1 June 2012

How to ask for more money

A bit of skilful negotiation may bring you more money. A few magazines may even expect it and advertise their pay scales accordingly. As long as you are not too pushy and know when to back down, you should try to negotiate rates whenever you can.

1. Assess the market
Try to find out what the magazine’s budgets are and where they get their funding from. Check out how big their subscriber base is. Study their advertising rates. You can ask a higher price for an article for a privately owned corporate publication catering to a niche community, than for a article that will appear in a Literature department...

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