Category Archives: Money

“What/How do I charge?” I bet no other topic generates more questions or discussions in freelance writing circles. Some time ago, I wrote about 7 freelance writing rate models and, later, how to switch from hourly to value pricing. In those posts, I argued against hourly rates, which tend to shortchange service providers. (I’ll tell you why in…

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When you’re starting out as a freelance B2B writer, charging by the hour sounds like a fair and straightforward way to go. But before long, your writing skills, systems, and time management grow sharper, and you’re producing content that’s twice as strong in half the time. If you’re still charging by the hour then, you’re earning…

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Lately I’ve noticed a lot of questions about retainers — some posed to me, others popping up in freelance discussion boards. I’m not surprised. Retainers are the golden geese that enabled me to build my freelance writing business and quit my corporate job within 4-5 months. Just like a subscription model, retainers bring you a steady income and workload…

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This week’s post comes from freelance copywriter from Joel Klettke, and first appeared on his blog, joelklettke.com. This is gold, friends. Enjoy! Two years ago today, I stocked up on canned chili, dusted off the desk in my home office and officially left my job. If you want the whole story from the early days, I wrote this…

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“What should I charge for X?” Ah, pricing… Get used to asking that question, my friend, because it will follow you at every stage of your freelancing career. Three reasons for that: No market standards exist for freelance copywriting or content writing rates. As your business and skills evolve, you should re-evaluate the worth of your…

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