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This thread is for the writers of Warrior Forum.

I wanted to share with you guys a simple strategy that I have been using for the past few days which has already landed me a few decent clients. I messaged 10 different websites owners more than half of them replied and hired me to write articles. It's a really simple strategy and there's room for improvement.

Here's what I did...

I asked if I could use one of the LIVE articles that I wrote for a client as a sample for my writing service. He said I could. The key is to have a LIVE article with a LIVE link that you can show people as an example. You can also do this by offering to write a guest post on an authority website.

Once the article has been published, search for other websites that have articles that are related to the topic of the article that you wrote. Chances are there will be a good amount. Head over to the contact page and write the admin a message. I wrote an extremely simple pitch...

Something like....

Hello (name)

I found your website and I think you did a really good job with the layout and content. I noticed that you like to publish articles that are related to (the topic of the article you wrote). That's awesome!

I wrote an article about the same topic as well, here's the link (share link). I was wondering if you need me to write some content for your website as well.

I charge (your rates)

Thanks,


Send the message to all the websites that have articles about the topic that you wrote about. I sent out around 10 requests.

Remember, it's important to include a compliment and address the admin by his or her name. It's really not difficult to find the name of the owner of a website. Make the message personal.

I tested out this strategy two days ago and I already got 4 new clients who can afford to pay much more than what I charge here on Warrior Forum. They're regular clients as well.

So give it a shot. Show the live links. Create a personalized to-the-point pitch. Customize the message and send it out. See who bites.

Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author @tjr
    "They're regular clients as well."

    A distinction we should all be making after contacting someone two days prior.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
      Originally Posted by @tjr View Post

      "They're regular clients as well."

      A distinction we should all be making after contacting someone two days prior.
      The point is that they said they'll need articles on a regular basis.
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    • Profile picture of the author MNord
      A good strategy. If you apply it offline with corporations you will (often) make a multiple of what a "website owner" will pay. Though you may need to formalize your language a bit in your initial email.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
      Originally Posted by @tjr View Post

      And you're hoping they follow through. Which means you're hoping that they're regular clients, not that they actually are. As a writer, I trust you'll go back and correct this misleading choice of wording.
      The point is the marketing technique, not the technicalities of how I explained it.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        One could also make the distinction between "regular clients" (i.e., clients paying full price) and the discount clients picked up on WF.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Originally Posted by TimothyTorrents View Post


    Here's what I did...

    I asked if I could use one of the LIVE articles that I wrote for a client as a sample for my writing service. He said I could. The key is to have a LIVE article with a LIVE link that you can show people as an example.
    I'm not sure I'm following. You asked who? Are you saying you're asking former clients if you can use the material you've written as bait? Is that it?

    If so, I think it's a good idea. If I understand correctly this gives your clients more exposure and gets your foot in the door. Not bad though I am a bit surprised you're getting so many positive responses.

    Or, maybe I'm not understanding your post.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      I'm not sure I'm following. You asked who? Are you saying you're asking former clients if you can use the material you've written as bait? Is that it?

      If so, I think it's a good idea. If I understand correctly this gives your clients more exposure and gets your foot in the door. Not bad though I am a bit surprised you're getting so many positive responses.

      Or, maybe I'm not understanding your post.
      You understood correctly. That's the idea.

      I think it's because I was targeting website's that publish product reviews. The more targeted, the better the response.
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  • Profile picture of the author forsure12
    Do you have more article guides? I'm interested to know things like how much to charge...
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