pitchslapwednesday

  • Three ways to find new work in April

    finding new work in april

    Happy Pitch Slap Wednesday (not sure what the hell I’m talking about? You’ll need this post then). Welcome to a new series of monthly posts identifying ways to find new business and find new business.

    Pitching for work can feel like an endless, tedious task at times, so these tasks should help keep #PitchSlapWednesday fresh!

    Online: Facebook adverts. Have you tried Facebook advertising yet? If you’ve got a page, there’s a good chance you might have given the Boost function a try. At just £3 a post, it’s worth a try eh? But have you tried using the PowerEditor function? It gives you far more freedom to pick and choose your audience – so a post about your services can reach exactly who you want it to. There’s a great guide here if you’re looking to try it out.

    Offline: Flyers. In the world of digital media, it’s easy to forget about offline old school marketing. But depending on your services, a well placed flyer or poster can be really effective. Say you’re selling a service that requires face-to-face interaction locally. It’s important to reach them in the places they’re visiting. So if you offering a service where mothers are your primary target, make sure your posters are up in community halls, nurseries if possible and kids play areas. You can create a quick and easy poster using Canva.com.

    In a communityGuest posts. When was the last time you wrote a guest post? I know, I know, sometimes it’s enough of an effort writing your own blog. But a well placed guest post can make a huge difference to your viability – and help you reach new potential clients and customers. Perhaps even consider a post swap to get a bit of accountability with another blogger?

    What will you be doing for #PitchSlapWednesday this week?

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  • Announcing: How To Pitch For New Clients, the mini e-course

    The Freelance Lifestyle (3)

    Happy Pitch Slap Wednesday everyone! For newcomers to this blog, Pitch Slap Wednesday is a friendly little reminder that as freelancers we need to be pitching on a weekly basis – even if we’ve got a full workload now. Quiet periods can creep up on you very easily, especially around this time of year, so having a line up of potential work is a Very Wise Move (and hey, if you get it you could share the workload with another freelancer).

    Pitching isn’t just for experienced freelancers though. It’s an essential part of building a business when you’re new. Essential but a bit scary when it’s a whole new world.

    A couple of months ago, the lovely Madeleine Noble Jones got in contact and asked if I did a pitch-specific e-course. Which sounded like a brilliant idea. So, I’ve put together the How To Pitch For New Clients mini e-course.

    It covers a multitude of topics, including:

    • How to identify your ideal client
    • How to match your services to their needs
    • How to sum up your services in a sentence
    • How to use freelance bidding sites
    • How to prepare for and excel at networking
    • How to use LinkedIn to boost your business
    • How to create a pitching document
    • How to set up a newsletter that could win you clients
    • How to set up your terms and conditions

    *Please note, if you’re already a member of the 30 Day Freelance Lifestyle E-Course, areas of this will be covered. However, there is plenty of brand new stuff in there too!

    Until the 14th November, I’m offering this mini e-course for $49 (about £30). Like the sound of it? Want to boost your clients and your income? Simply click on the link below!

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    What are you planning to do for #Pitchslapwednesday this week? Let me know in the comments or through Twitter!