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Hi [Client’s name],

I came across your job posting on [name of the website] where you said you're looking for a web designer.

I've worked with great brands and small businesses over the past [number] years, including [mention names of your previous clients with links to websites].


You can check out some of my work on my portfolio at [link to your portfolio].

I have a few ideas on how to approach your job on designing the website. If you're interested, I'd love to discuss more details.

Kind regards,

[Your email signature]



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  • "Work for hire": It means that the copyright and publishing rights belong to the publication, not to the author. It means the author may miss out on the opportunity to option their work for something else, or even report about the same thing again. 
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