What to Say to Potential Clients Once the Door Is Open

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So yesterday, we talked about how giving your clients free publicity by getting quotes you can use in your articles and reports can lead to projects.

Now, in some cases, after writing a review or a sales page or requesting a quote and using it in an article, you can send it off to the marketer to take a look, and you’ll get calls about doing projects.

That’s the goal with all of this. So, when it happens, pat yourself on the back. Goal achieved!

But other times, you’ll have to connect the dots for your dream clients to help them see what an asset you would be if you wrote their marketing materials.

Fortunately, your Money-Making Website – and the groundwork you lay by doing reviews, writing sales pages, and requesting quotes – makes this easy …

Strategy #4: Develop an Idea and Send a Proposal

Through the three strategies I’ve already shared this week – writing reviews, becoming a top affiliate, and asking for quotes – you’ve established a relationship with your dream clients.

They’ve seen your work. They’ve been in email communication with you. They know who you are. And, that puts you in the perfect position to approach them with your ideas and to submit a proposal.

They’re no longer considered a “cold call” … in fact, at this point, they are a very hot lead for you.

Again, your Money-Making Website plays a key role in this. You’re not just saying you know about the industry and understand how to effectively write for the Web … you’re able to prove it.

Whatever kinds of projects you want to do for clients, make sure you also do for your Money-Making Website. If you want to write video scripts, have videos on your website. If you want to write sales pages, make sure you have sales pages on your website. Then, you can point to those pages to show as samples. You’ll have real proof that you can do what you’re suggesting for them.

You’ll also develop a track record by doing this. Whatever you do on your Money-Making Website, you know the results. You’ll be able to tell your client which page brings you the most visitors. Or, which article topic is shared the most.

So, you can approach your client not only with examples of your work from your website, but with proof that what you’re doing will have a positive impact on their business.

Now the door is open with your potential clients … and they’ll be more likely to listen when you say something like:

“I noticed you don’t have <xyz> … I’d love to do that for you. I have some great ideas, and you can see samples of how this is working on my site: www.mysite.com.”

Or:

“The sales page I wrote for your product is converting at xx% rate. How does that compare with the results you’re seeing on your own sales pages? I’d like to work together on improving conversion rates across the board.”

The goal in submitting a proposal or sharing ideas or just letting them know you’re available to take on freelance work is to help them connect the dots. They’ll see you’re Money-Making Website is not just a valuable resource of information, but that you can bring the same expertise directly to their projects.

Best of all, you already have a relationship with them. They’ll open your emails. And, you don’t have to sweat the idea of being rejected. It’s just another conversation with someone you already know.

So, there you have it …

Four strategies you can use to market yourself and connect with clients using a Money-Making Website – all of which are practically guaranteed to give you a higher close rate than other marketing strategies. Because you’re offering potential clients something of value …

A Money-Making Website is a perfect marketing engine!

It helps you make connections …

It shows off your expertise …

It gives you a way to provide potential clients with value – even before you land projects with them …

And it lays the foundation for a working relationship. (All while building you a passive income!)

If I were starting a freelance writing business today, this is how I would market myself. So, what do you think? Are you going to give it a try? Share in the comments below.

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Published: June 12, 2015

12 Responses to “What to Say to Potential Clients Once the Door Is Open”

  1. Hi Rebecca,

    Developing a "Money-Making" website is definitely on my list of things I'd like to do.

    I learned a lot from your articles this week and will refer to them when I take step to develop my MM website.

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Marcellus Greene

  2. Rebecca, This was an awesome article, thank you!
    Many good and simple reminders.

    I have a money making website but never really implemented it as such by not communicating in this Smart and methodical manner. I also have a blog as a form of people getting to know me through my writing.
    But I do not always send them to my money making website...
    I have money blocks..but that is another class. :)

    If you have time, I would love for you to give feedback on my sites. :)

    Nameste, Jeanette

    Jeanetteonthenet

  3. Hello everybody, I just got this program MONEY -MAKING WEBSITE YESTERDAY.
    I certainly will learn it well and start making some money.
    Thanks Rebecca for pushing.
    You will hear my good news soon

    jennie

  4. Rebecca, I was so impressed by your articles I signed up for the course. I am just finishing Nick's Web Copywriting Companion course and think this is a natural sequel. I can't wait!

    Guest (Sallie Brown)

  5. Hi Rebecca,

    Fantastic. I have a website but I never took it that way. thanks for the teaching and suggesting these methods to use the website for client finding. Naturally, when you are already interacting with the clients in these ways they will sure think of you to hire. They will know what type of writing you do - effective, persuasive or some other. They will know you from your writing. The more you can impress the more you have chances to win over.

    Guest (Mahesh seelvi)

  6. Thanks Rebecca for all the information that you sent me. I know that I need a website but I don't know how to get enough information to fill up the pages, I love to write poems and short stories, but still that is not enough, maybe I will come up with something.I don't want any ole thing.

    Guest (mona)


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