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    What should be the price for a 500 words article.

    I am a content writer at DP and I charge $5 per 500 words. But I feel this is some what low than the effort I put to collect resources and then write the article. My articles are grammatically correct and nicely written.

    What should be the correct price for such articles?? Or may be, I should ask, how much do you ask/pay for an article of 500 words??

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    You can offer up to $6/500 words article as far as i know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rome9t9 View Post
    I am a content writer at DP and I charge $5 per 500 words. But I feel this is some what low than the effort I put to collect resources and then write the article. My articles are grammatically correct and nicely written.

    What should be the correct price for such articles?? Or may be, I should ask, how much do you ask/pay for an article of 500 words??

    Thanks.
    IMO you must decide your charges as you know what you are delivering. I know people do not mind to pay for the quality.

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    The cost depends upon how well the article converts. It can be as low as $4 per 500 words and as high as $50 per 500 words. Moreover, uniqueness, logical feel mixed with a subliminal sales pitch throughout the article, and grammatically sound content matters.
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    I have paid $2 for a 500 word article and I have also paid up to $30 for a 500 word article.

    Depends on the quality and who is writing etc..

    The usual rates on NB/DP are $0.01/word.

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    I frankly think you are giving away articles at a penny a word.

    Perhaps rather than trying to determine what your articles are worth, consider the time you put into them and determine what your time is worth. If you are a prolific writer and can churn out six 500 word articles an hour, then $5.00 an article might be okay if you are comfortable with $30 an hour for your time. If you write more along the lines of 2 articles an hour, then 3 cents a word would be required to get you the same rate.

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    This depends on your stuff quality . If you are gathering information from different places and generating something from that than I think you can get paid around $3 to $8 . But if you write something from your side which is your thinking and that information is not available on net than you can charge around $15 to $25 .

    Everything depends on quality and if the articles are well researched and you make them seo optimized than you don't have to tell buyer what your article can cost .

    Long back I purchased few articles on DP and that guys was amazing because all articles were seo optimized and conatiang good long tail keywords in them which helped me alot for increasing traffic and serp .

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    @ All, thanks guys..and yes, like Menard said, I take an hour to get a article written. I refer atleast 10-15 articles before writing. Moreover, I do put put kw's in the appropriate positions in the articles that makes it SE Optimized. I have got many repeat customers cos they liked my writing..

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    The price depends on the quality of the article and the writing skill of the author. If the author writes on the level of a Doctor or Lawyer, then you can justify a top dollar.

    If the author writes on a junior high level, then you can not charge much.

    Does the author have a degree or certification on the topic? That would increase the price as well.

    I do not think its possible to say "how much for a 500 word article", when there are a lot of factors that would affect the price.

    I personally would pay more for a 500 word article on health issues, if it was written by a doctor with 20+ years experience in family medicine. As compared to a high school drop out that knows nothing on the topic. That way I could put the authors information at the end of the article and establish my blog as a source of articles written by experts.

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    Article packs, one cent a word is more or less the going rate. For a little higher quality the price would go to $8.

    For content creation, the rate will depend on the amount of research involved.

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