PostHeaderIcon A Spoonful of Advice: When People Want You To Write For Free

By Terez Howard

With just one week left to the month of cold e-mailing, I have had a hand full of people respond to me with something like this:

Yes. You can write for me. But I can’t pay anything.

Instead of being bummed out, I’ve decided to respond to each person who wants me to write free on a regular basis with this:

I would love to write a one-time post for you.  Would that be OK?

So far, everyone has agreed to my request.  I figure that I’m getting more exposure as a professional blogger and another feather in my portfolio cap.  I’m not burning any potential bridges.  These people might need and want my services in the future.

About the author

Terez Howard operates TheWriteBloggers, a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.

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2 Responses to “A Spoonful of Advice: When People Want You To Write For Free”

  • Paul Novak says:

    That’s a great way to improve your position Terez. I’ve been building a long list of online magazines and news outlets that I would practically pay them to have publish me a few times. There is little that looks better to a potential client than to see that someone else of standing has used your work as well.

  • thoward says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more! It really doesn’t hurt me to have more pieces to my portfolio, especially when the venues I write for are so varied.

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