I've noticed that every serious writer has a website. So I built one for myself. I don't know what the Warrior Forum's rules are about linking when you've recently joined, so I'll just place the URL below.
It's not quite finished yet, but it's nearly there.
1. Am I on the right track?
2. Am I speaking to the right people?
3. Is my tone too conversational and folksy?
Just like anything else in life, I'm well aware that the more I practice, the better I'll get. The better my work, the higher my fee. The more I network, the more people will get to know me. No one becomes a highly-paid professional overnight. I don't have any delusions of grandeur. I'm committed to this endeavor for the long haul.
The obvious next step is to build a portfolio; a few high quality articles that demonstrate my ability to write compelling copy.
To accomplish this, I imagine most people head over to Fivrr or eLance or somewhere similar. But I'm wondering if there's a smarter option. Any thoughts?
Here are some more questions:
• Should I build an email list on the site? Building a list is a lot of work, and I don't think the ROI would be high enough in this case. What do YOU think?
• How much can I charge? HOW should I charge? (Per article, per 500 words, etc.) How do I get paid?
• What's missing on my site that absolutely NEEDS to be there?
• What are some questions that your new clients ask you frequently? What are their objections? How do address them?
• Beside the obvious marketing initiatives (like social media, forum posts, etc.), what else can I do to elevate my profile, and let people know I'm open for business?
• How did you snag your very first client?
• Lastly: Who are the clients? What kind of business do they run? Where do they hang out? How can I reach them and meet their needs?