Monthly Archives: June 2011
“Only native writers apply – otherwise you won’t be entertained”. Whoa! This sounds outrageous but we should also try to look at it from the client’s point of view. A write-up full of grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and poor vocabulary usage is certainly not acceptable by anyone paying the money, even if it is I (and I am a non-native writer). But having said that, do remember that it is NOT your country that makes you a native or a non-native writer. It is your standard of English that determines which category you fall in at last.
Balancing freelance clients is one of the skills we freelance writers are forced to learn.
You don’t say what kind of writing your doing, but the dilemmas you describe are one of the reasons I like working for a flat fee rather than for an hourly rate.
For example, if a client agrees to pay me $5,000 for an ebook, from the clients point of view it doesn’t matter how many, or how few, hours it takes me to write it. Nor does it matter if I do the writing at noon or midnight. As long as the writing is up to par and I make agreed upon deadlines, how I get it done is my business, not the client’s. That gives me real freedom when I need to juggle the work.
You may want to consider charging a flat fee to any new clients. Continue Reading >>
- The Number One Tip For New Freelancers. (xemion.com)
- Freelancers: Why You’re Probably Charging Too Little (blogher.com)
Jason bids hello to all the budding copywriters…and also WARNS them to stay away from Swipe File Monthly, if they are not serious.
Yes, Jason Hart is the copyrighted owner of the Swipe File Monthly copywriting education course, which has been creating a huge commotion in the market these days. And surely and rightly, it SHOULD.