I bill clients a flat rate each month. Together, we’ll agree on a specific output (e.g. four posts per month) and what you’ll pay for that output. You’ll get the same output every single month for the same flat rate—regardless of word counts or hours invested.
This is the model I’ve found works best for my clients. Hourly and per-word rates lead to unpredictable costs on your end and inconsistent income on my end. Additionally, having clients on monthly retainers ensures that I always have capacity for your work—I’m always able to deliver work to you on time—because it enables me to plan ahead.
One-off assignments and projects
I very rarely accept any work that falls outside of a retainer agreement. I plan my work a month in advance, and all retainer work gets planned first. It’s rare that I have extra capacity for one-off assignments or project work after planning my retainer work for the month.
However, you’re welcome to email me with the details of a one-off assignment or project, and I will consider it. I occasionally pick up project work if my workload is light. Keep in mind, however, that I plan my work a month in advance, so you’ll have more luck if you send the details to me well in advance of the deadline.