I used to work for this online content platform.
And the word rate they offered was shit.
But I didn’t have any other work, so I agreed to write for them.
As I was putting together these posts, I thought:
I’m worth more than what they’re offering.
So when it came to invoicing at the end of the month, I had an idea.
I decided to invoice for double what they’d said I’d be paid.
You know what happened?
They paid me double.
I did it every month.
And they never questioned me.
The moral of this story is twofold:
- Just get your foot in the door. Once in, you may well be able to get that day/word-rate up.
- If you run a team, check communication between accounts and content managers.
‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’ springs to mind.
But I didn’t ask.
I quietly demanded.
And it worked.