When it comes to hiring a ghostwriter for your article marketing, the rates to expect can vary. This is one of the first questions people have when it comes to hiring a writer but it’s important to understand what you get for the price is just as important as the price itself.
It’s important that you don’t just choose the cheapest ghostwriter you can find because chances are high that the quality will be very low. When you get poor content from a cheap ghostwriter, it’s of no use to you and it can actually be more damaging than if you had just written articles yourself or not done any article marketing at all.
So when hiring a ghostwriter for your article marketing, look at what you get for the rates quoted and don’t be afraid to spend that extra little bit which is needed to get it done right. The prices should be based on the level of experience the ghostwriter has. The more years they have been doing it, the more you might have to pay for their services.
The good part of this is that you are getting years of experience put into each and every one of your articles which is often worth the price. If you are a new business or Web site and you’re on a strict budget, you might be willing to go with a newer ghostwriter with less experience which will cost you less.
Remember that ghostwriting will usually cost you more than hiring a writer in which you give them a byline. This is because the writer is selling you full rights and they will not receive any type of recognition for their work completed.
When it comes to what rates to expect, usually it will depend on the word count of the article. In general for English/American-speaking writers, $1 per 100 words is a good minimum baseline. Anything less than this is considered below minimum wage for most writers and if you do find someone to work for this cheap, their quality may be questionable.
So this puts you at around $4 for a 400 word article. But as stated, this is the baseline. You can add on more cost based on how many years of experience the writer has. For example, someone with around 10 years of ghostwriting experience may charge you $15-20 for an article of 400 words. If the article is on a technical topic or requires a great deal of research, they may charge even more than that.
The old adage says you get what you pay for and this is traditionally true with ghostwriters. Don’t be afraid to ask for samples first or purchase a test article. No matter what kind of credentials the writer has, be sure to check for plagiarism or copyright infringements and other problems before just fully trusting a ghost writer.