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Marketing 101 for Freelance Writers #12: The Quick Way to Hit a Ton of Prospects

Does it take you all day to write one prospecting email? Does writing a query letter to a magazine take you a week? If doing written marketing triggers your perfection-itis gene and slows your marketing effort to crawl, know that

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Marketing 101 for Freelance Writers #11: Here’s Where the Good-Paying Clients are Hiding

Have you wondered if all the great-paying writing clients are hiding out together under a rock somewhere? Writers constantly tell me they’ve looked and looked at those online job ads, but they can only find the $5-a-post gigs. That happens

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Marketing 101 for Freelance Writers #9: How to Get Free, Targeted Online Ads

If I told you there was a way to get free online ads in front of your best target prospects that lasted nearly forever, would you believe me? Well, there is. This free-ad scene is a little bit hidden and

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Marketing 101 for Freelance Writers #8: How to Find Clients Without Clips

Does freelance writing seem like a closed club, and you can’t find the clubhouse door? One writer told me this week: The biggest problem is you can’t break into magazines unless you already have clips. You can’t get clips without

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Marketing 101 for Freelance Writers #7: How to Get Gigs Flowing Your Way

It’s every writer’s dream: Great clients just call you, out of the blue, and ask you to write for them. You don’t have to look at job ads, go to networking events, or make cold calls. Think it can’t happen?

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Marketing 101 for Freelance Writers #6: What You Need Up Your Sleeve

Today, I only want to talk about one tiny thing. It’s usually less than three inches long. But it can have an outsized impact on your freelance writing income. Have you guessed? I’m talking business cards here, people. That’s right,

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