This is Part II of the blog What Type of Clients do You Attract? If you’re not attracting the right clients to you, take a look at your personal beliefs around your freelance writing. What is your personal philosophy around attracting clients? What types of clients do you expect to attract? Knowing the answer to these and other questions will help you get clear about who you want to write for.
Getting paid on time is important
The most important aspect of running a business is revenue. Some people will disagree and say it’s loving what you do, providing impeccable customer service, or knowing that you’re the best at what you do. This is true but you must be paid in order for your business to continue.
How do you want to get paid? By check? By PayPal? Direct deposit? How much do you require up front? Knowing the answers to these questions is imperative to running your freelance writing business. Clients want to know what your rates are. Tell them. If they scoff or say it’s too much, thank them for their time and wish them success. There are plenty of writers out there who are charging well below average market rates. Of course, you’ll probably have to fix the work they’ve done. The client that turned you down could come back to you!
Attract the clients you want
Jim Rohn said he didn’t know his personal philosophy which is why he was struggling to make ends meet. After receiving guidance from his mentor John Earl Shoaff, Jim turned his life around. Doors opened up for him that he could only imagine. This could happen to you. Perhaps you need a writing coach or mentor to show the way. Remember, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
New freelance writers may be scared to turn down work. Let go of this thought. All it takes is one time and you’ll become a pro at it. Stop settling for clients who don’t pay, balk at your rates, or want 50 million revisions without paying for them! It’s not worth it. In fact, it’s your self-worth that’s attracting these clients to you. If you have a low self-worth, you’ll attract clients who are less than stellar. On the flip side, it could be a good lesson for you to learn. When clients don’t pay you, return your phone calls or emails, it will help you reexamine the types of clients you’ve been attracting to you. Get serious about your freelance writing once and for all and become the success you want to be. Good luck!
What types of clients have attracted to you? Share your experiences.