Content Writing can be really fun and rewarding when you are paid well. But there are many of us who suffice with the low pay rates of the clients. Why? Well, the clear reason here is that there are some things that you may lack. If not, there must be some issue with your approach.
Did you know?
The rate per hour of your content depends on multiple factors like:
Baseline rate: $10/hr
Write faster: $18/hr
Write better: $24/hr
A Master SEO and copy will pay you around $147/hr.
There are various attributes like speed, quality, and skill that can affect your overall pay. It is necessary to enhance your skills and work on your bad sections. The more skills you learn like digital marketing, SEO, copyrighting, etc., your pay rate will automatically double and triple with experience.
In the following segment, you will see how you can work on polishing your skills to get the rate you deserve.
Work on your Speed and Quality
The speed and quality are two aspects that need to be carefully managed. If you have fast writing speed, it is possible that your content quality gets compromised. So, you also need to be careful about grammar and writing quality. You can use various online grammar tools for verification.
Most of the freelancing sites have multiple performance levels. So, when you enhance your speed and bring a spark to your writing. The pay rate that you receive will increase as you level up. Hence, speed and quality are the factors that can help you get a pay rate of around $24 – $30 per hour.
Research matters a lot
If we talk about the quality of the article, it is highly dependent on the research you put into it. You may not know it, but improper and inefficient research can be a big impediment in your way of making more money per hour. So, the best way to deal with this is to write about the topics that you love. For example, if you love fiction, write about superhero stuff.
The topics of your interest will definitely bring out the best as you would know how to research. Moreover, it is great if you opt for bulk articles of the same type. Working on your own website about the topic will be the best choice for you.
Direct Orders pay more
Another way to boost up your earning is by taking direct orders. Now, this is not that easy. You have to build a rapport with your client for this. And that can be done by communicating with him about your past work. If an article is bad, ask about how to improve. If it is good, tell them how much you love to write on this niche.
This will encourage them to give your direct orders and may also include you in their team. This may push your earnings to $50 per hour.
Invest in your own website
When you are experienced in the writing part, it will be best to level up and invest in your own website. Please note that this will take time, and you will have to learn additional skills and tools like Digital Marketing, SEO, Copywriting, WordPress, and Google Analytics.
But, once you have done your hard work for a significant amount of time (12-18 months), it will be worth hundreds of dollars and more.
You need to understand that writing superior quality content is just a small part of making short term income. But learning about other SEO skills is the real deal for a longer time. Hence, focus equally on both aspects to get the best rate over less time.