Can You Expand Your Freelance Services?

moneyAs a freelance writer, you’re likely always looking for new clients or other opportunities to help improve your business.  Whether you’re working on coming up with new skills to improve your writing, or trying to improve your research abilities, it is always essential to be in a constant self-improvement process.  For most people, however, the thing that takes the most effort is finding new clients.  This can be a time consuming and often frustrating process, even for established freelancers.

With the goal of becoming more profitable, however, it might be smarter to start offering additional products or services to your existing clients.  This can be a great way to make more money, while also providing a better overall experience to your customers.  The following are just a few things that freelance writers are often able to begin offering right away.

Infographics

Infographics are extremely popular right now, and it is easy to see why.  They are an attractive way to sum up a lot of information in a very easy to understand way.  Combining an infographic with a well written article can give the reader much more information than would otherwise be possible.  Learning how to create infographics isn’t nearly as difficult as some people might expect.  There are many templates out there with well written instructions.  Once you know how to make them, you can offer this as a service to your new and existing clients.  They can hire you for just an infographic, just written content, or a combination of both.

Images

If you’re not already offering to find clients with royalty free images to go along with the articles you’re writing for them, you really should.  Finding good images isn’t too difficult or time consuming, but it really adds a lot of value to the overall article.  You can choose how much to charge for this service, and many clients will thank you for saving them the time and effort required to find the right picture.  You can read my article HERE about how to find images that you can use for free.

PowerPoint Presentations

Turning an article into an animated ‘PowerPoint’ style presentation is a great service to offer your clients.  These can be easily uploaded to YouTube or other video sharing sites, which your clients will love.  Choosing a few of the main points and adding them to a slide is something most people already know how to do.  It is easy to learn, and once you get the hang of it, it will only take a few extra minutes per article.

Managing Guest Posts

If you can find sites in your client’s niche that will allow you to write and submit a guest post, you can offer this as a service.  High quality guest posts in a related niche is a great way to drive targeted traffic, and even improve SEO.  Offering to find and write guest posts for clients can be extremely profitable.  Simply negotiate a price for each approved guest post (consider adjusting the post based on the Page Rank of the site you publish it on) and then letting them know when you have one published lets you work more independently, and make a lot more money.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many different things that freelance writers can do to help improve their business, and become more profitable.  For many people, this also helps them to expand their creativity in different directions.  I’m confident there are many other things freelancers can do for their clients.  What types of services do you think a good freelance writer can/should offer to their clients?  Post your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. says

    Press releases are always a great endeavor. If a site is Google approved, they can really take the leverage for others by developing a sound PR. Social media status blurbs – organic reach is so very important, sell witty statuses to clients, request more money to post them. There are an abundance of variations. Have a beautiful singing voice? Include 30 second jingles for your clients with the transcripts included. I love entrepreneurship!
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  2. says

    Awesome suggestions. I never thought of offering infographics as a service-that’s brilliant. Thank you for once again giving great advice about freelancing. I always pin your articles for future reference. One day I’ll be able to quit my job and write full time!
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    • says

      If you have a site in a similar niche, and some sort of exchange would benefit both of our readers I would be interested. I love doing blog post swaps, so if that is something you’re interested in, maybe we can work something out.

      Michael

  3. says

    *When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

    • says

      There should be a link at the bottom of any posts that allows you to unsubscribe from that thread. If that doesn’t work, let me know and I’ll do more research into how to remove people from that service.

      Thanks!

      Micahel

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