By Allena Tapia
Typically, the first indication that you've snagged a project comes through email, although phone calls are a close second. Either your client has chosen you via a job ad and your writing resume, or your marketing efforts have paid off, and the client has approached you directly.
Of course, this second scenario is preferable, as it may indicate less time on your part- you weren't combing through freelance writing job lists, writing targeted cover letters, and choosing a matching resume and the right clips to send in. You want to spend your time on doing things that you can charge a client for, as much as possible.