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$1,000/Month Freelancing: How I Got My First $1K Freelance Client with a Freelance Website

Updated: 4 days ago

Hello, and welcome to lesson #3 of the Freelance Beginner Training series, for beginners who want to learn how to start and build a solid service-based business and earn a side income.

And in today’s article, I’ll be showing you the 2 most powerful systems to get your first freelance client within 7 to 28 days but before that, here’s a quick recap of what we’ve covered.

To begin with, how do experience freelancers earn 5, 6 and 7 figures online?

You see, to make money by offering freelance services online, there are 3 elements that you need:

  1. Content

  2. Value

  3. Monetization

Here’s what I mean:

Behind every successful 5,6 or 7-figure freelancer, there’s some sort of;

  1. Content (which is mostly given out for free),

  2. The value is given away, and;

  3. Money earned in exchange for more value. 

If you’re a bit confused, here’s what I mean:

When I got started, I didn’t know what next to do after setting up my beautiful freelance website. I was trying so hard to get clients but nothing ever worked. 

I got so frustrated that I set out to send out cold emails to 1000 businesses in just 4 weeks and still ended up with zero clients!

About 20 people replied to me back with a “NO”, 7 jumped on a call with me but no one bought and 11 sent back really harsh replies.

If you want to get high-paying clients for your freelance business, you must:

  1. Create consistent content strategically

  2. Design and lead your clients through a simple funnel. 

Let’s use my website for example:

Since I am a freelance writer and I target b2b software businesses, I create free content that software company owners, directors, managers etc would get value from. Here’s an example:

Now, this blog post alone has brought me thousands of page visitors from social media and google alone.

So when someone (who most likely works in the software industry) lands on the page, he gets absolute value for free from my content and at the end of the content, I just give readers a chance to contact me to work with me.

That post alone has brought over 4,000 visitors (without much work from my side).

Melyssa Griffin, Elna Cain, Freelance SEO Expert, and other Successful Bloggers (they all have opt-in forms and email lists)

My 6-Step Formula for Landing Your First High-Paying Freelance Client

Here’s a breakdown of what it takes to get your first few freelance clients just from creating free (blog) content: