But which is the best way to price jobs? Time is your most precious resource.
Carol Tice Are you wondering what an appropriate pay rate is for your freelance writing gig? Pay rates are one of the toughest issues in the freelance-writing game.
There are a few places where you can at least get an idea of rates. Laurie Lewis wrote a book all about how to decide your rates called What to Charge. But in the end, those usually just give a range, and usually a pretty broad one. So today, I thought I would publish the definitive rate chart for freelance writers.
These are the going rates. What you can negotiate. Did you notice a pattern there? Ultimately, there is what you are willing to accept as payment for your work, and what the market will bear. Where those two rates meet, you have a gig.
Some of the key factors that go into determining rates are: How much writing experience you have. How much experience you have writing this type of assignment. How much experience you have with this particular topic. The size of the publication or company. How highly that client values freelance writing talent.
How much revenue that client is pulling in. How urgently they need to get this writing project done. How unusual the skills needed for this writing assignment are.
How pro your writer website looks. Whether you can provide testimonials or referrals. The strength of your query letter or letter of introduction. Now that you understand how variable rates are, how can you decide what to charge? My big tip for determining your rates: Hopefully you belong to some writer networks.
Find out what they think of your bid proposal. I personally have made several thousand dollars more this year so far by asking my networks and learning I should raise my bids.
I know some of the writers on this blog, and on Freelance Writers Denhave been nothing short of shocked to compare notes and discover how underpriced they were. Try to get a really good estimate of how long the project will take, so you can figure it by your hourly rate.
Which is the only rate that really matters, time being your most precious resource. Ask my favorite client question: As you do more gigs and get more experience, your rates should go up.
Come back later this week to learn ways you can make that happen. How do you decide what to charge?How much should freelance writers charge per word?
Most beginner freelance writers have no idea. In fact, some freelance writers don’t know they should be charging per word in the first place. a seemingly low rate per word can actually result in excellent hourly rates. My book is about my life’s work as a worldwide blood donor.
* Rates tend to be on a per-project basis, which are loosely calculated on the per word rate. Remember, though, that literary translation will take much more time than other types of translation, and not all of this is compensated for. This works out to 25 cents per word. Bridal Guide pays $1, for a 2,word article, for $1 per word.
On the other hand, Axe Wellness, which publishes on both digital and print, only pays 8 cents per word. How much should you expect to pay a freelance writer per word or per hour? See the breakdown of pay rates in four levels of freelancer experience, and by gender. Survey Results: How Much Should I Pay a Freelance Writer?
[Infographic] Allie Freeland | June 5, How much should you pay a freelance writer for your marketing content. Personally, I use my “20p per word minimum” to arrive at a ballpark figure when I’m asked for a quote for long copy. This means a blog post can be anywhere from £, while six web pages will be at least £, ensuring I’m on a reasonable day rate.
Our survey of copywriters found an average day rate of £ – with rates typically reflecting the copywriter’s experience.
Rates of £ – £+ per day are typical for senior copywriters. Pricing by the word positions copywriting as a commodity rather than a professional Per-word pricing is often used to negotiate unfair.