Many young freelancers feel very disappointed and discouraged when their pitch is rejected.
They falsely believe that they’re doing something totally wrong, this is why they don’t hear back from a prospect after having send their proposal.
This article reveals a simple truth: no matter how good and talented you are, rejection is part of the process.
When I first started freelancing, I saw pitching as an unpredictable part of the job. The pitch itself mattered, of course, but I always felt that I was more lucky than smart when one was accepted. But now I know that’s not true—pitching is just as much science as art.
1. Pitching is a numbers game
If I have a 25 percent acceptance rate and I want to sell six reported features each month, I have to pitch 24 times (including sending revised pitches to new editors). That may seem like a lot, but some freelancers send out 25 pitches in one week.
Read the full post here: The Freelancer by Contently