Web Content Writing: What is the right price for a 500-700 word article?

Philippines
March 3, 2009 9:19am CST
Is anyone here at mylot earning money by writing content for websites? If so, how much should be charged for a 500-700 word article? I have made several research on the Internet but I always get varied results. Others are charging too high like $100 or more. What do you think is the right price? Please share your opinion or knowledge on this subject. Thanks.
2 responses
@lifeplayer (1009)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 09
The price is varied since it depend on your article quality and your customer based. 500~700 words article can get $100 if you are selling to magazine and they accept it. However, the price is quite cheap for those freelancer writer, it is from $1~$10 for the 500~700 words article. The cheapest writer i hire before is $1 per 500 words, and the most expensive writer i used was $5 per 500 words
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
Thank you, lifeplayer, for your immediate response. Was the person whom you paid $1 per 500-700 article a good writer? How about the $5 per word person? Was there any difference with the quality of their writing?
• Malaysia
4 Mar 09
Is is topic related. Normally for those general topic such as website review or some blogging article which not request very good research or knowledge then i will choose the cheap writer. Of course you can still see the different on the article structure and the content from the $1 and $5.
@hcromer (2712)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I would love to find a freelance writing gig where I could make $100 or more from one piece. I usually make anywhere from a few cents up to $20 (usually around $3-4) for articles that I have written on Associated Content that are around that length or maybe a little bit longer. So far that site has been the most successful site that I have written for so I have been active there on and off for a couple of years.
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
I would love, too. But I think that is too much for a 500-700nword article although I did see some sites charging more than that? I wonder if they ever get clients?