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Old 11-11-2010, 01:14 PM
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Default WAHM writers who have your own clients

where/how do you get them?
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:38 PM
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I have managed to find a couple via Craigslist. I'm hoping to start getting some local clients soon
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:29 PM
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You'd be surprised how well word of mouth can work too, actually. Tell friends and anyone you know around town that you're available to write if an opportunity comes up. Good luck!
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:39 PM
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There are more than one way to get clients.
You can get some at craigslist, problogger, about freelance writing, and freelance writing gig for example.

Some people only have local clients where they attend a local biz events. In my case, we have some Biznik events of where I am and I'm in Seattle. The point is that there are many options out there but you can decide on how to get some.

One other thing. You never know who will check out your postings on here too. So do your best in order to impress your "potential client or clients" because you never know who will be looking for more writers.

Don't just do articles and press releases but do some blogs too.

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Old 11-11-2010, 02:42 PM
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I have been very lucky with my local Craigslist and Backpage. I've also gotten business resume writing through my daughters school. Consider leaving a flyer at a local print store or restaurant. I did it when I lived in Virginia and it worked out pretty well.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:53 PM
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cool, thanks for the info!
I'd been thinking it would be a good idea to get established with one or more individual clients, but had no idea how to go about it
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:38 PM
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I have gotten clients through craigslist, word of mouth and local postings at places around here.

In fact, 90% of my income at the moment is from private clients. One of the things that I do is that I encourage my clients to spread the word of my services. At one point I offered a slight discount for them to refer a friend. Of course this discount was a one time per referral. But I was surprised at how many people came to me through that.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:43 PM
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Craigslist, local business events, speaking at the library and around town about internet marketing, networking and advertising on internet marketing forums, social networking sites.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:40 AM
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I approached and asked in the beginning. I began by offering ghost-posting services to a favorite blog when it became obvious the site was becoming too much for the writer to handle on her own. I was hired and then I tried it with a few more sites. Some hired, some didn't. Now it's primarily word of mouth by my current clients.

I stay off Craigslist, personally. The first one I replied to was a creepy guy obviously running a scam. Too much chafe to sort through, at least in my area. I did a few jobs off Elance, but just didn't have time to search out the jobs that paid more than a penny for 1,000 words.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:59 AM
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One of the first local jobs I picked up came from Craigslist. I wanted to build clients and posted an ad under services and got an immediate hit. That guy then spread the word to his mom who happens to work in marketing and needed a reliable writer for the websites her firm was developing. So she gave me a shot and has been supplying me for work for the past two years. When her son has web design work and needs copywriting, he still calls me up.

Craigslist Job Postings also supplied me with my casino client. That work seems to be steady because it involves summaries of new casinos and new slot games as they come out which is just about monthly.

Another client came from a posting I saw on Deb Ng's Freelance Writing blog. Unfortunately, since she sold the site, I haven't found any decent work from there, so I don't frequent it as often.
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