1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How Do You Estimate Time & Cost For Content Writing?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lolseo, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2013
    Messages:
    703
    Likes Received:
    26
    HI guys

    I've been working in Digital Marketing for around 5 years - but have never really freelanced.

    I have someone who is wanting the content written for 50 category pages on his ecommerce website (its a site that has not gone live yet).

    Im thinking around 30 minutes per page (so my final proposal would clock in at 25 hours) which includes:
    Keyword Research
    Category Content Written
    Interlinking To Other Pages
    Meta Title
    Meta Description

    How does that sound - too long/too short? How would you estimate your time for a project like this?
     
  2. validseo

    validseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Messages:
    910
    Likes Received:
    527
    Occupation:
    Professional SEO
    Location:
    Seattle, Wa
    I'd settle for one article a week if it was edgy enough to win lots of clicks and generate shares. So I guess it all depends on what your goals are and where you set the quality thresholds. The question is "does the article produce the desired outcome?" if so you can always find ways to do them faster. If not then you are kind of back to the drawing board.
     
  3. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    7,152
    Likes Received:
    5,627
    Occupation:
    Conference Organiser, Business Advisor.,
    Location:
    JADIP
    Home Page:
    Depends on how long the content is, how much research time you need to put in etc.
     
  4. oiDoubleD

    oiDoubleD Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2016
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Don't sell hourly, sell it per page. If you have to do hourly, round up to an hour per page because you never know how difficult the subject may be and it's better to overestimate than put yourself between a rock and a hard place. I recommend $50 - $100 per page depending on the hourly rate of your writer, or how much you pay yourself if you are writing it yourself.
     
  5. binaryking

    binaryking Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2012
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    119
    50$ per page? You must be joking :)
     
  6. TayaX

    TayaX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,519
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Occupation:
    Skype : TayaxBHW
    Location:
    France
    Home Page:
    30 minutes per page? You must be a hell fast writer to do all the writing + the research, linking, title, meta desc.

    How much content are we talking about by the way ? Cause if that's 200 words, then yea I get it.