How Much Do Content Writers Get Paid?

Yes, I’m asked that question multiple time every week. How much do content writers get paid?

And… there is no direct answer to that question.

Also, in my opinion there is not a better paying side gig on the planet that is as much fun as it is financially rewarding.

If you are a beginner you will probably be charging between thirty and fifty cent per-word until you are established which doesn’t take very long at all.

Top content writers earn roughly $1,000 for a 1,000 word article post which equates to $1.00 per-word.

Some freelance content writer jobs pay more and some less.

It also depends on the type of write you are doing and how much research needs to be done to complete the article.

Write About What You Love And Get Paid

Carol P. write about quilting and earns over $3,500 monthly and she only works five to eight hours a week. She’s a stay at home mom and loves it.

Nick O. write about coffee and make a fantastic $12,356 every month, but he has been writing about exotic coffees for over five years now.


30 Free Keyphrase Research Tools, Report by Heather Lloyd-Martin. DOWNLOAD NOWBill D. is a computer geek and earns in the area of $5,188 each and every month and he lives in the mountains of North Carolina on 10 acres which be purchased from his writing profits.

So, as a freelancer, I’m my own boss?

That’s right, And that’s a big part of why it’s so appealing….

There’s absolutely no reason why you can’t be one of them and start enjoying the writer’s life of having total freedom.

No Boss… Not Time Clock… No Commuting… No Stress…

You get to work for the comfort of your home or at Starbucks, which where I am right now writing this and enjoying my French Vanilla Latte.

You can dress casually or work in your pajamas all day if you prefer!

You’re in control of your schedule so if you’re a night person you can do your writing then.

There’s no interruption from telemarketer’s bugging you after 8:00 P.M. or should I say there shouldn’t be at that time.

What Kind Of Content Do Businesses Need?

You’re going to love the variety!

Business owner need content writers to promote their products and services, with more than 5.7 million B2B companies in the US alone.

Grow Your Writing Income: Learn HowEven businesses with their own In-house writer are constantly looking to freelancers simply because them demand is so much higher than there are writers.

You may be an auto mechanic that know a lot about tools and you write about automotive tools.

Or a Fork Lift company needing a letter written to potential buyers.

You could go on and on because it there is literally thousands of different thing you can write about and get paid.

You don’t even need a website to get started you can build a quick page on Facebook and Linkedin until the cash starts rolling in.

Your prior experience can offer huge opportunities for new clients.

A quick search under the Jobs section of LinkedIn will show you exactly what I mean about the value of industry knowledge

When you search the phrase “B2B copywriter” or “B2B writer,” the top search results include …

A company look for a writer in the CBD and Cannabis industry would prefer you have a basic knowledge of the different types of CBD Oil or products and how each of them are used.

Free E-book for Writers: 50 Great Blog Post Ideas (That Thrill Clients and Get Results!) DOWNLOAD NOWGame software companies would ask you to write about a specific game or games and in most cases offer you the game at no cost to evaluate it prior to writing the content for them.

Are you starting to get the idea? The client is going to tell you exactly what they need and how they would like you to present it.

How Do Your Choose The Proper Niche?

Choosing a niche you are passionate about will make your writing so much simpler AND you will seldom if ever have writers block when you are writing about something you truly love.

Here are just a few things you may be asked to write about.

OK, I know what you’re thinking, YES there are templates for each of them

  • Websites
  • Emails
  • Newsletters
  • Brochures
  • Press releases
  • Direct mail letters and self-mailers
  • Advertising — print and online
  • Online video scripts
  • Social media pro les and updates
  • Blogs
  • PowerPoint sales presentations
  • Sales proposal templates
  • Model letters and emails for sales staff
  • White papers
  • Case studies

There are hundreds more so I promise you will never get bored!

Prior to becoming a copywriter a was an insurance broker with absolutely no writing experience and was a slave to the business.

I was in management of one of the largest insurance companies in the United States and the president expected me to be a babysitter to the agents.

One day I had enough and said, Andy vest me I’m done babysitting your agents doing everything but wake them up in the morning.

Today, I earn more than I ever did as an Insurance broker. In fact, I earned a six-figure income my first year as a full-time content and copywriter.

More importantly I have the freedom to spend time with my family and visit my children and grandchildren in San Francisco and Pennsylvania anytime.

I raise my grandson Brian and take him to school and pick him up in the afternoon and go biking.

Try having days like that at a “real’ job!

Freelance content and copywriting not only provides you with a great income but a lifestyle of freedom and flexibility that I wouldn’t trade for any other lifestyle.

Copywriting Better Than A Traditional Business

Unlike a franchise or traditional business you don’t have to worry about employees, supplies, payroll, inventory, high rent or franchise fees.

No huge capital requirements, just a computer, printer and cell phone and you are in business.

Now, It’s just you and your skills!

Step-by-Step Guide to Freelance Writing SuccessJust like anything good in life there is some training but that’s minimal and you can earn while you learn unlike a doctor that spend six to ten years in school before they make their first dollar.

The six figure earner never stop learning because there are always new techniques and approaches to learn as the writing market changes.

We teach you how and where to get clients the right way.

And… No they are not on Upwork, Freelancer or any other bidding type website.

Those sites only attract buyers looking for you to work for fifteen to thirty dollars to write a blog or content.

We show you where they money is and how much to charge. Where to find the “High Probability prospects” and other trade secrets you won’t find anywhere else.

You’ll Learn to Become “The Recession-Proof Freelancer and a freelance writer who’s been there.

Linkedin alone can provide you with a ton of business… we’ll show you how to get it and how to network with them by joining Linkedin groups

In other words we teach you the ins and outs of the copywriting business and you’ll be learning from people that have been doing it for many years.

And a great support group to help you whenever you have a question.


So there it is — the lessons I learned in the last recession, and the key traits that help freelancers thrive in hard times.

You’re probably thinking: Can it really be this simple, and I’ll be able to earn well, even while the world goes topsy-turvy?

Free Live Webinar: Discover the $3K-a-Month Opportunity in Content Writing SIGN UP NOWIt is, and you can. My own downturn experience, and my experience over the past decade-plus, coaching literally thousands of freelancers to take these same basic steps, has taught me that these actions produce reliable results.

You can do this. Step by step.

If you’re ready for a total lifestyle that will support you and your family like you have only dreamed about click this link to get started.

Will it really be that easy?

No it won’t be, you’ll have to put for the effort, but the rewards are almost beyond your wildest imagination.

4 thoughts on “How Much Do Content Writers Get Paid?”

  1. This was a very informative post.  I never realized you could make that much money freelancing writing content for other people.  I took a look at the Freelancers Writers Den and it looks very helpful.  I am not sure I am ready for this endeavor as I am writing my own content for my websites.  Can you join it to help with writing your own content?  I’m always looking for ideas to make my content better.  I just started WA almost months ago and I still work full time, so trying to fit something else in, I just don’t know.  Thanks for the brain teaser though, I will definitely look into it.

    • Hi Chris,

      Thank you for reading my post and leaving me your valuable feedback about  How Much Do Content Writers Get Paid? The answer to your question is absolutely YES as one of the main reasons people join Freelancers Writers Den is to learn how to write better content and the train they offer is absolutely fantastic. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours or less.

      Have a safe and healthy day,


  2. Hi. I must say that this is one of the most informative and well laid out article I have come across. I am personally encouraged to know that one can actually venture in this writing business and eventually make money.

    Still my question is, what if I can’t write an article of up to 1000 words? Because I think that my average is 400-600. Will I still be able to make money writing those kind of articles? Thanks

    • Hi Edward,

      Thank you for reading my post and taking time to leave me your feedback about  How Much Do Content Writers Get Paid?To answer your question can you make money on shorter articles. The answer is definitely yes. The are a number of people in my writers group that write only short email and press releases for their clients and they are earning well into six figures annually. Check out this article again and see all the great training available and how quickly you can earn while you learn. How Much Do Content Writers Get Paid?

      Have a Happy, Safe and Healthy Day,



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