Can you set your fees for your freelance writing services and products with absolute confidence?
I’ve just posted “Writing business: set your fees, get paid” on Writing Hacker. Here’s an excerpt:
Setting fees for writing services and products is a challenge for many writers. And I include experienced writers in this too. Many otherwise competent writers give up freelancing because they can’t get the hang of pricing their services.
Experience helps with pricing. For example, occasionally I zoom around the out-sourcing sites to see what’s happening. At least 90 per cent of the writers using these venues are shaky on pricing.
Tip: when you undercut other writers, you’re undercutting yourself as well. Bidding low to get a gig is a waste of your energy. Take it from one who knows, because I’ve been there: when you cram your calendar with low-paying gigs, you don’t have the time or the energy to get highly-paid gigs. The highly-paid gigs are out there – finding them is easy, once you know how. Much depends on your marketing skills.
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