You may have noticed that most copywriters don’t publish their rates on their website.
There’s a few reasons for this:
- It’s difficult to say how long a project will take without knowing exactly what is required.
- They are overpriced and won’t get clients if they tell you what they charge.
- There’s hidden costs that they’d rather not disclose.
But there’s nothing more annoying than clicking on a ‘rates’ page only to be told that you need to contact the business directly to find out what they charge.
I mean, at least gives us a ballpark figure so we know if it’s within our budget. Right?
When this happens I usually move onto the next service provider in the Google search results. And I’m guessing you do too.
I believe in being upfront from the moment you click on my website, until the completion of your project.
I know that open communication is the key to building successful relationships. And that when it comes to business, relationships are everything.
So here it is. Upfront, transparent pricing – no hidden surprises, no clever words to try and confuse you.
I charge $80 an hour – which is at the bottom of the suggested price range, and a lot less than most copywriters.
* To get an idea of industry pricing standards, check out the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) guide – Recommended Freelance Charge-out Rates.
The Clever Copywriting School also has a list of recommended rates, created in consultation with copywriters around Australia.
Affordable rates to help you succeed
So why do I set my rates so low I hear you ask.
Is it because I lack experience? Nope. I have more experience than most (20+ years).
Is it because I lack skill? Definitely not. I’m a copywriter, qualified journalist, technical writer, and editor.
Is it because I’m difficult to work with? Not according to my past and present clients – https://www.ashlingkwok.com
The ONLY reason I charge $80 an hour is because I want to help you succeed.
I know that running a business is a costly endeavour. And I know that many business owners are battling to stay afloat.
And I genuinely want to help you. That’s all there is to it.
Realistic timelines for your copywriting projects
So now that you know what I charge, it’s time to give you a rough idea of how long some of my most popular copywriting projects take to complete.
- Small web pages (up to 400 words) – 2-4 hours
- Blog articles (up to 500 words) – 2-4 hours
- Customer emails (up to 300 words) – 3-4 hours
- Media releases – (up to 400 words) – 3-5 hours
- Small 4pp brochure: 5-6 hours
I don’t charge ‘rush fees’. If I can help you out at the last minute, I will. If I can’t, I’ll tell you and offer you an alternative start date.
I also don’t add “PIA” fees for difficult customers. I’ve never had one. And I don’t think you should be penalised if communication isn’t your strong point.
And most importantly, I will never, ever let you down!
If you like what you’ve read and think I might be the perfect copywriter for your project, get in touch. I promise you won’t be disappointed.