How To Maximize The Value You Add As A Writer

At first glance, writing freelance seems easy, especially on Find an assignment you like, produce the content, following the instructions provided by the person who created the job, turn it in on time and get paid. It couldn’t be easier!

Unfortunately, if that’s all you’re doing, you’ll never really excel at becoming a world-class content creator and you’ll struggle to get repeat business and regular clients. In this article, we’ll outline a few simple things you can do to become an indispensable part of your clients’ businesses, which will see you landing more business, more frequently and getting paid more too. Here’s how you go about doing that:

Ask Questions

Sometimes, the people putting jobs into the HireWriters system have a very clear idea about what they want. Other times, what they think they want and what they actually want wind up being two different things. If you accept a job and have an idea that you feel would improve the quality of the content you’re about to create, don’t hesitate to bring your suggestion to your client.
Also, if you have a different ‘slant’ on the piece you’ve been asked to write, by all means, bring it to the attention of the person who created the job. You may have thought of something that the person who created the job hadn’t considered and if your idea is accepted, you’re automatically on the short list of superior content creators because you’re actively trying to improve the content you’re creating.

Constant Communication

The first time you write for a new client, send him or her an early draft of the assignment you’re working on so you can do a “tone check” with the client. Writing is as much about finding the right tone and voice as it is about the mechanical aspects and you want to be sure that your new client approves of the tone and voice you’re using. Invite him or her to read your draft and kick it back to you with any suggestions or changes, or, if you’ve struck the right tone on the first try, just give you a simple thumbs up. Not many writers take the time to do that, and if you do, it will put you in a separate, elite category in your clients’ minds.

Get The Work Done Ahead Of Schedule

NEVER accept a job unless you’re 100% certain you can get the work done on time. Then, when you do accept work, get it done ahead of schedule, even if it means pulling an all-nighter or brewing an extra pot of coffee. If you feel pressured or under the gun, you’re taking on too much. Either get faster or take less work next time.

Never ASK For Tips

It’s rude. If you communicate well and add value to the process on a consistent basis, you’ll get plenty of tips. You won’t have to ask.
If you follow these simple tips, you’ll be amazed at how quickly your business grows. If you want to turn your writing into a full-time career, you’ll be able to do that with ease.

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