Thursday, February 07, 2008

How One Freelancer Got Work w/No Marketing: Can It Happen to You?

A panicked freelancer recently contacted me with a problem most would love to have – before she even started to market, a potential client came aknocking! “Huh, how did that happen?” you might be wondering.

Let me explain.

Getting Clients w/ No Marketing – It Happens!

“Mary” is a long-time reader of my blog and recently purchased my ebook on SEO writing. She said she did everything I said and before she could even start to market for work, a query from an SEO company had come her way.

She wrote:

Dear Yuwanda:

First of all, please forgive my asking you this. But I have a wonderful "problem" that has occurred suddenly. . . Let me explain. I've been a long-time reader of your blog. I've been trying to start a free-lance biz and have faltered. I saw your blog postings about how you got SEO writing gigs almost lickety split, so I purchased your e-book and did everything you said. Here's my website: (she listed her website address).

The site's been up for a few weeks. But I have done nothing. (I work full-time and wanted to finish up a small free-lance newsletter gig I have via my copywriting site before I started marketing SEO writing. I never sent out ANY queries. No marketing. Zilch. Zero. Nada. Goose egg., I receive a query from an SEO firm.

Read the rest here.

Yuwanda Black, Publisher
How to Start a Successful Freelance Writing Career Newsletter
P.S: I'm looking for freelance writing websites that accept ads. Know of any? Shoot the link to info *at*
Read Freelance Success Stories! There are freelancers who make very good livings at what they love. Inkwell Editorial's newsletter features these successful professionals who put to rest the phrase, "starving freelancer." Subscribe to read this , and all previous, issues.

Previous Issue: Spotlight on SEO Content Writing. How to make money at it, effective marketing tips and more. Long-time freelancer Sharon Hurley Hall shares her success tips on this and so much more. Sharon can be found online at and Subscribe to read this and all previous issues.

Current Issue. Interview with author and freelance writer Misti Sandefur. Also, info on 4 quick, simple things I do on a daily basis to increase traffic to my website and blog (and you can too!); how I made $4,000 in 30-days from one client -- and a whole lot more!***********************************************
Copyright © 2008 Freelance success stories, e-courses, advice on the business of freelancing, and more! Get the e-report, How to Make at Least $100/Day as a Freelance Writer -- free! Log on to for details. Except where noted, no part of this site may be reproduced in any manner without the express, written consent of the publisher. Violators will be prosecuted.

No comments: