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
Standard work $110 $160 $240 $300 $360 $40
Complex work $130 $180 $280 $350 $430 $50
Very complex work $160 $260 $400 $500 $600 $70
  • “Standard” work includes blog articles, guides, explainers, product descriptions, etc.
  • “Complex” work includes reviews, reports, static web copy, and similar pieces.
  • "Very complex" work includes white papers, thought-leadership pieces, and other work that requires very extensive research and analysis.
  • These are fixed prices that are fully inclusive of research, communications, and writing.
  • All pieces will be towards the upper end of the word count shown.
  • If I go over the word count when writing a piece, I will not charge more.
  • 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 30 and 50%.
  • Meetings and interviews are not included in this pricing and are charged at $25 per 15 minutes.

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. 

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
Standard work $100 $150 $220 $280 $340 $40
Complex work $110 $170 $260 $340 $410 $50
  • Retainer work is lower priced and is prioritized over other work. It is the best way to ensure you receive regular content from me.
  • You guarantee that you will order a certain number of articles of a certain length from me per month.
  • This can be as few as one article, and up to as many as you wish (within reason).
  • Retainer pieces are charged at the discounted retainer rate, shown above. Any pieces in excess of this will be charged at the on demand rate and completed on a “best endeavors” basis.
  • You agree to pay me for the retained number of pieces per month. If you do not use up all of 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 $80 for ten tweets or a 300 word promotional description for Facebook or LinkedIn.
  • Sourcing royalty free images — A flat fee of $30 per article.
  • Outlining — $30
  • We also provide proofreading and editing services, you can get a fixed price quote here.