How to Get Freelance Writing Clients to Pay You What You Are Worth
Are you looking for freelance writing clients that can pay you what you are worth? Stay with me as I show you how to get freelance writing clients pay you what you are worth.
I know it is not easy when you are a starter to get high paying freelance writing clients these days as the competition is high and many freelance writers are trying to reduce their fee just to win clients and get steady gigs.
I started freelance writing as a side business not thinking I might eventually turn it into a full-time business one day. I was so dedicated and committed with my client’s work to the extent where I was able to build trust and confident and was able to charge my worth.
Just last week, I received a mail from a lady writer asking me how she can earn more with freelance writing. She complained that she always gets low paying freelance writing clients and she is finding it difficult to get someone that will pay her what she knew she was worth.
I told her I will put up a content and email her the link so she can go through it and follow my guide. If you are like her and you are considering getting freelance writing clients that can pay you what you are worth, I have some strategies that can help you earn what you are worth regardless of your niche.
Step 1: Know Your Worth/Value
The first step to get clients pay you what you are worth is to first decide the amount you know you are worth based on experience on your niche. It is crucial as a freelance writer to value your time spent writing a post so you don’t waste your time with a gig that don’t pay you reasonable income.
To know your worth, look at your monthly expenses. Audit your financial plan and the time you spend writing on any task. After you have done that, you should be able to tell your desired income per content you will want to be charging to be on a safer side.
Step 2: Clearly State What You Bring to the Table
At whatever point you are discussing your service with a prospective client or sending a cold pitch, don’t hesitate to tell themthe benefits they get working with you. If your service just entails writing and that is all, the odd of replacing you is very wide. And the odd of you increasing your fee in the future is very slim. Take that from me!
Let the client know your skill and experience to validate your askingrate. Preferably, it is even better to tell the client whatseparateyou from other freelance writers. Personally, I always let my freelance writing clients know that I never miss deadlines, my contents are 100% unique, well edited, gotten from credible source and keywords on point.
As a freelance writer, you should keep this in mind if you want to get freelance writing clients to pay you what you are worth.
See, you can include additional services like adding images to each content you write. I remember charging for this with a client one time.
Another way of bringing something to the table also include sharing your client’s post on social media sites so you can help drive traffic to their sites. With increased traffic as a result of you sharing the posts, the client will be very happy and will want to hire you again and again.
Step 3: You Need a Portfolio
Action speaks louder than words like they will always say. When you are trying to get high paying freelance writing clients, you will need to have good samples that prove your worth. This would be better if you have done guest posts for authoritative sites on your niche.
As a freelance writer, you need (must) guest posts to build your portfolio. Luckily, if you can guest post on sites like Forbes or Huffington Post, it will create an edge to charge client your desired fee.
Clients will assume that if such sites will allow you to do a guest post with them, your content will also be good enough as well and they will pay you decently for it.
Step 4: Learn to Network
Networking is one of the best way any freelance writer can get freelance writing clients in general. Learn to network with clients you will like to work with in the future as you are already working presently on a gig.
This was how I landed a 6 figure contract with Enterprise Boom. I got the contract using Facebook. I didn’t even pitch the admin, we just chatted and he told me he will like to work with me and that was how I got the contract writing more than 300 blog post for the site.
Join Facebook groups and network with bloggers who you think needs and can pay what you are worth and if they can’t, they can refer you to anyone that can. Also network with writers and ask if they can pass you any work to keep you busy or link you up with client they feel is low paying for them.
Remember, a low paying clients for one person can be a very high paying client for another.
In conclusion, know your value and don’t bother wasting your time convincing clients on your worth. The right client for you don’t need to argue with you before signing a deal with you. Know the amount you need to earn at a minimum and stick with it. This is my principle and it is working for me.
If you stick to earning less, you won’t be happy working on projects and you might eventually give up because you will be barely getting enough to make you stay happy.
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