The Web is built on WORDS, and words are a writer’s stock in trade. There’s never been a better time to be a writer, because of the huge demand for content online.
And yet, some writers feel that selling their services is hard.
When I hear this (and I sometimes hear it from writers who should know better, because they’ve been writing for years) I get an almost irresistible urge to giggle. They’re kidding, right?
Unfortunately, they’re not. The problem isn’t simply that they couldn’t sell icy cold beer in mid-summer in the Sahara, it’s more fundamental: they lack confidence.
They spend too much time thinking, and too little time writing.
Invariably, when I ask one of these poor benighted souls how much they’ve written this week, they stare at me, and the answer when it finally comes, is something like: “Oh, well I don’t have any writing jobs at the moment…”
They don’t have any writing jobs, so they’re not writing — and that’s the answer, right there.
Successful writers can and do write at any time, anywhere. Jobs or no jobs. And because they write, they sell their writing, and their writing services.
Here’s a secret: once you get into the habit of writing every day, it’s an impossible habit to break. You feel WRONG when you you don’t write, and happy and relaxed once you’ve done your writing for the day. (If you’re not yet at that stage, just keep writing: writing every day is a habit, nothing more nor less.)
Not only can they write any time, anywhere, they’re also comfortable working with clients. They’ve become comfortable and confident because they work with clients every day.
How do they get those clients?
Yes, by writing.
If you’re selling your writing services, here’s my new guide: “Your Just-In-Time Cash Machine: Sell Your Services Online In Seven Days”, so you can start writing, and selling.
Once you’ve followed the seven day action plan, you’ll agree with me that selling your writing services online is indeed a no-brainer.
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