Tuesday’s Tools: Negotiate your way to more money!

December 11, 2007


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For freelancers, getting paid is just as important as writing. (I wish it weren’t so!) But what if you’re not making as much as you want to be?

Inspired Author asks writers to think about how much they want to make per hour and how to turn that number into a per-project or per-word rate, plus tips for making that number real. A British organization, LondonFreelance, includes conversation-starters for negotiating a higher rate after you’ve built a relationship with a client. Finally, you’ll want to know the going rates for various kinds of writing so you’ll have a platform from which to negotiate.

With one in ten employers actually thinking less of someone who doesn’t try for more money, what do you have to lose? After all, all you’ve got to do is ask.

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3 Responses to “Tuesday’s Tools: Negotiate your way to more money!”

  1. Danny Lucas Says:

    Gold Rush! The fever catches everyone and the flight to California was on. This is no lottery ticket of later generations. This would be a “sure thing”!

    Requirements? One pick axe, pie pans, screens, gumption.
    You are all set for the adventure.

    I often wondered about the first few seconds in the mind of a finder. What zapped the imagination first, second, third as the realization began to sink in that ….
    “I have found what I have been looking for, At LAST!”.

    As an aspiring writer/blogger/commenter, Danny Lucas had that same feeling today, as prospecters of 1849……by reading this blog post. I do believe that this post makes it possible, for anyone who desires, to be able to:
    “Strike Gold in them thar hills”.

    Best regards,
    Danny Lucas

    Shopping list: must buy pick axe, pie pans, screens, er,….
    Header, Wallpaper, Feedburner, Writing 101 book……
    Christmas “Thank You” card to Rachel….


  2. […] Finally, as a follow up to my recent post on writing income, there are two more posts to read. One is from the Web Content Copywriting blog on Setting Writer Rates. See also Rachel Kaufman’s post on negotiating writing rates. […]


  3. […] Finally, as a follow up to my recent post on writing income, there are two more posts to read. One is from the Web Content Copywriting blog on Setting Writer Rates. See also Rachel Kaufman’s post on negotiating writing rates. […]


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