7 Ways to Land Your First (or Next) Freelance Writing Client

Your social captial is more important than your financial captial

William Ballard, MBA
7 min readSep 10, 2022


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With a new congress quickly approaching, there is no better time than now to set up your freelance writing business for success. Start laying the groundwork now, so you can be prepared and ready to roll when things begin to shift in the marketplace.

You see, taking a proactive approach will help you finish out this year strong, as well as give you a head start when new opportunities in the writing industry being to present themselves as we move into the new year.

With that said, if you are just starting your freelance writing business, there’s a lot to consider:

· What types of writing do you want to do?

· What types of clients hire for that kind of writing?

· What’s your experience?

· How do you land your first client?

Fortunately, with all the writing needs that are beginning to present themselves, it has never been a better time to start a freelance writing business than now.

After all, content marketing is a $412.88 billion-dollar industry and growing. From web copy to blog articles to e-books, there’s no shortage of projects in every sector.

More and more businesses these days need an endless supply of quality content and copy — and they need writers like you who can provide it!

It’s just a matter of connecting with the right kind of businesses that are in need of a writer with your particular expertise.

In this article, you’ll discover seven ways you can land your first freelance writing client, even if you’ve never written something before and gotten paid for it.

7 Ways to Find Your First (or Next) Freealnce Writing Client

If you approach this with the proper perspective, it can be fun. You get to choose the types of writing you want to do, and the kinds of clients you want, and ultimately, create your own paid writing adventure.

How do you start? To quote a yoga teacher, “with where you are.” In other words, take…



William Ballard, MBA

Business coach, marketing consultant, author, and creative entrepreneur. Discover how to get your writing noticed … https://bit.ly/3M9ztvm