Hi Guys n Gals,
I just won my first job on Elance - yippee! It is as a long term blog writer. I gave my price per blog post which is fine, but the hirer has asked if, for an extra fee, i would also create and promote the blog - submit to blog directories, get backlinks etc. Basically do everything I would do if it was my own blog.
I don't have a clue what to charge her for this extra work - any thoughts/advice?
at least as much as you are getting per post/ double the current fee.
eventually try to work in a profit share
thats what i do for my ghostwriters and they barely can write in legible english!
Hey congrats! I have a similar job but I don't do the backlinks. Sorry, have no idea how so can't help you there. but it's nice to get the job .
Congrats. My suggestion would be to get a percentage of the traffic you drive to these/this blog.
It's all about traffic, the more traffic the more advertising. When they get advertisers to take space on their map, the rate would be the amount of clicks you have created for them. The rate is according to the amount of traffic they get. So think about it!
Thanks to each one of you for your helpful responses
Hadn't thought about profit sharing or charging for traffic generation. Hmmmm, will have to give this more thought for sure!
I was thinking about charging a flat fee for creating the blog from scratch. It would take me a day or two depending on what kind of look she wants and what platform she wants it on.
Then I might think about doubling the per post fee to cover the time for promotion.
Plus a price per click to her main site...? Just thinking and writing here as I go. How would I know how many clicks I generated to her site?
Be careful of Elance. I had nothing but bad luck with them to include people who wanted to "hire me off Elance". Just beware - Best of luck
Thanks artful - I will.
I will be careful Sarra! Thanks for your advice
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