Build Your Business… Grow Your Income
We’ve divided this general category into several subcategories to make your “Business life” a bit easier:
Business Basics: Learn about the things that enable you to effectively grow your business, increase your income, stay organized, and keep more of what you make in your pocket! That’s the basics of running a business, which is what you’ll be doing.
Getting Clients: Unless you’re simply building your own money-making web sites, you’ll probably want some clients to pay your way through your web copywriting life. In this category, we provide you with tips, ideas, and suggestions on how to go out there and get the best, highest paying, and most appreciative clients.
Marketing: Unlike the “Getting Clients” category, this section is more about the art and practice of marketing. We’ll provide you with ideas on how you can promote your own business to a wider audience, and give you ways that you can add value to your clients and earn a higher income by offering more services.
Working With Clients: Once you’ve got some clients to work with, what do you do next? Here, we’ll give you a hand with things like contracts, negotiation, and up-selling your services so that you can easily turn a $2,000 project into a $20,000 project!
Writing a content-rich website about a topic you’re passionate about is becoming an increasingly popular way of creating a residual (money while you sleep) income stream for you and your family. User-generated content can help you succeed faster with your website and than means more money sooner.
There are three essential ingredients to ensuring you’re paid what you’re worth. They’re not foolproof, but if you command all three it’s a pretty safe bet you’ll earn a fair compensation for your time and effort. Find out how experience, knowledge and confidence each impact what you can expect in terms of payment and weigh out the risks and advantages of working for project fees rather than an hourly rate.
Was it something you said? You may be asking yourself this question when a regular client or exciting new potential client kind of fizzles away … disappearing off your radar for a while. It’s probably NOT something you said or did. In all likelihood, it has nothing to do with you. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit on the sidelines waiting…
Most businesses that hire a freelance copywriter are honest and happy to pay you for your work. But occasionally you run into a situation that turns into a nightmare. John Torre shares his tips for heading off those situations, making sure that you aren’t taken advantage of as a freelance copywriter and that you get paid on time and as agreed.
Pam Foster recently met with a group of Wealthy Web Writers online to talk about website content audits, and to review a couple of actual websites that need help. Pam’s sessions are always crammed with information, and this one didn’t disappoint! Catch the highlights in this Roving Report.
One of the key ways to improve awareness for your business and promote your clients’ products and services is to write and distribute promotional articles online. And, while you may not think you are selling anything, you are … the expertise and value you, or your clients, have to offer. Use these four simple steps and start to see greater success with your promotional articles.
Do you struggle to find consistent web-writing work? Do you land projects that take more time and pay less money that you want. Today, Cindy Cyr shares how you can open the floodgates to consistent, well-paying clients and cut your prospecting time in half.