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How To Build Trust as a Writer. It will

It will stand you in good stead long after individual clients have left

With trust, you can open doors you didn’t even know existed

Without it, you’ll find yourself just shy of the best opportunities even if you’re a

As a freelance writer, trust is one of the most powerful assets you can invest in, and

But there are some small yet significant ways you can go the extra mile for your client

There will always be topics you don’t know that much about, even in niches where you

If the project brief isn’t clear enough, ask your client for more info

You could request collateral they might have made on the topic, or ask to be connected with

When you’re handling content for a client, you have insights into their needs that many don’

I mean going above and beyond to deliver a service, such as completing a blog post for

You’ll be the best judge of whether or not they deserve such a favour (i

whether they’re the type to appreciate your effort or take it for granted), but if they

The real issue? When you hand in the late submission as though nothing has happened

But they’ll remember that you apologised, which means they’ll know that you respect their time

Some clients just engage you for one or two gigs, and that’s okay

Afterwards, though, it’s a good idea to drop them the occasional message asking them how they’

They may well have something coming up, and if you’re top-of-mind for them, they’ll be

The friendlier you two are, the franker you can be about work-related stuff— which can come in

I’ve found that there’s no point being anal about a few brusque texts or the

Rudeness is bad, obviously, and there’s no excuse for ghosting on payments (which, sadly, happens more

As freelancers, we owe our clients a good working experience just as much as they owe us

Takes a little extra effort beyond the strict lines of the project brief, but you’ll reap