Copywriting fees for beginner

by yarvua
5 replies

I am starting a copywriting business after reading
several books and I have a question:

I don't know what fees apply for a beginner.

Could you advise me for these projects?

1) print advertisment (full page)
2) print advertisment (partial page)
3) sales letter (1-2 pages)
4) sales letter (multiple page)
5) postcard
6) squeeze page
7) flyer
8) minisite
9) direct mail package (lead generation)
10) direct mail package (mail order)
11) ezine ad
12) adwords ad

Thank you very much for your help.

Best regards,
#beginner #copywriting #fees
  • Profile picture of the author yarvua
    No copywriter to help me :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    Copywriting is not a commodity - your fees are a reflection of what you are worth.

    How good are you?
    Where is your website and samples?

    The only information we have to go on is these two posts you have made here - give us an idea and we might be able to help!

    I like to keep an open mind, but not so open that my brains fall out

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    • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
      Hi yarvua,

      The reason why is nobody of any respect or competency prices themselves like that.

      If you're serious about copywriting, you structure the compensation to fit the opportunity. That's what's fair.

      When someone asks "What would you charge to do X?", the next words out of your mouth should be "Let me ask you some questions..."

      And then you assess the opportunity and determine the most appropriate way to structure a relationship that suits both you and them, favorable to all.

      There are risks on each side, there are opportunities on each side as well. All needs to be taken into consideration.

      For instance, what price would you charge for a sales letter for a marquee Client? One willing to endorse you as an up and comer?

      My guess, is you'd do it for free. Just for the opportunity.

      That's just one example. There are many others.

      Bottomline? The key is flexibility and open mindedness. Not a rigid menu of services.

      - Rick Duris

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    I am not a professional copywriter, but I think post #2 in this thread says it all.

    Yarvua, if you are not able to drum up enough responses to your own thread, you are not ready to write copy for somebody else. In other words, start using what you've learned. You had an opportunity to do that right in this thread. You still do.

    Here's a challenge for you, make a new reply in this thread with your initial post rewritten in a way that gets more people to take action.

    The copywriters here will be able to give you a better idea of where you stand if you are able to demonstrate your abilities.

    All the best,

    "Ich bin en fuego!"
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  • Profile picture of the author yarvua

    Thank you for your help.

    Have a good day.

    Best regards,
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