As you know by now, marketing is a big part of achieving success as a freelance writer. But along with this, it can also take up a big chunk of your day if you are not careful. While you want to spend time marketing your services, you still need to complete your client work on time.
By creating standard templates that can be easily customized, you will save yourself a lot of time. The million dollar question is: what types of documents do I need a template for?
From time to time I find jobs online that I want to apply for. Even though each and every “cover letter” needs customized, I have a template that is full of basic information so that I know exactly where to start. All I have to do is plug in the recipient’s information and job title, while also tweaking my experience and qualifications to suit the position.
What about query letters? If you have a standard, customizable query letter you will find it much easier to send these out in bulk. At this time, I have three basic letters that I rely on when getting in touch with an editor. All I have to do is choose the right one, customize the details, and send it off.
It may take you a while to create and perfect each and every template, but in the long run this will save you a lot of time. As long as you are willing to customize each template to suit the situation, this is an idea that can benefit you in many ways.