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Old 12-19-2014, 10:31 AM
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Honestly, so far most of my private clients have been from Odesk. However, I do have to say that I have always been very strict about what I expect to make, to ensure that I get quality jobs. Also a lot of times, I can get those from Odesk to go off Odesk after awhile, which is what I prefer.

I totally love this post and I am glad that there are those that have been doing freelance writing for a long time to help those of us who are newer at it along.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ErinHill226 View Post
I have found in my own experience that the best way to snag good clients quickly is to contact businesses who may need your services directly. There are several reasons this has worked better for myself and many others.
I absolutely agree with this. All my best clients came from me approaching them directly, not answering a job advert. Even if a decent employer advertises a job they get swamped with applications.

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Old 06-25-2015, 10:12 AM
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I started going to conferences to network and landed some good private clients that way.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:14 AM
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For starters, this is really helpful. thank you!
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:52 AM
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Freelancing jobs are the best and now everyone find their client online. There are so any online sites. I want to say something that when you find your client sign contract with him/her. It is secure while you are working with your client or with any businesses. You just need a WP website and you can sign document online with the client it doesn't matter where you live. Approveme is the best site for sign document.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:05 PM
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I have found clients through job boards, but find the competition is so thick, you have to make applying and perfecting your cover letters and samples. I tend to have better luck just cold emailing people I want to work with. I've perfected my system and have a pretty great response rate. This is also how I land magazine writing work :-)

I did find long-term clients that paid well on UpWork and ProBlogger though.

Tx for posting this!
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:35 PM
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I find most of my clients on Upwork, and I'm also cold pitching too nowadays. Haven't perfected it yet but I'm getting there. Thanks for the great tips.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:44 PM
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Default Helpful Tips for Finding Private Clients

Came across a couple blog posts WAHMs might find helpful if you're ready to start finding more private clients (no affiliation, just good tips)


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