Sunday, November 16, 2008

How to Get Freelance Copywriting Jobs by Ben Settle

If you would like to get booked solid with freelance copywriting jobs... and do it without having to beg, plead or kiss up to anyone... then this article will show you how.

Here's the good news: Clients are LOOKING for you as much as you are looking for them.

And your job is simply to demonstrate your knowledge and ability like you would any other product.

Question is... how do you do that?

What ways can someone -- especially a new copywriter without a lot of previous clients or samples -- do it?

There are actually several ways.

Below are three that work reliably and consistently. And if you apply them to your business, getting clients will be much faster and easier than you have thought possible.

1. Marketing Seminars

Marketing seminars are a great way to get new business. Not only can you build trust extremely fast when talking to people at seminars (since you are dealing with people face to face)... but folks at marketing seminars are almost always already spending money on copywriters.

This means you don't have to educate or "convince" someone about the need for copywriting. All you have to do is show them you can do the job and you will likely get at least a few assignments from the event.

2. Marketing Forums

The key with marketing forums (which, like seminars, are full of people already hiring copywriters -- no convincing or educating necessary) is to answer peoples' questions and demonstrate your knowledge and ability to market with words.

In fact, some marketing forums have sections where you can even make special offers. This makes it even easier.

3. Blogging

Blogs are another fantastic way to get clients because they let you "position" yourself as an expert. As long as you are writing good content and demonstrating your skills, you can many times get clients seeking you out. Ultimately, you are far more likely to get higher fees and less price resistance when clients seek you out and knock on your door.

Plus, blogs are practically "push button" easy. No need for a web master or special HTML skills. Just write and upload your content and you're good to go.

Anyway, there you have it.

Three ways to find paying copywriting clients that are simple, easy and require little or no previous experience.

Listen to a free audio seminar revealing even more ways to get freelance copywriting jobs.