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Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by latoya, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. cd928

    cd928 Peon

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    #61
    You're right latoya. Writers simply shouldn't wait for clients to come to them, especially if they're just building up their client base. +1 for you!
    SEMrush
     
    cd928, Aug 20, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. latoya

    latoya Active Member

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    #62
    Exactly. When you're just starting out, you can't afford to sit around and wait for clients to come to you.
     
    latoya, Aug 20, 2008 IP
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    cd928 Peon

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    #63
    And even if you already have a client base, you can't afford to not contact them from time to time. But that's another story. :)
     
    cd928, Aug 20, 2008 IP
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    latoya Active Member

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    #64
    That's true, too! I have a list of "marketing ideas" and one of them is "Contact old clients."

    Rather than contacting them with a general, "Do you have some work for me?" approach them with some ideas. You've written for them before so you should have an idea of what they're looking for. Show them that you have a genuine interest in their site, not just in getting paid.
     
    latoya, Aug 20, 2008 IP
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    #65
    I agree. Do you, by any chance, read business books? We might be reading the same titles. Heheh.
     
    cd928, Aug 20, 2008 IP
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    #66
    I work with copywriters and many of the challenges was finding one that could write advertorials and or sales letters. Althought its copy, it was hard to find copywriters that had experience creating those specific formats. Any resources to find those type of copywriters? Art
     
    artmacc, Aug 21, 2008 IP
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    latoya Active Member

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    Occassionally. I don't particuarly like management-type books. I'd rather read for entertainment. I do read books related to my niche - personal finance and small business books. Even then it's the For Dummies or Everything books. I should do better.
     
    latoya, Aug 21, 2008 IP
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    #68
    actually, i've only read one marketing book and the other for copywriting. i'm not saying the title here. they're popular titles, but it's up to the others to find out about them.lol

    well, anything that would help you write better is fine, i think. :)

     
    cd928, Aug 24, 2008 IP
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    sasta_king Banned

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    #69
    i got 5 profile infractions for "cold contacting"!!
    reason : spamming

    not sure whether its allowed now..


     
    sasta_king, Aug 28, 2008 IP
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    jhmattern Illustrious Member

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    #70
    As I've already said in this thread, no, it's not allowed. And if someone forwards us an unsolicited commercial PM coming from you, yes, you'll get a 5-point spamming infraction (or be banned immediately - I ban immediately if you've sent it to more than one person).
     
    jhmattern, Aug 28, 2008 IP
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    marketjunction Well-Known Member

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    #71
    Jenn,

    Why do you keep assuming that people actually READ?

    :)
     
    marketjunction, Aug 28, 2008 IP
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    jhmattern Illustrious Member

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    I don't know. I guess I just can't let go of that little sliver of hope. :(
     
    jhmattern, Aug 28, 2008 IP
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    JAMALG Banned

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    #73
    I know that I have gotten jobs because people have seen my writing skills and have seemingly enjoyed them enough to order from me.
    I recommend not getting jobs in the copywriting forum unless you are just looking to make enough money to pay some renewal fees or something along those lines.
     
    JAMALG, Mar 23, 2009 IP
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    Mahamaya Peon

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    #74
    Ha. That was a nice piece of advice!
     
    Mahamaya, Mar 23, 2009 IP