I just got an offer [THANKS TO HUBPAGES] and I need your advice!

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  1. RKHenry profile image65
    RKHenryposted 14 years ago

    I wrote a couple hubs on how Interior Lighting and Outdoor Lanterns.  Well I just got an offer to write 4 300-500 word articles, about lighting, for a company.  They want to know how much I'd charge for 4-500 word pieces.  Well I don't have a clue.  Any suggestions???

    Thank you HubPages for this opportunity.  What a great avenue to write and share. 

    I would appreciate any advice.  I need to give them an answer soon.  Thanks! R.K.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image60
      Ryan Hupferposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      This is awesome news -- congrats RKHenry!

  2. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
    GeneriqueMediaposted 14 years ago

    Hey! CONGRATS!!!!

    I've not much experience in this field, but I find that Shirley is willing to give some tips through her experience...try...


    She has some great Hubs on this sort of thing too.

    She writes for an hourly basis...and sets her price at fifty bucks but negotiable.

    Hope I helps u!!!!1 smile

  3. Shirley Anderson profile image59
    Shirley Andersonposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for the plug, GM!!!  smile

    RK, send me an email to discuss, okay?

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
      GeneriqueMediaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Of course. smile Encouragement lends us to favor those we get to know and love. wink



      1. Shirley Anderson profile image59
        Shirley Andersonposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  4. K.D. Clement profile image69
    K.D. Clementposted 14 years ago

    I would check out the going rate for that kind of work at a site like Elance. 

    How often has this sort of thing happened to hubbers?  I admit, this is one of the reasons I joined hubpages.  I want to get some freelance writing experience and hope to be able to showcase some of my work here for, hopefully, future writing adventures.

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image59
      Shirley Andersonposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I would NEVER use a bidding site's prices!  EVER!  If your writing is good and you know anything about search engine optimization, you'll work for very little money using bid sites as your pricing guide.  I'm not trying to tell you what to do, just saying what I would not do.

      Yes, K.D., HP can bring offers for freelancing.  There are several of us who have gotten client projects from here.  Once you're established, you may get emails from people looking to hire you for some hubs or articles.

  5. JamaGenee profile image82
    JamaGeneeposted 14 years ago

    This was just discussed in the thread

    Congrats and good luck! cool

  6. K.D. Clement profile image69
    K.D. Clementposted 14 years ago

    Good to know!!!  I won't use a bidding site. :-))  Yes, please listen to Shirley-I am a rank novice!! lol ;-)

  7. RKHenry profile image65
    RKHenryposted 14 years ago

    Shirley I just emailed you.  Thanks all!

  8. FunFacter profile image52
    FunFacterposted 14 years ago

    Good job and I wish you luck with this great opportunity. I recommend you value your writing. Given they will require research and time but at the same time you have to look at the other party and what is their budget. I would say give them a good high number, as it was mentioned in a lecture by famous american doctor of psychology. Always give good high number and then if they reject give them a lower number and they are likely to accept it..

    my 2 cents

  9. lawretta profile image50
    lawrettaposted 14 years ago

    Hey man congrats!!!
    Hope to be like you some day.

  10. Dolores Monet profile image93
    Dolores Monetposted 14 years ago

    RK that is very cool news! Maybe then you can write a hub and tell how it went. It would be great info for the inexperienced and taking us along from the standpoint of inexperience might be very helpful and informative. And, you will give some of us....hope...

  11. Christoph Reilly profile image69
    Christoph Reillyposted 14 years ago

    As Shirley said, never use the prices from a site like Elance or Guru.  They are full of morons who will work for peanuts (.02 to .04 cents per word.)  I seek a minimum of .10 cents per word, or $50 for 500 words. That's if you can do the whole project in two hours.  If there's lots of research and it's going to take you more than two hours, adjust your price accordingly.  How much do you want to make per hour?  My figure is $25 dollars.

    1. RKHenry profile image65
      RKHenryposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Christoph! I had no clue.

      Thanks to everyone for their well wishes.  I'm pretty excited about this.  And I owe it all to HubPages!  Thanks All!!!

  12. charanjeet kaur profile image61
    charanjeet kaurposted 14 years ago

    Rkhenry, appreciate you sharing the news with us, i am so happy for you. Hope it goes doen well with you it shows another spectrum of possibilities available at hubpages.

  13. Shirley Anderson profile image59
    Shirley Andersonposted 14 years ago

    I've sent you a reply, RK.

  14. Sufidreamer profile image79
    Sufidreamerposted 14 years ago

    Great stuff, RK - I hope that this is the first of many assignments for you smile

  15. AEvans profile image75
    AEvansposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations!!! I am excited for you as my opportunity came from here too. smile


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