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.
It happens to nearly every freelance writer at some point. You need to drop a client. But how do you break the news? What do you say in your farewell email to clients?
There’s usually at least one main reason you’ve got a bad taste in your mouth for a client.
They don’t pay enough. Their people aren’t appreciative. Their deadlines are too crazy. Or maybe all three. Sound familiar?
Maybe things started out great, but now the situation has changed. There’s a new editor or marketing director. You find yourself putting off their work. And you may not be doing the best work you possibly could on their account.
You know the client has got to go. But what do you say in that farewell email to clients?
“Sayonara, sucker,” “See you in hell,” “It’s been great working with you,” or something else?
I spent a lot of time thinking about this before I dropped two steady clients. Ready make it happen? Here’s what to say in your farewell email to clients.
Ever wonder if there’s a well-trodden path to being a six-figure freelance writer?
You know…a step-by-step plan, without any twists and turns, that leads you straight to that sought-after income goal for a lot of freelance writers.
If you’re just starting out or you’ve been a freelance writer for some time, you’ve probably experienced the ups and downs of freelancing. It’s part of the gig.
So how do you get to be a six-figure freelance writer?
Here’s the thing. There’s more than one way to get there. Everybody’s path is a little different.
In fact, one freelancer almost gave up on writing for a living to teach English in Asia. And then unexpectedly found her way back.
At first it was a rough and winding road that included a stint on food stamps. But she hustled. She worked hard. She got some help along the way. Last year she broke the six-figure mark as a freelance writer. And so can you.
Want to be a six-figure freelance writer? The path is this way…
Are you struggling to meet your income goals? Many writers face this challenge. But you might be sitting on a cash cow and not even know it.
Maybe you’ve just had a contract end, and need to replace that income. Maybe you just want to make more money to save for a special trip. Or maybe you’re ready to move up and earn more, but you’re not sure how to make it happen.
Whatever the case may be, your gut instinct might be to fire up your computer and start looking for new prospects.
There’s nothing wrong with that. If you have zero clients, that’s what you should be doing.
But if you’ve been in the game long enough to have even one regular client, it may be time to take a step back. There’s a way to make more money without the hustle of finding another client.
When I figured out this cash-cow technique works, I turned a $200 a month gig a $1,500 per month contract.
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You dream of being a successful writer. But instead you’re stuck with freelance work writing for content mills and clients who pay you $20 or less per post.
Deep down, you know it’s time to drop these low-paying clients and find better-paying freelance work, but the thought terrifies you.
Isn’t it risky to just let your clients go? What if no one will pay your higher rates for freelance work?
If you’re struggling to keep up with deadlines and the volume or freelance work for low-paying clients, where are you going to find the time for marketing to get better ones?
I understand where you’re coming from. I was in this very situation less than six months ago. And then I did something that felt a little crazy and scary. I gave most of my clients a swift kick.
What would happen if you let all your clients go tomorrow?
It cleared the way for me to get higher-paying clients and triple my freelance work income. Here’s how it’s done:
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: