As part of Copyblogger’s Authority Certification, Brian Clark gave us a price sheet that I uploaded to my LinkedIn profile. Depending on the nature of the work, I figured I’d be asking for between $100-$500 a blog post. The $500 range being for a heavily researched long-form piece.
Truthfully, I’m not sure that I want to be pigeonholed as a travel writer. I understand the benefit of a niche. I think I would rather have an ultra-specific writing industry niche or a niche that is less glamourous. While I can see myself writing about archaeological travel opportunities…which dovetails quite nicely with my fiction…research I’ll be doing more of in any case, I’m not sure that would garner me copywriting opportunities. BTW, archaeologists have some amazing writing skills.
I stumbled across by Regina thanks to Peg Fitzpatrick. I’m going to mess around with that a bit today to see if I can’t find a break-though in my thinking.
I see a lot of old SEO folks around the Copyblogger water-cooler that can’t write anything that is engaging to their readers. Zero comments, no social shares, etc. But they all tell me that they make over $1K/mo in affiliate marketing off of their blogs.
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