3 Unexpected Ways Writers Deliver Value (So They Can Charge More)

In today’s world, the writer runs the show.
Not just any writer, of course. The pennies-a-word scribe may barely scrape by. But the quality professional writer — the writer who demonstrates high value and trust from the moment of first contact all the way through to delivery of the final word — that person writes his own ticket to success.
Quality professional writers command attention online, whether they do it for themselves or for the businesses they represent. Writers influence behavior, help form opinions, and drive people to take action.
Great writers are the modern-day stonemasons of any online presence. Our words form the very foundation of all online content, whether those words become a blog post, a podcast, or a video. Writers rule the online world!
And successful professional writers do things differently.
They don’t stop at writing with authority. That’s just where they start. They also deliver outstanding value even in the most unexpected moments in their interactions with clients.
In today’s post, we’ll cover how successful writers deliver value in all three stages of a project: before, during, and after.
Value Phase #1: Before the first project begins
Writers set the stage for a quality customer experience before they write a single word for a new project. How can you do this in your own work?
Before you begin

Listen between the lines. Tune in to your client’s underlying frustrations. Take notes on his current situation. Listen closely when you hear your client talk about long-term goals and desired results.
Be flexible.

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