I was just wondering if you could direct me where I can info about setting rates.
Apparently the info is a bit scarce due to anti-trust laws?
How freelance writers and editors can set rates is a question I get in one form or another at least a couple of times a month. Which is good. I love getting paid well and want you to be well paid too.
I don’t think the seeming scarcity of specific rate information is due to anti-trust laws. Do we have any anti-trust laws any more? (Sigh, that’s a whole other topic.)
Rather, I think, it’s because those rates are all over the map. For example, I base my ghostwriting and coaching fees on between $125 and $150 an hour. But you will find ghostwriters at least way lower and quite a bit higher than me. I’m not sure about writing coaches, but I suspect my rates are maybe a bit above average there too.
Of course, I didn’t start there; I’ve been writing and charging for it for years and years.
That said, we have a whole series of articles about setting fees that so far includes:
- Setting Your Freelance Writing Fees – Part 1 – Tracking Expenses
- Setting Your Freelance Writing Fees – Part 2 – Savings & Benefits
- Setting Your Freelance Writing Fees – Part 3 – So, What’s The Number?
- Setting Your Freelance Writing Fees – Part 4 – You’re Entitled To Profit
- Speaking of Price
- Fees – It Does Matter What Others Charge! A Guest Article
- Fees – Writers Probably Need A Specialty Or Two
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