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Want to earn more Money? Ask!

If you want to earn more money as a freelance writer there is one thing that you can do to increase your chances: ask! Does that sound too easy? Even though this is a simple thing, it can most definitely go a long way in increasing your income. Believe it or not, there are many freelance writers who are afraid to open their mouths. In turn, they simply sit back and earn the same wages month in and month out.

There are two situations in which you can ask for more money. First off, you can ask current clients to pay more. Of course, you need to base this on how much you are currently charging as well as the status of your relationship. If you are already earning a reasonable wage, asking for more may put the client off. In other words, you need to pick and choose which clients you ask for a “raise.” Chances are that you will be able to find a couple that you can ask to bump-up your pay.

The other situation is when you are first starting to work for a client. In this case, you want to ask more during the quote process. For instance, in the past you may have quoted $.10/word for a feature article. The next time you are dealing with a similar quote, why not see if you can secure the job at $.15/word? This may seem like a big leap in pay, but the client may not think so. Remember, you will never know unless you ask. If the client does not want to pay this much they will simply tell you no. From there, you can negotiate down to your old rate of $.10/word.

In some cases, all it takes to earn more money as a freelance writer is the guts to ask. If you are willing to ask for more money from both current and new clients, you should be able to increase your freelance writing income. 

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