Freelance Follies: How much is it going to cost?

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Just realized that I’d never posted Episode #3 of Freelance Follies to this site, only to YouTube. So, enjoy “How much is it going to cost?”, in which our freelance writer protagonist encounters a website content client who’s just a wee bit focused on the bottom line.

COMING SOON! New episode coming later today or early tomorrow, as I patiently wait for Xtranormal to render the piece into HD.

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Freelance Follies: Can you just wordsmith it a bit?

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Freelance Follies Episode #4: “Can you just wordsmith it a bit?” Because, as our intrepid freelancer finds out…sometimes, “wordsmith” is client-speak for “don’t touch a thing.”

You can see all of the Freelance Follies video shorts at DearDrFreelance’s YouTube channel.

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Freelance Follies: “When are you going to get a real job?”

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We’ve all been there: A former co-worker, a friend, or (in my case) a father-in-law who’s absolutely perplexed that you could make a living (GASP!) by being a self-employed writer, editor, graphic designer or other type of creative. “When are you going to get a real job?” is among Urban Muse Susan Johnston’s “10 things you should never ask a freelance writer,” and you can try to explain your reasoning…but probably best to laugh and enjoy our little secret about the benefits of freelance jobs.

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How to price freelance writing for social media

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Dr. Freelance’s key points on how to price freelance writing for social media:

  • Creating a Facebook Fan page or Tweeting for clients isn’t rocket science, but it remains an unknown quantity in many respects.
  • You need to consider shelf life and return on investment for your client when you price freelance writing for social media.
  • A not-to-exceed estimate can reassure a wary client.
  • Jake is CPR and first-aid certified, but he is NOT a licensed physician and this should NOT be construed as medical advice. Contact your local healthcare provider or, in case of emergency, dial 911.
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