How to attract High paying clients- Three methods that work for me, and it can help you too.
Every freelance writer out here, who wants to make more money wants to know one thing:
How do I attract high paying clients? WHERE can I find them? WHAT WEBSITES should I sign up for?
Well, I'm going to answer these questions and others when it comes to making money as a freelancer, and how can writers build a solid business, that will help them earn passive income.
First thing first:
In order to make money online, writer have to take this job SERIOUSLY. There is no getting around this fact, there is only DOING IT. Working online, is much like working a regular 9 to 5 job. EXCEPT you are your OWN boss. For many, this is a dream come true, for others, it may seem like the deal of a lifetime, BUT this changes when they take off one too many vacations, and they see that their earnings do not match their "hard work".
If you want to be a freelance writer, there are several ways that writers can make money. From:
- Starting a blog, and keeping up with it- Adsense
- Starting a website and offering writing services
- Being an Affiliate and selling products through your blog/website
- Bidding, and applying to different freelance writing jobs online, and on job board
- Writing and publishing books, and selling them online
- Being a ghost blogger, and ghost writer
- Getting paid to blog- Adsense, private companies
- Writing for Content mills, or places such as Hubpages, Helium
- and attracting high paying clients, and doing writing for them
These are just a few of the numerous ways that I make my money from, and so do other writers.
One of the questions that I also get asked on almost a daily basis, is: Where do my private clients come from?
Although I cannot disclose that particular information, I can say that many of my previous private clients come from companies online, and I also get a lot of clients that have read my Hubs, and blog posts.
Attracting High Paying clients does not have to be hard. Although so many freelance writers have a hard time doing this, there are three things that I do that have helped me attract private clients, and keep them long term.
Create a detailed profile on ANY and EVERY social bookmarking site that you are a member of, and any website that you contribute to.
I have gotten e-mails from several clients that have read, and loved articles that I have published here on Hubpages, and on Helium. I also have gotten e-mails from OTHER writers asking me to write a few blog posts on their blogs (guest blogging) because they liked my style.
If you write for any website, or your own blogs, make sure you tell the world what you can do! Your public profile can LITERALLY make you a lot of money, if people are looking for you, or search for information, and find you!
Just because writers do not bid on jobs, doesn't mean that opportunities won't find them.
Also, make sure you put precise contact information on your blogs, and any website that you write for. This alone can help readers get in touch with writers, or possible clients reach you.
DO NOT LOSE THE CHANCE OF GETTING A JOB JUST BECAUSE YOU DO NOT HAVE A CONTACT NUMBER!
Put your e-mail address or information on how people can contact you from your site. Do this, and look at the results!
Constantly update your information.
This part goes without saying, however people have missed this trick more than once!
In 2010 I joined what could have been over 4 different writing sites, all with different names, and a couple with different e-mail addresses. I can not tell you how foolish I thought I was!
I could not only NOT keep up with every single e-mail address, but I also lost a lot of possible clients because I didn't respond on time to their e-mails! Yup! I kicked myself for at least a month, and my earnings suffered as well.
So, keep a list of any website you are writing for, and make sure you keep you contact information UPDATED! This alone will help readers and future clients know that you have a real business, and that you are dedicated to it!
Last but not least: Keep up with your work!
If you are a writer, it means that you are constantly writing, and publishing new material everyday. It also means that if readers look at your profile, you have at least a couple of new articles for them to read!
Keep your work fresh! Keep up with your blogs/ websites and make sure you share them in the most popular social bookmarking sites. This is a great way to get your name out there, and for people to see just how serious you are!
I've gotten comments from people that have found me on Pinterest, and Stumbleupon that have told me that they loved a certain article, and if I was interested in writing a blog post or two on the same topic but for their blogs. IF the price is right, I most likely say yes!
Do not lose out on money just because you are too tired to write a simple 500 word blog post, or write on Hubpages! It can mean money for you!