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Checklists and Templates for “How to Launch a Successful Freelance Writing Business” eBook

Freelance Writing Business Setup Checklist

Legal Setup

  • ☐ Choose your business structure (sole proprietorship, LLC, etc.).
  • ☐ Register your business name.
  • ☐ Obtain necessary business licenses or permits.
  • ☐ Set up a business bank account.

Workspace Preparation

  • ☐ Designate a workspace in your home.
  • ☐ Purchase or organize necessary equipment (computer, software, etc.).
  • ☐ Ensure a reliable internet connection.

Financial Planning

  • ☐ Create a budget for initial expenses.
  • ☐ Set up an accounting system.
  • ☐ Plan for taxes (consider a consultation with a tax advisor).

Branding and Portfolio Development Template

Personal Branding

  • • Brand Statement:
    • ☐ Define your unique value proposition.
    • ☐ Identify your target audience.
  • • Visual Identity:
    • ☐ Design a logo.
    • ☐ Choose a color scheme and fonts.

Portfolio Creation

  • • Portfolio Pieces:
    • ☐ Select or create 5-10 pieces of writing for your portfolio.
  • • Presentation:
    • ☐ Choose a portfolio platform (website, Behance, etc.).
    • ☐ Organize your works by category or theme.
  • • Portfolio Review Checklist:
    • ☐ Ensure each piece is error-free and polished.
    • ☐ Include a variety of formats and styles (if applicable).
    • ☐ Clearly label each piece with a title and brief description.

Marketing Strategy Checklist

  • Online Presence:
    • ☐ Set up a professional website.
    • ☐ Create profiles on relevant social media platforms.
    • ☐ Start a blog related to your writing niche.
  • Networking:
    • ☐ Join online forums and communities for freelance writers.
    • ☐ Attend writing workshops or conferences (virtual or in-person).
    • ☐ Connect with other freelancers and potential clients on LinkedIn.
  • Outreach:
    • ☐ Develop an elevator pitch for your services.
    • ☐ Create a list of potential clients to contact.
    • ☐ Draft a template for outreach emails.

Client Management Template

  • Client Onboarding:
    • ☐ Welcome Email Template
    • ☐ Contract Template
    • ☐ Initial Questionnaire/Project Brief Template
  • Project Management:
    • ☐ Project Timeline Template
    • ☐ Milestone and Deliverables Tracker
  • Feedback and Revision:
    • ☐ Feedback Request Template
    • ☐ Revision Log Template
  • Invoicing:
    • ☐ Invoice Template
    • ☐ Payment Reminder Email Template

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