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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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Interview: Michael Brooks On goLance And Building A Business While Freelancing

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What should do first when starting out as a freelancer? Why do most freelancers fail to succeed? Can you build a business while freelancing?

I reached out to an experienced expert in the freelancing industry to get answers to these questions.

Michael Brooks is the founder of the brand new freelancing platform goLance. He’s also well-known as a successful entrepreneur, published author of two books, a college professor, and an investor.

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How To Win Clients: 8 Lessons Learned From Analyzing 228 Freelancer Proposals

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Freelancers who succeed on popular freelance platforms do two things really well:

One, they write bid proposals that clients can never say “no” to.

Two, they provide quality services that go beyond client’s expectations.

It’s unfortunate that most freelancers often get these two simple things wrong and pay little or no attention to improving these skills.

Yet they wonder why they can’t get new clients on freelance sites.

Of course, even if you provide excellent services, it would mean nothing if you can’t win over the clients with your proposals.

I decided to take matters into my own hands and do a small study to figure out what freelancers are doing wrong when applying for freelance jobs. Here’s what I find out.

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Should You Do Part Time Or Full Time Freelancing? Here’s How To Figure Out

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Want to make a little bit of extra cash on the side?

Who would say no to that, right?

Freelancing is actually one of the highest growing industries in the world today. Look at all the new freelancing sites popping out everywhere.

People are leaving their day jobs to work from home and triple their monthly paycheck.

It’s also turning out to be a great part time job as well. College students do it to pay their tuition fees, moms at home do it to make ends meet, and 9-5 office workers are doing it too.

40% of America’s workforce will be freelancers by 2020 – Quartz

However, not all find success at freelancing.

Most new freelancers fail because of three main reasons:

  • Assuming they can make money by sitting in front of a computer.
  • Inability to find clients.
  • Not taking the job seriously enough.

Before we get into the Part Time vs Full-Time freelancing battle or learn how to start freelancing, let’s talk about some of the things you can expect as a freelancer.

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Interview: Nicolas Granatino On Freelancing And The Future Of Work

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Freelancing is not the same as it was 10 years ago. Today, we have tons of great apps that help us make our work easier than ever.

Much like most other freelancers, I constantly experiment with new apps to find ways to save time and better manage my work.

I recently discovered a new app called Cronycle. The app is mainly a collaboration tool for content. I saw great potential in this tool, especially when researching for projects and working with freelance clients.

Nicolas GranatinoSo, I reached out to its founder Nicolas Granatino to talk about the app and his thoughts on the freelancing industry.

Nicolas is the co-founder of Andurance Ventures and Managing Director of Cronycle with years of experience investing and working on startups. I think you’ll find his thoughts to be much valuable.

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How To Beat Veteran Freelancers And Win New Clients

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Are you sick and tired of expert freelancers stealing all the good jobs on freelance platforms? How do they land so many new clients but you have a low success rate?

It’s time you take action to beat those 5-Star rated freelancers, once and for all.

It may sound ironic coming from another expert freelancer, but I know exactly what you’re going through.

Freelancer competition is tough. In the first 2 years of my freelancing career, I had a terrible time landing jobs because most clients go with veteran freelancers who has a lot of experience and plenty of 5-star ratings on their profiles.

Whether it’s on Elance, oDesk (now UpWork), Freelancer.com, or Fiverr, it’s always the same.

It took me a while to figure out how to beat this system and learn the methods of how to get freelance clients. And today, I’m going to share it with you.

Here are seven ways you can use to steal clients away from veteran freelancers and increase your success rate on freelance sites.

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