We know that asking former or current clients for testimonials can be an intimidating thing to do. Although it may seem a bit blunt, it’s OK to simply say “may I please have a testimonial?” If you aren’t comfortable with being that straightforward, check out one of Mindy McHorse’s techniques for asking for testimonials in a roundabout way without using the word testimonial.
“Ask for feedback on your work. Chances are good you’ll get a complimentary response. If you don’t, use it as an opportunity to improve your services for next time.”
If you produced good copy for them, there is no reason for them to deny this request! Just remember – asking for testimonials is a part of the freelance business, and you aren’t the first one to do it!
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