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FridahKanini's profile thumbnail
Great advice. Thanks
dayanamayfield's profile thumbnail
You are so welcome!
EmilyWilson's profile thumbnail
Makes sense!! Thanks for the advice and encouragement!!
dayanamayfield's profile thumbnail
You are so welcome, I hope this helps!
Oindrila's profile thumbnail
Thank you for being so specific in your advice. Love it! So helpful.
dayanamayfield's profile thumbnail
Haha you are welcome -- definitely learned most of this the hard way 🤣
chelsielibrun's profile thumbnail
Thanks for the advice. I think one of the hardest things to do is figuring out how to get your first couple of clients. Can you talk a little about how you got yours?
dayanamayfield's profile thumbnail
For sure. I was really lucky that my first client came to me via a referral. I emailed everyone I knew telling them I was starting a copywriting business. After that, I got a lot of clients from Upwork. Then I started getting a lot from LinkedIn. And then I SEO-optimized my website so now I get leads from search traffic.
chelsielibrun's profile thumbnail
That makes sense. Thanks for the reply!
Roo's profile thumbnail
This post is so helpful. I'm curious how many clients (especially bigger tech companies) you usually take on at a time? How do you figure out how to take on the right volume of work to do a good job and make the right amount of $?
dayanamayfield's profile thumbnail
This is a great question, and honestly I'm lucky to have too many leads and too many clients as a problem right now. The way I've figured it out is to work 4 days a week, I can do 8 things. So 8 things could be 5 blog posts and 3 website pages. So I make a Trello board with one column per week, and when it gets to 8 things for that week, then I know the next thing coming in has to get pushed out. I schedule about a month in advance. I do overbook myself sometimes but I'm getting better at not doing this. I refer work to other copywriters every week because I have too many leads. That's also why I started my second company pitchandprofit.com -- because I'm creating a scalable/course business model.
sukanshisharma's profile thumbnail
Thanks for sharing this valuable piece of advice. @dayanamayfield
dayanamayfield's profile thumbnail
You are welcome :)
SamanthaB's profile thumbnail
Thanks @dayanamayfield really good info here.
dayanamayfield's profile thumbnail
Thanks! That's great to hear
IngaDriksne's profile thumbnail
Dayana, this is great and I couldn't agree more with a lot of points that you've made. I often find it tough to reach out to new clients when I'm already supporting one but decided to dedicate min. 1 day a week to BD activities from January on. I also agree about pushing yourself out of the comfort zone, and providing more value. I think writing content is a great way of doing both. It definitely takes a lot of time and discipline but is rewarding longer-term.Thank you for sharing this, I have bookmarked this!
dayanamayfield's profile thumbnail
Awesome! Cold email outreach was a HUGE game changer for my business. I have 3 free cold email templates here: https://www.go.dayanamayfield.com/cold-emailAnd thanks for bookmarking this. That means so much!
IngaDriksne's profile thumbnail
Thank you, I will have a look over the weekend!