According to many website developers, the #1 hold-up in launching a website is the content.
Your website is the biggest tool in your digital profile. Creating content for your website is serious business: it’s how your business can grow and reach new customers and opportunities.
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Freelancer’s can spend nearly almost as much time marketing themselves and running their business as they do performing their work. Freelance writing is a highly competitive field:
- many writers choose their freelance careers for the flexibility and control
- some writers freelance by default: they were laid off their corporate job, or suffered another sort of career derailment
- many PR agencies are now promoting their content writing services
How can a freelance writer compete? In addition to delivering quality content on time and on budget, I’ve found one of the best ways for a freelance writer to stay competitive and attract new clients is to develop stretch skills.
Blackberry Jam (aka Crackberry Jam):
A people traffic jam on sidewalks that is caused by inconsiderate workaholics walking too slow
while their noses are glued to their Blackberry.
note: applies to iPhone users too!
You can text or email while walking without running into people or falling off a cliff. How? Most smart phones have a dictation feature that allows you to speak your message, then sends your message as a text or email. I use an iPhone, and here’s how I send texts and emails while I’m walking around the city, but want to be productive.
Have you experienced that dreaded feeling the minute you hit ‘send’? Maybe you just remembered a critical fact, accidentally copied the wrong person or realized venting on email may not be a good decision – but it’s too late – your email has been sent!
I have great news: I’ts not too late, you can UNsend your email.
As a freelance content writer some of my clients also have me repurpose ‘old’ content for new channels. Many of the blogs I write for clients can be repurposed: modified and adapted and rewritten into fresh original content. Read more…
As a freelance writer I spend much of my day online searching on topics in which I have no personal interest:
Positive client recommendations are vital to any small business. As a freelance writer, my main methods of promoting my services and getting new clients are: