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Third Party Blogging – Charge Out Rates

Posted By Darren Rowse 30th of January 2005 Pro Blogging News 1

Today I received another email from a company wanting to know how much I would charge to write a blog for them. It seems to be a semi regular (and increasing request that I get). I’m very interested in developing and maintaining blogs for others but am at a bit of a loss as to know how much such a service is worth. I know a number of readers of this blog do this type of work and was wondering if you’d be kind enough to give the rest of us (or just me via email) a hint at what the going rate is for this type of work?

Do you work it out per hour, per post, per week, per visitors generated, per % of revenue generated or some combination of the above?

I know how much I can make from one of my blogs but how much would you charge to blog for someone else? Feel free to leave a comment below either anonymously or with your details or shoot me an email with anything (specific or general) you’d like.

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Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. It depends on the type of blogging required. Our current “target” is 10$/post, but we basically set a posting requirement and make that a monthly fee.

    So, 2 posts a day would be about 400$/month or something like that.

    But that’s just basic blogging. Obviously if someone is looking for environmental analysis blogging it’s a different rate because we’d need to find someone more qualified.

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