Off topic: Content writing
Thread poster: Ram Singh

Ram Singh
India
Apr 23, 2019

How much can one earn by doing content wriitng.

 

Pedro Zimmer  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 04:10
German to Spanish
Hello, Apr 24, 2019

Good Morning. Thank you very much. Please. I hope you understand what I mean.

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 08:10
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Hourly rate Apr 24, 2019

Just charge your hourly rate. How much that is, only you can determine.

Cécile Bénédic
 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
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Depends Apr 24, 2019

There are many factors involved, but I would say that in general, writing two sentences will make more money than writing one.

 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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Creative writing: Content marketing Apr 24, 2019

Ram, almost everything depends on the skills, languages, niches and so on, including a good luck.

Meanwhile--
1) Mere writers are usually very cheap, because too many are writing for their own purpose and audience. Indeed, having a good name makes it expensive.

2) So-called "pure" (without hands-on exp) translators are a bit more expensive for they are writing for the customers with the audience in mind.

3) The rare specialists in some fields (enginee
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Ram, almost everything depends on the skills, languages, niches and so on, including a good luck.

Meanwhile--
1) Mere writers are usually very cheap, because too many are writing for their own purpose and audience. Indeed, having a good name makes it expensive.

2) So-called "pure" (without hands-on exp) translators are a bit more expensive for they are writing for the customers with the audience in mind.

3) The rare specialists in some fields (engineers, doctors, programmers and so on) with decent foreign language skills are pretty expensive, because they are worthy even without translation.

4) As for rewriters/copywriters (as content writers for attracting potential customers), they are rather expensive for the higher marketing/ROI value.


Anyway, all* translators consider diversifying into mastering new areas and pairs, mentoring, rewriting/copywriting, interpreting and so on, what often requires different knowledge and skills.

In your native language (L1), a good erudition with strong lexical competency (word/phrase/idea synonyms) and business awareness is a must. However, in a foreign language you'd rather also learn from native (L2) speakers there, especially about intercultural and interdisciplinary nuances of the trade. Mind a severe competition too.

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Cécile Bénédic  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 08:10
English to French
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Copywriting Apr 25, 2019

I do copywriting and I also charge per hour, that's the most adequate, because the amount of research necessary (and thus time spent) depends on the amount of useful infos in the brief and your own personnal knowledge of the subject. Unfortunately, I don't work on a lot of copywriting projects, it seems difficult, especially when writing in another language than English, to find clients offering decent price, more and more want to charge per word at ridiculously low rates.

 


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