What’s New This Week… Prepare for Lift Off

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The summer is starting to wrap up and a lot of businesses that have put projects on hold or slowed down a bit over the summer are going to spin up their marketing efforts. Translation—now’s good time for your own marketing push.

As companies start in on their fall marketing campaigns, they’re going to need the services of copywriters and web writers to help them make things happen. They are going to be ready for your services. The question is, are you ready to offer them?

Even if your knee jerk response to that question is, “No,” you might be more ready than you think. In fact, a number of Wealthy Web Writer contributors have words of encouragement this week for everyone who’s stuck in the preparation stages of their web-writing career.

Don’t Mistake Activity for Progress

First up, check out John Torre’s blog on analysis paralysis. Analysis paralysis is when you keep checking your plans, looking for weak spots that you need to address before you can move forward. A freelance web writer is always able to find one more thing that they can learn a little more about. The field is vast and ever-changing. If you decide you have to know everything before you approach clients, you’ll never get to where you want to be. Check out John’s tips for moving forward in the face of analysis paralysis.

Then, read Rachel Karl’s article on finding your F.O.C.U.S. By undertaking one new skill or strategy at a time, Rachel shows you how you can achieve success and financial freedom as a freelancer much faster than you will if you try to spread yourself too thin.

Finally, catch up with Mindy and pick up her tips on narrowing your field of focus for not only more success, but greater fulfillment, too.

And, don’t miss out on Joshua Boswell’s webinar on finding and landing clients. The advice he gives is a great way to put John’s, Rachel’s, and Mindy’s advice to work!

Your 15-Minute Momentum Plan for Next Week…

That brings us to your daily tasks for next week. Commit to spending 15 minutes a day moving your career forward, and you’ll be amazed what a difference it makes.

Monday—Make a list of the industries you are familiar with or have some experience in. These are the best places to start marketing yourself because you’ll already be up to speed. Choose two to four that you’d most enjoy writing for. Also list the specific kinds of writing services you’d like to offer. Try to limit yourself to two or three.

Tuesday—Start building a list. You can buy a list or spend time researching companies in your niche and compile your own. It’s more expensive to buy a list. It takes a lot more time to build your own list. Consider which is the best way to use your resources. For today, try to either choose a list vendor you’ll use or gather the names of 10 companies you’d like to write for.

Wednesday— Pull together an info packet about your services—include a cover letter, one or two work samples, your bio, a brief explanation of your process, and a rate schedule.

Thursday—Write a phone script you’ll use to contact your prospects.

Friday—Listen in on Boswell’s webinar (1 hour) or review the Roving Report (10 minutes). Get ready, because next week, you’ll start making contact!

Enjoy your weekend!

Heather Robson

Heather Robson

Managing editor of Wealthy Web Writer, Heather has over ten years of content marketing and development experience.

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