How to get more copywriting clients than you can handle easily...
It's simple. All you have to do is this...
Go through your email list if you have one. Start from the beginning, oldest emails first. I did this earlier on this evening, starting with the first 300 emails. Copied and pasted a personalized letter to each of my contacts pointing them in the direction of my Warrior For Hire thread.
Almost instantly the inquiries started coming in. About 10 so far. One was for a guy in southern California - could I rewrite his landing page?
I looked at it, instantly identified what was letting it down and offered to rewrite it from scratch. The client paid instantly and 30 minutes later received his sales copy all formatted correctly for him to start using instantly. Not bad for less than an hours work.
Out of the other 9 or so inquiries... a total of 20 odd sales letter requests. Pretty good. Just another 1,000+ emails to wade through for my next batch. The tactic simply works, try it out for yourself. No need to keep on chasing new clients for more business when you can directly tap into people who have already contacted you in the past.
Another tactic to generate more copywriting clients is to simply go to Google and type in a trade, for example Locksmiths and a city, for example Chicago.
Now, you want to find small business owners who run businesses where each time someone buys a product or a service from this individual their spend is at least $100.
Let's say you charge $197 for your copywriting services. $197 to rewrite someone's homepage or their landing page. If you're familiar with the niches you choose you can draw on all your copywriting experience to rewrite their homepage in double quick time.
Tell the business owner you're 100% certain you can beat his or her control. In other words, you can significantly boost their conversion rate. Who isn't going to be interested in this?
Tell them they only have to pay you once they're in profit. As soon as they're in profit you'll invoice them directly. Can they give you the go ahead? After all they're not risking a single cent until they're in profit.
Chances are you'll pick up quite a bit of work this way and there's more than enough room in the marketplace for every copywriter here to do just this and bring in lots of work without stepping on anyone elses toes.
If you can pick up at least 5 firm orders a day at almost $200 a pop (which is quite achievable), each job will take you depending on your skill level between 1-2 hours and you'll be banking close to $1,000 daily. Not small change by any stretch of the imagination.
It comes back to having a system in place to streamline everything. Keep your working processes simple, concise and to the point, if you do this you won't suffer information overload multitasking so many jobs at once.
I hope these suggestions to grab more clients is useful to one or two of you who might be struggling to pull in a regular flow of copywriting work.