How Much Does a Content Writer Cost?

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42% of marketers say that they’re doing well with their content marketing strategy.

That means that 58% of marketers are leading broken content marketing campaigns.

There could be a lot of different reasons for that, but a great content writer can help tremendously in writing excellent content that will drive engagements.

If you’re here, then you’re definitely considering hiring a content marketing.

You’re wondering:

“How much does a content writer cost?”

Below, I’m going to break down content writer costs and few great tips to help you make the right hire.

How Much Does a Content Writer Cost?

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Content writers usually charge a rate per word for their services.

For example, I offer my content writing services for $0.05 cents per word.

That’s simply five cents for every word I write.

Therefore, if you want a 500-word blog, you’ll spend $25.

That’s pretty affordable, especially if you want to scale your content marketing frequency.

In any case, most content writers charge anywhere from $0.03 – 1 cent per word.

Expensive content writers can even charge you $1 per word, while overseas writers can cost as low as $3 for a 500-word blog.

In this business, people order content in increments of 500:

  • 500 Words
  • 1000 Words
  • 1500 Words
  • 2000 Words

For any budget, you can hire a content writer.

But, it’s important to be mindful that you’ll always get what you pay for.

Hiring a freelance content writer is always cheaper than hiring an employee.

A full-time content writer can cost $32,000 to $50,000, plus benefits!

Beware of Outsourcing Overseas

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Look, I get it.

I run a business myself. Outsourcing at cheap rates is a common business model when you’ve got thin profit margins and need to boost production.

Still, when you go so far below the dollar, your product is going to suck.

Beware of hiring content writers from India, Africa, or other third-world countries.

These writers charge dirt-cheap rates, but you should avoid them for the following reasons:

  • Overseas writers are not native English speakers. They won’t have a mastery of writing content that speaks to your target audience.
  • Overseas writers are often difficult to communicate with.
  • These writers are located in diverse time zones. Working with them will be a hassle.

I remember working on freelancer platforms like Freelancer and Upwork in the past. I naturally had to compete with overseas writers for work.

Every client I received had me almost place my hand on a Bible to confirm that I was an American.

Do yourself a favor and hire an American writer. Many of us are affordable, and you’ll maximize the quality of your content.

Hire a Content Writer Today!

If you’re looking for an affordable content writer, you’ve come to the right place.

I provide content writing services for all the following:

  • Blog posts
  • Web copy
  • eBooks
  • Whitepapers
  • Landing pages
  • Product pages
  • Product descriptions
  • And so much more!

To learn more, contact me today to see how I can help you!

Published by Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee is the Founder and CEO of Blog Seminary, a boutique content marketing agency. He has more than a decade of content writing services and follows his passion for entrepreneurism to transform his practice into a successful business. When Brandon's not busy writing, he can be found spending time with his wife and kids.

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