Send me a quote. How much will this cost? What are your freelance writing rates?
It’s a good sign your prospect is interested in hiring you for a writing project. You’re stoked. You get off that call, do a little dance, and then freak out about your freelance writing rates.
How much should you charge? Should you just quote your usual rate? Is there a better way to estimate your fee for the project?
You could just take the fast-food approach and quote a price from your project menu or calculate a fee based on your hourly rate. But you could be missing out on potential revenue.
If you’ve been wondering how to raise your freelance writing rates, it’s time to take a closer look at your skills, your niche experience, and the value your writing has for your clients.
Next time you quote a project, your fee should reflect your value as a writer. It’s a proven way to raise your freelance writing rates. Here’s how it’s done.
Can you make money writing for digital marketing agencies?
Yes. How about easy $100 assignments, $400 blog posts, or $1,000 long-form projects, and plenty of ongoing work?
Find a good digital marketing agency to work with, and it’s totally possible.
In theory, here’s how it works:
- A digital marketing agency does all the heavy lifting to find clients in your niche.
- Then the digital marketing agency hires you to write content for their clients…blog posts, white papers, case studies, website content, marketing materials, etc.
Sounds pretty good, right? All you need to do is find some digital marketing agencies, and you’re set. Lots of work, less marketing, steady pay.
Hold on…Some digital marketing agencies have a track record for paying writers respectable rates. But some are nothing more than low-paying content mills disguised as a digital marketing agency, and we want you to avoid those.
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Terrified of charging higher freelance rates, even though you know you’re worth it?
If quoting big is outside your comfort zone, I get it. It seemed too risky.
What if you lose the gig?
In my family, income from my freelancing is pretty important. We depend on it being there every month, so I’m not in a position to take huge unnecessary risks. A lost gig equals lost income (and lost income doesn’t pay the mortgage).
But at some point, you’re bound to reach a tipping point. You might be terrified of the outcome, but you’re finally willing to take the risk to find out if you can command higher freelance rates.
I reached a tipping point like that earlier this year, and something pretty crazy happened.
Want to learn how to punch fear in the face, and take the leap to raise your freelance rates? Here’s how it’s done:
Ever wonder what the formula is for earning higher freelance writing rates?
It’s easy to think it’s some secret list of ingredients you can only get with years of experience, fancy degrees, or an incredible network of connections.
But if you’re just starting out, that’s seems about as realistic as finding a pot of gold or a magic potion to turn back the clock so you can start over.
It can get frustrating. Spend too much time simmering like that, and it creates a chemical reaction of self-doubt and negative thinking that can taint your freelance writing efforts.
Fortunately, there’s a simple formula you can follow to boost your freelance writing rates (mine jumped by 900 percent).
Want the formula to grow your freelance writing business?
If you’re a new writer focused on building your freelance writing income rapidly, it’s easy to get frustrated. You try different ways to get gigs, and they just don’t seem to work out.
Recently, I’ve been seeing a trio of basic blunders that newbie writers make. These can really put a damper on your chances of success in freelancing.
The wrong moves waste precious time, letting your savings run out before you can get any traction. Then, too often, writers end up having to take another hated day job, and their dreams of earning a fat freelance writing income go on the back burner.
How do new freelance writers mess up their chances? Let me count the ways…