Freelance writing rates and prices

When you look at freelance writing rates, it’s vital to think about the value a freelance writer will bring to your business. When you hire the perfect writer, you’re not just paying for the writing itself, you’re getting much more.

My prices include the following — Understanding your needs and requirements, original research, a tailored approach, SEO optimization, close collaboration, reviews, communication, and original content creation. I combine that with my insight, experience, and expertise. 

In short, you’re getting exactly what you need to publish brilliant, compelling content that speaks with your voice and gets results. 


On demand freelance writing rates

I charge a flat fee per article, based on the length and complexity of the work. All prices are fully inclusive.

Length and
word count
Very Short
Up to 500
Short
500 to 800
Medium
800 to 1,200
Long
1,200 to 1,500
Very Long
1,500 to 1,800
Epic
Per 200 words
Band A - Simple $125 $180 $270 $340 $400 $50
Band B - Technical $150 $200 $315 $390 $475 $60
Band C - Complex $160 $215 $330 $405 $490 $65
Band D - Very Complex $180 $250 $365 $450 $540 $70

Here’s what’s included in each band:

  • Band A – Simple – Straightforward articles and blog posts that do not need much additional research.

  • Band B – Technical – More technical blog posts and articles that require more substantial research.

  • Band C – Complex – Static web pages, case studies, reviews, reports, and other content that requires substantial research or several reviews.

  • Band D – Very Complex – White papers and other content that requires very extensive research and multiple reviews.

All prices are fully-inclusive of the following:

  • Understanding your needs and requirements.

  • Any research needed to complete the work.

  • SEO optimization based on keywords you provide.

  • Reviews and amends based on your feedback.

  • Original content creation and writing.

  • Email communication and collaboration.

Additional notes:

  • All pieces will be towards the upper end of the word count shown, if I go over the word count we’ve agreed, I will not charge more.

  • If I create content where I can rewrite or reuse pieces from articles I have written for you, I will discount these prices by between 10% and 30%.

  • Meetings and interviews are not included in this pricing and are charged at $30 per 15 minutes.

  • If I create content where I can rewrite or reuse pieces from other articles I have written for you, I will discount these prices by between 10% and 30%.


Retainer agreement freelance writing rates

I encourage my clients to enter into a retainer agreement with me. This guarantees work and lets you take advantage of preferential rates. 

  • Retainer contracts depend on my existing workload and retainer contracts.

  • Retainer work is discounted by between 5% and 10% of the rates above and is prioritized over other work.

  • You guarantee that you will order a certain number of articles of a certain length from me per month.

  • You agree to pay me for the retained number of pieces per month. If you do not use up all your retained pieces, I will credit an amount of 50% of the unused fee back to your invoice in the following month.

  • "Very complex" work is not available under a retainer agreement.

Please note that any initial meeting or consultation is completely free of charge.

All hourly fees are charged in 15 minute intervals.


Other freelance writing rates

I also provide other services, priced as follows:

  • Social media promotional content for Facebook and Twitter is charged at $100 for ten tweets or a 300 word promotional description for Facebook or LinkedIn.

  • Sourcing royalty free images — A flat fee of $35 per article.

  • Outlining — $40

  • We also provide proofreading and editing services, you can get a fixed price quote here.