Freelance Writing: Charge What You’re Worth

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There have never been as many opportunities for writers as there are today. Unfortunately, that can mean that you spread yourself too thin — you grab any low-paid job which comes long.

That’s no way to live.

What if you charged more than you’re charging now? What if you charged what you’re worth?

Read this article, Your Time is Money: What if You Were Worth $300 an Hour? – by Dumb Little Man:

“If time is money, then why don’t we treat it like currency? I wondered what would happen if we significantly increased our rates. For instance, if each of us were to charge $300 an hour, it would transform the way we managed our time. We could each focus on the projects we were passionate about, and we could cut the ones that drained our energy. A raise — a mental raise — would make all the difference.    “

How much you charge affects not only the way that your clients see you, it also affects the way you see yourself.

Charge what you’re worth

In Australia, the MEAA suggests a freelance hourly rate of $227.

You can charge any rate you like, of course, but if you’re a full-time, experienced freelance writer, living in a developed Western economy, charging less than USD $200 an hour for your services isn’t viable. You need to pay taxes, insurance, and invest in your business just as any other business does.

So, what are you worth? $200 an hour, $300 an hour — or more?

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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

About Angela Booth

Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.