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Ask other Freelance Writers for Help

Are you afraid to ask other freelance writers for help? If so, you are missing out on a great resource for high quality information and leads. Early in my career I spent a lot of time sending emails to other freelance writers, and of course, talking to them on the phone. This is not to say that you should rely on others for every step and detail, but there is nothing wrong with asking for help from time to time.

What do I do when asked for help by a fellow freelance writer? This all depends on what I am being asked, and how much I feel I can assist. Just last week I spent an hour on the phone with a new freelance writer who I had never met before. She sent me an email asking for help, and I answered as many questions as I could while also letting her know that I would be glad to speak by phone if she would like. Within a couple of minutes we were having a conversation, and I hope that I was able to help in more ways than one.

Many freelance writers do not ask others for help because they have no idea how to go about doing this. If you are stuck in this situation, keep the following tips and details in mind.

1. Do not feel like you are bothering a freelance writer by sending an email. The worst that could happen would be that you do not hear back. From my experience, most freelance writers will do what they can to help others. With that being said, you want to make sure that you ask precise and direct questions. Not only will this help to ensure that you get the answers that you are looking for, but it will allow the recipient to help you out without having to read too much into your inquiry.

2. If you are friendly and respectful you have a much better chance of receiving a reply. As I have mentioned in the past, many “freelance writers” send me emails telling me that my income is nothing compared to theirs. But guess what? Two lines later they are saying, “By the way, can you tell me how you earn so much?” If you want a response, make sure that you are friendly; it will go a long way.

You never know what type of relationship you are going to strike up by sending emails to other freelance writers asking for help. I have met many people this way, and have sent plenty of work to those who have contacted me.

Remember, if you never ask for help you are never going to receive it!

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