This is the third post in My Freelance Writing Mistakes series. Last week I discussed 3 Practices Stalling Your Freelance Writing Career. This week we explore 3 Pricing Strategies Keeping Freelance Writers Underpaid.
I read several blogs on earning money as a freelance writer and so many people are grossly underpaid. And “grossly” is an understatement.
People are writing 500-word articles for $5 and complex business reports for less than $1,000. Sometimes they accept low-paying gigs, other times they charge low rates. Either way, they are leaving thousands of dollars on the table.
Pricing Strategies Keeping Freelance Writers Underpaid
If this is you, stop the madness! Get paid what you desire and deserve. Let’s look at the three pricing strategies that are keeping you underpaid.
Working for Free
People will tell you that you have to work for free to get to where you want to go. I agree…to a degree.
Yes, you will have to work for free to build your portfolio; to obtain paying projects; and to build authority on a topic. Once you achieve your goal, however, you don’t have to continue this free labor.
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