November 18, 2017

Article Writing – How Much to Charge

Freelance article writing is undoubtedly one of the best ways to make money online these days. Hundreds of internet marketers are looking for somebody who can ghostwrite their articles. Although some of them do not have much money to spend, there are those who are more than happy to pay $10-$25 per article as long as they know that they’re getting nothing but the best.

If you’re a freelance article writer and if you’re bidding on article writing projects on various freelancing sites, it’s important that you know how to bid accordingly. Obviously, your bid price is something that your potential buyers will seriously consider. You cannot afford to make these people feel that you’re charging them too much otherwise, they’ll surely look the other way. You cannot also charge too little as this will send a strong message to potential buyers that you have nothing great to offer.

Here are some tips on how you can properly charge for article writing projects that you want to work on:

  1. First thing that you need to do is to check your standing in the freelancing sites that you’re using. Are you considered one of the most trusted providers? Do you have more than enough positive feedback that will give your potential buyers a guarantee that you can do the job properly? If you answer yes to these questions, you can charge more compare to your competitors. As I said a while ago, some buyers do not mind paying more if they know that they’re working with the best. If you’re just starting out and if you haven’t proven your worth yet, it’s best if you charge a bit less until you get enough feedbacks on your profile. Most people who are new on freelancing sites charge as low as $1-$3 per article. Yes, it’s not much but you can easily increase your rate once you have proven track record.
  2. Length. Generally, longer articles cost more than those that contain 300-500 words. So, it’s important that you ask potential buyers the length of the articles. Sometimes, these people will need 1,000 words for each article. Charging $1-$2/100 words will sound very reasonable.
  3. Needed research. Before you place your bid, determine first how much research is needed in completing the whole project. You wouldn’t want to charge $5/article if it will take you one day to research one topic, right?
  4. Read the requirements. Know what other requests are included in the article writing project. Buyers would sometimes ask you to post the articles that you’ve written on their blog or would ask you to distribute the articles to directories. You can charge additional for these or tell your potential buyers that you’re just interested in writing the articles. You have to make this clear before you accept the project to avoid conflict in the future.