said 5 months, 1 week ago:
@alanholmes Alan, I recently took on a similarly project. Not on the scale of yours but the work is along the same lines.
Here’s how I broke down the pricing:
For writing involving blog posts, newsletters, ezines, marketing material etc, I charge fixed rates that I have for all of them.
For social media updates and other consulting, I charge them an hourly rate. My client put the cap at 10 hours a month because that’s how much they could afford (I charge $100 per hour. Not a lot, but the exchange rate is favorable where I live ) and we wrote down everything they want me to do. 1 of those hours is set aside for the last week of the month where we’ll meet, go over last month’s performance, strategize, and plan for the next month.
For bigger projects, I’ve found that it pays to sit your client down for an hour or two (even if you’re not paid for it) and hammer out the minute details of the project. Otherwise, things get out of hand very fast and you end up working more hours than you can bill and you’re left wondering what to do.
Hope this helps!