How to Grow a Freelance Writing Business

Natalia Jones By Natalia Jones, 13th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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It can be difficult to get past a plateau as a freelance writer because the business depends on your time and your skills. Since these things are not infinite it may appear to put a natural cap on the growth of even the most successful freelancer. However, there are several ways to expand a freelance writing business.

Get a Website or Blog and Promote the Heck Out of It

If you don’t have one as yet, it’s time you got a professionally designed website that advertises your freelance services. The website can also serve as a means of communication with potential clients by including a forum page where questions can be asked and answers provided. The website can also permit clients to fill out the details of jobs and submit them for a quote. A blog is a great way to showcase your writing ability and to let your clients hear a bit of your writing voice.

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Choose Projects with Growth Potential

Freelancers need to select projects with growth in mind. Instead of jumping for all the smaller jobs because they are easy to complete and can provide fast cash turnover, look for larger project type jobs. By taking on bigger jobs freelancers are more likely to develop a relationship with the clients they serve and can then ask for referrals and repeat work.

Cut Demanding Clients Loose

As a freelancer you may have a couple clients that take up a huge amount of time and yet they contribute only a small amount to your overall income. It may be better to cut these clients loose than to continue to serve them. By freeing up your time you can then take on more productive jobs or hunt for better opportunities.

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Hire Your Own Freelancers to Take On More Work

A freelancer is still only one person. At the end of the day, there is a limit to how much one person can write and research. To overcome this hurdle to growth, you can hire your own staff of eager freelancers to work for you. You can pay them slightly less than the client pays you for taking on the job because you would save them the time of hunting down fresh work. Instead they can have the security of finding new jobs sent to their email on a daily basis and your company can expand in the process.

Are You Ready For Growth?

While scoring your first freelance client can feel like the accomplishment of the decade, as time passes and milestones tumble by, you begin to realize that growing a freelance business is a lesson in both patience and perseverance. The right attitude and a lot of hard work can result in great dividends and the satisfaction of expanding your business beyond what you thought was possible.

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author avatar Natalia Jones
Natalia Jones is a full time freelance writer and blogger. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (ACCA). She writes on personal finance, business and much more.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Interesting and informative topic, thanks a lot!

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Sounds like a plan! Very well organized.

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author avatar simplyoj
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Maybe in the future I can try one from the above.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Well written to get someone in the mindset of thinking big. I hope you'll follow this up with more specifics about how you navigated a business to something you do full time.

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author avatar Danie Newcomb
21st Oct 2014 (#)

Wonderfully written and informative post. This post is an excellent starting point for those beginning a career in freelance writing, or who are stuck-in-a-rut with their current freelance work. Thanks for sharing!

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