The appropriate rate for written content is ?

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Hi, I am Chris and a relatively new member of Warrior forum. I must say WF stands out from all the other IM forums that I have joined.

I have been content writing for about 2 years now, mostly on freelancing services such as freelancer and odesk. After working my back off two years I realized that I am being under payed for my services.

That is when I decided that it's time to call it quits and head for greener pastures. I did some research on WF and acquired some knowledge about the rates.

I am quite confident that I have skills enough to be rightly charging $2.5/100 words but according to the norms (mainly set by Asian countries with low cost of living), the rates appear to be on the high end of the spectrum.

My question is, what should I be charging my clients ?

I am looking for a rate high enough that they help me concentrate on my writing without compromising the integrity and the quality of the written materials and low enough that it keeps me in business.


All answers and suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Originally Posted by Chris Douglas View Post


    I am quite confident that I have skills enough to be rightly charging $2.5/500 words but according to the norms (mainly set by Asian countries with low cost of living), the rates appear to be on the high end of the spectrum.
    This is too low. You should charge at least $1/100 words or higher depending on the quality of your work...
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  • Profile picture of the author centurion81
    It really does depend on the quality of the work.

    Articles, sales pages or it doesn't matter? Do you have samples?

    If the work is good...and better yet, if it converts....you can dictate price.

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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
      I happily pay $10-$16 per article (700 words roughly) if the research and writing is good.

      In some circumstances quite a bit more.

      It will depend 50% on your skills as a writer and 50% on your skills as a marketer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matida
      Originally Posted by centurion81 View Post

      It really does depend on the quality of the work.

      Articles, sales pages or it doesn't matter? Do you have samples?

      If the work is good...and better yet, if it converts....you can dictate price.

      Andrew
      I agree. You need to build a track record. Once you have that and provided that you have built a good reputation you will be able to set the price.
      You could consider to specialize yourself in a certain field to build a reputation faster. But high quality and good conversion rates are most important.
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    It depends on the type of article, number of words, and of course your quality of work.. You're rate is a bit low, it is with in a price range for a standard for iwriter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Douglas
    Sorry everybody I meant to write $2.5/100 words. The mistake has been rectified.

    I am currently working on a portfolio website in order to develop a web presence. I plan to set that as a starting point.

    Any ideas on how should I search for prospective clients ? Is warrior for hire effective ?
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    • Profile picture of the author vCr8
      Originally Posted by Chris Douglas View Post

      Sorry everybody I meant to write $2.5/100 words. The mistake has been rectified.

      I am currently working on a portfolio website in order to develop a web presence. I plan to set that as a starting point.

      Any ideas on how should I search for prospective clients ? Is warrior for hire effective ?
      Definitely... You will see how other warriors have advertised for their writing services. I say show off your skills there lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xneaker
    Hmm.. $2.5 / 100 words so, $12.5 / 500 words. It seems to high for starter. Maybe you can charge $1.5- $2 / 100 words until you get some satisfied customer, make your portfolio good, then increase your rate.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Douglas
      Originally Posted by Xneaker View Post

      Hmm.. $2.5 / 100 words so, $12.5 / 500 words. It seems to high for starter. Maybe you can charge $1.5- $2 / 100 words until you get some satisfied customer, make your portfolio good, then increase your rate.
      Great Advice
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Originally Posted by Xneaker View Post

      Hmm.. $2.5 / 100 words so, $12.5 / 500 words. It seems to high for starter. Maybe you can charge $1.5- $2 / 100 words until you get some satisfied customer, make your portfolio good, then increase your rate.
      Wrong

      There are two completely different and separate sets of writers plying for work:
      1. SEO writers who produce complete garbage structured around a few keywords.
      2. Content writers who research their subject in depth and produce engaging, well-written work.
      Similarly, there are two completely different sets of buyers looking for articles:
      1. Those who need nothing more than keyword stuffed, ill-written garbage that they intend to spin and plaster all over the internet.
      2. Marketers who understand the true value of quality content and are more than happy to pay for it.
      Align yourself in section one in both cases and you'll never break free. Write for the SEO buyers and immediately you try raising your prices they'll drop you like a hot potato and go with the next low cost guy (or gal.)

      Maybe these earlier threads will provide you with a better, more in-depth perspective:
      If, when offering your writing services you find yourself dealing with potential clients who don't know or understand the true value of quality content and are focused on paying pennies for your time and skills, move on. They aren't worth bothering with.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Xneaker View Post

      Hmm.. $2.5 / 100 words so, $12.5 / 500 words. It seems to high for starter. Maybe you can charge $1.5- $2 / 100 words until you get some satisfied customer, make your portfolio good, then increase your rate.
      Not so - this doesn't work.

      Selling articles is a slightly artificial market. In fact, it isn't really "one market" at all.

      In the "up to $10 article market" there are nearly as many service providers as customers, and what attracts the customers to the writers is the fact that the articles cost up to $10 each. If you acquire some customers and put the price up to $15, what happens is that you lose all the customers, who have (literally) hundreds of other article-sellers from whom they can buy at lower prices.

      To many of these customers, an "article" is a chunk of text of a certain length, with a certain number of keywords in it, to which a backlink can be attached. Their concept of "quality" is fundamentally different from yours and mine.

      These are typically temporary customers: their own businesses tend not to survive indefinitely, because they have an "SEO-centered" approach to article marketing which will ultimately let them down (to put it politely).

      To charge more than this, you need to choose to compete in different markets.

      Those different markets do exist.

      Writers producing $5/$10 articles need permanently to replace their clients, whose businesses gradually fold up. They're advertising and promoting their article-writing services all the time, for this reason. We see hundreds of them advertising here, and thousands elsewhere. What you don't see to the same extent is writers of $100+ articles advertising their services in the same way. That isn't because they don't exist (as some people mistakenly imagine). It's typically because they're fully booked up with regularly returning customers who know how to use the products they produce and whose own businesses therefore tend to flourish.

      Making a living in this market requires marketing skills as well as writing skills.

      It's possible that some of the resources in this post may help you: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6794793

      But note that "attracting clients first and then increasing prices" is typically the wrong approach - any highly paid, successful writer will tell you this. The people who will tell you something different are not typically making their livings as writers.

      And good luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Douglas
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Not so - this doesn't work.

        Selling articles is a slightly artificial market. In fact, it isn't really "one market" at all.

        In the "up to $10 article market" there are nearly as many service providers as customers, and what attracts the customers to the writers is the fact that the articles cost up to $10 each. If you acquire some customers and put the price up to $15, what happens is that you lose all the customers, who have (literally) hundreds of other article-sellers from whom they can buy at lower prices.

        To many of these customers, an "article" is a chunk of text of a certain length, with a certain number of keywords in it, to which a backlink can be attached. Their concept of "quality" is fundamentally different from yours and mine.

        These are typically temporary customers: their own businesses tend not to survive indefinitely, because they have an "SEO-centered" approach to article marketing which will ultimately let them down (to put it politely).

        To charge more than this, you need to choose to compete in different markets.

        Those different markets do exist.

        Writers producing $5/$10 articles need permanently to replace their clients, whose businesses gradually fold up. They're advertising and promoting their article-writing services all the time, for this reason. We see hundreds of them advertising here, and thousands elsewhere. What you don't see to the same extent is writers of $100+ articles advertising their services in the same way. That isn't because they don't exist (as some people mistakenly imagine). It's typically because they're fully booked up with regularly returning customers who know how to use the products they produce and whose own businesses therefore tend to flourish.

        Making a living in this market requires marketing skills as well as writing skills.

        It's possible that some of the resources in this post may help you: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6794793

        But note that "attracting clients first and then increasing prices" is typically the wrong approach - any highly paid, successful writer will tell you this.

        And good luck!
        Alexa smith, you are a spiritual mentor to me in this regard. I have read quite a few posts of you helping out newbies

        Thanks !!
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  • Profile picture of the author cassandraw
    I think your prices are just fine. I charge about that, and get told it is a bit pricey, but I disagree. Writing quality content isn't always easy, and you should be paid well to do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      What Annie said!

      Understanding who your target audience is and what type of content you desire to write is key before you get started with any sort of advertising.

      What I believe a lot of newcomers do, is believe they have to start lowballing other writers to get started without even understanding what type of content those other writers are composing. Then what happens all too often, is they will find it much more difficult to command the pay they are worthy of once they have set that bar way too low for their writing talent and skills.

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  • Agree with Anniepot
    Define your target market, make review copies, get testimonial
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelplies
    $2 per 100 words I think is a good price for a native writer
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Follow AnniePot's advice.

      I have found that most "article" buyers in the IM niche are primarily interested in SEO content, where keyword usage is more important than a compelling article real, live people will actually want to read. Many of these buyers cannot see the difference between an article written as search engine fodder and one written with the intent of actually being read. As such, they gravitate toward the cheapest price.

      If you want to make decent money writing content, you need to target the buyers looking to buy content that will actually be read, shared and linked to by real people, not bots.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    I guess for a starter, you need build up your freelance work.
    Work with lots of different clients. Give them the quality of work.
    After that, request them to give you feedback with your work/performance.

    With the feedback from your client will be your best asset to attract you new customers and you can simply play with your pricing if you really have a good feedback.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    These posts are showing up a lot lately. Maybe that's a good thing. Here's my take.

    No one has to accept substandard pay. This is your life, your business. Just charge more. If the going rate is low in your chosen market, choose another market. Pay no attention to what Phillipino writers are charging or what some clown on elance is getting or not getting. That crap has nothing to do with you unless you allow it to.

    A lot of it has to do with how good you are. But that's subjective. My first steady paying gig I got ten cents per word writing for an offline financial newsletter. And guess what? I thought that was low so I went out and found gigs paying a lot more. And that's while I was learning the craft.

    Here's the thing about that: I was too naive to know I was supposed to accept peanuts. Kinda like Forest Gump was too naive to know he wasn't supposed to become a millionaire.

    There are plenty of decent paying gigs out there. Find them. I've posted about this many times with some excellent ways to find decent paying gigs. I don't have time for that today. But if you're serious about breaking out of the cellar, you'll figure it out yourself. If not, I guess you can live on peanuts. Apparently many people do.

    Bottom line: Just charge more.

    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Guy asks how much he's worth - Someone says $10 is too high - People jump in and attack him - All hell brakes loose



      Where have I seen this before lol
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        Guy asks how much he's worth - Someone says $10 is too high - People jump in and attack him - All hell brakes loose



        Where have I seen this before lol
        With all due respect, fin, I have to disagree.

        I see no one getting attacked at all.

        What I see are experienced talented writers in the field who are successful giving out sage advice. Writers who are successful not in SEO fodder articles, but well paying articles for clients who understand the investment they put into their business through compelling, engaging, and converting content designed for the reader rather than the search engines, parallels the success of said client's business.

        Advice that will hopefully save newcomers from the pitfalls that have hindered many an aspiring writer who got hung up in the fodder rat race by choosing the wrong marketing path.

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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Douglas
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      There are plenty of decent paying gigs out there. Find them. I've posted about this many times with some excellent ways to find decent paying gigs. I don't have time for that today.
      I would appreciate it if you could pint me to those threads
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  • Profile picture of the author Cesar Sampaio
    Usually starting writers with no portfolio and previous clients start at a rate of $1 or even $0.50 for 100 words. They need to get the word out and be hired and seen and almost always work with newbie marketers as well.

    Later when they have convinced people of the quality of their work and have also managed to get better funded clients they can ask for $3-5/100 words or even $7.5. Very few can get as much as $10-15 for 100 words, they are the top class of writers.

    It all boils down to quality of work and time and nothing else.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      Originally Posted by Cesar Sampaio View Post

      Usually starting writers with no portfolio and previous clients start at a rate of $1 or even $0.50 for 100 words. They need to get the word out and be hired and seen and almost always work with newbie marketers as well.

      Later when they have convinced people of the quality of their work and have also managed to get better funded clients they can ask for $3-5/100 words or even $7.5. Very few can get as much as $10-15 for 100 words, they are the top class of writers.

      It all boils down to quality of work and time and nothing else.
      With all due respect, you are wrong.

      You can come out of nowhere, a complete unknown, and charge $25, $35, $50, or even $100 (or more) for 500 words of content and get it - if you position yourself right. You will need the writing skills, but the right marketing skills will get you far farther than most people realize.

      Serving your time at the bottom to get experience and the trust of clients is a waste of time. You don't need to do it, and in fact, you shouldn't do it if you want to earn good money through writing.

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      • Profile picture of the author Cesar Sampaio
        Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

        With all due respect, you are wrong.

        You can come out of nowhere, a complete unknown, and charge $25, $35, $50, or even $100 (or more) for 500 words of content and get it - if you position yourself right. You will need the writing skills, but the right marketing skills will get you far farther than most people realize.

        Serving your time at the bottom to get experience and the trust of clients is a waste of time. You don't need to do it, and in fact, you shouldn't do it if you want to earn good money through writing.

        John.
        No doubt about that. But I was thinking about the new writer that still have to develop his/her writing skills and have no marketing skills whatsoever yet.

        If someone is already a talented writer and knows how this market works they can start asking a much higher rate for his/her services.

        Both writing and marketing knowledge are necessary as I've seen very good writers that were unaware of the inner workings of IM and were being paid much less than they deserved.
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    I see people repeating the same thing for the hundredth time.

    I just think it's pretty funny to watch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Born to Earn
    $1.5-$2.0 /100 word is right for content writing . be reputed with good writing skills than raise your rates.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      Originally Posted by Born to Earn View Post

      $1.5-$2.0 /100 word is right for content writing .
      No, it isn't. It's an insult to anyone who can produce well-written content.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Lenaghan
        The appropriate rate for written content is ?
        Whatever you can get people to pay you.

        There's no "right" amount to charge. As others have already pointed out, some people charge $100 or more for a 500 word article, and have plenty of places willing to pay them for it. Others charge $2 for the same length, and have trouble finding customers.

        Like everything else in this business, you're going to be most successful by going where the money is. Find out who is paying more for content and figure out how to break into that market.

        For example, are you knowledgable about a particular topic that other people would want content about? If so, you could specialize in that topic and go looking for people who might be interested in paying you to write.

        If you try to be all things to all people, you're going to wind up being a commodity. Which means you'll get paid less and be more easily replaced.

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        • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
          Originally Posted by nichescape View Post

          If you try to be all things to all people, you're going to wind up being a commodity. Which means you'll get paid less and be more easily replaced.

          John
          Well said! The best piece of wisdom I've heard all day - all year actually, come to think of it ...
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        • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
          Originally Posted by nichescape View Post

          you're going to be most successful by going where the money is. Find out who is paying more for content and figure out how to break into that market.
          Willie Sutton, the infamous bank robber, when finally caught by the police, was asked by Mitch Ohnstad, a news reporter, why he robbed banks. Sutton replied, "Because that's where the money is!"

          Follow the money and you'll always get well paid for writing. There are plenty of places, for example, where $1 per word - not 100 words - is a common rate.

          Yes, really!

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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      Originally Posted by govtjobs View Post

      5$ is good for original content.
      Good for whom? And for how much "original" content? From some of the better freelance writers you might only get five words ...

      When I hear "original content" being mentioned, I am reminded of the aspiring author who received a rejection letter for his manuscript that told him his book was, "both interesting and original."

      The letter then went on to say, "Unfortunately, the interesting bits are not very original, and the original bits are not very interesting."

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  • Profile picture of the author Griffin Smith
    I love these threads and if I remember correctly I started one about six months ago asking the same question.

    The answer that I've found is to search out higher quality buyers and immediately ditch the low paying high drama buyers.

    You said you've been content writing for years, so (if you haven't already) take about 15 articles that you've written and make a PDF portfolio, a simple Wordpress website (preferably with a short video of you on it) and start marketing yourself to better buyers.

    Get away from those crappy Odesk,elance etc.. And use places like freelance writing jobs . Com and you'll find yourself much better rewarded

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Maybe a better question to ask yorself is what you consider to be an inappropriate rate, and then refuse to work for anything less.


    Originally Posted by govtjobs View Post

    5$ is good for original content.
    I agree. Assuming, of course, that the $5 is for 50 words.



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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Douglas
    One thing I love about this forum is that everybody is eager to help the newbie as opposed to the practical work environment where office politics require you to be on a constant guard especially if you are new to the job.

    Thanks a lot guys !!

    I agree with the "Maintain your worth" school of thought. The entry of non-natives has undoubtedly brought diversity to the already rich universe of content writing but it has also induced several adverse effects; the prime one being quality compromise.

    This is easily manifested in the continuous up gradation of Google algorithm to fight these anomalies. When you let the price slide you are automatically sending out a message that you do not require professional services.

    Thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    Damn! I charge way more than that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Charge them dudes $10 per 500-word article. Lets do the math:

    $10x5 five hundred word article equals.... $50 bucks. Do this everyday, you make $1,500 a month. Separate yourself from the mediocre talent with your own website, case studies, examples, portfolios, and also repeat clients.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Charge them dudes $10 per 500-word article. Lets do the math:

      $10x5 five hundred word article equals.... $50 bucks. Do this everyday, you make $1,500 a month. Separate yourself from the mediocre talent with your own website, case studies, examples, portfolios, and also repeat clients.
      That's what I do just now, more or less, but I'm moving to Thailand so I can live cheaper while doing it.

      I think that would be pretty hard to sustain a living on that wage, and it's quite hard to write more than that and keep the quality. I've tried 10 per day and it gets very stressful.

      But if you're prepared to move to a developing country it's definitely an easy way to earn a living.
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      • Profile picture of the author BudaBrit
        Originally Posted by fin View Post

        That's what I do just now, more or less, but I'm moving to Thailand so I can live cheaper while doing it.

        I think that would be pretty hard to sustain a living on that wage, and it's quite hard to write more than that and keep the quality. I've tried 10 per day and it gets very stressful.

        But if you're prepared to move to a developing country it's definitely an easy way to earn a living.
        Charge more then, you're a native speaker and your time is worth more than that. At the moment, I've got a bit of a backlog and wrote 7 articles yesterday, each around 700 words, I need to do around 6 today to get up to date completely. I want that day to actually have been worth the hassle of writing more than I'd like to. Anything less than $100 is a waste in my eyes: I worked more than that in time. You should think the same way.

        I posted an ad here, which I think was a mistake. I don't have the following the big writers do and I do not believe in offering free review samples (if people want to review, then they should do so and not expect me to give up more than an hour of time for them for free). Luckily I get plenty of work from elsewhere, but it's a waste that I don't want to happen again.

        That's why I'm not on here much anymore. There are just too many people looking for cheap articles: they don't care about quality, they're still wedded to the '90's idea of SEO and won't listen when we say it's dead and buried. I don't understand the idea of paying your developer top dollar for a website but then only wanting to spend a penny on your content. What's a site without the words? It's kind of worthless. You wouldn't spend thousands on an illustrator for a book written by someone without a good grasp of English writing and then not edit it? It might sell a few copies but they'll likely be returned once the page is opened (although judging by the success of 50 Shades of Gray, I'm not so sure...)
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        • Profile picture of the author fin
          Originally Posted by BudaBrit View Post

          Charge more then, you're a native speaker and your time is worth more than that. At the moment, I've got a bit of a backlog and wrote 7 articles yesterday, each around 700 words, I need to do around 6 today to get up to date completely. I want that day to actually have been worth the hassle of writing more than I'd like to. Anything less than $100 is a waste in my eyes: I worked more than that in time. You should think the same way.

          I posted an ad here, which I think was a mistake. I don't have the following the big writers do and I do not believe in offering free review samples (if people want to review, then they should do so and not expect me to give up more than an hour of time for them for free). Luckily I get plenty of work from elsewhere, but it's a waste that I don't want to happen again.

          That's why I'm not on here much anymore. There are just too many people looking for cheap articles: they don't care about quality, they're still wedded to the '90's idea of SEO and won't listen when we say it's dead and buried. I don't understand the idea of paying your developer top dollar for a website but then only wanting to spend a penny on your content. What's a site without the words? It's kind of worthless. You wouldn't spend thousands on an illustrator for a book written by someone without a good grasp of English writing and then not edit it? It might sell a few copies but they'll likely be returned once the page is opened (although judging by the success of 50 Shades of Gray, I'm not so sure...)
          But I've just explained why someone wouldn't need to charge more. If they could pick up work and write it for cheaper.

          I think some people on this forum charge too much. Or at least tell people they do.

          Don't get me wrong, I know I don't charge high prices. But if you're living in a cheap country and building a business it doesn't matter. The end goal is always the business taking over.

          I personally don't think anyone should be a freelancer forever. If you're a good writer you should be trying to build up a blog, even if it's only one post per week. And while that's happening there's nothing wrong with writing for cheaper if you can have a very comfortable life in a cheap country.

          So op: move abroad.
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          • Profile picture of the author BudaBrit
            Originally Posted by fin View Post

            But I've just explained why someone wouldn't need to charge more. If they could pick up work and write it for cheaper.

            I think some people on this forum charge too much. Or at least tell people they do.

            Don't get me wrong, I know I don't charge high prices. But if you're living in a cheap country and building a business it doesn't matter. The end goal is always the business taking over.

            I personally don't think anyone should be a freelancer forever. If you're a good writer you should be trying to build up a blog, even if it's only one post per week. And while that's happening there's nothing wrong with writing for cheaper if you can have a very comfortable life in a cheap country.

            So op: move abroad.
            My point is why settle for less than you're worth, though? Do you really think you're only worth $50/day? That's what someone earns in McDonald's each day: we're doing more than that, surely? The internet is in English mainly, at least all the sales sites are, and there aren't too many of us native speakers out there. We're worth more if a developer is worth more and if we spend our time actually creating something worth reading we should be compensated for that time and effort. $50/day isn't really doing that whether you can live off it or not.
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            • Profile picture of the author fin
              Originally Posted by BudaBrit View Post

              My point is why settle for less than you're worth, though? Do you really think you're only worth $50/day? That's what someone earns in McDonald's each day: we're doing more than that, surely? The internet is in English mainly, at least all the sales sites are, and there aren't too many of us native speakers out there. We're worth more if a developer is worth more and if we spend our time actually creating something worth reading we should be compensated for that time and effort. $50/day isn't really doing that whether you can live off it or not.
              I think for someone who is building a business they should be willing to accept enough money to live on while building up the business.

              If people want more then that's fine. I'm not really talking about the people who are writing for good money. I'm talking about the ones that are coming on here and saying they can't find anyone that will pay them more. Instead they should be writing another guest post for their site.

              People don't need much money to live. I guess I have the romantic notion of entrepreneurship where someone makes enough money to get by while they work on their business in their free time.

              If someone is desperate for extra money then they should seek more. If you just think they are worth more then they should know their business is going to become successful in the next year and they are giving themselves a valuable lesson.
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            • Profile picture of the author janicej
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              The question really isn't whether you're worth more, but whether you can find better pay or not. The thing is that many clients are biased against beginners or writers who are not native english speakers and are unwilling to give them a better chance.

              So you'll probably need to build yourself a reputation before being able to charge much more than that for your work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Rhodes
    Thank you for the wealth of information guys. In the past, I had been writing unique, well researched articles for a meager price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert T Jillie
    If you want good fairly in depth research on a topic and you want your content to be engaging you can expect to pay between $17 and $25 for a 500 to 600 word piec of content.

    anything less than that and you will find yourself doing quite a bit of editing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    It depends on where to writer is located, too. Writers from the Philippines that can be hired at onlinejobs.ph are usually cheaper than writers from elsewhere in the world but sometimes their English stinks so you first should request a sample of their work to see to it that they can type without any spelling errors or grammar mistakes.

    I wrote a guide on outsourcing with a mention about outsourcing content writing, too. Here it is, if you'd like to have a look:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...questions.html

    If you can, always strive to hire a person that is an expert in the area or niche that you want the content written about.

    For example, if you are starting a site about the best types of wine out there, you should strive to hire a person that is a wine expert - These can be hard to find but you can post a project on sites like Freelancer, Guru, Odesk and others and mention that you will only allow in people who know a lot about the different types of wine that exist.
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