I got my first paycheck after 3 months in 2010. It was $50.
I didn’t know how much to ask so I let the company decide for me. I undersold myself.
So, how much money should you charge as a beginner blogger for your content?
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 low down:
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.
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 for 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 are 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.
Questions you should ask yourself:
- What can your blog offer them? This is a business transaction. They give you money, but what do you give 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 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:
- You can work on getting interaction on your blog. If you spend only 1hour on your blog per day then you cannot expect people to interact with you as they do with top bloggers.
- What you put in is what you get out. Don’t be depressed. Do something about improving your blog.
- If you take just one month to focus on growing your blog, and setting time aside for it, you WILL see improvement.
Here are tips to help you with that. Click here 🙂
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