Is your Italian Content respecting the four ‘C’s?
If your answer is NO or NOT sure, don’t waste other time and contact me!
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Are you wondering how much does it costs to hire me?
If you search on my website, there is something you will never find: the price list.
This may sound strange to someone, but there’s a reason why I’ve chosen not to put down a price list of my services as Italian content writer and translator.
Every work is different!
Yes, that’s the reason. Every article, every blog post, every translation is not the same as another done before. There are 5 point that I need to know before to make the price of a service:
Point 1- I’ve put this point first because it affect all the others. If a client contact me to write an article, let’s say 1000 words without SEO (very strange) of an argument in which I’m expert, I’ll probably make just a mathematical count, let’s say 0.05 € per word it means an amount of 50 €. But this count completely change if the client says “I’m going to need 1 article per week, for the next months.” This is called continuous collaboration and this make me so happy that I’m going to make a huge discount to this project.
Point 2-3-4 and 5 helps to understand how much time I’ll need to write the article and this help me to make the price.
Sometime, for particular project that I care for or that are very interesting to me I don’t even make this kind of calculations, accepting also proposal from the client himself.
So, the point is you will not find a price list of my services as Italian web writer and translator. The only way to know the cost of a project is to contact me, I promise I won’t bite! And don’t be afraid of making your proposal, I may accept!
I’m working as Italian content writer freelance since four year now. I love my job, but as every profession there are problems.
I’ve decided to create a list of pro and cons of being an Italian content writer freelance for two reason: to help other freelance to understand our job but also to help client to understand my position. I think that if we try to understand each other, it’s better for everyone.
Pros of being Italian content writer freelance
I’m a positive person, I like to see the glass half full, so I prefer to start from the pros of being an Italian content writer freelance.
First of all, I can manage my time. I never get to run to the office every morning to work for somebody else. I don’t have fixed working hours and this allow me to manage my time. Of course, I’ve to respect deadline, but I will talk about this later.
Second, I get to decide which job I’m going to do and which not. Of course, as I’ve written in my article about how my job works, I use to accept to help almost every client, but I can always decide to don’t accept jobs that I prefer to avoid, for example offensive content. You can’t do this if you work for somebody else!
Third, all the satisfactions are mine! As I work by myself, I get to take all the compliments, but, of course also al the complaints – that luckily are not a lots!
Cons of being an Italian content writer freelance
Of course, my job as also cons.
First of all, if I don’t work, I don’t earn. I don’t have paid holidays and many times I’ve worked on vacation, because there are projects that don’t stop, that are ongoing.
Second, I’ve to respect deadline. It’s true that I can manage my time – for example this morning I went for a long walk with my dog without look at my watch. But many times I get to work on Sunday or even during night, because I’ve to deliver articles with a specific deadline.
Third, not everybody respect my job. Many people don’t understand that this is a real job, that require a lot of time, competences and professionalism.
Anyway, I still love my job and I think I’ll be an Italian content writer freelance still for a long time.
Do you agree with me?
I’ve decided to write this short guide on how my job as Italian content writer works to let you know exactly how we are going to work together.
First step: I receive you email
The first step is always an email, phone call or skype call that I receive from you. Normally during this first contact, you will explain me what can I do for your website or blog.
Second step: my answer
I will never answer you “I’m sorry, I can’t help you”. This never append and never will. What is probably is that I’m going to make you a lot of question about your project, to better understand what do you need.
Third step: research
I spend a lot of time doing research. This is a crucial moment of my job as Italian content writer as I need it to know everything about the subject I’m going to write.
Fourth step: creativity
This is probably the step I love more as Italian content writer. Finally I get to create, to write your article, a brand new, fresh and original article. Of course, you decide the final stile of the article, and my job is to understand your needs.
Final step: your ok
Now the article is ready to be published and I’m going to send it to you. But, don’t worry, my job as Italian content writer is not over. You read the article and if you are not satisfied just let me know, I’ll fix what you don’t like.
Still have doubt? Just contact me!
I’m pretty sure that many of you are thinking “Why should I hire an Italian Web Content Writer?”
Well, there are many reasons why you should!
First of all, never ever translate your content with an automatic translator. NEVER! I can assure you, it’s a really annoying trying to read a page written with an automatic translator. Annoying and useless, as an Italian reader will close this page in 3 seconds and you’ll lose a business opportunity.
Creating a content in this way is like to say to Italian reader “I really don’t care about you.” Well, if you don’t care, just don’t create an Italian version of your website.
Writing or translating something for your Italian website as nothing to do with simple translation. When writing or translating in Italian, you need to focus on your Italian audience, understand the culture and the specific needs. Make a good translation is science, but also an art.
Italy has almost 61 million of habitants: a pretty huge market! Maybe you should consider creating a website in Italian for your business and starting reach so many new potential clients. It’s not so hard and you can have a big outcome. Don’t’ know how to start? No problem, contact me, I’m here to handle this.
If you have decided that it’s time to start your “Italian Adventure”, then entrust only to a Native Italian Web Content Writer. Only someone that was born, raised and educated in Italy can really create a good content your website needs, understanding Italian culture and Italian audience needs.
Maybe you already have printed materials in Italian and you’re thinking of using those materials also for your website. I’m sorry, this will not work. Writing for a blog or a website it’s not the same than writing a brochure. And only a real Web Content Writer can know the differences and create the right content your website needs.
Still have doubts? Do not hesitate to send me an email, I’ll answer all the questions you might have.