On today’s Laser Coaching call, Nicki and Kate meet with a CCA student who is wondering “what’s next?” and where to focus her energy. She is ready to start pitching but unsure of the best way to do that and how the follow-up process to pitching works.
Listen in to this info-packed coaching call for tips and how to find your freelance clients!
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A Sneak Peek at the Episode
[3:30] Our CCA student is ready to start pitching, but is concerned about what her next step should be, and wants to make sure she focuses her energy in the right place.
[5:50] Nicki strongly encourages out student to start pitching, even if she is applying to staff positions or posting on social media, pitching is her direct line to landing clients.
[10:20] Freelance agencies are a way to get part-time remote work, look at their clients and pitch them! You don’t have to wait for a job posting that aligns with your goals.
[13:20] Your pitch emails can show that you are think strategically and that what you do provides value.
“Pitching is the absolute best way and the only proven way to control your opportunities.” – Nicki
“Look at agencies in your area, look at their clients that they serve on their website and if there’s some where you’re like, ‘oh I like these companies that they’re working with, this feels like this aligns with me,’ pitch that agency! Look at what agencies are putting out there in the world if there are job postings, but also know you don’t have to wait for a job posting to pitch them. I can tell you from experience from many agencies I’ve worked with, they all need copywriters.” – Kate
“It’s to get your foot in that door to say, ‘oh yeah we want to work with her because she’s thinking in the way that we want, we want to work with someone who thinks like that, not someone who’s looking for us to just hand them projects.’ You’re a partner, they want that partner and that’s what that’s demonstrating.” – Kate
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