The other day, I received a pleasant surprise. I was contacted by a prospective customer who needs a press release written. Early that week I had been online and on a whim, posted a little blurb about my writing services. Someone actually read it and emailed for a quote on a press release! How cool is that!
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I sent off some samples of my work and a price. (Had to really think about that one.) The customer liked my work, agreed on the price and hired me to write her press release. I guess my advertisement just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Haven't received any other job leads from the ad but I am thrilled that someone out there actually read it. It's very hard to get the word out there if you are advertising your services. There are so many writers and one little ad can easily get lost on the internet.
I decided to take my good fortune one step further and created a simple webpage advertising my services. I decided on using www.webspawner.com because it was easy and I didn't want anything to complicated. A webpage is great idea for all writers. How can anyone hire you if they don't know you exist. Make sure to list the types of writing you can do and offer free quotations. Don't undersell yourself if you get the chance to quote on a job. Determine how much time it will take you to write the piece and what is involved.
At least now if a prospective customer contacts me I can direct them to my webpage for further information.
Here's my new writing service webpage:
What can you do this week to get some exposure for your writing?
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