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How much is reasonable for a freelance writer to be paid per word?


I'm applying to a Craigslist ad, and it asks how much I want per word. Anyone know the going rate?

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    Katheryn Markle (katwoman55) 3 years ago

    In all due respect for myself and my abilities, I think the wage needs to be fair, above any minimum wage, charging for any specialty one may have, how hard it is, the size, time and efforts included and so on. If one has a degree for writing that sh


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    Luvtoo Write (luvtoowrite) 3 years ago

    I agree, you need to build up credibility, especially on Elance. They allow you to upload a writing sample on your profile for potential clients. You more or less have to sell yourself as a writer. It's worth a try!

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    watergeek 3 years ago

    I vary my bids on Elance based on how much research is needed. I'm a good writer, with lots of experience, though not on Elance. I've just secured a job for 10c per word with minimal research writing B2B articles.

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    Sonya Gray 4 years ago

    You gave the best answer so far. Thank you!


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    Lisa Dewey (Goods2Go) 13 months ago

    With a degree & experience in writing, you should expect approx. 200/story. I don't agree w/ an amount per word. Writers should value their talent and ability; otherwise, you have a Spotify situation- and no one can live on that. No Insurance eit

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