If you’re a writer and you’ve recently joined the site, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed or even out of your element. Not to worry, that feeling passes quickly, and in this article, we’ll provide you with a few hard-hitting tips and ticks to help you get the most out of the site, build and burnish your reputation and maximize your chances for long-term success!
Complete Your Profile!
Your profile is your virtual signpost on Hirewriters.com. It’s the first thing prospective clients will see of you, and first impressions matter. Take the time to fill out your profile completely and think long and hard about the keywords you want to use, because some clients search for potential writers via keywords.
Things like: Seo, sales copy, ebooks, white papers, blog posts and the like are among the more common terms clients search, but don’t stick with just those. Add anything here that you’re personally interested in writing or any keyword that highlights your particular strengths as a writer.
Also, be sure to upload a professional looking photograph of yourself and include at least some biographical information. Even if you’re brand new, if you enjoy writing, you’ve probably got some samples you can upload to flesh out the “Writing Samples” tab, and it’s well worth the time and effort to do so as it gives your future clients a sneak peek at what you’re capable of.
Stay On Top Of Your Email
The Hirewriters email system is the mechanism by which current and prospective clients reach out to you, so watch your inbox like a hawk and be sure to respond in a timely manner to any messages you get. If you demonstrate via good, prompt communication that you’re reliable, you stand a much better chance of getting the best gigs the site has to offer.
Pay Attention To Your Stats
You might not spend too much time thinking about your stats, but you’d better believe that prospective clients look at those numbers very closely. What percentage of jobs have you completed on time? If your on-time completion rate isn’t 100%, then you’re not doing something right.
If you take a job and it looks like you’re not going to finish it on time, communicate with the client well ahead of the deadline and ask for more time. In the overwhelming majority of cases, they’ll give it to you, but you’ve got to ask because clients can’t read minds.
In a similar vein, what’s your rejection rate? If it’s not zero, or exceedingly close to zero it speaks of a lack of understanding of the assignment you accepted, and/or poor communication that led to the rejection.
Your stats paint a picture of who you are and how effective you are as a writer and it’s very easy to damage them but difficult to repair them. Pay close attention to them from day one and you’ll be able to keep yourself looking like a rock star.
Finding success on Hirewriters.com is simple but it’s not easy. It requires patience, dedication, great communication and a love of writing. If you’ve got those things, and you follow the tips outlined above, you’re on the fast track to success!
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