What would you expect to pay for this?

by Tinkerbell 31 replies
I just heard a horror story from a friend about this, so I wanted to get your opinions...

If you hired someone to create the following for you:

- write an original ebook, 100 pages
- write a related, original special report for listbuilding, 20 pages
- write 10 original 300 word articles for your site content
- write 10 autoresponder emails
- write the salespage copy
- write the squeeze page copy
- create the website design including all graphics: header, footer, order button, guarantee, ebook cover, report cover, etc.
- write 3 Adwords ads

what would you expect to pay?

Tina
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  • Profile picture of the author Kory Pearman
    Not sure what to expect but I guarantee it's going to be very expensive.

    Very.

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    • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
      Hi Kory,

      Yeah, that's what I was thinking too...but I'll bet you'd definitely expect to pay more than $67, right?

      Tina
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      • Profile picture of the author TheDailyBanana
        Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post

        Yeah, that's what I was thinking too...but I'll bet you'd definitely expect to pay more than $67, right?
        That's how much the invoice was for? US$67? I see where this is going... live and learn.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
          Originally Posted by TheDailyBanana View Post

          That's how much the invoice was for? US$67? I see where this is going... live and learn.
          Oh, no, that's not how much the invoice was for. That's how much someone though they could get it done for.

          <shaking head>

          That's why I said I'd heard a "horror story" about it. Couldn't believe someone wanted to get all that and pay so little.

          Tina
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      • Profile picture of the author Kory Pearman
        Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post

        Hi Kory,

        Yeah, that's what I was thinking too...but I'll bet you'd definitely expect to pay more than $67, right?

        Tina

        You might be able to pay $67 for the emails

        Kory
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      If you want good quality - expect a high price tag for that much original, unique, well written content.

      Additionally, writing sales pages is an art in itself and price for that will depend on experience and reputation of the copywriter.

      Not sure what the "horror story" was but would guess the price was higher than expected.

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      • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        If you want good quality - expect a high price tag for that much original, unique, well written content.

        Additionally, writing sales pages is an art in itself and price for that will depend on experience and reputation of the copywriter.

        Not sure what the "horror story" was but would guess the price was higher than expected.

        kay
        Kay, someone expected my friend to put this together for them for $67. Amazing, huh?

        Tina
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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Burton
          Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post

          Kay, someone expected my friend to put this together for them for $67. Amazing, huh?

          Tina
          Maybe you could get all that for $67 if it was all someone's worn out, overexposed MRR bundle that's been floating around the net since Y2K. But for it to be original, forget it. Much less expecting it to be timely and quality.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
            First tell the person to get the job done so you can see it, then your friend can pay him/her if its good.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jim M
            There are rare instances on the net of PLR products being offerd to a select group of members, and basing the normal knowledge that only 10% (if that) of purchasers ever do anything with them - some of the better ones are probably good value.

            However - to expect a one off project to be done for that kind of money is just crazy - No No No....
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    I don't know either, but a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDailyBanana
    Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post

    I just heard a horror story from a friend about this, so I wanted to get your opinions...

    If you hired someone to create the following for you:

    - write an original ebook, 100 pages
    - write a related, original special report for listbuilding, 20 pages
    - write 10 original 300 word articles for your site content
    - write 10 autoresponder emails
    - write the salespage copy
    - write the squeeze page copy
    - create the website design including all graphics: header, footer, order button, guarantee, ebook cover, report cover, etc.
    - write 3 Adwords ads

    what would you expect to pay?

    Tina
    That's a LOT of work. It wouldn't be unreasonable to expect a US$4,500 invoice. That said, unless subcontractors are involved, it's hard to imagine one person possessing all of the skills necessary to do each of those tasks equally well.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    $67?!?! LOLOLOLOL That person is insane. What site was this on? I think the guy should do all this himself and see if it's worth $67. Add a 0 on the end of $67 and it's still cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
    Crazy indeed. :-)

    I'd do it for a few grand, but $67? No way!
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    Hi Tina,

    Yes, I would expect to pay a heck of a lot more than $67!

    Here's a breakdown of what I believce would be the cheapest, but of course it depends on who you get to do the job:


    - write an original ebook, 100 pages ($1,000 - $1,500)

    - write a related, original special report for listbuilding, 20 pages ($150 - $200)

    - write 10 original 300 word articles for your site content ($100)

    - write 10 autoresponder emails ($80 - $100)

    - write the salespage copy (If the person is good at it $1,000 - on up ?)

    - write the squeeze page copy ($150 - $300)

    - create the website design including all graphics: header, footer, order button, guarantee, ebook cover, report cover, etc. ($200 - on up ?)


    - write 3 Adwords ads ( again depending on how good they are at what they do $150 - on up ?)
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    Grand total = $2,600 - and up ?



    That's just for an estimated cost!

    Why did you ask? I mean what was the offer?


    Mary
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    • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
      Originally Posted by mmurtha View Post

      Grand total = $2,600 - and up ?

      That's just for an estimated cost!

      Why did you ask? I mean what was the offer?
      Mary
      Mary,

      Someone approached a friend of mine for a "package". This is what they wanted...but they thought (for some insane reason) that she should provide all that value for a mere $67.

      Tina
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    • Profile picture of the author ronr
      I'll pay $75.

      In fact I'll hire you to this for 5 different topics and will pay a $50 bonus!

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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    Tina,

    I just saw your last post after I posted.

    Lol the ebook and copy would be at least $1,000 each.

    Tell your friend to drop that customer, or simply tell them they cannot do a job like this for the cost they want it done at.

    This being said, this isn't a horror story to me, especially when you think a lot of people don't have a clue as to what to spend on either one of the requests you stated.

    Plus, most people want work done cheaply, or for basically nothing.


    Mary
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    • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
      Originally Posted by mmurtha View Post

      Tina,

      Tell your friend to drop that customer, or simply tell them they cannot do a job like this for the cost they want it done at.

      This being said, this isn't a horror story to me, especially when you think a lot of people don't have a clue as to what to spend on either one of the requests you stated.

      Plus, most people want work done cheaply, or for basically nothing.


      Mary
      Mary, she already did. <g>

      I know a lot of people don't realize these things take time and don't come cheap, but I was still stunned to hear this was his realistic expectation. Not everyone researches like I do, but sheesh. LOL

      And yeah, I see that most people want cheap or free, but it's hard to live on that, ya know?

      Tina
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  • Profile picture of the author Lance K
    Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post

    I just heard a horror story from a friend about this, so I wanted to get your opinions...

    If you hired someone to create the following for you:

    - write an original ebook, 100 pages
    - write a related, original special report for listbuilding, 20 pages
    - write 10 original 300 word articles for your site content
    - write 10 autoresponder emails
    - write the salespage copy
    - write the squeeze page copy
    - create the website design including all graphics: header, footer, order button, guarantee, ebook cover, report cover, etc.
    - write 3 Adwords ads

    what would you expect to pay?

    Tina
    I'd say 5 grand easy. Maybe 10.

    But personally, there's no way in hell I'm gonna hire the same person that's writing my content to write my promotional materials.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
      Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

      I'd say 5 grand easy. Maybe 10.

      But personally, there's no way in hell I'm gonna hire the same person that's writing my content to write my promotional materials.
      Lance, I'd almost agree, except I'd think there might be a single exception or two. For instance, if the person was very well versed in all areas I'd probably prefer for them to do the whole job, since they'd be "closer" to it in every way.

      They say the best person to sell your product is "YOU" because you're the most passionate about it. I could be wrong, but I occassionaly tend to agree. Not always, mind you, but sometimes...

      Tina
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      • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
        Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post

        Lance, I'd almost agree, except I'd think there might be a single exception or two. For instance, if the person was very well versed in all areas I'd probably prefer for them to do the whole job, since they'd be "closer" to it in every way.

        They say the best person to sell your product is "YOU" because you're the most passionate about it. I could be wrong, but I occassionaly tend to agree. Not always, mind you, but sometimes...

        Tina

        Tina,

        I agree with Lance!

        There aren't too many people that have all of those gifts. Matter of fact, usually people who write good content don't do as well with writing copy.


        Mary
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        • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
          Originally Posted by mmurtha View Post

          Tina,

          I agree with Lance!

          There aren't too many people that have all of those gifts. Matter of fact, usually people who write good content don't do as well with writing copy.


          Mary
          Which is why I said I "almost" agreed with him. There are a few out there. Not a lot. You'd have to know what you were getting, of course. But if you were lucky enough to find one who was good at all of it, just imagine what a tight, cohesive marketing package you'd have, eh?

          Tina
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
        Hey Tina,

        Good opportunity to say NO

        Regards

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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Goodchild
    I'd take that project on (for ALOT more money) and write half, then manage the rest
    I find more and more it's the best way to go- that you get one person to maange all the content for you- I'm doing this for alot of offline clients

    But I'd probably give a quote for this project $67 (In fact I give a similar report with suggestions to offline clients for anywhere between 100-500 dollars. )
    Forget the whole thing done for that
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Have your friend tell the guy she'd do it for $67 an hour
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    I wouldn't pay one person to do all those tasks - there are too many different skills involved.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sleaklight
    Maybe they meant $67 an hour and forgot to mention the per hour part?
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