This is NOT an exact science but beyond research, I highly recommend touching base with other writers from your community. Think about your expenses, your time, rights you will be selling and, what YOU bring to the table as far as experience and the amount of research you will be doing. Give some thought too as to what the particular market will bear.
You don’t want to undersell yourself just to get the business. You want to walk away satisfied for what you’ve offered. However, if the client is reliable and respects your worth, you want them to come back; good clients are hard to find!
This list will prove to be useful for those travelling along their freelance journey:
Seawoman’s 2 Cents: NB. Timely additions in particular re: Content Writing & Marketing
Trends continuing into 2017, show content writing & marketing are HOT – good news for us writers! That’s the core of Seawoman Creative Media‘s business.
- Content Launch.com‘s published prices give you an idea with their rates
- How Much Does Professional Web Content Writing Cost? by The Content Factory. Click HERE!
Charging for Writing
- About Freelance Writing has a great post on “Setting Your Fees.” Click HERE!
- Angela Hoy’s “Writing For Others – What to Charge?” Click HERE!
- Blog post charging for Freelancers by Carol Tice (excellent one!) Click HERE!
- Contently’s 2015 Freelance Rates Database for writers, designers, visual artists & photographers. (You can contribute your info too!). Click HERE!
- Debra Jason gives great cost factors you need to consider. (Seems we are on the same page!) Click HERE!
- Editorial Freelance Association has a great guide for Editorial fees and more. Click HERE!
- Examples of Freelance Writing Rates by Allena Tapia (2016). Click HERE!
- Freelance Hourly Rate Calculator. A MUST-click by Jennifer Mattern. Click HERE!
- How Much Does Professional Web Content Writing Cost? by The Content Factory. Great guide offering all elements you need to consider in the true costs. Click HERE!
- How To Hire An Editor by Mark Nichol. Click HERE!
- Lynn Wasnak’s How Much Should I Charge is excellent. This detailed post covers EVERYTHING: even for copywriting, resume writing, critiquing manuscripts, comic book writing and much more. Click HERE!
- Sharon Hurley Hall has a great blog called “Get Paid To Write“. Click HERE!
- What It Really Costs To Be A Freelance Writer by Laura Spencer. Click HERE!
- What To Pay An Editor in 2015 Cheat Sheet by Lisa Furgison. Click HERE!
- Writer’s Digest – Excellent table format on how to charge for writing & editing by the hour/ project/ page. Click HERE!
Social Media Consulting and Management won’t go away soon (strategy, auditing, training and curation). My favs are:
- Alexis Grant
- BlueCloud Solutions
- Creating a Social Media Strategy
- HQ Social Media (savvy clients WILL ask questions!)
- Mack Collier
- Virtual Social Media (good breakdown of factors)