How long does it take you to write a blog post?
June 22, 2011 § 7 Comments
However, some people are not great at blogging (my own struggle is not for things to say, but for the time to say it) and they would rather pay someone else to do it- I have personally offered this service for a long time as part of my copywriting business.
I think paying people to blog for you is a great idea- everyone has skills, and things they aren’t so great at, and if I could swap blogging for someone cleaning my house, I’d do it in a heartbeat, but I do have this poser- how long does it take you to write a blog post?
My initial thought is that the answer is going to be that it takes as long as it takes, which is fine if you are blogging for yourself- some posts are easier and quicker to write than others. But what about when you are charging people? Or if someone is paying you to blog for them?
I recently saw a ‘job’ advert, aimed at mums wanting to work from home that was paying £7.50 an hour to write 2 blog posts an hour. And I’m not sure if this is a reasonable expectation and rate- I guess some people would think a £7.50 an hour job would be OK, but I doubt you could turn out good quality blogs at a rate of 2 an hour consistently. So the potential employers are either after low standard work, or (if a blog post takes an hour) they are expecting you to work for £3.75 an hour.
But perhaps it’s just me. I would appreciate your thoughts…
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