Posts tagged with ‘freelance writing rates’

  • 24 Hours to a More Successful Freelance Writing Career

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 20, 2015
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    Freelance writing is largely about the big picture. As you gain experience and build your professional reputation and visibility over time, you earn more money and freelancing becomes a more stable income source. That said, the big picture doesn't motivate everybody. Sometimes you need to see changes now to convince yourself to even stick with this freelancing thing. If that […]
  • Reader Question: How Much Should Freelance Writers Charge?

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 16, 2015
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    When you're just getting started as a freelance writer, the issue of rates can be a tricky one. How much should you charge? Should you bill hourly, per word, per project, or under some other rate structure? Should rates vary depending on the type of project? Today's reader question is along these lines. This new freelancer, who asked not to […]
  • Everyday Marketing for Freelance Writers with Lori Widmer (Podcast)

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 22, 2015
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    In this seventh episode of the All Indie Writers Podcast, I'm joined by guest co-host, Lori Widmer of the Words on the Page blog. We cover: The importance of regular or everyday marketing for freelance writers (along with some simple marketing tactics you can use even if you're short on time -- tip: these could work equally well for indie […]
  • 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 […]
  • Freelance Writing Niches: Profit vs Passion

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 23, 2014
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    We've talked a lot about specialization as a freelance writer, why it's a good idea to specialize, and even how to choose a freelance writing specialty. But if you choose to specialize in one or more freelance writing niches (as opposed to focusing on specific service types), how do you know if a niche you're passionate about pays well? When it […]
  • How to Discuss Freelance Pricing During a Cold Call

    By Chris Bibey on April 30, 2013
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    For many freelance writers, marketing is the “hot topic” of the day. Not only are these people looking for a marketing strategy that works, but they want to rely on something that doesn’t take up all their time. If this sounds familiar, you have probably given cold calling a second thought at some point in time. This is something we […]
  • 5 Tips for Becoming a Happier and More Productive Freelance Writer

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 13, 2013
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    It's one thing to enjoy the freedom freelance writing offers. But sometimes we still get overwhelmed. Deadlines loom, payments might seem to take forever, and our to-do lists could occupy a mile-long scroll. Fortunately there are some things you can do to make yourself more productive than ever, and even happier in your freelance writing work. Here are five tips […]
  • Writers, How Are Your Rates Looking?

    By Rebecca Garland on January 17, 2013
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    There is an endless amount of debate over what should be the going rate for writers in this business. There is a parallel debate over what actually constitutes a writer, another one over global price structures and still another one over the different styles of writers and how they fit into the grand scheme of business models. For the sake […]
  • 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 […]