Are you desperate to find more good-paying writing jobs?
I hear from a lot of writers who send out pitch after pitch…and hear absolutely nothing back. Crickets.
Recently, I met a writer who said they had sent 800 pitch letters out, and gotten zero responses!
That’s just wrong.
If you never get a response to your pitches — even just to say, “We don’t use freelancers” or “We already have this topic assigned” — you’ve got big trouble.
Stop what you’re doing. It’s time to re-assess.
Getting off the intermediary places like Upwork, content mills, and Craigslist ads, is key to earning better rates. To do that, you’ve got to be able to target better-caliber clients you want, pitch them, and get them to say ‘yes.’
If you’ve been hearing crickets from your pitches, and you’re confused about how to change things, good news: there are basically only three things you can do to make this better. The road to a better response rate isn’t complicated.
There are three big levers you can throw to improve your situation. Changing any single one of them could make a HUGE difference in the number and caliber of clients you get.
Ready to start getting more responses, client meetings, and assignments? Here are the only three things to focus on, if your pitches aren’t getting results: