Charges applicable for a freelance writer :
Fixing rates for freelance writing
It is not an easy task to fix the rates for freelance writing because the requirement for different task will vary as per projects and clients. Only experienced writers can fix a rate for their writing and editing because of the standard and quality they can charge as per their wish. Also project owners will pay them as per the rates fixed by writer for the quality. A fresh freelance writer never get a chance to fix rates for the job as the experience is important factor in all fields related to writing. Fresh writer must be ready to adjust rates to get project and to improve the career. After coming to a position of experienced writers in quality, a freelance writer can fix rates per words, project basis or per hour rate.
Planning rates before accepting work
Planning is very important for a freelance writer before accepting a project. We can easily calculate the rate which will give us profit and can discuss with the project owner. Simply accepting any project with the rate which is very less will cause wastage of both time and money. For calculating the rate we have to consider the software charges, power bill, effort needed to complete the task and also system requirement. If we fails to calculate all these things while applying or accepting any project it will cause failure. Reasonable rates always help to get more projects easily.
Making comparison with market trend and rates
We have to make a market survey in freelance sites to know the present rates of freelance writers. Without knowing the market rates we cannot go for projects because the project owner accepts a writer according to the market trend and the quality a writer giving for that amount. If the rate mentioned by us is very low it will cause loss and if it is high the chances of getting projects will be less.
Knowing the requirement clearly
Before fixing or accepting any project we must know the complete requirement to reduce the chances of loss. As writing and editing jobs are not same we have to fix different rates for both according to the effort and time consumption of each. Some jobs require lots of research to get detailed data and for such we can charge more as it is time consuming and more effort needed to complete the task.