I’m Marcia Layton Turner, a freelance writer like you and for a long time, I struggled with the up and down nature of the business. But that was before I decided to take control of the situation and figure out how I could keep the right kind of work coming in – work that I love doing.
My research and experimenting led to a system I set up for myself that really made a difference – so much so, in fact, that I’ve been able to earn six figures consistently because of it. I’ve even outsourced writing assignments to trusted writer colleagues from time to time!
When a writer friend mentioned that the unpredictability of her freelance writing workload was frustrating, I told her that I had created a system that kept me constantly marketing in ways that were more effective for me than in the past. When she asked if I could be willing to share my approach with her, I thought, “Why not?”
My friend liked it so much that she convinced me that other writers would love it, too!
This challenge is a remarkably simple collection of daily prompts designed to get you in the habit of taking small actions daily to build your business – and experts say that daily marketing is essential to a successful freelance business.
For optimum success, you will take three actions a day. You might implement one recommended marketing tactic three different ways, or you might try the day’s tactic and do two more from earlier in the challenge. But if you take three action steps every day, you’ll start to see results.
The key is doing it consistently. It takes 21 days to create a new habit, so doing something to market your freelance writer services for 30 consecutive days ensures you’ve built a habit that will continue for months to come. You can make significant progress in just 15 minutes a day.
Here’s the beauty of this marketing system for freelance writers: It works regardless of your writing specialty or expertise.
The daily challenge activities are for freelance writers, but it doesn’t matter if, like me, you’re a ghostwriter, you’re like my friend who does mostly corporate writing, or you write website copy, magazine articles, newsletters, or blog posts. It doesn’t matter if you write about health or parenting or technology or retail.
For this to make a difference for you, you just need to be a professional freelance writer.
Here’s what you get with this easy-to-implement system:
Marcia Layton Turner, a veteran freelance writer and executive director of the Association of Ghostwriters (AOG). I write for magazines such as Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Woman’s Day, and Health plus dozens of trade magazines. My work appears online at CNN Money, Amex OPEN Forum, and US News & World Report. My sponsored or custom content clients include Chase, PNC, Comcast, and Walmart. I have authored, co-authored, or ghostwritten nearly 35 non-fiction books on a wide range of business topics. Using the approach recommended in this program, I consistently earn a six-figure annual income and I’d like to help you do the same.
“I took the challenge, feeling skeptical after I’d hit a sudden slump in projects. At first I didn’t see results, and then 2 months after completing the challenge, I ended up earning double the original monthly goal I’d set for myself. I still use some of the strategies I learned more than a year later. If you are shy, introverted, or don’t feel marketing is your strong point, then I highly recommend you take this challenge. You will surprise yourself. I know I did.”
~ Frieda Wiley, PharmD, BCGP, RPh, freelance medical writer
“I have to admit, I was skeptical when I took the 30-Day challenge. I’ve taken a lot of courses and tried different techniques to generate new business. I was pleasantly surprised to find the challenge actually produced some great results.
A daily routine, each day consisting of a different task, is useful to break the habits that each of us gains over the years. This forced me to look at different ways to promote my business, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it actually worked.
By following the advice in the challenge, I was able to raise awareness of my services and land new business. Highly recommended.”
~ Richard G. Lowe, Jr, New York Times author of Focus On LinkedIn
“I thought it was impossible for mortals like me to earn six figures from writing. Then in the last few months, thanks in part to this challenge, I’ve closed that amount.”
~ Karen Lacey, ghostwriter, editor, and coach
“I’ve learned that it’s good to be proactive and go after clients – that all jobs can help you hone your skills, even the small ones.”
~ Donna Peerce, New York Times best-selling ghostwriter, book doctor, and editor
“I needed the daily reminders and accountability provided by this challenge. I uncovered opportunities I would have completely missed without this structured effort.”
~ Sandra Beckwith, ghostwriter, sponsored-content writer, and book marketing coach
Questions? Email Marcia Layton Turner.