Do you really need a freelance writer website? We’re going with a resounding “yes” on this one.
Some writers will argue that a website isn’t necessary. While it’s technically possible to “hack” your way to landing clients without a portfolio or web presence, treat that scenario as the exception—not the norm.
And hey, why not have a place online where your name, niche, and services are on display for potential clients? A good website is the equivalent of a 24/7 marketing machine that can produce leads for you in your sleep.
I’m slightly burnt out on the buzz around shortcuts and hacks in the freelance writing space as a whole, so let’s talk about doing things the right way from the very beginning, shall we?
Let’s start with the facts. A solid website is a great way to build your online presence from the ground up. It’s actually one of the best ways.
We website is something you control completely, which helps you build credibility and traffic over time. You’re in charge of its content, its keywords, and even the kinds of clients it sends your way.
Social media might seem like an easier way to network and build street cred, but make no mistake: relying on social alone is a bad idea.
Your website is yours. Social platforms are owned by big companies that can disappear overnight (along with your following), ban your account, or other scary things.
So, a website is a good thing. Agreed?
Let’s dive in and cover all of the bases—and examples—of a complete freelance writer website.