Quoting. It’s something we need to do a lot as freelancers. But one of the most common questions we get at Rachel’s List is ‘how do I quote for this job?’. It can be a learning curve if you’re used to a word rate by an editor, but are now delving into content marketing or copywriting jobs and having to cost out potentially complex projects. How do you ensure you don’t under-charge or under-sell yourself? Can you get faster at the quoting process? And what are the templates you need to save time on the quoting process – rather than having it take half a day? If you’d like to become faster, more efficient and more accurate at quoting freelance jobs, this masterclass is for you.
- Anatomy of a project quote (using real-life case studies and real-life rates) and what you need to know before you can quote (project scope, your rates, deadlines, deliverables)
- How to determine your ‘internal rate’
- The types of templates you need in order to speed up your quoting (briefing doc, rate card, quote template, contracts)
- How to cost five very different projects: book editing, content marketing, copywriting, social media, blogs
- How to quote trickier jobs with lots of moving parts
- Quote trouble-shooting: how to hone your process by asking for feedback and other common quoting bug-bears.
More about Lynne
Lynne Testoni is an editor, journalist and content producer who’s worked in high-level editorial positions and as a freelancer for a range of corporate clients. She has sent hundreds of quotes in her time, from straightforward writing jobs to multi-dimensional (and multi-platform) marketing campaigns and has developed processes along the way.
She is also the cohost of the podcast The Content Byte, with Rachel Smith, serving up weekly short bites of advice, tips and strategies for freelancers who make a living from using their words.