe youll get to speak with someone else who will be more helpful.
Once you have the names, start asking for work. Make a phone call. Ask for an appointment. Send a letter. Send a postcard. Send some prints or examples of your best work.
Most of the time youll either be ignored, or youll be told they dont need anyone right now.
Dont take it personally when that happens.
And heres why...
When they turn you down its not because they never want to work with you. Its because they dont have a need for you at that particular moment. Theyre busy, and if they dont need you that day or week, you wont even become a blip on their radar.
Thats why you keep asking.
You keep asking not to be a pain, but because the day or week will come when they really do need some outside help. And when you make a call or send a letter that week, theyll say yes.
Now target a few more companies and follow the same process.
And keep one thing in mind. The only way this will work is if you wake up each morning, look at your list of prospects, and ASK.
Related learning materials:
The demand for print and direct mail copywriters is static, to say the least. The real demand right now is for copywriters who have the skills to write effective copy for the web. This is a professional-grade course that will make you a specialist in online copywriting. This is where the future for copywriters lies! More about this online copywriting course...
Improve your copywriting skills and enter the very lucrative market for direct marketing copywriters. This is a comprehensive course and my #1 recommendation for anyone who wants to learn how to write copy that drives results. Read my in-depth review
Get your copy of Writing For the Web #1 - 7 Challenges every Writer and Copywriter faces when writing for the Web.
PLEASE NOTE: This is my new newsletter, for my site at nickusborne.com, and replaces the old Freelance Writing Success Newsletter. However, the focus is still on writing for the web and freelancing. So don’t be confused when you find links to my nickusborne.com site in each issue! : )
Sign up NOW and I'll send you the link where you can download this 35-page guide...
(Your email address will be used only for the purpose of sending you this newsletter, and you'll be free to unsubscribe at any time.)
Copyright FreelanceWritingSuccess.com. All Rights Reserved.