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Freelance clients
« on: February 13, 2016, 09:43:53 AM »
Those of you who have actual paying freelance clients, how did you get them? I know that is the way to really make money with writing, outside of writing ebooks and the like. Did you find them online or in the community? Do you have a website to attract business?

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 10:30:25 AM »
I used to have five blogs, and clients find me through my website profile/contact page. I even had clients from England and working direct with them were so much better than through another website.

You should set up a profile page, with contact form, your experiences with writing, your picture and show your Google page rank. They love having all of these information on one page.

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 10:59:17 AM »
Just keep a profile page on your blog that has your contact info and past writing jobs along with your Google page rank as was stated. Have this on all of your websites and blogs so they are able to find you. Another way is when you are promoting your pages on forums or with social media, have the same information on your profile page with links to your blogs. Make sure to add in that you are seeking article jobs or whatever you are looking to do.

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 11:25:31 AM »
Thanks, I think I will do that. I do know some clients who have really liked my work as well, and have given me direct orders. Since I rarely write on the site, where they located on me, I think I could also contact them to see whether they will pay me directly. I don't like the content mill where they found me and if I get booted, I could really care less.


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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 11:08:21 AM »
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Thanks, I think I will do that. I do know some clients who have really liked my work as well, and have given me direct orders. Since I rarely write on the site, where they located on me, I think I could also contact them to see whether they will pay me directly. I don't like the content mill where they found me and if I get booted, I could really care less.

If they contacted you directly and wanted your services, then they will pay you directly. If they ask for a discount, a couple dollars less than a content mill websites, you could work with them too to secure your future work with them.

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 02:15:08 PM »
I've used Twitter to get some app development contract work. However, it's hit or miss when it comes down to which clients are actually serious about projects, and those who are just taking a chance. For writing jobs, I've always just approached websites myself and have lucked out on some decent gigs.

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2016, 10:18:42 PM »
I think if you work for different online writing sites, you are bound to get constant clients if they like your work very much. I have had returning clients on iWriter for sure.

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 11:55:01 PM »
I find my clients through classified ads and other freelance websites like Guru, Elance, Freelancer and the like. You can also find clients through referrals from friends who're doing online stuff. 

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2016, 04:07:32 AM »
The best way to fins freelance clients online is to make sure that you have a web page or linked profile showcasing what you do for a living so that they can see it and take note of your professionalism. The work slowly comes in once you start to establish yourself.

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2016, 09:44:44 PM »
I don't have many clients with whom I have worked for long term. Most of my clients are short term clients. After the work is delivered, they never turn to be for another work. However, I also have couple of clients with whom I have long working relationship. I found these clients via upwork. When these clients were happy with the work I delivered, they began giving me more work.

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2016, 09:54:38 AM »
I don't have many, but the two I have found me on Fiverr. They made initial enquiries some months back, but then went quiet on me for a while. Recently, I found out one was coming to work in Botswana, and the other was actually from Botswana but lives in Australia. I now do long term work for one, while the one who lives in Australia came home on holiday and presented me with the idea to work together (offline) long term. One involves a lot of translation work, while the other is writing about hair and beauty for his planned website. I really hope the latter pans out. I much prefer these types of arrangements and hope i can secure more.

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2016, 12:23:40 PM »
I have 2 freelance clients but they're not related to writing at all. They are accounting clients who needed someone to file their monthly and quarterly tax reporting. They were suppliers of the company I used to work for. As it is, I'm doing lots of piece work around the internet and I don't really have time to solicit clients or advertise my writing skills. I know I have to do that one of these days but I'll have to sacrifice my earnings which I don't want at this point.

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2016, 10:51:09 AM »
I have not yet started soliciting for direct clients but I am cognizant of the fact that the best way to acquire direct clients is by starting a blog in a niche area and then developing it. Then install a 'hire me' tab before spreading word through social media sites. Anyone accessing your blog through these sites either directly or otherwise will be able to view your content. Forum signatures are also quite effective. You have to ensure that your work is of high quality.

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Re: Freelance clients
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2017, 12:54:04 AM »
I was very active on upwork where I worked for peanuts as well as for the best payment ever. Some of the clients I worked on upwork also contacted me through my email and gave me writing jobs. Some clients even went further and found me on facebook and twitter. I am connected with these clients on social media, when ever they have work for me, they will send me message. I no longer have to bit on their job on upwork. In fact they are no longer posting jobs on upwork, they directly hire me.

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