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Copywriting Salaries

Jul 31, 2008
This article will examine copywriting rates and wages.

Depending on your expertise and well how you sell yourself, you can earn a little or a lot. Advertising Age reported that in 2005 the average employed copywriter made around $60,000 after bonuses. (quoted from http://www.collegeboard.com)

Freelancing salaries are more difficult to estimate. Some charge per project, while others charge per hour. Here are some figures from 2005 that will help you better understand what a freelancer could earn: A lead generating sales letter went for $1000 to $2000 and a website could go for $300 to $400. If you want more information checkout this website: http://www.excessvoice.com/copyfees.htm. Invest in some survey results, they will be extremely helpful.

About two out of every five copywriters earn somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 a year in gross income. If you would like to learn more about copywriting rates, you can find more here: http://www.excessvoice.com/copyfees.htm. Take advantage of these survey results so that you don't undercharge yourself.

These figures are all a median from those surveyed, so if you have technical knowledge in a particular field that others don't, then you could earn significantly more money. If you take some time to increase your knowledge and skill level, then you will develop a competitive edge and earn more money.

Hopefully this article has given you a rough idea of what an employed or freelance copywriter can earn. If you want more information you should go to the site listed above and invest in some survey results, this will help you go much further as a copywriter.

Remember though that all these figures are the median, if you know what you're doing you can earn much more than this. Build up your skills, study the surveys and make sure you're not undercharging yourself. This will go a long way and help you earn more money.
About the Author
For an inside look at the techniques of a sought-after web copywriter, check out the membership site of Copywriter Ray Edwards. There you'll find a daily podcast, video tutorials and copywriting advice.
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