Posts tagged with ‘freelance writing rates’

  • 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 […]
  • Choose the Right 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 […]
  • Why What You Earn Per Word Doesn't Matter

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 17, 2010
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    How much do you charge per word? How much should you charge per word? Really, it doesn't matter. When it comes to freelance writing rates all that matters is your hourly rate and whether or not it's enough to help you reach your financial goals. Why Per Word Rates Don't Matter Per word rates aren't a good tool for comparing […]
  • Myth: Web Content Writers Can't Earn as Much as Business Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 19, 2010
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    Recently I busted the myth that Web writers don't get paid as much as print writers. Today let's tackle another one -- the issue of freelance writing rates between Web content writers and business writers (like me) who happen to focus on writing for the Web. Often when I or other business writers talk about earning more money as a […]
  • Demand Media Studios: Beyond the Rate Debate

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 25, 2010
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    Warning! Bias alert! Yes, this post is biased. I don't care for Demand Studios. I don't make a secret of that. And as a blogger it's not my job to always serve as reporter, staying completely objective. It's to share my thoughts, my experiences, and my viewpoints as ones to consider whether they match your own or differ. Today I […]
  • Free Online Tool: Hourly Project Rate Calculator

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 28, 2010
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    I'd like to announce the latest free online tool for freelance writers -- our freelance hourly project rate calculator! Visit the link and start playing with it, or learn more about it below. You'll be able to access it alongside all of our other free online tools for writers on our freebies page. What it Does The freelance hourly project […]