Perhaps talking to clients is the least frequent task that a freelance writer would do. As freelance writers, we are more concerned in making our writing jobs done. Once we are done with our writing jobs we scarcely care where our write ups will all be going.
Freelance writers only know a small amount of the things happening once their write-ups are passed. However, the freelance writer-client relationship is also critical. If you want to stay longer in the freelance writing career then you must establish good reputation.
Here are some ways of establishing a good professional relationship with your clients:
- Talk to some of your best clients
If you want to improve your reputation as a freelance writer then you must relate well with your clients. Talk about the things on how you can improve your write-ups in order to get more writing jobs. Maintain an open line of communication with your clients so that you can establish your identity as a freelance writer.
- Be courteous. Thank your clients.
We often neglect this simple gesture. Thanking your clients for making you their freelance writer is one of the best ways for you stay in the streamline of the company. Your clients would know how valuable they are to you and vice versa.
- Get more referrals
The more referrals you have, the more reputable you can be and the more writing jobs you can get. Freelance writers who have a lot of referrals have many things to enjoy especially high freelance writing rates, more writing jobs and more freelance writing opportunities.
These may be little things but these are essential to your freelance writing career. Remember author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s words in The Little Prince: “What is essential is invisible to the eyes.”