Best places to advertise my writing services?

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I have been in the realm of content creation for quite some time now, and I am looking forward to expanding my services. Like many other successful content writers on this forum, my writing too was priced $1 per 100 words a few months back. But now that I've learned my stuff and gained much momentum, I wish to place myself at a much higher value.

From what I gather, finding high-end clients and offering them excellent value for price is much better than settling with clients who take you for granted and bargain even over the ridiculously low rates that you charge them. I am planning to charge somewhere along $25-$50 for my writing services, but I am in a haze as to where I'd find clients who can afford to pay high for quality content.

Can somebody help me out?

All you IMers and content gurus - Where do you sell/buy decently priced content?

Where should I advertise my services to gather the attention of those big players?

Which are the most popular IM forums where legitimate buyers seek quality content?


Thanks and have a great day!
#advertise #places #services #writing
  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    1. Warrior for Hire Thread
    2. Your own website
    *Bonus* Use the search feature and see where this question has been asked multiple times
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    • Profile picture of the author Smart Wordsmith
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      1. Warrior for Hire Thread
      2. Your own website
      *Bonus* Use the search feature and see where this question has been asked multiple times
      Thanks Joe!
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      *Bonus* Use the search feature and see where this question has been asked multiple times
      There's an even easier way than the search button:

      Scroll down the page and just read the other threads that have the same title.

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  • Here's just a few ideas:

    1. Elance and Odesk (most jobs don't pay that well, but a handful of them are pretty good, especially in the copywriting category).

    2. Warrior For Hire Thread + link in your signature file.

    3. Your own website + SEO

    4. Responding to ads on freelancewritingjobs.

    5. Responding to ads on Craigslist.

    Just a few ideas. Elance and odesk have worked the best for me by far, I must say. Once you get a lot of hours and good ratings in, people start coming to you, and it's like a well-paying version of Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author lstoops
    First, start charging what you want/need to charge. Just by charging what you really want helps to shift your mindset. You are providing a valuable service.

    Are you building a list of clients/customers/readers? This is key. I was able to find clients through my blog and list at the pricing I wanted.
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    • Profile picture of the author Smart Wordsmith
      Originally Posted by Andy Button View Post

      Here's just a few ideas:

      1. Elance and Odesk (most jobs don't pay that well, but a handful of them are pretty good, especially in the copywriting category).

      2. Warrior For Hire Thread + link in your signature file.

      3. Your own website + SEO

      4. Responding to ads on freelancewritingjobs.

      5. Responding to ads on Craigslist.

      Just a few ideas. Elance and odesk have worked the best for me by far, I must say. Once you get a lot of hours and good ratings in, people start coming to you, and it's like a well-paying version of Fiverr.

      Originally Posted by lstoops View Post

      First, start charging what you want/need to charge. Just by charging what you really want helps to shift your mindset. You are providing a valuable service.

      Are you building a list of clients/customers/readers? This is key. I was able to find clients through my blog and list at the pricing I wanted.
      Thanks for the useful tips. I am currently building up my own site. Until it is done, I am going to find legit high-paying clients through these websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prashant_W
    Don't limit yourself to this forum (or other IM forums for that matter).

    Expand your horizons. Contact offline businesses. Contact other online businesses. The room for expansion is huge.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    Warrior forum, Fiverr, Digital Point. Those are the major places to promote your article writing services.
    Also you will get loads of orders in WF.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by williamk View Post

      Also you will get loads of orders in WF.
      Not always, and the misconception that anyone who can string 5 words together can make money writing has led many a newbie down a bad path on this forum. Good writers and really cheap (under a penny per word) writers attract a lot of orders, albeit for very different reasons.

      Tom IMer who isn't a bad writer but doesn't really know how to write great content? Usually, he gets left in the dust.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    Have you tried Craigslist or any freelance content sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    I hire a lot of writers and pay more than $0.01 per word.

    One thing I find is that being consistent, delivering on time and communicating with me is half the battle! I often find decent writers but they are so flaky it ends up wasting my time. If you can act in a professional manner I'd be much more likely to continue paying more because it makes things easier for me. Also, one writing team I work with does the topic research for me too. It's so hands off that I am willing to pay them more.

    I personally find writers on oDesk. oDesk is similar to the WF in that there are a whole load of dirt cheap writers there who can't really write well, as well as some good but cheap ones, and those that have the confidence to charge more. The key is finding the right market for your articles.

    Some IMers don't have much cash and just want content to fill their sites with. This isn't your market - they don't care so much about quality. Others are making good money from their business and can afford to pay for quality. You need to find these people.

    When you apply for jobs, some people will question your rates and say they're too high. Whatever you do, STICK TO YOUR GUNS. When I did this, some people stopped replying to me, others said they were impressed that I didn't back down and hired me for the full amount.

    I know it isn't easy to start charging more, and at first it could take time to build your clients. But it's SO worth it. You'll be writing 5 times (or more) LESS than what you had to write before, for the same amount of money!
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