If you’re looking to earn more money from your online writing then one thing you want to do is to charge more for ghost writing for your clients.
The best way to look at this is to think of this on a pay per word basis. Think what would happen if instead of paying one cent per word (that’s $5 for 500 word article), you could instead charge one a half cents per word. Then you’re making $7.50 per article instead. That’s an immediate 50 percent increase without doing any more work apart from increasing the amount you charge.
Now some people can push their rates even more than that. There’s no reason why you can’t be charging two cents, three cents, four cents, or even five cents a word. Five cents a word would give you $25 for a 500 word article.
But how do you do that? You do this by providing better quality articles and being more professional in general. You can do this by working to provide additional writing services that go along with your article writing but help to differentiate you from your competitors. You need to be increasing the amount of research you do to go along with the writing, looking at how the key word research goes along with this. You ideally need to have a regular clientele who know the quality of the service that you’re providing.
First of all if you can increase the quality of research you do to go along with an article you can charge more for it. And this information also applies when you’re writing an eBook or report to go with it. Often you think about articles as just putting together quick content which is not there for very long term use. But not every site is looking for that. Some sites are looking for high quality information and they do want original writing. Let’s say you’re putting together a page about the best-selling iPhone apps then that doesn’t require a certain amount of research to investigate the topic on any particular day and perhaps do some calculations involved in the figures to work out how much they sell for or the quantity sold. And what would be most lucrative for the reader is for the article to focus in on their marketing campaign on. If you can add unlimited research to your writing you can improve your amount you charge for your work and people will be more than happy to pay that because they know they’re getting a valuable service from you.
The second service you can provide is key word research. Now often people will want to do the key word research themselves. They’ll say here are ten key words make sure you write your article to include these key words as multiple times in the article and that it flows and writes as well. But if you can offer to do this key word research for them you can save them time and by doing so you can increase your hourly rate. Key word research doesn’t need to be difficult, you can just use something like the Google suggestion tool to look at what the common searches are particular for and try and work out a level of commonality in different areas. And if you can provide this service and identify ten great key words for your client they’ll be more than happy to pay you for that additional work that you’re doing. This will also give you the opportunity to make sure that you’re writing about key words that interest you and research plenty of content to go around. Something can be a struggle when your key words are being supplied for you by a client.
The final thing you need to do is to collect a regular clientele. The good thing about writing online is that people often want to maintain the same voice on their site. That means the writing style is consistent from one article to the next. They do that by hiring a regular ghost writer. If you’re that ghost writer then there’s no reason why you can’t put your rate up after time. After all you’ve proved yourself to be highly valuable to your client in question and so you can charge more for your services.
By collecting regular clientele you’re also going to be reducing the amount of time you spend having to find clients which can be a great way of saving yourself a bit of time every day and increasing the amount per hour that you make over your working life.
There’s no reason why you can’t go ahead and increase your article payment on a per word basis just by taking a few simple steps to do so. Look at providing better research articles, you can charge a premium for doing so. Do the key word research for yourself rather than your client and you can increase the amount per article because you’ve done that valuable service for them. Finally, try to maintain a regular set of clients and do this just by providing them quality articles and content of what they want and then they become dependent on you.
By doing so you’ll end up getting more per word for your articles and more per article total. You will also be very happy with your progress as an online content writer.