How much are you worth as a writer?
If you assume that your value as a writer – and how much you can charge for your work – directly correlates with your skills, you’re in for a rough ride.
Often, you read about writers struggling to earn $10 for a 1,000 words article, and at the same time you read about writers earning hundreds of dollars per article. In fact, it isn’t unusual to see a writer commanding up to $20,000 for a piece. In a case like this, it’s easy to assume that the only differentiating factor is skill, but it isn’t. Of course, you have to be able to help your clients get results, or you won’t last. However, to succeed as a freelance writer, you must understand that your success will be influenced by two kinds of value, and both are equally important: