My rates vary from 1.3 cents up to 2 cents. The cost I charge is based upon time spent, difficulty of the content, how long it is, and what it is being used for. I'm not going to practically give away an article that is going to be used in an e-book for nothing at all.
Last edited by bogart; 1 September, 2009 at 22:15 PM. Reason: post merge
current price on most forums are 1 cent per word. Some even charge $2 per hour in making articles and within that time they are expected to accomplish 2-3 articles.
I used a guy once and he was $3/500 words and his articles were great but sadly he has stopped writing. But I think $5 is a reasonable price if the article is well written if it makes you want to read on and if it has little or no mistakes. But now when I have money to outsource I go with Sturat as his team consistently do great articles.
It's totally depend on you how much you will charge to your customer. But It's totally depend on customer how much they want to pay
500 words $5 is not bad price in DP many offer $3.5 to $4 for the same service
I've paid between $1 and $15 per 500 word article. A $1 article generally makes sense, but doesn't explain how to do anything or what something is - I use these for promotional purposes. A $15 article is ready to publish to a quality site, without any revision required.