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How Many Words Do You Expect Your Freelancers To Do?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by macdonjo3, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Per hour. I am trying to set minimums as I don't care if its many little articles or just a few large articles, I am looking for a good expectation to ask for. I don't want to set too much so they quit or something.

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  2. Crixus

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    Well it's relative to how much they earn, is English their native language, and how tough the subject matter is.

    A decent 300-500 word article/blog post with associated image (found not made) per hour can be reasonable, depending.
     
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    I seen people looking for $1/hour for 4 articles of 500 an hour, of pretty simple topics. Thoughts?
     
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    That sounds pretty cheap, if you're just going for a one-off deal it might be fine. Actually, that doesn't even sound realistic, if I'm understanding your numbers. That's 33 wpm.

    I prefer to treat people well, so they are happy with what they earn while they do my work. I want a win-win, so they enjoy the job and will want to do more for me in the future.

    Take the pay rate, increase it to what would be a similar rate for your location. (IOW, what's the average middle class income for the provider and figure the % of your middle class income.) Is that a reasonable wage for someone with their experience or is it a sweat-shop price? Put the price in numbers relative to you for a better feel.

    Even if it worked out to crank them out, 1 decent quality 500 word article every 15 minutes is a lot. If this person is doing it full time, day in and day out they won't last. Also, they may be rewriting plr or spun stuff, which may or may not concern you.
     
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    Sweat Shop price lol. If you can get 15-30$ for 5 400-500 word articles then you should be able to outsource it for 8-10$. But you need a guy who is reliable and doesnt mess around and can shell out them pretty fast. Most people want there articles in 24 hours or less.