30 Ways You Can Show Appreciation to Your Freelance Writers

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As a busy business owner, it’s easy to forget how much your freelancers help you run your company. It’s important to show appreciation for their hard work and dedication. If you struggle to show your writers gratitude, we’ve got you covered! Here are 50 ways you can show appreciation to your freelancers. Adopt these techniques to keep your writers happy and motivated.

  1. Ask for their opinion and advice.
  2. Be there as support.
  3. Be transparent about what is happening in the company.
  4. Consider offering a full-time job.
  5. Establish expectations and deliverables.
  6. Feature your writer in a blog or social media post.
  7. Give a cash bonus.
  8. Give a gift card or voucher.
  9. Give a personalized gift.
  10. Give credit to your writers.
  11. Give them autonomy.
  12. Invite them to team meetings.
  13. Invite them to your company’s events.
  14. Invite them to your company’s training programs.
  15. Offer to pay higher rates.
  16. Pay your writers on time.
  17. Provide access to company resources.
  18. Respond promptly.
  19. Send a creative brief at the start of a project.
  20. Send a handwritten thank-you card or note.
  21. Send a thank-you email.
  22. Send tax documents promptly.
  23. Send them some company swag.
  24. Set regular meetings and discuss new ideas.
  25. Share details of your company’s success.
  26. Survey them and ask for their feedback.
  27. Take feedback seriously.
  28. Trust in their expertise.
  29. Work on new projects together.
  30. Write a testimonial.

If you want to show gratitude and appreciation, you can do a lot by simply being present. You don’t need to get elaborate or make a big production out of saying “thank you.” Let your writers know that you value them and their input. Work together to figure out what would make them most happy.

About the author

Carla Tensuan is a freelance writer, editor, and communications specialist. She specializes in crafting blog content, creative copy, and press releases. She enjoys listening to podcasts, reading books, and practicing yoga in her free time. She lives with her husband in Manila, Philippines.