How to Overcome the Initial Fear of Pitching for New Freelance Writers (Video)

Are you a new freelance writer?

One of the initial fears most newbies have is pitching. This is a big step for a lot of new freelance writers.

This means they can get hired potentially! But, for many, writers think this can mean failure. A potential client comes back saying that your writing is horrible.

How to Overcome the Initial Fear of Pitching for New Freelance Writers (Video)

How dare they!!

In all reality, clients won’t let you know that you aren’t the right fit for the gig. Instead, they just don’t email you back.

And there’s one more thing to remember.

Clients Aren’t Looking For the Best Writer

That’s right.

You don’t have to be a great writer to be a successful writer. Clients aren’t looking for a journalist or the best grammatically-correct writer out there.

What they want is a writer that fits their brand and message. Someone that is engaging and has a personality to their writing.

At least, that’s what I found writing for small businesses.

Overcoming Your Fear of Pitching

I made a video to help you change your mindset and get rid of that fear! I hope you like! And I would love it if you subscribed to my YouTube channel!


  • Learn to honor that first pitch
  • Know that freelance writing is a business and it’s not personal
  • Create a pitching strategy by having a metric system
  • You have to hustle in the beginning

I Want to Hear From You!

Now it’s your turn – tell me your biggest fear about starting a freelance writing biz!

Hi I'm Elna and I'm a freelance writer and mom blogger. I help people just like you become a profitable freelance writer. Within 6 months of starting my freelance writing business from scratch I was able to earn a full-time living as a part-time freelance writer while taking care of my twin toddlers. Check out my free email course Get Paid to Write Online and learn the steps you need to take to be a freelance writer.

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Hi Elna I love writing and i want to learn freelance writing.How can i start?, I ve never blogged.Reply to Bonnie
Hi Bonnie, That’s great you want to be a freelance writer! Take my free course first! to Elna
Hello Elna! Freelance writing is something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time but I had no idea how to start despite all the research I’ve done to learn about freelance writing. However, I don’t blog. Is a blog necessary in establishing myself as a freelance writer? btw, I’m grateful for discovering your website:)Reply to Sophia
Hi Sophia, When starting as a freelance writer, if you want to just have quick gigs for some side cash then you don’t need a website. However, if you want to make a living as a writer and do this as your “thing” then having a website is a professional way to showcase your writing and market your service!Reply to Elna
Hey Elna, Generally speaking, my work thus far has only involved creative fiction writing so content writing is all new to me. I also don’t have any published work to add to a portfolio yet, so when I pitch and get asked for samples I don’t know what to provide them with. I have never written a on a blog post or website before so I assume it’s a different from utilizing Microsoft Word. What advice could you give to a newcomer like me?Reply to Katie
Hi Katie, I would create samples then so you can pitch! Use Google docs or Medium or LinkedIn to create them!Reply to Elna
Hello Elna, I have found 3 clients but when I give them my trial article even when I have done my best, they tell me they have found other people. It slightly demoralizes. What did you do to stick to the game at the beginning of your career? Especially when finances are still tight. Thank you in advanceReply to Edel
Hi Edel, I’m sorry to hear that. For me, I was able to land gigs easily and get referrals. So, once you have a client ask for referrals and network. Guest post and network are essential. Keep at it!Reply to Elna
I would love to write B2B content for locally owned businesses, but I am having a hard time developing a personal, relateable pitch. Because I find it difficult to write the words – it is hard to convince myself I can be successful at writing for a business.Reply to JoAnn
Hi JoAnn, If you are having a hard time finding the right words, perhaps starting a blog or reading more blog posts will help you pick up some industry phrases. Just practice!Reply to Elna
Hi, Elna! This really helped me. And I’m having the fear to pitching, cold emailing and even showcasing my work. And also the imposter syndrome. Well, I think it’s because of my age. I’m 13, but I know I have the ability to write good stuff. Do you think clients will think I’m not qualified because of my age? Thanks for reading, Elna. It’s great meeting you!Reply to Ashley
Hey Ashley! That’s great you want to get started at an early age. Clients might be put off by your young age, but maybe if you work with brands that market to your age group, you won’t have problems writing. I know Lauren Tharp has a site for teen writers here: Check it out.Reply to Elna