Being a freelancer has its pros and cons.
Working from home is the biggest pro for many people. Not earning enough (or not earning at all) is the biggest con.
While it’s great to be able to set your own hours, work in your pajamas (yes, I’m guilty of doing this!), and not have to deal with commuting, it is often hard to get started on the path to success.
You have to find your own clients.
Income varies from month to month.
You have a lot of competition. There are many other freelancers out there, willing to do the same type of work as you, often for a smaller amount of money!
So… even when things are going well for you, you still need to remember to actively look for work. Your client(s) might suddenly decide they don’t need you anymore… or cannot afford you anymore.
What will you do if that happens?
Find more work, right?
Here are 6 Ways for How to Search for Clients as a Freelance Writer:
1 – set up a writer website
2 – contribute to blogs (and sites that pay)
3 – choose a reputable job board
4 – keep bidding and emailing
5 – make cold calls
6 – pool your resources
We will look at each of these in more detail now, and by the end of this article, you’ll have a whole shitload of ideas and things you can do to find your next client!
And if you *really* want to succeed in the freelancing field, I highly suggest you take Elna’s course, Write Your Way to Your First $1k.