How many articles do you write a day as a freelance writer?

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    rmcleveposted 11 years ago

    How many articles do you write a day as a freelance writer?

  2. BonnyC profile image59
    BonnyCposted 11 years ago

    As many as I can get away with! In all seriousness, it really depends on what's out there to write. I usually find assignments to do rather than writing something and trying to sell it. So, I check around at the different places I work at to see if there's anything interesting, easy or high paying for the work involved.

    Since I can't give you a solid number of articles, I would wager that I write somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 words per day on average. The amount per word is impossible to determine since the pay rates are quite varied depending on which site I'm writing for.

  3. randomcreative profile image88
    randomcreativeposted 11 years ago

    I agree with Bonny that it has more to do with word count than number of articles.  I also average 1,500-2,000 words per day.

  4. inevitablesecrets profile image61
    inevitablesecretsposted 11 years ago

    I go by word also.  I try to write at least 3,000 Monday through Friday but that's not all articles.  Sometimes it's a poem, a journal entry, part of a novel or short story or something for school.

  5. VoiceInUniverse profile image59
    VoiceInUniverseposted 11 years ago

    It varies, but as an average I write five or six articles (3k to 6k words) a day. The client for which I am currently writing, about a two week job, gets at least 4k words (in 5 articles) a day out of my little fingers. Thank goodness I type like a demon! I prefer to work for larger companies, as they often have longer term assignments and pay a little more per word.

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      rmcleveposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's a lot of writing! How do you keep motivated? My goal is to work up to clients like that. I'm still fishing around oDesk and eLance, but I have confidence! Thanks for answering!

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    Eric Mikolsposted 11 years ago

    I've been writing two or three a day lately. I guess in my case, the question should be how many articles do I write as an unemployed writer.
    I was making big money on freelance writing, you can bet I'd be doing it all day.

  7. quizbomb profile image58
    quizbombposted 11 years ago

    I find myself writing anywhere from 4000 to 6000 words a day but  extra time is taken for research so it's a long day and very draining. That's the price you pay for pumping out good content and a lot of it.

    To help speed up the process get dragon naturally speaking - speech to text program.. It takes a little getting used to but works well once you get the hang of it.

  8. houseofjcjee profile image66
    houseofjcjeeposted 10 years ago

    I write 3-5 articles per day, depending on my mood. Each article runs from 500 words to 700 words.

  9. lostohanababy profile image57
    lostohanababyposted 9 years ago

    Right after chores around the apartment.  I start writing, I loose count.  Sometimes, if they are short like this one, about 25 a day, uninterrupted.  When I can get my printer, I will be able to do even more and write my first 'content feature on hubs'!

  10. tamarawilhite profile image86
    tamarawilhiteposted 7 years ago

    I am for at least one article a day submitted or uploaded somewhere, not all on Hubpages.

  11. SylviaSky profile image94
    SylviaSkyposted 7 years ago

    One. That includes all the research and drafting (don't take too long with your first draft; it's just a draft) and a bit more shaping then a few hours away from it to re-read it with fresh eyes, re-check my facts, and give it a final edit. The time away from the writing brings in new ideas that can enhance the article. This way I make a living by writing four articles per week of about 1000-1500 words each.

    I also put a good title on it and good subheadings, and this helps sell the article because people prefer to digest information in shorter "chunks" these days.

    I might add that I have 35 years of experience doing this. The more you do it the better you'll get. They say "Only the first million words are hard."


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