March 30, 2010 at 9:04 am | Posted in copywriting | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Facing the word …

A prospective client asked what I’d charge to write a professional biography (bio).

Here’s what I said:

Given a decent resume and a sample of a bio you’d like me to emulate, I could do a 100-150 word bio in around an hour.

My hourly ‘rack’ rate is $130 plus 10% GST (in Australia).

If I’m given poor (or massively huge) source documents or bad direction, it may take me longer to create what you seek. Say 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

I charge by the hour.

But I bill only for time actually worked.

As with all copywriting, the clearer the brief and the better the source materials, the better, faster (and therefore cheaper) the job.

I’ve done a lot of bios.

One of the many benefits of a great bio is that you can get twice the bang for your buck by putting yours on LinkedIn when we’re finished.


Paul Hassing, Founder and Senior Writer, The Feisty Empire.



Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: