How to Charge for Your Writing

How to Charge for Your Writing

Marketing
  If you are entering the freelance world from a typical job, you may think of your pay as an hourly wage. Maybe, you are a salaried employee that earns so much per month or a salesperson that earns a percentage of each sale. Before reading further, I want you to take a deep breath and let go of all those ideas. You cannot survive in a freelance environment attaching your worth to a dollar per hour figure. Even though I want you to clear your head of previously held ideas about pay rates, your prospective clients will still ask what your rates are. They will want to know how much you charge per word, page, or hour. And when they do, the best answer to their question is... Nothing! Yes,…
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Does a Freelance Writer Need a Website?

Does a Freelance Writer Need a Website?

Marketing, Portfolio
  As a freelance writer, I want to be able to find folks to interview. I wrote a story about blogging for hobby farmers. I was excited about this story because I could highlight some of my favorite blogs by interviewing those blog owners as experts. But I had some trouble. Where is your contact information, Tammi? You don't have a contact tab on your site. Nor do you have your email address in your sidebar. I thought I'd leave a comment on a post and ask you to get in touch with me, but your posts don't accept comments. I Googled you, tried your Amazon page, and even tried to find you on Facebook. I know you have a farm to run, but do you want to sell your…
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