How to Set Freelance Rates for a Writing Project

How to Set Freelance Rates for a Writing Project

[Editor's Note: Setting your pricing as a freelancer can feel like a daunting task. Do it wrong and you'll be working like a dog and earning little. This article from WordCount gives you some solid tips of where to start setting rates for a writing project. - Paula G]

Dear WordCount: When a new client asks me to set a rate for a white paper or other freelance writing project, I am torn between feeling “How can I charge this much?” and “That’s all I’m going to charge?” Which is right? — Confused

Setting Freelance Rates

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Read more from Dear WordCount: How do I set a rate for a freelance writing project? at WordCount: Freelancing in the Digital Age

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