When I started freelance writing, it felt great to be paid to write for any per word rate.
But there was one big problem:
I didn’t like the way some clients were treating me.
I distinctly remember one phone call with a content mill.
They’d advertised the job to write a wide range of articles for $30 per article – with unlimited ongoing work.
I naively thought:
“What do I have to lose?”
So, I applied for the job and submitted a sample post.
So far so good.
Two days later I got a call.
It was the content mill.
…The pay had suddenly changed.
They were now offering me a measly $7 per article.
“What? $7 per article, what do you mean?” I said to the lady on the other end of the line.
I don’t remember her name – I just remember she was confident in offering me unlimited work for just $7 per article.
“You can work up to the $30 per article,” she told me.
…My heart sank.
Is that really what my writing skills are worth? $7 per article?
A good article can take hours, even days to create.
$7 was a shocking offer, and it was going to set me up to make less than minimum wage.
The good news?
I never took the job.
I needed to find a way to make a REAL living freelance writing.
And I knew I was worth more than the per word rate of 5 cents that everyone was offering me.
So I began to study.
The Shift I Made to 10X My Freelance Writing Income and Raise My Per Word Rate to 50 Cents Per Word!
Many YouTubers I saw preached that 5 cents was a good per word rate for freelance writers.
But I did the math that knew that wasn’t right.
So I kept searching…
Then I came across the Writing Revolt YouTube channel, where Jorden constantly talks about knowing your worth and how to market yourself as a beginner freelance writer.
That’s when I decided to take her free class on how to make $1,000 freelance writing, which helped me start a real business and set up a niche-optimized freelance writer website.
Then, I sniffed around her paid Killer Cold Emailing course for a while, wondering if it was too good to be true.
I thought, “Do these Killer Cold Emailing students seriously earn $200+ per article?”
If it were to be true, then I could see the path to easily making back my investment.
And looking back, I find the old me quite cute.
I have made $800 several times for article writing!
The thing is:
You have to believe it’s possible for you first.
I get it. It’s hard to believe other people’s results online.
But Jorden seemed real and sincere.
Why I Invested in the Killer Cold Emailing Course (Even Though It Was Scary!)
Nervous was an understatement the day I bought the Killer Cold Emailing course.
Honestly….I still wasn’t sure about it.
Probably because I’ve been let down in the past by the grand promises of other online courses.
I spoke with my husband about the Killer Cold Emailing course, and he seemed to think it was a good idea.
So I took a deep breath and decided to invest in my professional life…
I knew I could make the investment back if I put in the work.
And boy, am I glad I did!
I eagerly watched through the course videos and implemented (just about everything).
And I won’t sugarcoat it:
At first, it was tough.
But I was determined to make it work.
Breaking Emotional Barriers and Finding Cold Emailing Success!
The students-only Killer Cold Emailing course Facebook group is a total life-saver!
At a low point, I shared my thoughts in the Facebook group, not expecting much.
But when I looked back?
There were so many words of support.
One of the members told me:
“25 cold emails? You’ll need to send more than that to see a response!”
I decided to sit up, take a deep breath, and try harder.
That barrier seemed so big.
I was even in tears a few times.
It felt impossible to keep on sending cold emails, all while using a new system.
But something amazing happened…
I got two responses to my cold emails.
Then three responses.
I got many long lasting clients – just from the first few email blasts using the Killer Cold Emailing method!
I started getting high-paying freelance writing clients after learning how to cold email right way!
I had finally invested in myself and worked through my mindset barriers.
And it had opened so many doors!
Learning to Trust (despite a lot of failures & nay-sayers)
It wasn’t easy to learn to trust in the process…
Especially while I still had people offering me $20 per article, while other clients were happily paying me $200 or more.
Some writers were telling me that they’d heard you couldn’t get paid well for being a writer.
That there are groups on FB that actually make you feel like being a writer isn’t a good career.
But you have to focus on the positive and be willing to put yourself out there.
That’s the way to make your writing career blossom.
You’ll need a niche-optimized writer website before you start cold emailing! Learn how to set yours up for free right here.
Don’t be shy.
And please don’t listen to the nay-sayers.
It is possible to earn a per word rate of 50 cents or more when you learn how to market yourself and target the right clients with your cold emails.
I now charge up to 50 cents per word for freelance writing!
The more you work on your craft, the more confident you will get.
Putting Theory Into Practice (my first $200 blog post!)
I couldn’t believe it when I got my first $200 blog post.
The contract was for two full posts and two smaller posts per month. To this day, I still work closely with the client.
It’s been about a year, and I’ve pulled in over $7,000 in income from just that one client.
I’d say that’s a pretty nice result!
A bit of advice for you:
One issue that I’d suggest clearing up A.S.A.P is that of cheap clients.
They pull you back and make you feel that your hard work isn’t worth it.
(Yes, I’m talking about clients from sites like Upwork.)
They always want to get cheap work done.
So make sure you’re getting your mindset right so you can ditch your low-paying clients for much, much better ones!
Landing $1,000 in Freelance Writing Client Work in One Day
Brick wall successfully climbed!
For me, it was knowing the number of emails that I had to send out to get a response, as well as contacting the right people.
Most importantly – speaking to people who valued writing and could afford my work changed it all.
Once I had faith in the system, I could send out 25 emails or more per day with confidence.
One day I even sent 80 cold emails and got $1,000 worth of paid freelance writing work as a result.
The Bottom Line: The Killer Cold Emailing Course Saved My Career!
If it wasn’t for Killer Cold Emailing, I’d still be overworking myself for not enough money.
I’d probably have burnt out by now.
My old clients were lovely, but they didn’t have the money to pay me what I’m worth.
My new clients have allowed me to focus on my craft and make a good living freelance writing from home.
The Killer Cold Emailing course was the turning point that I needed to take me from being unappreciated as a writer, to becoming an integral part of many teams in million dollar organizations!