How Much Do You Charge Per Article?

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if you outsource to an american writer to write a good 500 word article, how much would you typically charge?
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  • Profile picture of the author co-creator
    I think I remember reading somewhere that a quality article can go for approximately 10$. Anything less than 10$ would not be considered very valuable... above $10, I'm not too sure how that is perceived. Don't assume that the higher you price, the higher your value will be in their eyes.
  • Profile picture of the author drmani
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    ... to write a good 500 word article, how much would you typically charge?
    When I write 350 - 500 word articles for anyone else, I typically
    charge between $50 and $300 - and for specialty articles on my
    medical area of expertise, it's MUCH higher!

    All success
    Dr.Mani
  • Profile picture of the author Amit_articles
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    if you outsource to an american writer to write a good 500 word article, how much would you typically charge?
    I think it depends on the topic of the article to write and also on the quality the writer can produce..
    • Profile picture of the author jglopez
      I'm a writer and I charge $1 for 100 words. This is just because I'm starting out. I've written well offline, so I plan to bump my rate up after I've established myself.

      To everyone - I've yet to see a job offer here or any forum that offers $7-10 per 500-word article! Wow! Hook me up!
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    if you outsource to an american writer to write a good 500 word article, how much would you typically charge?
    I wouldn't.

    If I outsourced to a writer, I'd pay, not charge. It's when a client outsources to me that I charge - in this case typically about $75 (but am not taking on any new clients at all).
    • Profile picture of the author hilaryaustin
      depends on the article you write on. At first I even accept .50 per 200 words when I knew the price was around $1 - $2 per article.
    • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I wouldn't.

      If I outsourced to a writer, I'd pay, not charge. It's when a client outsources to me that I charge - in this case typically about $75 (but am not taking on any new clients at all).
      Any chance you will write a guide on marketing a writing career anytime soon.
  • Profile picture of the author niftystats
    I think $10 is optimal
  • Profile picture of the author notrichyet
    I currently charge $6 for a 500 word article. Many writers get caught up in the cost per article and not what they can make per hour. It really depends on your typing speed and how fast you can put your thoughts together to formulate the article. If you can only do 500 words per hour, then yes $6 an hour is not very much. Depending on the content requested, I will charge more if there is intense research required. But on average, most of my clients like to buy articles in packs of five for submission to Ezine which I can usually produce fairly quickly with about 5-10 minutes of reading customer reviews. Writing articles around Amazon products is becoming a bit of a specialty for me.

    I think the best way to charge for articles is to give your clients a competitive price where you are still making a reasonable hourly rate. Obviously larger projects are quoted differently.....

    Cheers!
    Mary
  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Barton
    $10 - $25 per article depending on how much time they want me to research before I write.

    If you want to be really mean and don't plan on outsourcing any of your clients to other writers, then once you schedule is full keeping looking for new clients. When you do this, set you minimum price for new clients equal to the top price of your current clients.

    Then when you get a new client at the higher rate, let your lowest paying client know that they have to pay your new rate or you will be forced to part ways. If they agree to pay the higher price, then go to your next lowest paying client and do the same...

    rinse and repeat to boost your price as high as possible. Eventually, you will rarely if ever get new clients, but you will already have full schedule with your current high paying clients... that is when you know that you have reached your ceiling.
  • Profile picture of the author trueinternetworld
    Well, normally between 10 and above, depending on the niche

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