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Use This Clever, Gutsy Freelancer’s Strategy to Find an Email Address

The Gutsy Freelancer's Way to Find an Email Address. Makealivingwriting.com

Ever struggled to find an email address for a prospect?

You check the website for the business or magazine you want to pitch. You do an exhaustive online search. You even use software apps to try and find an email address for the right person. But all you get is frustration.

Do you settle for the blackhole of email addresses and send your pitch to info@ or editor@ and hope for the best? Don’t do that, OK. There’s a better way.

It’s time to put on your big-girl pants and be a little more clever and gutsy. If you have to work to find an email address, you might as well make it fun.

Using my brilliant tactic, I have never been denied the email address I want. Never!

You’ll need to pick up the phone and leverage the art of creative rhetoric to make it happen (some writer’s might need a personal pep-talk to get started).

But it’s worth it to find an email address for a prospect you can turn into a client. Here’s how I do it:

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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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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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