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    Respect

    It seems that a lot of freelance clients don't respect the writer. My favorite is when people try and tell me, step by step, how to do my job. Have you ever had this happen?

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    Well, this even happens to designers. Some clients think they are the masters of designing.

  3. Well, I am not a freelancer but I always treat my writer as a friend. I don't tell them how to do their job, I always give complete freedom.
    And if I don't like something I just request a change politely.
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    Once I had someone who was paying $.0.005 per word and he was advising me on grammar etc.

    I had mentioned I am not fluent in English in the thread and he agreed, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akky View Post
    Once I had someone who was paying $.0.005 per word and he was advising me on grammar etc.

    I had mentioned I am not fluent in English in the thread and he agreed, lol.
    That's an insanely low rate. I wouldn't go to fractions of a cent when pricing. Even if it is side income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneakyheathen View Post
    That's an insanely low rate. I wouldn't go to fractions of a cent when pricing. Even if it is side income.
    Yes maybe you are right.

    But when you charge less you get many clients.

    And also that was during my holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akky View Post
    Yes maybe you are right.

    But when you charge less you get many clients.

    And also that was during my holidays.
    Still, even doing that math you have to write over 1,000 words to make a few dollars, and many clients only want about 250-600 words written. Even with regular work, you're ripping yourself off and making people think they're getting "bargain bin" quality as well. Raise your prices and clients will respect you more. At least to $0.01 a word, huh?

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    I would never work for someone who is rude and has no respect.
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    Haven't had that experience because I haven't done much freelance, but I'm sure it's very annoying.

    In freelance you are supposed to have freedom. That's pretty obvious.

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