Have you ever wondered why some writers are able to write full-time while you still struggle to make good money part-time?
The difference lies in the type of clients you are working with. You might be working 10 hours a day but if the clients you are working with pay you extremely low, content mill type rates, you will never be able to make the jump from part-time to a full time freelance writer.
Let’s be honest, working at 1 cents per word and working at 100 cents per word can make all the difference.
And then comes the most important question – why are you not getting high paying clients? Well, there can be a lot of reasons for that
1. You are not looking in the right places
The most probable reason you are not getting high paying clients is because you are not looking in the right places. If you got some low paying clients on one place online, but somewhere in your mind you feel you could also get high paying clients at the same place, then you are absolutely wrong. It’s never going to happen. You need to move on and broaden your horizons
2. You are not asking for the right price
Why will anybody pay you high rates, if you are not asking for them?
Even if a client wants to pay you more, they won’t do that if you mention you are willing to work at low rates too.
The best way to get out of this is to first ask client his budget, so that you have a good idea what he is willing to offer.
Also, do not be afraid to ask more. It might seem frightening but this way you will know how much further the client is willing to go budget wise
3. You are not delivering ‘high pay rates’ deserving content
Nobody will pay a freelance writer $500 for an article if you are just going to rewrite it from other articles that are already present on the internet.
Take your work seriously, spend more time writing then you usually do. And most importantly, edit until it feels like the content is close to perfect.
4. You have fixed clients and you don’t want to look for more
So you have got some clients that are relaxed and pay you a fixed income at the end of the month and you don’t want to go through the trouble looking for more clients.
Did you know you could be earning double of what you are earning from your current clients by searching for more work?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with working with long-term clients, in fact, it’s amazing, but never stop looking for new clients
Are you a freelance writer still struggling to get high paying clients