As some of you know from reading previous blog posts, I’m a freelance press release writer. I run Buyer Friendly PR, and I’ve been doing it since October 2011.
This is actually my second incarnation in the freelance writing field. A few years ago I wrote articles and blog content for business owners… a ghost guest blogger of sorts. I had no experience writing articles or blog content professionally back then. That was my first foray into the client scene and I just kind of winged my way through it.
But let’s be honest — it doesn’t take a Rhodes Scholar to write a blog post. (Obviously.) I’m here on a wing and a prayer and a high school diploma.
The story I’m about to tell today is slightly more interesting. You see prior to me launching my press release service, the only experience I had was writing a handful of press releases for myself. For this very website, in fact.
I hadn’t taken any classes. No coaching sessions. No interning at some PR firm. Just me and my few press releases on the road to success.
There’s a reason I didn’t blog much here in December 2011
So like I said, I started my press release writing business back in October. From the official hanging of the shingle, it was never slow going.
By December I had so many clients I could barely keep the pace. I was swamped with work. Overwhelmed with $150 orders.
The level of amazement I felt was like a deer caught in the headlights.
I mean I had an inkling that I could do well writing blog content for other people. But with no significant press release writing experience, I wasn’t sure how well I’d be able to float that boat. Not only did the boat float, it happily carried a ton of cash paying customers.
My press release writing income for the month of December almost started to rival what I was making selling ebooks. This was all extra income during a time of the year when most providers swear business is slowing down.
A series of well orchestrated steps BEATS experience!
I admit, before launching that press release writing business, I mapped out a flow chart of steps I would take to get from Step A (the beginning) to Step Z (thousands of dollars a month in press release writing income).
I won’t bore you with the details of that entire flowchart, but I will tell you a little bit of what worked.
The first thing that worked was selling myself cheap for the first few weeks. Dirt cheap. Scarily cheap. Not-enough-to-go-to-dinner-with-the-family cheap.
I know you hear a lot of freelance writing experts say that you should NEVER sell yourself cheap, but that’s not always true. There’s a way to sell yourself cheap and not corner yourself into that price range forever. And there are some very legitimate reasons why you might want to be a low baller.
Secondly, I didn’t let my cheap rates dictate the quality of my work. I worked just as hard on those bargain basement priced press releases as I do with the $150 ones.
Third, I didn’t try to make my bargain seeking clients fit the $150 price mold. I didn’t have to. There were an abundance of clients at the el cheapo rates. And there are an abundance of clients at the healthier $150 price point. It’s just a matter of going to the right places at the right times. That’s where most freelance writers fall short.
They try to get too much money too soon because they’ve been preened to believe “I’m worth it!!!!” Or they try to get big bucks from the wrong client base.
One thing I’ve learned from this entire experience is that you’ve got to be calculated with your moves.
If you’ve got some writing chops to work with, you CAN make six figures as a freelance writer
My success isn’t some wildly unusual occurrence.
As special as my boyfriend tells me I am, I know this only applies to my girlfriendly skills, not my writing prowess. I’m a pretty good writer, but I don’t consider myself a word wielding prodigy.
My strength lies in figuring out how to make money with my writing and replicating those steps over and over again. That’s why I was a success in my first freelance writing life. And I’m convinced that’s why I was a much bigger success this go around.
If you’re interested in taking the shortcut route directly from “I have no experience as a freelance writer” to “I’m making a shitload of money as a freelance writer,” let me show you my game plan.
It’s all mapped out in my latest 28 page report, How to Become the Freelance Writer Everybody Wants to Hire: The “Do-What-You-Gotta-Do” Guide for putting serious money in your pocket in 60 days or less.
First let me tell you what this report isn’t going to teach you (because there are A LOT of freelance writing books that waste a ton of space on irrelevant chatter):
I’m NOT going to tell you how to get a business license or set yourself up as a corporation.
I’m NOT going to tell you how to deal with taxes and all that legal mumbo jumbo.
I’m NOT going to tell you how to write a business plan or a mission statement.
I’m NOT going to tell you how to set up your office, do invoices (are you kidding… I only take cash up front!), or figure out your optimum writing schedule.
NONE of that stuff is relevant to making money fast as a freelance writer.
Instead I’m going to give you the gold nuggets, the pieces that really matter. They include:
- The ONE KEY TRAIT you better learn to cultivate if you want to be an in-demand freelance writer — and how to master it fast;
- Why specialization is mainly craptastic unless you do it the way I’m going to teach you;
- 7 writing niches that are always, always, always in demand — (recessions mean nothing when pitted against these suckers);
- How to tackle a writing niche, even if you’ve never tried your hand at it before;
- The one thing most freelance writers DON’T want to do… and how this revelation is going to set you up for financial abundance in a few weeks;
- 3 Reasons why being hammered with low paying clients is a serious blessing in disguise;
- How to go from dirt cheap prices to a happily higher rate without missing a beat. I was getting orders from cheap chasers and luxury seekers at the exact same time. That’s a VERY nice problem to have!
- How to find clients even if you only have minimal experience in a writing niche… I’ll tell you exactly what you’ll need to make clients hire you;
- The one thing you need to do today to get higher paying clients tomorrow;
- 4 Features you must have on your website and 1 “surprising” option.
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If you’ve ordered any of my other ebooks then you know I only teach what I’ve tried and I know. This isn’t a general how-to guide. I’m not going to explore every possible writing niche out there.
This is MY PERSONAL 28 page strategy for developing two successful freelance writing businesses (as a ghost guest blogger and a press release writer) at separate times in my career. This is about learning how to use your existing skills to get work fast.
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