Posts tagged with ‘freelance writing fees’

  • 3 Times to Lower Your Freelance Writing Rates

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 25, 2014
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    I can hear it now. "Wait. What? Jenn, for years you've been encouraging me to raise my rates. And now you're saying I should lower them?" Not exactly. Nine times out of ten, I'd still encourage the freelance writers I meet to raise their rates. But after doing some thorough and careful evaluation of my own rate experiments this year, […]
  • 47 Things to Consider When Setting Freelance Writing Rates

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 8, 2014
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    Are you confident that you set the right freelance writing rates? Are they really helping you reach all of your financial goals? Or did you find out through trial and error that there were some factors you forgot to consider? Alicia Rades brought this topic up recently in one of the All Indie Writers forums. She wanted to know how she […]
  • 3 Signs It's Time to Rethink Your Rate Structure

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 5, 2011
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    We've talked about setting freelance writing rates and figuring out when you need to charge more. But the amount you charge isn't the only potential problem with your freelance writing rates. Your rate structure can be equally problematic. For example, are you charging per word when you should be charging per article? Are published hourly rates turning off prospects and sending […]
  • You Want Higher Freelance Writing Rates, But do You Deserve Them?

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 8, 2009
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    Here at All Freelance Writing we talk a lot about freelance writing rates and being paid what you're worth. Our primary mission is to help writers who want to grow and improve their freelance writing careers. But wanting to earn more isn't enough. You have to deserve it. Feeling that you're worth more is only half of the battle. Don't […]
  • Raising Freelance Writing Rates – Demand Isn't Enough

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 19, 2009
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    How would you feel about having your freelance writing schedule booked weeks or months in advance? Do you wish you had the luxury to be more selective in the freelance writing jobs you take on, able to turn down anything that doesn't appeal to you?  Plenty of freelancers are already in that boat, myself included. It's a great place to […]
  • Are Your Freelance Writing Rates "Highway Robbery?"

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 5, 2009
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    In one community I'm very active in, there's a particular member who always gives me a good laugh (unintentionally). He repeatedly claims that the rates professional writers charge are "highway robbery," essentially because he feels articles are easy and / or quick to write. Originally I figured he was probably just burned by a lousy writer in the past, or […]
  • Don't Market Freelance Writing Services on Price

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 28, 2008
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    Are you trying to build your freelance writing career around price? Do you figure if you offer the lowest rates, you'll be more successful than all of those writers who "charge too much?" Have you ever lowered your rates just because you saw cheaper services getting picked more often? Do you assume more freelance writing jobs equals a better writing […]
  • Setting Freelance Writing Rates so You Don’t Get Screwed

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 16, 2007
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    We're getting close to the end of the year, and there's no better time to rethink our freelance writing rates. While I've already covered the issue here and on the writing forums, I want to revisit the topic again by taking a close look at the numbers and possible freelance writing rate strategies. Common Strategies for Setting Freelance Writing Rates […]
  • Weekly Writing Challenge: Rethink Your Freelance Writing Rates

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 29, 2007
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    The new year is approaching faster than I'd like to think, so this week's writing challenge is about getting your affairs in order to more effectively grow your business next year. It's time to evaluate your progress and rethink your freelance writing rates. Has your freelance writing career been growing satisfactorily, or are you still not earning as much as […]
  • What Buyers Need to Know About Freelance Writing Rates

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 28, 2007
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    In a forum discussion today, the issue of a freelance writers' rate per hour came up. To summarize, the potential buyer's thought was this: They earn $20 per hour in their position (where they wear multiple hats, including the current writing), so in their mind a freelance writer charging more than that is "excessive." I have a few thoughts on […]