Forums can be a great way to get writing clients – if you know which forums to mess with, and which to avoid.
Warrior Forum is a favorite haunt of mine as I research and especially for buying shiny new SEO, blog-building, and automation tools. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Here’s who’s on WF… PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS! (Yeah, I’ve had a significant amount of coffee today. Will try to stop yelling now.)
Warrior Forum’s got traditional Internet marketers who are selling their own products or affiliate products online, as well as local and ‘offline’ marketers who do marketing for small businesses. Guess what both of these have in common? They need content. Lots of it.
They’ve been around the block a few times, have likely been burned by horrible copy-and-pasting, deadline-missing, never-delivered-the-project kinds of freelance writers, and thus have an appreciation for writers who:
- Do what they say they’ll do.
- Do it on time.
- Do it without needing to have their hands held.
- Charge a fair price.
That fair price means fair for everyone, which is refreshingly lovely. Most WF’s have tried the “let’s see if we can get 500 word articles for a buck!” route and gotten exactly what they paid for. They know there are times to spend pennies, and times to spend a lot more.
You can place an ad on WF for $20. Here’s my link (no payment for referring, just an uptick in my referral count): Warrior Forum.
Let me know how you do there!