I'm curious Renea if you don't allow your writers to enter content into the site, how do they deliver it to you?
You mean like a plain text document by email?
From: Renea Leathers <[address removed]>
To: webdesign-461 <[address removed]>
Sent: Mon, Jun 11,[masked]:48 pm
Subject: Re: [Bulk] Re: [webdesign-461] Seeking Copy Writers.
I have found good copywriters with heads for marketing. It's the SEO part that always throws in a wrench. They are more partners in that process than owners of it.
However, every writer I've ever worked with quoted on a project basis, not per word or hour. The more prepared I (or my client) was, the less the project would cost.
My go-to writers use a base of $25 to $35 an hour then we rough out how much content it's going to be. We agree on a project scope and a quote total and generally stick to that. I rarely engage a writer for less than 10 hours of work. We usually spend several hours talking and planning before anything is written and I always compensate for that time.
I never ask them to enter content into the site. But that might be a control freaky issue on my part.
Thanks Will for the feedback.
By the way I'm not the person inquiring about the $100.00 budget. My budget was not mentioned as I am looking to create a budget for this project based on market rates.
Could you please clarify something in your reply - Are you suggesting I would need 3 different people to develop copy that is SEO with a marketing bent copy for a website?? Can anybody (copywriters) walk and chew gum at the same time anymore? Whew.
It's hard to believe as I know if that were my field I would certainly cross train myself in ALL of the relevant areas.
On Jun 11, 2012, at 11:12 AM, Jennifer Gress wrote:
thanks, will...except for the last sentence. good info.
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Will Johnson <[address removed]>
You have two different things going on here.
1. Copywriters themselves are not expensive, not too much. Assuming you want someone you can *meet* in person, you should be looking at $25 per hour more or less. But they won't necessarily have the 2. SEO experience which deals with *placement* in Google search results, and then the 3. *marketing* experience which causes the reader to buy something. That's three different animals really.