We do and we want copy for our client’s websites so we have a few people working on this section of our business. We have recently had huge interest in our webcopy copywriter position recently, for reference here are some sample reponses:
[Webcopy Trial 1] The attached file is the small ‘test’ that you asked me to carry out. Hopefully I have done it correctly and it meets the standards you require. In relation to your question at the end of your email, it would depend on how long I had to write it if I am honest. I would not rip you off, but would be looking to make it worth my while as it is a reasonably sized project. If I was given five working days to complete it, that is including thorough research and structured writing then id say £300.00 would be a sufficient amount.
But if you wanted it done quicker than that then the fee could be slightly higher as I would have less time, but I would be willing to negotiate as I am appreciative of you providing the opportunity to work in an interesting field of work and giving me a chance to say what I think. I hope my article is suitable and the information provided has been helpful. I look forward to hearing from you.
[Delicious Webdesign] Your article is great and thanks for that but I am afraid your expectations about the time it takes to complete a 10 page project and the money you expect is hugely different to the ‘industry’ standard times / costs so I don’t think we would be able to offer you any work in our web company at this time. Sorry and good luck.
[Webcopy Trial 1] If I’m honest I have no idea about what particular line of work pays etc. What I stated was a pure estimation and now it’s clear that it was an overestimation. Apologies for coming across greedy, it was simply a miscalculation in an area that I have don’t have great knowledge on. I’m sure whatever you would pay to do such a project and the time allocation would be more than sufficient for me. With this being the case, is it possible that you would reconsider?
[Webcopy Trial 2] As requested I’ve attached a short article for the website grooms cars. I’ve not written for websites before so have tried to follow the search engine rules and I’d be grateful of your thoughts. I would work from home and currently use Libre Office, which is compatible with Word.
When it comes to the matter of payment, it is a tricky one to define. Obviously some businesses would require far more research than others, ie wedding cars are easier to write about than pharmaceutical manufacturers, and so would be more time consuming. Based on how long I spent researching, writing and re-writing this article and taking into account current Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) suggested rates for editors / proofreaders I would suggest a price in excess of £300 for a straightforward project. What turnaround would you expect? How much work do you anticipate sending out? Are you looking to employ someone on a freelance basis or as an employee? Look forward to hearing from you.
[Delicious Webdesign] Similar reply to trial 1
[Webcopy Trial 2] Thanks for the reply. Just out of interest what sort of turnaround and rate of pay are you currently experiencing? I don’t want to price myself totally out of the market.
[Webcopy Trial 3] Hope you are well. Just wondered when the deadline is for decisions on the Webcopy Work? I am new to web work! So not familiar with the ‘going ‘ rates but my usual charge for admin and secretarial work is between £20 and £25 per hour. I would appreciate your thoughts. Thank you for considering my application. As explained that was my rate for my current work, however I would have fully understood that the salary per assignment would have been less. I wish you success with your new employee and once again thank you.