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Two days after, I got the following email from a reader (Nabankita):
“Thanks a lot for this wonderful article. I tried the ways you told to write a cold pitch and it really worked! I got 2 response emails already within 48 hours out of the 8-10 emails I had sent. Thank you for your article. Have a good day.”
Essentially, this reader read my email, acted immediately and started to see results within 48 hours.
I sent this as an email to my newsletter a while back, and I’ve gotten several positive responses from people getting results by implementing my suggestions, so I’m publishing it here on the blog with minor edits.
I don’t hide the fact that I’m a huge advocate of having clients come to you; I favor this model because it was how I accidentally became a freelance writer; if clients are coming to me, why go after them?
It’s also puts me in control, since they are coming to me, and that’s a big deal over here at Writers in Charge!
I’ve just been featured, for the second time, in Nigeria’s second biggest newspaper; in a country of over 180 million people, this is a BIG deal.
I’ve gotten a lot of media publicity over the years – Forbes, Millionaire Magazine Italy, Digital Journal and some of the biggest publications locally and internationally. Something I didn’t do then, that I’m starting to do now, is to occasionally take time to celebrate the little achievements… because they matter.
Writers in Charge reader, Jaleesa, asked me to share some tips on how to get more people to respond to her pitches the other day on Facebook. My answer to her ended up being as long as a blog post, so I decided I’ll publish it as one.
Here’s Jaleesa’s question:
“Getting potential clients, who post listings looking for writers, to respond to emails. I realize that not everyone will/has time to respond to EVERY email, but sheesh! I’m starting to think it’s me…or at least my emails. Very few respond to mine. How do I change this?”
I'm Bamidele Onibalusi, a young writer and blogger. I believe writers are unique and highly talented individuals that should be given the respect they deserve. This blog offers practical advice to help you become truly in charge of your writing career.