11 Pros and Cons of Writing for Free

Free writing can be a wonderful exercise where a writer sits down and writes without inhibitions. Writing for free, however, may be a completely different matter. Freelance writers can often be asked to write for free and/or produce “speculative/spec writing” and this can confuse and frustrate many a prospective, new, or established freelance writer.

(How Much Should Writers Charge Per Word or Per Project?)

When you consider a freelance writer’s time, effort, and subject matter expertise, they should be paid a fair rate. Routinely, however, a freelance writer will be asked to create without compensation.

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