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How One Writer Won Over a Wary Client With Slam Poetry

Slam poetry nightThis past October, I found a new copywriting client. They had already gone through two sub-par writers, so they were wary of hiring another freelance writer.

I did a paid trial piece using the voice I saw on their blog.

It turns out they didn’t like their voice and wanted to go in a different direction. They asked me how I saw myself “fitting in” — a clear sign of doubt.

So I asked for a meeting. Drawing on my background as a slam poet, I paid attention to the way the client spoke and asked questions about their desired voice. The client left the meeting hopeful and satisfied. I won their trust, and I did it using slam poetry.

Here’s how:

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How I Found a Great Freelance Writing Client in My Spam

By Chris Peden I wasn’t trained as a writer. I got my undergraduate degree in accounting, and went off to the working world to balance some books for various businesses. Eventually, I started my own firm, doing accounting and taxes

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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 to Land International Freelance Clients for 2015 — Now

By Amy Dunn Moscoso Are you losing out on local freelance clients because they don’t have the budget for freelancers or because other writers work for less? You don’t have to limit yourself to local clients. Start thinking globally. You

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How I Found Great Freelance Work on My Doorstep

By Gwen Boyle As a beginning freelance writer, finding your first clients can be overwhelming. Should you start with publications or companies? Big or small? What’s your niche? How on earth do you reach out to these people? It’s enough

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The Simple Email Marketing Tactic That Tripled My Response Rate

By KeriLynn Engel When I first started freelance writing full time, I was sending out email letters of introduction (LOIs) left and right, sometimes dozens in a week. Some writing gurus will tell you email marketing is just a numbers

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