Reality Blog: How Much Do You Charge?

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Cash Register Drawer HorizontalHello again, Wealthy Web Writers!

Welcome back to the Reality Blog.

I’ve noticed that as I achieve milestones along the way in my freelance career, these achievements end up being more like starting lines rather than finish lines.

Take my freelance website, for example.

I wanted to launch my site, and signed up for Rebecca Matter’s Build Your Freelance Website in Four Days Webinar Series.

For the duration of the program (which I highly recommend, by the way), my focus was squarely on getting my website launched … that was the goal.

However, when my site was finally published, I quickly realized this wasn’t the end — it was actually just the beginning.

I’ve recently had similar experiences when discussing projects with potential new clients.

Getting the client wasn’t the end of the process, it was the beginning!

And, early in these discussions, clients have wanted to discuss my fees.

So with that in mind, I bring you …

How Much Do You Charge?

Understandably, when you start along your journey to the writers’ life, much of the focus is on getting clients.

Getting clients, getting more clients, getting better clients …

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Jim Wright

Jim is a writer, teacher, consultant, and an advocate for clarity in communication. He helps clients make sense of their online presence, and translates tech-speak into plain English.

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  • One piece of information that I only recently discovered is that marketing agencies tend to pay less than working directly with a client. According to Steve Slaunwhite, it’s about 25-30% less, and that’s been my experience. Keep this in mind when bidding for projects. Of course, there’s potential to make more with an agency since you could be working on projects for a variety of their customers, but on a per project basis, it’ll be a little less than what you’re getting elsewhere.

    Happy Pricing everyone!

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