Question:

What should freelance writers charge?

15 October, 2021 Roy Schroeder 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: VINCENT NOREN
    21 October, 2021

    The going rates being charged by professional freelance writers range from $100 to $1,000 per article. However their value will vary depending on many factors such as how proficient they are with a certain subject, the quality of the content they produce and how good it is at addressing their reader's needs or solving their problems. In general, I would say a good starting point for any article should be about a hundred dollars if you allow them to do research. That way, you can get a well-researched article which saves you money in the long run since it doesn't need revision. The average for this fee would be around double that figure or closer to 200$-250$.

  • AUTHOR: ROY MENJIVAR
    21 October, 2021

    There isn't any one answer to that question, and the amount is something each writer needs to decide for themselves. One thing we do know is how much companies usually charge for freelance content services. Companies like Wiretap Media and Contently range from $150-$300 an hour and offer general rates and payment plans as well as video tutorials on pricing. One freelance writer I spoke with acknowledged that she charges $225 an hour because she believes her work falls into a premium category of quality, experience, or turnaround time. Obviously there's no standard for what freelance writers should charge because every type of project has different requirements to complete it best (for example: ghostwriting services).

  • AUTHOR: JACK GUILLEMETTE
    21 October, 2021

    A freelance writer charges anything they are worth, which is up to the individual. One thing I have seen recently is writers who will work for exposure. This means that if you are not an established professional writer, it may be difficult to find anyone willing to pay your rates or offer fair compensation for your time. What many people don't realize is that writers have hours and hours of developmental editing before submitting any copy towards publication, plus all the time required afterward in order to maintain quality content. Writing well does take a lot of time!

  • AUTHOR: REBECKA LANZ
    21 October, 2021

    Basically, good freelancers will charge what the market can bear. Some clients feel that their price is unreasonable and may not be worth the return on investment for a three-hour article. In these cases, writers should find out why they are refusing to pay the higher price. They may have a legitimate reason or they may just be trying to save money by refusing to hire an experienced writer who charges more than the average freelancer. In summary, freelance writers should ask themselves what would make it worth their time and effort to take on a project if they were charged less.

  • AUTHOR: LLOYD PEPPER
    21 October, 2021

    The typical rates range from $25 to $1,000. However, more and more we're seeing people charging $150 on the low end and $1000 on the high end. We recommend you charge according to your area of expertise and experience. If you don't have a qualification or degree but have worked as a freelance writer for many years, then it's worth suggesting rates about average of those who work with those similar skillset namely those with qualifications/degrees.

  • AUTHOR: ANTHONY SERNA
    21 October, 2021

    A lot of that depends on what you expect out of your project or who you're targeting. It also typically relies on the amount of time and effort put into it (i.e. will hours). There are many factors to be considered, but it typically really just comes down to how much time you want to spend on it and how valuable the readership is. For example, if this is for a company's blog, wouldn't they want someone with enough knowledge about their business so they receive good feedback? So maybe they would hire someone knowledgeable in addition to quality work just because of their level of experience or credentials?