There’s no doubt, it’s been a tough year for most businesses.
The economy sucks, and many business owners are feeling the pain at the register.
That’s precisely why it’s been a good year for me, because I know that businesses need my copywriting services now more than ever. Now, I’m a direct response marketing copywriter, so my writing has much to do with the success or failure of marketing campaigns.
With my role being so critical in a business’ success, I market my services to that point exactly.
But this post isn’t about me. It’s about you, and the opportunities you must recognize in this “state of the economy.” Here’s the key:
When I started to notice that the “reason why” clients were hiring me started to change, I simply needed to change my “reason why” to match that of my potential clients.
It’s called message-to-market matching, and it’s a skill you must master for the long, tough economy ahead or suffer the consequences.
So, how do you match how you’re marketing your copywriting services to your potential market?
You ask them. It really is that simple.
Simply interview the type of client you want to serve. Ask them about their business, talk to them as “business owner to business owner” and they’ll start to reveal to you the very problems that you need to be solving with your marketing so you can skyrocket your freelance copywriting business.
It really boils down to starting a conversation, and just talking naturally to your potential client. Don’t sell anything, don’t “try to do” anything. Just talk to them about their favorite person: them.
That’s the secret, the very simple secret, that has my 2008 ending very well. I want yours to as well…so…
Do you use any methods that are working/not working to gain clients? Why/why not?
Have you followed this strategy and asked your clients to tell you about their businesses? If so, what came out of it?
Are there any obstacles that if you overcame them, you feel your business would skyrocket? (Think in terms of how you interact with people, what types of objections you’re facing etc.)
Joseph Ratliff is a Lacey, WA-based internet business growth specialist, direct response copywriter, and editor of The Profitable Business Edge 2 blog. He has been writing copy for over 7 years, and coaching online (and offline) business owners for the last 3 years to increase profits with their marketing. He uses a special marketing methodology when he works with each of his clients that is guaranteed not to fail, or Joe keeps working with you until it does, for no additional fees. For all the details (and to check out his blog), visit http://josephratliff.name and click on “Coaching Services.”