As I write this, there are only a few weeks left in 2021. And I want to help you finish the year strong. So let me show you how to boost your income before the year is over right now.
If you want to enjoy a big boost in your income before the end of the year, here is the single most important thing you can do…
Reach Out To Past Clients And Potential Clients To See If They Need Any Last-Minute Projects
You’ve probably heard that it’s easier to sell more to an existing customer than to create a new one.
And that means it’s also easier to sell a warm prospect you’ve already met than to connect with someone new.
So you’ll have the best luck focusing your outreach on contacts you already have right now — instead of looking for new ones with only a few weeks left in the year.
Also, when you reach out, let them know you’re planning to take some time off for the holidays next month.
And that you want to make sure they have everything they need to finish the year strong.
(The key word is “planning” — since plans can always change. So if they offer you a huge project you want to tackle, you can say yes and change those “plans.”)
Plus for past clients, you can even go one step further. When you reach out, include a few project ideas that could help them have a strong end to the year. Since you’ll typically have a better understanding of their business after working with them compared to a prospect who hasn’t hired you yet. (But feel free to share project ideas with your prospects too, if you can come up with good ones.)
For example, if you work in ecommerce, suggest projects that could help your clients improve their holiday campaigns.
To Help You Out, Here’s An Email Template You Can Customize To Reach Out To Past Clients And Prospects Before The End Of The Year
Hi [Client/Prospect First Name],
I wanted to check in with you one last time to see how you’re doing before the year comes to an end.
I ask because I’m planning to take some time off for the holidays next month. And I wanted to make sure that you and your business have everything you need to finish the year strong.
Because if you feel like you could still use [RESULTS & PROJECT IDEAS TO ACHIEVE THEM], I still have just enough bandwidth to help you out before I go offline next month.
Let me know if you’d be interested in something like that — or if there’s another project that would be even more valuable to you — and we can set up a time to chat about the details.
One Of My Readers Was Even Able To Get A New Project TWENTY MINUTES After I Sent Him This Script
I shared this script with my email list earlier this week. And one of my readers was able to use it to get a new project in just twenty minutes. Take a look…
Here’s the email I sent at 7:45 p.m. in my reader Sava’s time zone…
And here’s the screenshot he sent me. It shows that his client booked him for a quick $400 project at 8:05 p.m. Literally 20 minutes after I sent him this email template.
But Now Here’s The Sad Truth…
By this time of year, most companies aren’t starting new projects. They’re scrambling just to finish all the projects they already have underway before the year is over.
So while it can’t hurt to ask, in my experience you probably won’t get a huge response rate until January.
That’s why you should also start looking ahead. And you should start planning to reach out to past clients and prospects first thing in the new year.
So if you don’t get a ton of responses right now, try not to worry or take it personally. It’s fairly common.
Just make sure you also check out the three things you can do today to have a record-breaking start to next year.
Now Let Me Show You How To Make Freelance Clients Come To You — Like Clockwork — Using A Simple, 30-Second Conversation…
All the details are inside my free business blueprint 30-Second Referrals.
With this free PDF, you’ll discover how to use a simple, 30-second conversation to get two referrals from every single client you sign. (I’ll even show you exactly what to say during this conversation with my word-for-word script on page 13.)
That way, you can make clients come to you like clockwork. And you can fill your pipeline with more new business than you can handle.
But there is a small catch…
30-Second Referrals is only available to members The Freelance Like A Pro email list.
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Thanks for the freelancing guide and the emails that you've been sending out — the 30-second referral method is so stupidly simple, that it's genius!Connor Inch, Freelance Copywriter