cold calls

How I Got Freelance Writing Jobs Worth $15,000 — in 7 Days Flat

better writing gigs in 7 days: Here's how

Recently, one of my freelance writing clients told me they’d be cutting my workload — which meant less income for me.

Crisis? Nope.

I decided to get proactive and do a week of cold pitching to seek new freelance writing jobs. Before this, I’d gotten all my clients from job boards or referrals.

I know what you might be feeling right now — cold outreach? Yikes!

But, if you shift your mindset and just start doing it, it’s not nearly as scary as it seems. And the results might just surprise you.

Here’s how I got started, got great results in just 7 days — and how you can, too.

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Tackle This Scary Freelance Marketing Strategy to Become Super-Productive

I wrote articles, networked, and emailed prospects for years, targeting small to medium-sized businesses.

I was no stranger to marketing to find freelance clients.

Then my business coach matter-of-factly said this to me:

“Let’s get you started making cold calls.”

I never considered making live phone calls as a freelance marketing strategy. Cold calling terrified me.

My coach helped me bust through my marketing fears and become more productive.

With practice and a good script, I was able to reach out to four to five times the prospects I was connecting to before, in the same amount of time. And the results were stellar.

Here’s how I did it:

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How I Find New Freelance Clients Weekly — With Minimal Marketing

By Sharmeen Akbani Gangat Are you looking to land new freelance clients? I was, too. A year ago, I moved to Houston from New York City because of my husband’s job. I decided to take my business online. And I

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How I Found 488 Red-Hot Freelance Writing Prospects

By Ayelet Weisz What is the most urgent need for every new freelance writer? Clients. And finding them isn’t always easy. They may not have the desire or budget to hire you right at the time you pitch. It ends

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4 Creative Ways Freelance Writers Can Break into Tough-to-Crack Markets

By Rosella Eleanor LaFevre You’ve been dying for months, maybe years, to write for your favorite magazine. You know the one. You read it every month. It’s one of the reasons you wanted to freelance. But how can you get

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How to Find a Freelance Writing Gig: Here are the Options

Finding clients — especially good ones — seems to be the mysterious part of the freelance writing life. People don’t write me asking, “How can I learn to write competently, so I can be a freelance writer?” Instead, they ask

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