Your Next Step

This week we talked about one of the main ways I built my freelance business. Like I mentioned, my business didn’t start growing until I started taking action.

The first real action I took was getting my freelance website online. This is a step anyone can take, and that’s why I recommend doing it now, if you don’t yet have your own freelance website.

Here are seven reasons why you need a freelance website:

  • Having a professional website that says you’re a writer will make you feel like a professional writer. This is a great confidence booster.
  • Your website is the perfect way to practice your writing skills. Plus, when you’re done, it’s a great sample to show clients. Most clients don’t even ask for other samples once you have a professional freelance website online.
  • The accomplishment you’ll feel when you launch your website will make you want to do more.
  • Clients will expect you to have a website, and they’ll want to see it.
  • When you have a website, your potential clients can learn more about you immediately. They won’t have to wait for you to get back to them to tell them more.
  • A website will make marketing your business much easier because it gives you a place to focus all your online efforts. Before I had a website, my social media efforts were somewhat wasted because there wasn’t a way for people to learn more about me – or hire me if they wanted.
  • A freelance website will put you “on the map.” Launching my website meant I really had a business. My doors were open, and there was no turning back.

If you don’t have your own freelance website, I recommend going here right now to get started.

If you already have a freelance website, let’s talk about it. Please share your story of building your freelance site in the comments here.

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Published: March 22, 2013

3 Responses to “Your Next Step”

  1. I finally put my own website together when I decided to go to Bootcamp. It was a rubber-meets-road choice ... I didn't want to be meeting clients without something to show them that would make me look like a legitimate professional. I knew I was, but without a website as a kind of social proof, it's just your word for it. And while I agonized over the website for ages, it didn't actually take very long to put up and was well worth the investment!

    Jennifer AdamsMarch 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm

  2. I just finished building my freelance website. I am tired! It's still not just the way I want it, but it's a start. You are exactly right when you say the accomplishment that you feel will make you want to do more. As I started to execute my thoughts with the design, I came up with more and more things that I needed to say or display to potential clients. I think the point is that we just have to start somewhere. There are tons of free site builders out there and they are simple to use, if you're technologically savvy. Having your own website is definitely essential to business in this day and age.

    Guest (Alethia)March 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm

  3. Great points, Jen and Alethia! Thank you for your comments!

    Christina GillickOctober 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm


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