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What’s Your Value? A Proven Way to Raise Freelance Writing Rates

The Value Path to Raise Your Freelance Writing Rates. Makealivingwriting.com

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.

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The Go-Getter Writer’s Guide to Ramp Up Your Freelance Business

Ramp Up Your Freelance Business. Makealivingwriting.com

Build a thriving freelance business as a writer. That’s the goal, right?

But just about every writer discovers that the path to get there includes twists and turns, dead-ends, roadblocks, and delays while trying to build a freelance business.

And sometimes, you might even get lost along the way. Been there, done that?

But if you’re the go-getter type who’s willing to hustle, develop discipline, and learn the business and craft of freelance writing, you can do this.

If you’re just starting out, or you’re ready to move up and earn more, there’s a few critical skills you need for long-term success.

And they don’t have anything to do with the craft of writing, but everything to do with the business of writing, planning, finances, and marketing.

Ready to ramp up your freelance business? Check out these five go-getter strategies to help you earn more, get a steady stream of clients, and create a long-term game plan for freelance business success.

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Getting Freelance Writing Jobs at $250 an Hour — The Brainy Way

The brainy way to get freelance writing jobs for $250 an hour. Makealivingwriting.com

I wasn’t always a freelance writer. In fact, I used to be a brainy corporate accountant who made a six-figure income. But I wanted out in a bad way. And I made up my mind that I could earn a decent living by booking well-paying freelance writing jobs.

Here’s how it all went down. I raided my 401(k), a very un-CPA-like thing to do, bought a townhouse, renovated it and flipped it. Pretty smart, right? But I still needed freelance writing jobs lined up before I could quit my day job. And not the content-mill kind.

So I joined the Freelance Writers Den and went through the bootcamp, “Learn to Write White Papers,” by Steve Slaunwhite. That was my light-bulb moment. Writing white papers was the perfect match for my skills and goals to get freelance writing jobs that paid pro rates. Without hesitation, I named my new business and launched my site, “Savvy White Papers.”

With that done I busted my butt until I had a $250/hr contract in my hand and a check in the bank. Want to know how to land freelance writing jobs that pay top dollar? Here’s how I did it:

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7 Get-Real Questions to Ask to Set Your Freelance Writing Fee

It’s one of the toughest questions for new writers: What should I charge? “What’s the going rate?” writers ask me, hoping there is a pat answer that will let them know if they’re being ripped off. But there is no …

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Why Writers Should Know Their Daily Rate

I’ve written frequently about the need for freelance writers to set a goal of having a high hourly rate. I’ve written about how to raise your rates. I’ve talked about how you can earn more bidding per-project than per-hour. Today, I’m …

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