I have been a freelance writer for the past year and have written for a range of clients. But now I want to take this to another level and find my own clients and move away from platforms and content mills eventually. Especially since they take a cut of your wages.
I have created my own business website (which still needs work) and have some idea of where to start but I want to be safe since I plan to come off these platforms and use my own. So I was wondering...
1. To those who run their own writing business - Where do you advertise your services and approach prospective clients?
2. How do you process payments safely? E.g. Do you use a contract? Is it best to get the client to pay an upfront deposit?
Any help would be appreciated!