If you’re a new freelancer who’s sticking your toes into the waters of online writing jobs, knowing how to charge can be a bit perplexing. I mean, do you charge by the hour, by the job, by the project, by the word – how? Setting your freelance writing rates doesn’t have to be so hard though. All you need is to know what to do.
In traditional freelance writing jobs, there are long-standing guidelines for determining how to charge. For example, if you freelance for magazines, you’ll probably be charging by the word or get a set rate for whatever piece you’re commissioned to write.
When I’m pricing online writing jobs, following are just some factors I keep in mind to arrive at freelance writing rates that ensure I’m being paid enough for my time, while being fair to clients.
I write and sell ebooks online for a living. I published my first ebook in 2004. To date, I’ve written and self-published 18 titles. Anyone who wants to can do this. Why? Because what I call the “eSelf-Publishing” world has evolved a lot since 2004.
I started my SEO writing career in late October 2007. By December, I was so swamped that I was looking to bring on other writers to help me meet deadlines. But, there were some things I had to do to get up and running.
I’ve been writing ebooks and selling them online since 2004. When I read a lot of articles online that talk about selling ebooks, I often sit there shaking my head mumbling, “That’s not true,” or, “They didn’t tell the whole story about that.” One truth is, you can make money selling ebooks online – a lot of money. But in order to do so, there are some myths that should be dispelled so you know what you’re getting into.
Writing an ebook and self-publishing it is not hard – at all. That is, the actual writing is not hard. What’s difficult is finding the time to write and dedicating yourself to the process so you actually finish, instead of letting your project languish on your hard drive.
Pricing, when selling ebooks is relative, as with any other products. And if you want to make money selling ebooks, you have to price it right because no matter how fabulously it’s written, how good the information is and how unique it is, if it’s not priced right, you won’t make very many, or any, sales.
Make Money Selling Ebooks: How to Create an Ebook Publishing Empire By Writing Just One Book a Month
Writing ebooks for profit is fun – plain and simple – even though it is a lot of work. But, you can make the work you do on one ebook turn into two to four income streams for you pretty easily. This not only cuts down on the amount of writing you have to do to make money selling ebooks, it significantly ups your income.
Ebook publishing is actually very easy. And, one of the reasons I love it is that you can get an idea in your head and get it out – and published – in a few hours or days. I know, I’ve written quite a few.