Surely you’ve heard the old adage, “You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

When you’re trying to land your first client, the truth of this statement is amplified.

That’s because there are things a new copywriter can do wrong in a first meeting!

Copywriting clients are right under your nose — if you know where to look!

Who’s more important… me, or you?

As new copywriters prepare to market themselves, they’re often self-focused, insecure, and worried about losing the desperately needed job.

Copywriters on my mailing list have been finger-wagging me a lot lately.

And even some of my new coaching students are challenging my instruction!

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But clients routinely leave their best money on the table.

How so?

By ignoring their customers.

I used to be so uptight.

I thought I needed to put on a “hyper-professional” appearance for my copywriting clients and my coaching students.

There are two things that concern freelance copywriters most and they are #1) landing clients and #2) charging accurate fees, in that order.

Today I’m going to focus on the three most effective ways to land clients, so you can start the year with a better plan than you might have had in the past.

If you’ve been writing copy for at least one year, chances are you’ve had a  bad experience with a client by now.

Sometimes it’s your fault (you priced wrong or you don’t have a proper workflow process).

Have you ever met your perfect match… in a client?

But they barely know you’re alive?

You’ve studied your market like you should.

Bob P. was in my (now defunct) LinkedIn Group, Copywriters and Direct Marketers Solve the Marketing Problem.

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He asked a question that bears repeating.

Bob said: “What is the best way to get marketing people at companies to raise their hand and express interest in what a copywriter might be able to do for them?

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