I'll never get tired of saying it: market, market, market! Honestly, I cannot stress the importance of continuously marketing your freelance writing services enough. It's the best way to keep a constant flow of business coming in, and it gets you better paying clients. Last summer I was caught totally unprepared for the summer slowdown months; but this year I'm creating a plan, a few marketing materials and am marketing my arse off because I plan to stay VERY busy.
Here's why it's such a big deal
I think in order to stick with marketing and be successful, you have to do what feels right to you. If the thought of cold calling makes you break out into a cold sweat, skip it – it's not for you. And that's perfectly fine because there are literally hundreds of other ways to promote your business. Do you have to be official and create some formal marketing plan on paper? Nope, you just need to start doing something now and keep doing it on a regular basis.
Link love Friday
This week I've been reading lots of great marketing advice on some of my favorite blogs. I want to share their invaluable knowledge with you and spread some link love all at the same time. Happy reading, and have a great weekend!
3 Ways to Market Your Writing Services to Your Current Clients
Writing Opportunities: How to Find Them Online
115 Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
Creating and Communicating Your Personal Brand
Get Off Your Ass