Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners Case Study: How To Attract High-Paying Clients to Your Business

Are you a beginner looking for freelance writing jobs?

Well, today I’m going to show you how you can use guest post to find good freelance writing jobs and how it can help you boost your income.

This strategy if applied well, can help you flood lots of high paying clients to your freelancing writing business.

The best part?

You don’t need to have a degree.

If you’re serious about attracting high paying clients through freelance writing, you need be very systematic with how you connect with influential bloggers.

Ready?

Let’s start.

On September 12, 2016 I published Serious Business: How to Fuel The Growth of Your Blog Every Single Day.

And I submitted it to Inbound.org;

And 1 week later, I got the below client.

How sweet is that?

That single post has driven more high paying clients to my business so far.

Here’s the second example:

Last Month April 2017 I published: Calling All Tech Startups: Use This Strategy To Pinpoint And Outsmart Your Competitors.

And here’s a client I got:

The best part?

As a freelance beginner, this strategy can REALLY boost your income level.

Now that you’ve seen the amazing results, it’s time for me to walk you through the process step-by-step.

Step 1: Create a Worthy Content

Step 2: Promote Your Epic Content

Step 3: Get Dirty With Blog Editors

Here’s why guest posting is so effective:

First, new readers will see your high-valued content and start engaging with you.

Secondly, your content will stand a better chance of attracting the right readers to your freelance writing business.

Thirdly, high paying clients will be knocking at your door for your freelance writing services.

With that, let’s dive into the 3 step-by-step process…

Step 1: Create a Worthy Content

Here’re quick tips to help you create a high-value content that can help you drive traffic, engagement and high paying clients over and over again.

But how do you create a high-value content?

That’s easy:

Just follow the below process:

a. Craft a killer headline that is irresistible to readers.

b. Craft an engaging Introduction that sticks to the minds of your readers.

c. Design your content based on the below tips:

1. Write engaging sub heads that’ll make the reader scroll down your content.

2. Ask experts to contribute ideas.

3. Tie your article with a trending story.

4. Your paragraph should be short and straight to the point.

5. Include quotes from experts within your niche.

6. Use case studies to showcase your points.

7. Add multimedia to make your content more visually appealing.

8. Make your content fun and interesting.

d. Craft a powerful conclusion and motivational that echoes the problem/desire from the headline and introduction.

Note: Your conclusion should remind the reader the action they need to take and encourages them to take the first step

Here’s a perfect post I wrote about: 4 Content Writing Strategies That’ll Help You Drive Traffic, Engagement and Conversion.

It can help you create an epic content that can’t be ignored.

If you want to get more projects and wow your clients, then use the above mentioned post as your ultimate guide.

Here’s a Real-Life Example:

This list post, 15 Incredible Tips To Help You Come Up With Fabulous Newsletter Ideas, is one of my bets pieces of content.

Because of this post, I got the below client:

Needless to say, this post used the above mentioned tips about how to create a worthy content.

That’s why the post attracted the above mentioned client.

Now it’s time for step 2…

Step 2: Promote Your Epic Content

Now that you’ve created a worthy piece of content, it’s time to expose your content to the right people.

How?

With good old fashioned guest posting.

Before you hit the nail on the head, you need to know the below tips:

a. Read a few blog posts on the blog you want to guest post on.

b. Read the guest posting submission guidelines.

c. Format your post properly

d. Always have some personality in your pitch.

e. And don’t forget to mention other places you’ve guest posted on

So how do you start as a beginner?

That’s easy:

Submit your post to Inbound.org

What is Inbound.org? It’s a social news website entirely dedicated to online marketing.

Once you submit, try to make your content get enough votes so that it can hit on the frontpage.

Once your content hit on the frontpage, you’ll get highly targeted visitors to your freelance business.

But you need to follow their post submission guideline.

Here it is

Note: Don’t manipulate your votes and fake profiles.

The second promotional strategy is to reach out to blog editors for guest posting.

First, search for blogs that talks about your topic.

Secondly, send them a convincing pitch

If they’re happy with your pitch, then they’ll accept your guest post.

Here’s a Real-Life Example:

I searched for bloggers that wrote about online marketing, blogging and other related topics.

And when I found a high-quality blog like this one:

I emailed Jeff Bullas:

And that led to my post being published:

And here’s the results I got:

Now it’s time for step 3…

Step 3: Get Dirty With Blog Editors

It’s time to get dirty…

Once you’ve some writing proof going, it’s time to reach out to blog editors to request for jobs directly.

Here’s the exact process that I used:

First, I searched for my target keyword in Google…

And I found top blogs within my niche.

Then I emailed each of those blogs to let them know about my freelance writing service.

And guest what?

I got positive results.

Let me show you a real life example of how I did it in action…

Here’s the first email used:

His response:

Here’s the second editor I contacted:

Her response:

Now that you’ve strengthen your freelance writing business, it’s time to expand it with job boards.

There’s no denying it.

Finding the right high-quality paid freelance writing job board is HARD.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is that I’ve curated the job boards for you.

Here’re examples of job boards, I recommend:

a. Problogger.net is a leading marketplace and one of the most active and effective job boards for blogger related jobs.

b. Allindiewriters.com will help you quickly scan freelance writing jobs based on dates and pay ranges or find top freelance writers for your next project.

c. BloggingPro.com does the job search for you. It’s updated daily with fresh freelance writing jobs, paid blogging jobs, copywriting jobs, and more.

d. Contena.co gives writers the tools they need to find success with freelance writing through dedicated coaching and their academy. Members also receive access to Contena Scout, a tool that finds high quality, remote writing jobs, with dozens of new gigs being added each day.

If you’re looking for specific sites that offers guaranteed pay only, then use this resource from Jennifer Roland Titled: Earn Money Online: 92 Websites That Pay Writers $50+

Here’s A Quick Summary:

1. Create a superior content

2. Expose your content to the right audience

3. Reach out to top bloggers to see if they need content (I call this “Get Dirty”)

4. Start using the 4 recommend freelance writing job boards

5. Network with other successful freelance writers

6. Focus more on your blog business

7. Try to get more clients through guest posting

Now It’s Your Time to Get Paid for Writing

If you’re a beginner or a college student and you’re looking for jobs as a freelance writer, then you can’t go wrong with the above mentioned step-by-step process.

I hope you can see the potential of using guest post to find the right freelance writing jobs.

Yes, it takes hard work to attract high paying clients to your business.

But with this strategy if applied well, your hard work will pay off.

What do you think of freelance writing jobs as a beginner?

Or maybe you have a question about finding the best freelance writing jobs.

Either way, leave a comment quick below.

Comments

  1. Thanks for including me on your list Bill!

    • Bill Acholla says:

      You welcome Bryan i was thrilled by your awesome content about “25 Valuable Lessons from Seriously Successful Writers” good stuff.

  2. What a great group of freelancers. I know the majority of them. Good people!

    I have guest posted on a few of these sites already, both for free and for pay.

    What I like best about these people is that everyone is so nice and willing to lend a helping hand.

    I’ve modeled myself after a few of these people, too!

    No wonder my clients love me! 😉

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