I know your site addresses freelance writing, but I’m wondering if you have any advice about what to charge for maintaining a company’s Twitter account?
I am a freelance writer and got a blogging job (through your site!). The company now wants me to create and maintain a Twitter account that links to each new post, plus “follow” other related organizations on Twitter, stay aware of their posts, and post links from the company and company blog in response to other accounts when appropriate.
I am eager for more work, but I have no idea how to bill for this. Per tweet seems kind of silly… perhaps I should charge a monthly stipend? If so, what?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Glad my site has been helpful.
I doubt if there is yet any standard pay for maintaining a twitter account. But what you describe could become quite time consuming.
Oh it’s easy enough to tweet a new blog post, but keeping track of other organizations is one of those squishy things that’s likely to grow over time.
I’d probably go for a monthly fee or stipend as you suggest. Maybe 10 or 20 percent of what you’re getting for the blog?
I’d also insist that whatever price we set was good for only 90 or 120 days which should be long enough to get a real feel for what finding and following the other organizations takes in time and effort. Then I’d want to revisit my fee. That’s the sort of agreement for possible change you need to get up front.
Does anyone else have experience with charging for tweeting? What’s your approach?
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