This is one of those things that has bothered me as a writer.
Okay, it hasn't really bothered me all that much, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
Why do clients think that ordering MORE articles on the same topic should bring the price per article down?
I understand the basics behind the idea when it comes to physical goods where discounts are given for valid reasons. For example, shipping often costs less, and there is no need to do an additional set up of machinery for manufactured good.
Aren't articles and other services different?
See, if I'm writing one article on Blu-Ray players, that's no problem. But each successive article gets harder to write, not easier. It's harder to come up with another fresh angle, or even to say the same thing in a different way.
I can also understand how a lower rate for bulk article orders could apply to articles that are spun or handled by a team of writers. But I, and others, wrtie each article from scratch and are one-person operations.
Of course I will usually take bulk orders, and like I said, I don't mind all that much. But it is something that I have questioned. Why? Because the way I figure it, it gives me a bigger overall payment and there's nothing wrong with that.
But, why is it that writers don't start charging more per article for bulk orders of original, high-quality articles?
Am I off base here? I'm just trying to get a better grasp of it.
All the best,