Win free postcards to send your clients!

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During the holidays one nice gesture you can make is to send a little holiday greeting to clients. You can accomplish a few things by acknowledging clients during the holidays…

  1. Keep your name on the client’s radar.
  2. Score a gig – i.e. use this opportunity for contact, to ask about their needs for writers on upcoming projects.
  3. Set yourself apart. Face it, good writing is well, good writing. Hundreds of writers can sufficiently complete a project. Sending out a holiday greeting sets you apart as the good writer who is also friendly and thoughtful.

You can send greeting cards, but that’s a little much. You can also send postcards or e-cards. I usually send e-cards, because of the eco-impact, although on the paper upside, a client may keep the postcard around, but delete an e-card.

If you’re thinking that this holiday gesture sounds like a plan, we’ve got a great giveaway that can help you out.

The Network Blogging Tips Postcard Giveaway!

Who can enter: Anyone who doesn’t write here at the Freelance Writing Jobs network. If you’ve guest-posted here once or twice fine; but anyone who regularly writes here, sorry.

What you can win: Two lucky readers will each win a set of 250 4×6 postcards, from our lovely sponsor, UPrinting.com. The winners will have their choice of postcards made with eco-friendly 13pt recycled cover stock, 14pt gloss cover or 14pt matte cover. NOTE: UPrinting.com can only ship for free to winners in the United States and Canada. If you live elsewhere you can enter, you’d just have to agree to pay shipping.

Learn more about this useful prize. (Link soon to come)

Giveaway duration: Now through November 30th midnight. On Dec 1st, we’ll draw and announce two random winners. Make sure you enter correctly (see below) or we won’t be able to include your name in the drawing.

How to enter: It’s way easy to enter. Simply leave a comment on this post telling us how you would put these postcards to great use if you win. PS you don’t have to say you’ll use them as holiday client greetings – that’s just my idea of a good time.

Good luck!

Comments

  1. Meaghan Campbell says:

    I’m just starting my freelance business and could use the postcards to drum up some business. They’d be expecially helpful to mail to potential clients on the other side of the country, where previously worked.

  2. Uhm, am I the only one here? =)

    This are fantastic – so adorable. I’d slap one of my favourite German Christmas Market photos on one of these glossy wonders and send them out to a few of those editors who I know could probably give me more work but appear to be secretly holding onto it. Most of the tricky ones are in the print media area – it is a difficult market even in the best of times.

    I might reserve one to send to my mum for Christmas – just to be a good son and reminder her that yes, I do have a freelance “hobby” as she would call it that does have productive output!

  3. Give them to husband to advertise his business or to son to help with his new business

  4. I would like to develop some local clients for blogging, and social networking, (to help build their presence on the web). I could use these to present what I have to offer, and send them to prospective clients.

  5. I design websites, offer hosting, and often do a bit of content writing, so I would have the postcards printed with my business information as well as a coupon code for a discount on a hosting package purchase or for two free months of hosting with a design purchase over a certain price. I think the postcards would be a great marketing tool!! :)

  6. I would use them to advertise myself in my new area, as well as send an “I moved!” update to clients near my old place.

  7. I’d use them to promote one of the not-for-profit projects in our local area which doesn’t have an advertising budget yet (because they haven’t got enough income yet).

    How much is non-US/CA shipping? I can’t see a price on the uprinting site – NoScript.net seems to kill their site stone dead. (Yes, I’m having a really bad day.)

  8. Well what I would do with the greeting cards is send them out to family, friends, and clients. I would hang a couple on my wall for inspiration to write some verse at a later date and just because they’re pretty to look at as I have already done with some other nice cards. And I would give some out to the local charities around my area. That’s all I can think of for now. I’m sure some other ideas will pop up after.

    Thanks.

    Signed up in the wrong spot before sorry for the mistake and duplicate post.

  9. I would use them for holiday greetings to my family and friends!

  10. I’d use them to follow-up with clients for whom I did work earlier this year and on whose radars I’d like to remain/resurface.

    Love the idea!

  11. I’m in the first quarter of my full-time freelance career. I’d love to send these out to clients who have hired me thus far and perhaps to family and friends as well!

    Thanks

  12. I’m just starting out in freelance copywriting, so I’d use them as a way to introduce myself to prospective clients.

  13. My husband and I are building up a little freelance business between the two of us – slowly but surely, while I hold down a full-time job and he raises our kids.
    So we’d use the cards together as marketing tools to send to prospective clients – or even better, to first-time clients to give our service that extra little something.

  14. I’d definitely use those cards to say a kind ‘thank you’ to those wonderful editors, writers, community networking folks I’ve met since testing the waters of my startup freelance writing business as a newbie! Although I’ve been writing a long time, I felt a bit limited in my writing abilities as a profession…folks have been sooo gracious/supportive online/print, I’d like to return the favor in a small, but, meaningful way:)

    Clara

  15. I’d send them to former editors and clients I haven’t been in touch with for a while, just to connect and keep on their radar. Although looking at the sponsor website sparks off lots of other ways I might use them – perhaps as handouts when I’m teaching workshops/classes, with follow up info on eg. useful resources for writers. Or maybe I’d be magnanimous and give them to my husband to promote his latest book. He’d have to be VERY nice to me though!

  16. I am a freelance writer who writes mostly about travel. With all the dire news coming out of the publishing world these days, all the people I deal with could use a little cheerful message to let them know that this writer appreciates what they do. So because I’m a travel writer, I would send the cards to editors, public relations people, hoteliers, restaurant owners and convention and visitor bureau personnel to let them know that I appreciate the way they have worked with me in the past year. (And not so incidentally to let them know that I’m also still alive and looking for work by sending them a link to my web site, http://www.pen4hire.com.)

  17. I would use the postcards to promote my website, Earsucker. I want to take over the world, and this is just a small step in accomplishing that :)

  18. Great idea, and something I can really use. I am just starting to ramp up my efforts as a freelancer and can really use all the help I can get to spread the word. I have identified many prospective targets, and these cards would be a nice way to get a foot in the door, so to speak. Thanks for coming up with this contest for all your loyal fans!

  19. 250 cards? Wow. I’d send them to clients, our B&B guests (assuming I can find a nifty way to tie the two together) and potential clients/guests. Loving the idea…

  20. My first novel is being published early next year, and I can use every piece of PR I can get. I would use these to blanket the local schools’ English department mailboxes. An easy way to create buzz and potentially sell whole class-sets at a time.

  21. As some of you may know, my dad recently suffered a massive heart attack, in the wake of which I was out of the freelancing loop for a full month. Because I’m still juggling all his matters on top of my own hectic life, marketing has fallen by the wayside. These postcards would enable me to majorly get back into the marketing groove with nary an imposition on my time–WHAT time? ;o)

  22. I am desparately trying to build up my freelance business, so I would use the cards as a marketing tool to increase my list of contacts and hopefully drum up some work. I would also send them as thank-you notes to previous clients and the products/service providers who have assisted me with getting my business off the ground.

  23. I am a firm believer in personal notes. In this day and age of email and text messaging, it is so nice to receive a handwritten note in the mail. I have actually had clients call me to thank me for my notes.

    I would use the cards to not only jog a few clients memories and dig up some more work, but to also introduce myself to new potential clients. The holidays are a great time to send out such notes because everything is last-minute! When a client is looking to have some split-second work done, I want my name to be on their minds.

    Lastly, I love the idea of sending a note just to say, “Gee, thanks … I love working with you.”

  24. I like the idea of touching base with old, current and potential clients the old fashion way. I would send them out in January as a Happy New Year card.

  25. What a great idea. I would use these to promote myself to editors with whom I haven’t worked (but would like to) and send a follow-up pitch via email a few days after sending the cards.

  26. I would use it to open up my freelance writing business to businesses in the area I live that I believe would profit from having at least a part-time person blogging for them. Maybe I would include a Top 5 or Top 10 list of why a professional blogger could enhance their business. Might be cheesy, I don’t know.

  27. I’d send them to clients in hot markets for my area (like real estate and lawnscaping), asking how I could be of service to their company in the new year.

  28. I would use them as a greeting card but also as way to advertise and remind clients of my contact information :)

  29. Terra Heck says:

    My husband and I run a small DJ Entertainment business. These would be great to give to clients during the holidays.

  30. James Davidson says:

    I would use them to send a note to friends and family during the holiday season, and throughout the year.

  31. I would use them as Christmas Cards for friends and family. We use use so much paper with cards & envelopes. A postcard is the perfect alternative to save paper.

  32. CHARLES KASSING says:

    THANKS

  33. I would use these postcards to introduce my marketing, writing, and design services to local businesses. There are just over 300 businesses listed with the local chamber of commerce. I would offer this list of potential clients a free marketing consultation and a percent off their first marketing project. This would be my first adventure into the local scene and a big step out of the box for me.

  34. I would use them as promotional postcards for my new relationship advice website. I would take them to the bookstore and insert them into relationship advice books!

  35. I would use them to display my photos

  36. Vicky Boackle says:

    great giveaway.

  37. Great idea for a giveaway. I was actually thinking of trying to create my own cards of some kind to send with prizes that I mail to my contest winner or along to companies and folks who advertise or directly list jobs on my blog.

  38. Larry Wedick says:

    I would love to be one of the two winners of the great postcards. The friends that I write to in the friendship club that I belong to would enjoy these creative cards

  39. I would used them for holiday cards for everybody I need to network with. Keep my name out there!

  40. Rosanne Morrison says:

    Could use these for correspondence with nieces and grandchildren

  41. To promote my writing and photography.

  42. Great for my website!

  43. I’d really like to get some local clients for my freelance writing and blogging business. I could use these postcards to advertise my business to potential clients.

  44. I actually would use them as greeting cards- make it something more personal to the touch!

  45. this would be so amazing

  46. George Casson says:

    Use them for personal use

  47. I like that these are eco friendly! :)

  48. I will send them all over the USA.

  49. Adrian Lamont says:

    I would send them out just to let people know that I’m still here.

  50. I culd sent them to new business leads.

  51. Would use them for my sister’s animal rescue.

  52. I would use these postcards to send promos to some potential clients. I injured my ankle earlier this year and have been limited in both mobility and funds to continue advertising for myself as a freelance photographer starting out in NYC. This would be awesome!

  53. Mildred Barrentine says:

    My husband started his own business 2 years ago and these would be wonderful to send out to past customers so they keep us in mind the next time they need any painting done!

  54. I would use these cards to announce myself and my business to potential clients with a festive (but business themed) greeting. I think these would be a great way to make someone smile and remember your name.

  55. I would use these postcards to make sure some of my prospective clients knew that I was here! Honestly, most of them have no idea my services are available because I haven’t had a chance to tell them yet, so this would be a huge help! And, well, would holiday themed postcards really hurt anything? (grin)

  56. I’d use them to promote the freelance writing I recently started. Thanks for the opportunity!

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