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Unread 2nd February 2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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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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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.
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... 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!

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$7 is the max I would pay for a 500 world article. I use a writer who is a published author and I pay her $1 per 100 words and the quality of the articles are out of this world, it is amazing! I would pay more but I am in a startup position and need to keep costs to minimum.
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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..
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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!

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It varies depending on the job.

I've taken between $1 and $10 per 500 words.
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$10 to a hundred bucks is usually the range of how much I pay for one.

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$10 to a hundred bucks is usually the range of how much I pay for one.
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I'm serious. Let me know if you're interested. I write good. <- grammatical error was done on purpose. "good" sounds so much better than "well" if you say it out loud.

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I'm serious. Let me know if you're interested. I write good. <- grammatical error was done on purpose. "good" sounds so much better than "well" if you say it out loud.
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Hello,
I usually charge $10.00 per article, and the articles run 500-600 words. Discounts for multiple articles can bring the price down to $7-8. Well written articles and the writers behind them are out there, but sometimes the search gets exhausting.
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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).

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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.

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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.
You're really underselling yourself there. Definitely time for you to start charging more!

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How much writers charge, online, typically, has very little to do with their writing skills (assuming only a basic level of competence).

It has much more to do with their marketing skills. What one earns as an article writer depends on one's own marketing skills for one's writing services. It's all about the markets in which one chooses to compete.

Writers who choose to compete in low-priced markets are effectively labelling their own work "Low Cost Writing" (as well as choosing to compete with people who are living and working in countries where $5 is a full day's pay.)

Many people with genuinely valuable writing skills start off with very low-paid projects, thinking that this will help them to move on to higher-paid projects. It usually doesn't, at all.

For online writers, I think it's really important to avoid at the outset the mistake of imagining that it's sensible to "start off by writing for low prices" with a view to raising their prices after clients have seen what they can produce. When writing for online markets, it simply doesn't work that way: when you write for low prices you attract clients whose primary motivation is to pay low prices, and you lose almost all of them when you increase prices later, and have to start off afresh all over again.

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I think $10 is optimal

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when you write for low prices you attract clients whose primary motivation is to pay low prices, and you lose almost all of them when you increase prices later, and have to start off afresh all over again.

I was about to suggest that it's better to start low , build a client base and then increase your costs, but that one sentence above makes more sense than anything I've read here for a while..


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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.....

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There's a LESSON here in this very thread for article writers and
freelancers looking to break into the "higher rate" bracket!

Did you spot it?

Look at my first response. Then look at Alexa Smith's first one.

Do you notice the POSITIONING there?

We both stated our typical rates - and then said we are NOT
soliciting new work (we say it in different ways, though!)

This sends a (not so) subtle message - that we value our work,
and are available ONLY to the 'right' client... and even then,
we won't be falling over ourselves for their business.

And it'll help if you 'get' this - you should stick to this
position EVEN IF you're hurting for work!

It's TOUGH. But it works. In time. The hardest thing will be
to waffle between 'minimum wage' and 'premium rates', and then
get caught out compromising depending upon your current 'needs'.

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$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.

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You charge $50 - $300 for 1 article???

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There's a LESSON here in this very thread for article writers and
freelancers looking to break into the "higher rate" bracket!

Did you spot it?

Look at my first response. Then look at Alexa Smith's first one.

Do you notice the POSITIONING there?

We both stated our typical rates - and then said we are NOT
soliciting new work (we say it in different ways, though!)

This sends a (not so) subtle message - that we value our work,
and are available ONLY to the 'right' client... and even then,
we won't be falling over ourselves for their business.

And it'll help if you 'get' this - you should stick to this
position EVEN IF you're hurting for work!

It's TOUGH. But it works. In time. The hardest thing will be
to waffle between 'minimum wage' and 'premium rates', and then
get caught out compromising depending upon your current 'needs'.

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I find the idea of positioning yourself as elite very persuasive.

Out of interest, do you guys still get new clients soliciting you for work? I emphasize the new here, as in clients who read the posts saying you're not taking any work, and then ask you to work for them anyway?

Would saying your schedule is 99% full and you can only take a very select client or two more be more effective? Or less?

Would you advise someone trying to break into writing to say, "I'd love to take new clients but I'm too busy right now," rather than going the more traditional route of.. you know.. saying they're available?

I'm very interested in this idea of positioning.

To be honest, I've been reading Alexa's posts and I just assumed that she WAS full and NOT taking any clients. Then again, I'm not looking to buy writing. If I were, and I had a decent budget, maybe I would be propositioning her? (as it were..)

Anyway, I understand the concept of marketing yourself as elite, I'm just curious about the idea of marketing oneself as simply unavailable.

Very interesting anyway, thanks Dr. Mani.
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I have in-house writers, but I have often paid much more than that for outsourced articles in some highly specialized technical niches.

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Thanks, David.

It's not so much as positioning yourself as 'elite' or 'not available'
so much as saying self-confidently that you know what your writing is
worth
- and being willing and able to wait for the right client to find
you.

Speaking for myself, I could take on 10 new clients today - IF I were
in the market. I'm not. I'm busy enough writing for myself, and it is
more lucrative to do so. To take on paid client work, I'll be giving up
my own content creation - and so must be compensated highly enough to
make that worthwhile.

Because that is TRUE, I find no trouble at all in 'positioning' my
writing services as 'exclusive' (they are, actually).

But if you were to ask me to do a very exciting project, and I can fit
it into my schedule, and the compensation is worthwhile, I'll consider
it.

Contrast this against a writer who is (and therefore sounds) desperate
for work, and is ready and willing to accept whatever rate a client is
able to pay - and you'll see the subtle difference in how each kind of
writer will attract a different kind of client.

But that alone won't do. You *must* be able to showcase your writing
skills effectively, market yourself as a premium and skilled/experienced
writer, and conclusively prove to a prospective outsourcer that your
writing will be worth what they are paying - and MORE.

I drafted a report titled "The Death of $5 Articles" some years back to
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Hope this helps

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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).
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Thanks, David.

It's not so much as positioning yourself as 'elite' or 'not available'
so much as saying self-confidently that you know what your writing is
worth - and being willing and able to wait for the right client to find
you.

Speaking for myself, I could take on 10 new clients today - IF I were
in the market. I'm not. I'm busy enough writing for myself, and it is
more lucrative to do so. To take on paid client work, I'll be giving up
my own content creation - and so must be compensated highly enough to
make that worthwhile.

Because that is TRUE, I find no trouble at all in 'positioning' my
writing services as 'exclusive' (they are, actually).

But if you were to ask me to do a very exciting project, and I can fit
it into my schedule, and the compensation is worthwhile, I'll consider
it.

Contrast this against a writer who is (and therefore sounds) desperate
for work, and is ready and willing to accept whatever rate a client is
able to pay - and you'll see the subtle difference in how each kind of
writer will attract a different kind of client.

But that alone won't do. You *must* be able to showcase your writing
skills effectively, market yourself as a premium and skilled/experienced
writer, and conclusively prove to a prospective outsourcer that your
writing will be worth what they are paying - and MORE.

I drafted a report titled "The Death of $5 Articles" some years back to
help writers do this - you can download it free here (no optin)

Hope this helps

All success
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Nice guide Dr. Mani. Thank you.
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Well, normally between 10 and above, depending on the niche

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