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What is fair amount to pay for an article?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by kenn, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. #1
    I am planning for 20 fresh articles for a travel sit

    What is a reasonable price to pay to the writer for each article?

    Thanks for your opinions.
    SEMrush
     
    kenn, Jul 21, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. jaanFX

    jaanFX Well-Known Member

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    It depends on how well researched the articles are and how many words per articles.
     
    jaanFX, Jul 21, 2009 IP
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    bluefox21 Well-Known Member

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    Are you looking to buy or to sell the articles?
    Either way, it all depends on the quality. If you're looking to find someone here to write for you, the more you offer, the more best quality writers will give you a response. Offering less than 0.01/word will likely get you bad articles (unless you find an excellent writer in need of money at all costs). Offering 0.01/word to 0.05/word will get you some quality articles (I guess you should aim for these kind of rates). For more than that, you have to expect the highest standards of quality with SEO benefits from the article.
    Usually, you should ask for rates and a sample (most people pays for the sample article of the person that they are hiring if it's on-topic, but most people tends to send off-topic articles of their own but published elsewhere to avoid scams), then you compare everyone's rates and samples and pick the person that better suit your needs.
     
    bluefox21, Jul 21, 2009 IP
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    If the writer delivers quality even though he is not an expert, he deserves $.008 per word. Whereas a writer expert in travel articles deserve thrice the rates (if not more).

    Regards

    Abhinav

    For TalentIncog
     
    TalentIncog, Jul 21, 2009 IP
  5. bnandika

    bnandika Active Member

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    It based the experienced and quality of the writer, some rookie price is very cheap, but experienced writer will cost higher for an article.

    If you want to know more about copy writing better asked at Copywriting subforum
     
    bnandika, Jul 22, 2009 IP
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    I wouldn't pay more than 5 bucks for a article :cool:
     
    Designstrike, Jul 22, 2009 IP
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    sandeepdude Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the number of words,the quality of article,the number of keywords used in the article etc.

    Normally for a 300 word travel article, 5-9 dollars can be payed.
     
    sandeepdude, Jul 23, 2009 IP
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    I usually pay about $2-$3 USD for 200 words well-written article..
    But all of this rates are depend on the writers offer...so, make a good negotiation!

    ~M
     
    Mr.Marewa, Jul 23, 2009 IP
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    $0.01/word is a reasonable rate and what I usually pay writers
     
    CouponCodes, Jul 24, 2009 IP
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    $1.50-$5.00 per 500-700 words depending on the quality of the content.
     
    Rodder7, Jul 24, 2009 IP
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    Do not go less than $0.01/word. Any less and you'll grab the attention of low quality writers who usually have English as their second language.
     
    lowco2525, Jul 25, 2009 IP
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    Big0ne Well-Known Member

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    Depends on who is writing them. Anything above 0.02 per a word should be quality.
     
    Big0ne, Jul 25, 2009 IP
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    6-7 $ will be ok
     
    asharkhan1707, Jul 25, 2009 IP
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    for me, i will pay 100$ for 1000 words and the quality of the content must be guaranted!
     
    hockeychick, Jul 26, 2009 IP
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    depends on whether you want quality work that will attract and retain visitors and traffic or crappy ones that will make yourself cringe. I would say anything from $3-$9 is reasonable for a good writer who produce quality.
     
    ravex, Jul 31, 2009 IP