Episode 55

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Published on:

4th Jan 2023

Negotiating rates

This episode looks at how to negotiate rates and when to push back against poor rates. 

We chat with Elle Hunt, who writes for the Guardian but also has bylines in Tortoise, New Scientist and Grazia and Tayla Blaire, a freelance content and copywriter based in South Africa. They both have excellent tips and strategies about the best way to negotiate.

The Guests

Elle Hunt

Twitter: @elle_hunt 

Instagram: @elle_hunt

Website: https://ellehunt.net/

Tayla Blaire

Twitter: @TaylaBlaire 

Instagram: @tayla.blaire

Website: https://taylablaire.com/

Resources

Tayla‚Äôs Huffington Post personal essay 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/student-teacher-pediatric-cancer-family_n_61e9d33ee4b01440a6895a4a

Sonia Weiss opportunities of the week 

https://soniaweiser.wordpress.com/opportunities-of-the-week-newsletter/

Who pays writers 

http://whopayswriters.com/#/results

Study hall

https://studyhall.xyz/plans/study-hall-subscriptions/

NUJ rate for the job

http://www.londonfreelance.org/rates/index.php

NUJ rate advice 

http://www.londonfreelance.org/feesguide/index.php?&section=General&subsect=Negotiating+rates+and+rights&page=Advice

Journo Resources freelance rates

https://www.journoresources.org.uk/freelance-rates/

Book: You are a badass at making money by Jen Sincero 

https://jensincero.com/shop/#product=product-habits-paperback

Freelance recommendations

Kushie Amin

https://kushieamin.wixsite.com/home

Amelia Tait

https://ameliatait.com/

Imogen West Knights

https://imogenwestknights.wordpress.com/


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