As the holidays season begins, you may start to wonder if you should adjust your copywriting business, like how often you pitch or what your current rates are. In this episode, Nicki and Kate explain why you need to keep pitching clients and why discounts only hurt you as a copywriter.
Learn everything you need to know about pitching clients during the holidays and what could happen to your business if you don’t. Plus, get insight on why offering discounts to your rates is not something you ever want to do.
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A Sneak Peek at the Episode
[1:25] What will your business, and your business activities, look like this holiday season? Many copywriters are often concerned about annoying businesses in November and December.
[3:20] By the time the holiday season arrives businesses are starting to plan for the upcoming year and their projects for the next year, including how they will allocate their budgets.
[4:50] If you are looking to pitch for holiday work you should be working on that in August and September.
[8:45] Freelancers need to keep pitching in November and December to ensure they have work in January and February!
[10:45] Should freelancers give holiday discounts? No! You do not need to ever discount your services!
[12:30] Offering a discount practically asks your clients to bargain with you and try to get a lower rate. It implies a lack of value in your services.
[16:30] Your services are the same year round, the value of what you offer doesn’t change in November and December.
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Last Updated on September 10, 2023