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How much should I be paying for Articles?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by uristjack, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. uristjack

    uristjack Junior Member

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    As in, per 100 words.

    Cause I've seen some writing services on these forums, and I'm thinking; what sort of price (per 100 words) is usually going to be good
    for authority site purposes?

    Just wondering since I'm such a noob :( but I'm planning on changing that :).
     
  2. basitgul

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    I also want to know, where to get High Quality articles?
     
  3. charliebrooker

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    As much as you can afford.

    It really is the answer.

    People will say "$5 per 500 words gets good content" - that's complete bullshit.

    I am a freelance copywriter with prefect 5* elance feedback and a 90% recurring job count and I can tell you that great authority content that people WANT to read and share is an investment for the buyer, and takes time.

    For authority content, I can spend 1-2 hours per 500 words getting it GREAT.

    Even burger flippers here in the UK get £6.50 an hour, so in two hours the guy tossing burgers gets paid £13.

    If you're not paying a high quality native English writer more than the minimum wage for their country, then what quality do you expect them to produce?

    Don't be fooled by the content farms you'll see on here "Native English writer, they all write good" - it's bullshit. They pay some person who has English as a second language about $2 per 500 words to find stuff online, rewrite it quickly and chuck it at you.

    Pay as much as you can afford for a high quality writer. As a rule of thumb, if you're paying less than $2 (around £1.20) per 100 words or less for "authority" content, then you would be better off taking the cash out of the machine and throwing it up in the air.

    I charge a marketing company I do GREAT blog content for, that gets shares and comments and praise, $25 per 500 words. That's what authority content really costs outside the vortex of BHW.
     
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    You pay whatever the writer is charging you.

    Depends on the topic and if it takes experience to write about it.

    Basic reviews are just fluff, but you need an expert to write about something like enterprise IT security so you're going to pay more.

    Sales copy costs the most, because you want compelling content that sells and you're making money off of it, so you're going to pay more.

    Don't pay a fluff writer for 10 articles at $10/each just to throw junk on your site. It's far wiser to pay an expert $100 for one awesome article that connects with your readers.
     
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    if you are in need of high quality articles no way you need to spend few extra pennies on it.. or as archon10 said, pay the writer according to the quality of their article.
     
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    It really depends on the writers, some charge around 6-8 and the content is really good
     
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    I'd suggest $3+ or refer few posts on content writing section.
    You'll figure out the rate :) Enjoy!