I follow your blog with interest. Good information, thanks.
A question about setting rates. What would be a reasonable rate for a short post, say 300-500 words (assuming some but not extensive experience) on the part of the writer?
Elizabeth (in comments)
I’m glad you find the blog helpful.
This is what I call a “how long is a piece of string” question. By that I mean I have no way of giving you a specific answer that will make sense for you.
You’ve got to figure what your time is worth, how long it would take you to do a post of that length, how much research you’d need to do for each post
You’d also need to consider if it’s a repeating job. Do they want one post? One a week? A day? Several a day?
Is the topic something you know or want to know about?
Will your name show on the blog? If it does is that a real advantage to you or just an ego stroke?
Is the writing you do for the blog likely to lead to more clients or better paying clients?
Do you see what I mean? You can find prices for blog posts all over the map; you’ve got to develop your own charges. I can only ask you the questions and urge you not to under charge.
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