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  1. apol
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    I find writing very difficult, even if I am just telling about my travel story.
    Finishing an article takes a lot of time for me and I don’t think I produce excellent ones. I am writing for a website and my boss would tell me my articles are excellent but I don’t feel it.

    I was once given a writing assignment, 10 articles about specific hairstyles.
    Wow, even if I was given a month to finish ten, I don’t think I would have been able to finish 10 excellent articles.

    You are right that when writing in our own blog, we get to choose the content. For me though, I still find it very challenging to produce good articles even if I am just telling about my own experiences.

    I think I want to learn pitching too! :D
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    1. IndianaJo
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      Apol, I think we’re often our own worst critic – I suffer the same problem. However, if you’re boss is telling you he or she is happy and that they are excellent articles then that’s very positive. It can be hard to strike a balance between pushing yourself to improve and beating yourself up. I’m sure even the NY Times Best Selling writers think they have room for improvement, it’s in our nature. Now, learning to pitch – that’s a whole different game and one I’m only having sporadic luck with. If I crack it, I’ll bottle the formula and send it around!! Keep up the blog – it looks good :)

  2. Wingman
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    What would you consider a reasonable price/rate for a freelance blog post?

    1. IndianaJo
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      Hi Wingman, do you mean to be paid or to pay – freelancers and editors usually have very different views on what is reasonable :) The answer is a bit difficult because it depends on a number of things i) how experienced/good you are at writing; ii) length of post; iii) where it’s going (big name or small start-up); iv) how labour intensive it is – an experience piece you can write quickly or an in-depth analysis with statistical research; v) how desirable the work is – is there a line of other writers ready to undercut your price?

      Rates can vary from a few dollars to over $100 for a short piece (under 1000 words) based on all of the above, at least in my experience but tend to waiver around $30 to $50 for a short (600-800), uncomplicated piece for a relatively unknown site…which is why freelance blog writing is more of a volume game. And generally, no, I don’t consider that to be a reasonable fee, but is often the reality for new writers. Hope that answers your question.

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