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How Do I Set and Negotiate Writing Fees?

Here’s some practical advice for making sure you get paid as much as possible, and get paid what you’re worth, without overpricing yourself out of the running.

How Do I Find Clients and Land Paying Assignments?

Rebecca Matter answers the question she’s most often asked by writers who are just starting out: “Where do I find clients, and what do I do once I find them?”

How Do I Get Experience and Writing Samples?

Rebecca Matter helps move you past a potential roadblock on your journey to living the writer’s life, by giving you three great ways to show off your skills.

How Do I Know What To Do Next? (And Then?)

It’s hard to put together a roadmap if you don’t know your destination! Rebecca Matter helps you with your roadmap here.

How Do I … ?

Rebecca tackles a common question she hears from people who want to make a living as a writer but don’t know how to get started: What’s my first step?

How to Land Your First 3 Social Media Clients

For web writers, social media is a natural and lucrative add-on. Here’s how to get your first three clients and start building a powerful new revenue stream.

4 Ways YOU Can Profit From the Growth of Social Media

Millions of companies need outside help with their social media marketing. Here are four ways you can use your skills to get started as a social media expert.

6 Ways Companies Benefit From Strong Social Media Marketing

Nick Usborne reveals six ways smart companies are leveraging the power of social media. As a freelance writer, you can use social media to help every client.

88% of Companies are Clueless When it Comes to Social Media

Most companies know they’re not doing well on social media. This represents an opportunity for online writers and copywriters that is simply unprecedented.

19 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to Social Media

Social media has become critical to doing business on the web. In fact, as web expert Nick Usborne explains, social media may soon pretty much BECOME the web.

Do Your Clients Have a “Power Core”?

If you master this key indicator, you can identify golden clients… attract them to want to work with you… and create blockbuster copy... all at the same time.

Can They Pass the “Wire Test”?

What attitude does your client take about paying you for your work? In Joshua’s experience, the more casual the client is, the harder they’ll be to work with.

Consider the “More or Less Paradox”...

Joshua Boswell tells you about another key indicator of a “golden client.” Discover how to tell the difference between the “Mores” and the “Lesses.”

Can They Pass the “Communication Test”?

You can tell within a few exchanges if a prospective client will pass the communication test. The pattern you see will tell you all you need to know.

What Does a “Golden Client” Look Like?

In this five-part series, Joshua Boswell reveals his key indicators for easily identifying “golden clients”... often before you even approach them.

This MacGyver-like Tool Will Set You Apart …

Even when you’re armed with a detailed contact list, a swipe file and knowledge about copywriting, it’s your creativity that will set you apart from the rest.

Use MacGyver-like Knowledge to Solve Your Clients’ Problems

Copywriters who are resourceful, knowledgeable, and confidently provide services that solve their clients’ problems are always in high demand.

Create Opportunities by “Swiping” Ideas

Duct tape is a simple tool MacGyver used to creatively solve complex problems. As a copywriter, you should have a similar type of tool in your arsenal.

“MacGyver” Your Way to More Clients …

Similar to MacGyver’s trusted Swiss Army knife, your contact list is a multifaceted tool you can use to become a resourceful and successful freelance writer.

Create Opportunities with MacGyver-like Resourcefulness

Linda Wilkinson shows how to find new clients and creatively solve challenges with some simple tools and resources that are available to all copywriters.

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