Working from anywhere in the world is an aspiration shared by many copywriters. Now, more than ever, clients don’t care where you are. They just care about the work you deliver.
Working with remote clients, whether they’re in a different state or another country, can be a bigger challenge than expected. In this Laser Coaching session, Comprehensive Copywriting Student Melanie is seeking advice from Nicki and Kate about how to set herself, and her clients, up for success!
Listen in to find out how to do it right.
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A Sneak Peek at the Episode
[3:45] CCA student Melanie spends a lot of time in Mexico, and is looking to get temporary residency. She is worried that clients might not have confidence in you if you don’t have a physical presence in the same country.
[5:03] Clients won’t mind where you are, as long as you can do what it is that you say you can do. It’s very common for people to be working from all over and traveling while they work.
[6:40] Having a backup plan for infrastructure issues like power or internet outages is crucial for remote work.
[8:50] It’s always a good idea to give clients a deadline where you’re able to over deliver and get it to them a couple of days earlier. Then if there are any unexpected issues, you have built in time to account for that.
[10:09] Confidence in your abilities and professionalism will outweigh any concerns clients may have about your location.
[12:27] Having multiple modes of communication like Zoom, Google Meet, and a Skype number gives you more options in case of problems.
[13:11] A Skype number allows you to dial out and appear as a local number to the recipient, without any additional charges for your client.
As with every episode, we highly encourage you to listen to the entire conversation! But here are a few of the highlights:
“Clients aren’t going to care where you are, as long as you can do what it is that you say you can do. You have your portfolio you can send them to and say, ‘here’s work I’ve done’, and you’re going to do it the exact same way that you would land clients if you were in the U.S., or if you were anywhere. This process is not going to change in terms of pitching.” – Kate
“For your clients, it’s no different whether you’re in Mexico City or whether you’re in Los Angeles. There’s no different experience for them at all. The only thing for you is that there can be infrastructure issues.” – Nicki
“I always give clients a deadline and I usually under promise, over deliver in the sense of I’m going try to get this done probably at least 2 days before the actual deadline, and then maybe the next day I’ll just read it for one more read through to make sure it’s all good. But I feel confident that if I had to send this to the client as is, I could in those situations.” – Kate
“If you want to have your days free and work nights, you can definitely do that. I think the only thing I would say is set boundaries for yourself of saying, ‘okay I know I need to take some client calls – what are those hours going to be for me that I’m available on whatever time zone that your clients are on?’ But otherwise, so much of what you’re going to be doing, you can control your schedule and when and where you do it.” – Kate
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