New Study Confirms: Freelancers with a Website Can Charge on Average of 65% MORE than Those Without

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Practically every day, I see a news story, article, or blog post proving something I’ve been saying for years: if you want to succeed as a freelancer (especially as a freelance copywriter), you must have a website.

Now everyone is talking about it … freelancers, experts, and even potential clients. Just look at these recent quotes from around the Web:

  • “So many creatives are the proverbial cobbler with no shoes … Don't be that. Let your own business be a showcase of your work. For whatever you offer, be your own best poster child,” says Laura Belgray, a freelance writer who makes $950 an hour with copywriting from her couch.
  • “Without a website, there is hardly any other way for a client to understand who you are. If you don’t have a website, they won’t think you’re professional,” said Bree Brouwer, a freelance writer and marketer.
  • “If you want to be taken seriously as a new freelancer, you're going to need a website that showcases your expertise, shows who you are, and includes your contact information so potential clients can easily find you,” said Ryan Robinson, a writer who (in less than one year) was published on Entrepreneur, Business Insider, HubSpot, and more.
  • “There’s one easy thing you can do today to help you earn more money: build a website for your freelance business,” said Susan Guillory, one of Media Shower’s marketing experts.

I could go on. There are hundreds of quotes like this, but that last one really grabbed my attention.

A report on Freelancing Trends from Hubstaff confirms that showcasing your writing on your own website can dramatically increase the rates you earn …

Freelancers who have their own websites are able to charge an average of 65% more than freelancers without websites.

Wow! That’s more than double.

But, what’s even more impressive is that this significant raise is not hard to obtain.

Thanks to our program, Build Your Freelance Website in Four Days, you can build and launch your website — and increase your rates by 65% — in only a few afternoons.

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Published: July 28, 2018

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