Six Steps to Get Your Audience to Read What You Write

If you’re a self-employed professional who wants to get the attention of prospective clients by writing blog posts, magazine and journal articles, case studies, or an ebook, you already know this problem. Writing material like this takes up time and brain...

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Seven Ways to Get Clients to See You as an Expert

As a self-employed professional, the view that prospective clients hold of you is crucial. What you want is for clients to see you as an expert. How clients perceive your level of expertise will influence not only whether or not they hire you, but also how much...

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Sample Query Letter for Writing an Article

Many magazines, newspapers, and media websites ask that you query them before submitting an article you’d like them to publish. When you approach a publication with formal submission guidelines that request queries, don’t try to skip this step by sending a...

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How Can You Sell It If They’ve Never Heard of It?

Selling professional services can often be a challenge because of their intangibility. When a client hires you to deliver a service such as accounting or web design, they can’t see the outcome in advance. They have to trust that your work will produce a result...

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4 Ways to Market in Your Sleep

As a self-employed professional, the demands of marketing your business have the potential to give you many sleepless nights. It often seems that the list of things to do is endless, and there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to market your business, serve...

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To Get More Clients, Get REAL

I’ve been helping more self-employed professionals build business with writing recently: articles, blog posts, ebooks, and more. To explain to them the type of editorial content professionals need to write in order to attract and land clients, I coined a new...

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5 Steps to Build Your Business with Writing

To get clients as a self-employed professional, you must build the know-like-and-trust factor that makes people want to buy from you. You can increase their knowing with any sort of contact, exposure, or follow-up. When their exposure to you is positive, they start to...

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