Editors, Your Website Doesn’t Find You Clients

If you want to market your editing or proofreading business, you need a website. But simply having a website isn’t enough. After all, people still need to find your website. Not linking your website to your wider marketing strategies would be like printing off a flyer and leaving it on your desk – no one is going to see it.

Having a website is not a marketing strategy in and of itself. Instead, your website is often the final destination of your marketing efforts.

So how do potential clients find your website?

Here are just a few possible ways:

A website is one of the best ways potential clients can find out more about your business and get a feel for the way you conduct your services. Together, this is what helps a potential client decide whether they want to hire you.

Most people look online when they want to make a purchase or find a service provider. Your website is the online home of your business – a corner of the web over which you have complete control. A strong website goes hand-in-hand with a strong business.

But no matter how much effort you put into your marketing channels, if your website visitors don’t convert to clients, your efforts will be wasted.

If you’re struggling to attract enquiries, you need to assess two things:

  1. How are you driving potential clients to your website?
  2. Is your website good enough to convert these visitors into clients?

If you’d like help with this second part, I’ve created a self-paced online course that will walk you through how to do this. Learn how to brand your business effectively, how to design your website and how to write informatively and persuasively. And when you’re ready, you can send me the link to your website and I’ll give you some personalised feedback.

Find out more about The Visible Editor.

 

 

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By | 2017-11-08T17:31:15+00:00 November 7th, 2017|The Business of Editing|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sophie Playle of Liminal Pages is a professional fiction editor. She worked at the largest publishing company in the world before gallivanting off to do a Creative Writing MA at Royal Holloway, University of London. She's an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, and she trained with The Publishing Training Centre. Every now and then, she slips her laptop into her rucksack and works from a different country for a few weeks.

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