Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen is one of my favorite freelance writers. She is a full-time freelancer and blogger in Vancouver and she always comes up with posts that not only have fine writing quips but also practical writing and blogging tips. A good example is her recent post (October 12, 2010) on “How to Ask for More Money Writing — Tips for Freelance Writers.
These tips, according to Laurie, should help increase your per word rates from 50 cents to a dollar or two per word, or from $20 to $50 per hour. And the tips are quickly read — just five of them and you have help you can use. She says it may be easier than you think to make more money writing.
The tips range from advising you to ask questions about how much money the client is offering, to being clear about why you are worth $50 an hour as a freelance writer. Others include giving reasons that support your request for more money, taking your clients’ and editors’ situations into account, and expecting to negotiate for more money writing.
My own tip for you is to visit her site. You can reach it here. There you’ll learn details about the tips she is sharing. I think you’ll be glad you did.
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