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Question about the Article Writing market

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cody41, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. cody41

    cody41 Power Member

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    So my question is in regards to pricing...how much on average are people paying per 100 words these days? Both from American/U.K based writers or Singapore/Indian/etc?

    Does anyone pay high end article prices anymore? Or has the industry become so commoditized that the floor has fallen out on unique article content?
     
  2. validseo

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    If you can write edgy click-worthy content then you will already have a large facebook fan-base to prove it. Most of the high end content writers I've met flip facebook fan pages to businesses. Jobs are always offered but rarely taken at that point. Other than that you are competing with in-house writers and article writing services which are ways businesses minimize the cost of content farming... a.k.a. not the best rates.

    Of course there is a whole spectrum in between too, but those are the two edge cases I typically see.
     
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    Yes. You just have to know where to look.
     
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    The first time I hired my writer was through TextBroker, where I was charged 2.7$ per 100 words. Since I was planning to hire a long-term writer, I was able to get the price down to 2$ per 100 words.
    Yet, it is pretty expensive for my budget but frankly, it is not. Very good writers earn about 5$ per 100 words as far as I heard.

    So, it depends on your budget.

    Another tip from me is to hire cheap writers through freelance platforms, like UpWork. Find a native English speaking writer who lives in south-east Asia and modify the article your own way after his submits his work. Price would be around 1.2$ per 100 words, but usually they do half the work for you, which is also fine :)

    Hope this helps!

    Best regards,
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    $5 per article (500 - 800 word ) seems to be common, many charge $1 / 100

    I don't like that, so i do have my own article writer ( full time )

    If you are native english ( American ), and established you can easily get way higher than that
     
  6. cody41

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    Ok, thanks for the responses guys, much appreciated. I used to own and operate one of the bigger content creation houses 5-6 years ago and pricing was waaaaaay different then. I had a team of about 30-40 american writers, a couple U.K and 3 or 4 in Singapore. Back then it was $12/500 word article. Life was good then with bulk orders..at times my writers were handling 300-400 orders a week. Orders..not articles :) Anyways, thanks for the heads up on pricing, that means a lot to me.
     
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    Hi, @cody41. Yes, there are prospects who are willing to pay the right price.

    Some here would argue that the "right price" is "$1.00 per 100 words".
    I say this respectfully: the value of the time and work of a writer is not and cannot be dictated by the buyer but by the service provider himself (writer).
    To fellow providers of content writing services, stand your ground but do it respectfully. Don't let buyers put a price tag on your forehead. Prospects who acknowledge and respect your experience and expertise won't haggle with you.

    At the onset of your conversation with a prospect, you can already get a good feel if the prospect is willing to pay for the years of experience and expertise on your belt or if he's just one of the many who's expecting to get more at a very disrespectful price.

    If the prospect is very detailed with his requirements, then, I go the extra mile by giving recommendations instead of just waiting to be fed with instructions on what to do and what not to do. I also make sure that I dig deeper on his requirements. That's one way of making the prospect feel your knowledge and experience in content writing. If that prospect is seriously interested in your skills and experience, he is most likely willing to pay for your price.