Episode 53: How do I escape the fear of never getting another client?

By Malini Devadas

June 1, 2021

How do I escape the fear of never getting another client?

Featured editor: Sue Toth, Sue Toth Writing and Editing Services

Today’s episode talks about the fear many of us experience when quoting for editing jobs. Even if we’ve had a consistent run of incoming leads and enquiries, something makes us worry about never getting another client.

The fear of not having enough work actually kept Sue overloaded with work she didn’t really love. Taking on as many projects as she could that came her way didn’t leave her with any capacity to find the work she was really looking for.

The fears really play out when evaluating whether to take on a new project. It helps to take the emotion out of the quoting process and there are a few ways we can tackle this.

I suggest starting by reflecting on what goes on in your mind when you’re about to quote on a job. What are you telling yourself? Are these thoughts and assumptions serving you?

I discuss with Sue, step by step, how to address the worries that crop up for her when deciding whether to quote for editing work.

It’s important to know your numbers – your track record and your income needs – and develop a decision-making flow for handling quotes that relies on facts rather than your thoughts. Having a sound process will guide you through sensible quoting that will serve your business, not your fears.

If you want to get clear on your money, marketing and mindset, check out ‘Boost Your Editing Income’, my e-course and group coaching program.

Malini Devadas

About the author

I've been a professional editor since 2004. These days, I work as a mindset and transformational coach, helping editors find more clients by becoming confident marketers.

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