6-14-2015 – I was going to write something similar to this, and as I got a paragraph in, I felt ” I think I said something similar before – let me check”. Viola, this post. So I’ll repost it.
There’s no type of copywriting that has more price differentiation than writing articles / SEO articles. Because there are writing services out there that will literally write 500-word articles for $5. I’m not kidding.
A five hundred word article (2-3 hours work), for $5. Amazing. (an aside… no chance that’s an original article, my friend. Cut and paste / five minutes of “anti-copyscape plagiarism” touch up, and out the door).
Anyway, someone e-mailed me looking for article pricing. They wanted to know how much a 1,200 word article would be. I replied with “generally, anywhere from $350-$500, depending on the topic”.
The guy replies with: The most expensive article writing service I’ve ever heard of. It’s just simply ridiculous!
Usually, I just delete these. But this one I answered. Here’s what I said:
You need not have said this to me. It was unnecessary, and it speaks poorly of your business acumen. If you cannot afford me, just delete my e-mail and move on.
But since you did respond, I’ll reply in kind.
I’m generally a web and business conversion writer. I do write articles, but I do not write cheap, throwaway, cut and paste articles (I make this pretty clear on my website). I write articles for my clients that make magazines and the front page of the Huffington post. I have a specific clientele that uses me for articles – successful businesses that don’t want to hire someone off Craigslist or from India/etc. They want their articles read and responded to.
There’s room for every price point. By the way, I’ve been in business a decade with these prices, and have written two books as well. You?
Would you know I got another reply with an apology? I thought that was pretty big of the guy. It sounds like a young businessperson, and I hope the guy learned something. There IS room for every price point.