Freelance writing a carrier option.
Who is a Freelance Writer?
A writer who works on a self-employed basis can be termed as freelance writer. They can work on several different assignments at a time. Customers look for diverse writing skills, a writer is more likely to have their write-ups published and paid only if they understand, what the customer needs and is able to write unique content.
One need to understand that as a freelance writer there’s no regular monthly salary, so freelance writing is not for everyone. However, if writer is brave enough and with proper planning can become freelancer and should be able to gain all benefits.
No More 9 to 5 daily routine: No more a compulsion, work at your own hours and with the freedom to choose who they work for. As a freelance writers, you can decide on the topics areas you like or would like to write about.
You don’t have to engage in a daily commute, you can tailor your work environment, you have the freedom to write from the comfort of your home or choose to write while you are on vacation. Even there are no restrictions on working hours. But do remember if you are writing for a client of yours he/she may have deadlines to meet and you need to respect that an deliver accordingly, “After all being a freelancer you have even more responsibility towards your work”.
No Age Barrier: An individual does not have to worry about his or her age to become a freelance content writer, “You are young or you are old”, it doesn’t matter. It’s all about your writing skills that matters to be a good freelance writer.
The Pay: I am sure you want to know about, “How much a Freelance Writer Gets Paid?” Well it’s an obvious question and the answer is simple. “DEPENDS”
Payment varies greatly depending on the subject under consideration and even on who your client is. As per industry standards you will be paid for the work you have produced, – Freelance Content writers are not paid on hourly basis, even though time plays an important factor in estimating cost/price.
Per word rates
Just determine how long it takes you to write 100 words in an average project then convert that into hours. If it takes you 60 minutes to write a 500 word blog post, and your hourly rate is $50 per hour, you just divide that $50 by 500 words you will get a per word rate of $.10 per word.
Similar you can work out the mathematics to calculate “Per page rates”.
Per project rates
In some cases hourly, per-word and per-page rates would be inappropriate. Your experience should help you know how long (Duration in Hours) on average a certain type of project takes you. You should multiply the estimated duration by your hourly rate to decide on project pricing.
Note: What we just discussed about pricing was the labor charges that you will have to consider but with that you will have to consider other costs that you will have like Electricity, Infrastructure, Internet, telephone charges etc.
Considering all the above, you should construct your Estimated Price for any content writing assignments.
Note: High quality work defines likeliness of being paid better.