Newsflash: People are happy to hear from me.

Hi, I'm Deidre. In my posts, I talk about my voyage down the road of self-employment as a web copywriter, my achievements and roadblocks along the way, and what I’m learning as I go (with Marketing Mentor as my guide).

Would you stop being scared … if you knew you could reach out to prospects and they’d say this? 

“I love that you actively sought me out, and had these materials at the ready to send over. Good marketing efforts!” 

If that’s not enough reinforcement, here are a few more responses I got:

  • “Thanks for touching base! And nice to meet you :) Yes, by all means please send me some samples of your work and your rates. I work with outside copywriters and usually have quite a bit of website copywriting reworking during redesigns.” 
  • “I would love to set-up a time with you to chat about our project!  We need help writing copy for our new website, sales print materials and possible other endeavors.”
  • “I DO hire copywriters. I would love if you sent over rates and samples. I am working with a new client right now….”

I mean, what is scary about these responses?

So far this year, I’ve introduced myself to 25 web designers. Pretty much, I’m finding web designers who I’d like to work with, saying hello via email, letting them know what I do, and asking them if they want to know more… 

After all, how am I going to grow my business if people don’t know about me? 

It’s this simple:

To reach my monthly goal, I need projects. (Do financial Mad Libs to find out how many.)

To get projects, I need clients.

To get clients, I need to introduce myself. 

You know I used to psyche myself out, but I’ve been mustering my courage—and the responses have been truly unexpected. (Thank you, Ilise, for giving me the tools.) 

Are you still scared? Reach out and see what happens. Prove your fear wrong. 

Need accountability? Email Ilise to find out about upcoming basic marketing groups to get the tools in place.