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Freelance Tips

5 Email Templates You Can Use To Pitch To New Clients

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Freelancing sites are not the only place you can find work.

In a previous post, I showed you not one, not two, but 14 different methods for finding freelance work online.

Most of these methods involve contacting the clients directly and sending your pitch via email. I can’t stress it enough how important this first email really is.

This is the email that your potential clients are going to use to analyze you and your skills. A small mistake, such as addressing the client “hey what’s up!” or desperately writing “I really need this job” can cost you a job of a several thousand dollars.

You don’t have to be a master of the English language to write a great email. You just have to learn to follow certain email etiquette when writing the pitch to appear more professional to your clients.

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5 Effective Psychological Tricks To Attract More Freelance Clients

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This may seem like a weird request, but I want you to think of a Lucky Dwarf. Any one of those  Lucky Dwarfs you’ve seen or met in your life. Got it? Good.

Now, quickly think of a number between one to ten.

Let me take a wild guess, were you thinking of the number seven?

Don’t worry, I don’t have telepathic abilities to read your mind. I was just using a psychological effect called Priming to trick your subconscious mind into thinking the number seven by using two simple words “Lucky Dwarf”, both of which are commonly affiliated with the number seven (eg: lucky number 7, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). It’s a trick I learned from Nick Kolenda’s book, Methods of Persuasion.

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21 Reasons You’re Not Getting Any Work On Freelance Sites

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A friend of mine, who recently started freelancing, asked me a question the other day. Here it is in his exact words: “How come I’m not getting any work on UpWork when you’re making a butt load of money?”

I’ll tell you the same answer I gave him: The first few months of your freelancing career is not going to be a pleasant experience. You will struggle to find work, you will make a lot of mistakes, and you will often get criticized by your clients.

Now, I’m not trying to make freelancing look bad. Of course, you will have a much smoother experience and a steady income stream once you build your reputation. But, this is a career that comes with a few challenges.

An important step you can take to make sure you don’t fall to the same pit of most freelancers is to figure out what you’re doing wrong. Start by avoiding these classic mistakes.

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The 5 Worst Mistakes Made by Freelancers, and How to Avoid Them

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It was Albert Einstein who once said that “a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Of course, we can’t learn new things without taking a risk and sometimes we make mistakes in the process. But, if you make the same mistake twice, it will cost you.

Most freelancers make many mistakes when dealing with clients and often wonder why they aren’t getting enough jobs or why they have to chase after clients just to get their bills paid. Some even give up too easily after facing one failure after another.

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Before You Start Your Freelancing Career, Start Guest Blogging

Before I started taking freelance writing work online, I spent about a year working on my own blog, freshinfos.com, creating content regularly on latest Apple releases, social media, and everything related to technology.  By the time I registered with a freelancing site, I was already a seasoned writer with quite a lot of experience and knowledge on everything that’s going around the web.

This awesome qualification helped me land almost every job (3 out of 4) that I pitched to on Elance. Some contractors even contacted me personally via email to hire me for work.  Just mentioning my background and my website on the profile was enough to get invited to a whole lot of jobs every week.

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