I have a question, Anne. Should a freelance writer put their prices on their website?
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This is really a matter of personal taste and experience. I tend to post my prices or at least ranges of prices on the website about my writing services, www.annewayman.com. I’ve got two reasons:
- It absolutely drives me nuts when find a product or service on the web and can’t determine the price without asking. And this is also true of advertising in any form. For example, I watch real estate ads and the lack of a price makes me wonder what the broker is trying to conceal. I know their goal is to get the phone to ring, but I avoid folks like that so they miss my call.
- I also post prices to weed out the folks who think I ought to be willing to ghostwrite their book for free or on spec because they have such a great story. I post my coaching prices as well, for the same reasons.
lol, since I’m telling you I don’t like it when people don’t post their prices I guess I’d better post mine. My fees are generally based on around $125 an hour.
What do you do about posting your prices?
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