How-to Pitch Your First Private Freelance Writing Clients

The Hustle How-to

The process of finding clients for your freelance business can be arduous and time consuming. Without proper guidance, it can be very difficult to figure out the best ways to find paying clients. When I first started out as a freelance writer, cold emails were a frequent part of my marketing process. To make sure your effort is not wasted, pay close attention to the following guidelines for pitching your next content writing client via email.

Find The Ideal Contact

Before we get started, here is a template that I use to track down the best person to contact for the highest chance of landing a paying client. Generally, you want to try your best to get in touch with a marketing director, creative officer, or other content related role. If these options are not available, try to get in touch with the public relations department.

Hi [Name],

I’m hoping…

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