I got my first paycheck after 3 months in 2010. It was 500$. But I didn’t know how much to ask so I let the company decide for me. I under sold myself.
So, how much money should you charge as a beginner blogger for your content?
Let’s get into it!
I know now that I was underselling my blog. I asked too little and they took advantage of that. Does that mean that they are evil? No, just good business people. When it comes to business, there are no hard feelings. Don’t take it personally.
However, after 7years I’ve learned enough to know how much to charge for my blog content. Here’s the down low.
How much you should charge for your blog content:
There is no set amount that you should charge for your blog content.
people make it up as they go. (Later in the blog I will tell you how much I charge)
Here are two popular methods people are using:
First method: Take the number of page views + the number of social media followers divided by your page rank times $0.1 divided by 2.
That equals the amount you should ask
If you want to check out your page rank click here.
Second popular method:
Number of hours spent on writing the post times the number of hours you spend on taking pictures, editing, styling, curating pictures + your rate for your blog (Minimum is $50)
This equals the amount you should ask sponsored blog posts.
Why I don’t follow those rules and still get paid
1) If you follow those rules as a beginner blogger, you will barely get enough money to survive.
Those calculations were made by big time bloggers for big time bloggers.
2) There is no set rules for how much you can charge, why sell yourself short? If you have worked hard on your blog, interactions, views, and content, you deserve a decent paycheck per post.
How much I charge for sponsored content:
This is my personal method.
I charge $100 per hour for creating blog content. It takes me about 5hours to write a blog post.
I charge $120 per hour if I take the pictures myself and edit them. Normally it takes me 5hours to take pictures and edit it.
If I don’t take the pictures and the company provides it then I don’t charge for the pictures of course.
Then I charge my blog fee which is $500.
Why charge a blog fee? When I’m not writing blog posts I’m promoting my content, building relationships with other bloggers/partners etc. I do this daily from Mon-Fri. I work hard to make my blog successful. So when I write a sponsored blog post it does very well and it’s because of my hard work.
I plus all of that together and then I charge that amount. So on an AVERAGE, a sponsored I charge $1500 per blog post, depending on what the company needs.
This is a business transaction. They give you money, but what do you give them? What can your blog offer them?
Have you built trust with your audience so if you promote content will they trust you enough to buy it? Or are you just blabbering on when you can and not really putting in work on your blog so they see you as ‘a wanna be blogger?’
Your social media:
Are you active on social media? Do you have anything to offer to companies?
If you feel depressed after this post just remember:
1) You can work on getting interaction on your blog. It’s not that you suck at blogging, it’s perhaps that you don’t put in enough of effort.
I know not everyone can afford to spend as much time on their blog. If you spend only 1hour on your blog per day then you cannot expect people to interact with you like they do with Beyonce.
What you put in is what you get out. But you know that. Don’t be depressed. Do something about improving your blog.
If you take just one month to really focus on growing your blog, setting time aside for it, you WILL see improvement.
Here are tips to help you with that. Click here 🙂
If you learned anything in this post, please let me know in the comment section. It helps 🙂