How much should you pay your freelance writer?

“How much do you charge?”

It’s the eternal question for the freelance writer. And the bottom line is….it depends. The amount you can expect to pay varies on a number of factors, spelled out beautifully by Courtney Craig in ClearVoice.

“This FAQ doesn’t have a simple answer,” Craig writes. “Most intermediate to advanced freelance writers charge between 10 cents and $1 per word, depending on the amount of work they will have to put into the project. But, the way they bill that average range will vary. Some freelance writers bill at a flat rate, per hour, or per monthly retainer for frequent work (in this case, a volume-based discount should apply), rather than per word. Typically, freelance writers who use one of those last three billing methods will include services beyond just the content.”

So, it really does depend…and Craig provides a fantastic infographic to help make it more understandable.

Where does the Words Girl fall? Check out the PRO category below for a good idea. Then let us know what you need.

Freelance writer rates from ClearVoice
Image part of an infographic by ClearVoice, (c) 2015.

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