Seven Ways to Gain Clients

In real estate training, we called it the Rule of Seven. It's a concept that transitions very well into your marketing efforts for any writing business, or for any business for that matter. It's an easy one--contact seven buyers and seven sellers...

Starting a new project today--what excitement! There's nothing like beginning something new, with the new hopes, the new ideas and the new anxieties that are attached to it. What a great way to start Spring!At the beginning of every project, I go...

The announcement today by Katie Couric that she's leaving NBC was shocking, but apparently more shocking was the announcement that she would be anchoring the CBS Evening News. Already, critics are saying Katie hasn't the experience to handle the...

Sometimes as writers, we bend over backward to make our clients happy. Often we will cut our fees, sometimes too low, in order to keep a good client happy. While it's okay to give a cost break when you can, you have to know when, and how, to say...

Ever wonder how to market yourself? It's essential to your business that you understand how to get your name out there. My good friend Kristen has just posted a fantastic article on just this subject--check it out at Inkthinker. Once you read it,...

If the bad food, endless lines at security, and crowded seats aren't reason enough to avoid traveling by air, here's the best one - cell phones on airplanes.Yes, the powers that be (and that would be Senators McCain and Kennedy) have decided that we...

Tax time! I dread this time of year--not because I pay through the nose, but because I keep lousy records. Oh, I mean well. I start out with the Excel spreadsheet each year, with my nice little columns for Project name, Client, Amount due, Amount...

My New Year's resolution this year was a simple one--I decided that I would try to gain one new client every month. I reasoned that finding new clients would be a bit easier to focus on than say bringing in a certain dollar amount. I figured that if...

3-22-06Already this morning, I've had to deal with an email service problem, two phone calls totally unrelated to work, and I've had to search for things for other people while trying to start my work day. All of this and it's not even 9 a.m....

3-21-06During your work week, do you build time into your schedule for destressing? For some reason, we writers believe that we have to be working nonstop and at least twelve hours a day in order to be successful and happy. Not so. In fact, success...

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