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What's a good WPM?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by afro25, May 4, 2017.

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Is this WPM good, considering research time?

Poll closed Jun 22, 2017.
  1. Yes, it's fine

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  2. Yes, but it's a little bit low

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  3. No, it's a bit too low

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  4. No, it's very low

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  1. afro25

    afro25 Regular Member

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    My copywriter is currently hitting 2,100 - 2,500 words over three articles on an average day.

    He is employed full time, 7.5 hours a day with a 30 minute lunch break.

    Let's say only 6 hours are spent researching and writing: 2,500 words / 360 minutes = 6.9WPM

    The content is generally rewritten from brand websites with a little bit of unique content. The content I receive is fairly generic and doesn't say anything more than the source material. No formatting is done and generally I receive very large wall-of-text paragraphs. The content is written in one program and then copy/pasted into word to be delivered.

    All keywords to use are provided, as well as ~50 words and phrases related to the topic.

    Do you think this WPM rate is fair, or would I expect more from another copywriter?
     
  2. stevesolo

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    IMO, Let's say if the writer is delivering you the content that is well-researched and unique, then the WPM is fair. In case 2, if the writer is rewriting content from the other websites and it's not 100% unique, you can expect 20 words per minute from your writers.