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My current campaign for freelance writing work: how it’s going

On May 23 I launched a new marketing campaign for my freelance writing services. I am testing how prospecting phone calls are received now that nuisance phone calls are so commonplace. I’m finding that by my criteria, phoning works just fine.

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Freelancing and consulting: Cold calling is for dummies

Phoning to drum up assignments is only “cold calling” when we phone people who have no relationship with us whatsoever and no need for our services. Only a dummy would phone someone who is highly unlikely to use his freelance or consulting services.

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Targeted phoning for freelance: when you don’t recognize the callback’s name, don’t make Seinfeld’s mistake

What’s to be done when a callback from your targeted phoning for freelance assignments doesn’t adequately identify himself? Here are three alternatives.

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Should introverts phone for freelance and consulting assignments?

An introvert is a person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around other people. An introvert can phone for freelance and consulting assignments just as effectively as an extrovert.

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How to choose the best association memberships to connect with the right prospects

Looking for a good professional association to join so you can use its membership directory as a phone list to promote your solopro services? As you call your sales leads and get into conversations with the friendliest ones, ask for the associations they belong to and request their recommendations.

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Great lists to ID local freelance and consulting prospects

Membership lists for local chambers of commerce make telephoning for freelance and consulting assignments easy. These lists generally include contact names, addresses, phones, websites and descriptions of services.

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