Last week, I had a Q&A on my Instagram page ‘shreyalinkedin‘. I received a lot of questions, which I am sharing the answers to here:
I always ask for 50% advance. Often, I even understand how prompt a client will be future payments based on this. For monthly retainership, I ask for 100% advance payment.
I haven’t done any course. Just start doing it yourself, and you’ll learn.
Cross promote! People need to FIND your blogs, and that won’t happen out of the blue. So, promote your posts on social media, and ask other bloggers to give you a pingback (mention link to your blog in theirs). You need to INVITE traffic!
Myself. I like my honesty… with myself.
My parents, who supported my passion.
EVERYTHING is content!
Youtube video scripts. Description on shampoo bottles. Banners and ads. Notifications. Social media posts.
Content may change forms and move online, but content will always be a part of everyday life.
While traveling to/ from work, I write LinkedIn posts, respond to my clients, and listen to music. On long flights, I just sleep.
If you’ve been a freelance writer, show yourself as more than a writer. Talk about your experience in finding prospects, closing deals, handling clients, accounting, negotiating, following up, marketing yourself, etc. This will give you more value than just ‘I write…’
I don’t use journoportfolio.
As important as a CV is to apply for an interview: VERY!
Content writing? Over 2 years.
Check the trending hashtags on LinkedIn, and write about that. The best thing would be to write about what you love, like I write about writing!
Enough to make me want to make more 🙂
Check out all my tips here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-things-you-should-know-before-starting-out-content-shreya-pattar/
These are the main things I mention in a contract:
Still figuring out how to be a great copywriter 🙂
I don’t focus on SEO. I believe that if a word belongs in the blog, it will be in the blog. If you do go in for SEO, make sure it is an engaging article too, because engagement is also important for ranking.
Content writers should not work for free initially. The pay must be minimum Re.1 per word. Check out point #2 in this article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-things-you-should-know-before-starting-out-content-shreya-pattar/
Wake up at noon, write lots of content, binge-watch Criminal Minds.
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Ask your questions here: https://www.instagram.com/shreyalinkedin/