Be More Than Just A Writer
This is the last post in the series, 3 Steps To Becoming A Freelance Writer, Be More Than Just A Writer.
I have noticed an increasing trend in clients; they want more than just writers. In fact, few of the people I have worked with have simply wanted me to write and submit articles. Clients are more often than not looking for a bigger solution than that, they want the articles to be written, published and promoted. They want to make sure that their online marketing strategy is sound. They want their website to look good and convert well.
If you can build your business around the basis of offering a well-rounded service that incorporates more than just writing, you will find that the scope for the development is huge. This is not something that you should worry too much about when just getting started but it definitely is something to bear in mind for the future. Although your time is finite (which in turn limits your earning potential), a content marketing business that caters to a client’s every need is scalable and may represent the next level for your business.
In the meantime, focus on developing your skills around your writing ability. This is another reason why having your own blog can be so valuable, it will give you a well-rounded experience of what creating a successful blog is all about. Your potential value to a client will skyrocket if you can demonstrate that you have true aptitude in blogging and all that it incorporates: social media, SEO, and so on.
Follow the Process
Above I have outlined an approach to successful freelance writing. While there is plenty more to be said about each principle and many other things to take into consideration, this barebones process will certainly get you on the right path and will make you far better equipped than most of your competition to succeed.
This is a journey, not a sprint. Keep following the steps.
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