Jul 9, 2018
For me, the charge rate depends on many variables. It can range from a couple of hundred dollars to a couple of thousand dollars....
The first factor I look at is do I want to write the piece. If it is something I really want to write about, I will charge less than if I don't want to write it, but should.
The next factor is who wants the article. If it is for someone I know, the fee will be less than if it is for a corporation or publication I don't know.
The third factor is how long will it take to research and write. The longer it takes, the more I charge.
The fourth factor is am I healthy enough to take on another project? If not, I charge a high price in order to make it go away.
Two real examples:
I have a friend who runs a top site on Outlook. When she asks me to write an article, I generally charge between $200 and $300, depending on how much research I need to do before I write the piece.
On the other hand, there is a PowerPoint publication that is run by an acquaintance. They are a big deal and have lots of readers. Unfortunately, they usually ask me to write something I have no interest in or have no time to write. For them, my going rate is $2500 to $3600 for an article. They have paid that rate twice.