Hi, Ben! Thank you for your kind words. When it comes to brand new clients, I typically go straight to monthly retainer prices, though I do allow per-word pricing if it’s a first-time client or they have never worked with a writer.

If you’re looking at per word pricing, start at at least 10 cents per word, anything lower than that is a waste of your time, as it isn’t great pay. I tend to do 15 cents per word if they insist on per word over project or monthly payments.

I do love monthly clients! Much more income stability.

Good luck in your freelancing career!

Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

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