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If you need a sword or shield, seek elsewhere. The world of military metaphors is best left to men with gnawing inferiority complexes.

The pen is far mightier than the sword and knowledge far more powerful than bullets. Read below to find what aid Ziggy can lend you… for the right coin. 😉

***ATTENTION: The rates below give a standard of payment expected, however, keep in mind that none are concrete. Rates are subject to change and may fluctuate, but similarly, parties that reach out might find themselves eligible for negotiation or discounts. Contact Ziggy to further discuss rates in a more nuanced discussion, and please bear in mind that in the effort of fairness for all parties, deposit and milestone payments may be utilised wherever necessary.

Website Content Production

Hire Ziggy to produce content for your site. Content production is a cut above pure writing because good content is more than just good writing. Good content needs to be targeted to your audience, SEO-friendly, and snappily written but also engaging and stylistic to the reader right down to the formatting and images. Good writing can draw someone in, but good content keeps them around.

This is the way to go if you need more than just copy. Budding websites and smaller-scale projects desiring organic SERP-based traffic will benefit from this, however, so will anyone simply needing a professional to provide them a slick batch of finalised content.

Though one-off pieces are available, it is recommended that you consider a package: a finalised set of content will come with strong link architecture, monetisation and CTA opportunities, and will be targeted to your audience and Google’s whims alike.

Content production is billed at either…

  1. 30 USD/hour.
  2. Or a predetermined quote for an entire project or piece of content.

After the first draft has been delivered, one round of editing labour (i.e. 2-3 hours) is included in order to work to the client’s satisfaction. All further edits requested following first revisions will be billed at 25 USD/hour.

Content Writing

Do you need the words of a wily writer, poet, or scholar? Then take a seat with Ziggy around the fire and tell him what you need. From informative and researched articles to short and long-form blogs, opinionated pieces of editorial, or even something a dash more creative, Ziggy’s words are yours for the right coin.

If all you need is some damn fine writing for your website, publication, or anything else, then this is right for you. Words come cheaper than full content, provided all further aspects of production are handled elsewhere.

Research-heavy content and SEO-driven copy bring a higher price, but the results speak for themselves. Anyone can put words on paper, but the art of writing is a trade best left to the professionals.

Content writing is billed at either…

  1. 0.50 USD/word OR 24 USD/hour for basic copy.
  2. 0.65 USD/word OR 28 USD/hour for research-heavy/SEO-driven copy.
  3. Or a predetermined quote for an entire project or piece of content.

After the first draft has been delivered, one round of editing labour (i.e. 2-3 hours) is included in order to work to the client’s satisfaction. All further edits requested following first revisions will be billed at 25 USD/hour.

Copywriting

Short, sweet, punchy, and grabbing – copywriting is the art of saying more for less. Slogans, advertising, landing pages, brochures, press releases, and anything else that lands outside the realms of content is copywriting’s domains… and Ziggy’s!

Basically, anybody who needs copy but isn’t looking for content or narrative-driven writing will benefit from this service. And you do need this service because good copy sells. Good copy isn’t just about the words: it’s about their psychology. One tweak to a sentence can change the entire game.

There’s some bleed over into marketing services here, and you’re likely to benefit from a combination of both, but if there are empty spaces in your marketing projects on website pages just aching for some fine wordage, then this is for you.

Copywriting is billed at either…

  1. 29 USD/hour (including SEO research).
  2. Or a predetermined quote for an entire project.

After the first draft has been delivered, one round of editing labour (i.e. 2-3 hours) is included in order to work to the client’s satisfaction. All further edits requested following first revisions will be billed at 25 USD/hour.

Ghostwriting

Ziggy has been known to work from the shadows from time to time – it can be fun to let go of the ego of the artiste. But shadow-work is another beast in of itself; it requires ongoing dialogue and understanding between the two parties, a flexible editing process, and a certain level of mimicry.

Unfortunately, given the nature of shadow-work, Ziggy cannot provide portfolio examples of ghostwriting. However, in a more private setting of intimate conversation, he might be more inclined to elucidate you on his previous work

If you’re looking for a professional to write AS you – as opposed to FOR you – then this service is for you. Ghostwriting can take many forms. You might need a longer publication, maybe an autobiography, or even a series of content all written “by you”. No matter the need, if it’s a ghostwriter you seek, you need someone with a certain level of both prowess and amicability.

Ghostwriting is more costly. You’re not only purchasing content, but you’re purchasing discretion and a sacrificed byline as well as an increased level of correspondence.

Ghostwriting is billed at either…

  1. 0.80 USD/word
  2. Or a predetermined quote for an entire project. Due to the in-depth nature of ghostwriting, this may be the best option for you.

After the first draft has been delivered, one round of editing labour (i.e. 2-3 hours) is included in order to work to the client’s satisfaction. All further edits requested following first revisions will be billed at 25 USD/hour.

Marketing – General

Marketing, put simply, is how you speak to your audience. It’s how you convey yourself and your brand to your audience. These days, it’s all about that social media game – Ziggy despises social media, but he can play the game.

However, and fortunately for Ziggy, marketing is so much more than just how you string your socials. It’s strong branding, it’s good PR, it’s powerful advertising; it’s where, how, and who you build your customer relationship with. Marketing is psychology, communication, data, and the gift of the gab all rolled into one little game – and Ziggy likes games.

To be frank with you, this service is mostly for people that have neglected this aspect of their business building thus far. Let’s be real: most established businesses, websites, and traders will already have laid the foundations of their marketing channels. But for anyone who hasn’t yet, then this service is definitely for them. Don’t undervalue the impact a powerful marketing strategy can have.

Marketing projects begin being billed at 33 USD/hour for initial consultations and/or the design of the project’s scope. At that point, further work on elements of your marketing can be enacted at the same rate or a quote for the entire project will be determined.

Marketing – Email

You may start your humble journey into marketing with a few Facebook and Insta ads and some brand recognition, but when it becomes time to level up, you get your email marketing sharpened and ready for battle.

This is Ziggy’s wheelhouse. It takes copy and content writing, combined with all the psychology of an effective marketing strategy, and throws in some delicious data to be puzzled through too. Email funnels, competitions and giveaways, sales, newsletters, and everything else you can jam inside the fun of an inbox. It’s dangerous to go alone, take this.

…And Ziggy.

EVERYONE. Everyone stands to gain from a strong email marketing component to their business. Whether it’s a highly customised funnel to convert newcomers to paying customers or weekly newsletters to turn casual enthusiasts into a core readership, email marketing is a direct line of communication to your audience and marketing. If you aren’t blasting emails, you’re missing out on easy wins.

Email marketing projects begin being billed at 33 USD/hour for initial consultations and/or the design of the project’s scope. From there, a quote for the entire project will be determined. Due to the nature of email marketing and the various work required (copywriting, content production, technical backend work, etc.), a quoted project is the most pragmatic way to bill for email marketing.

SEO Consultation

Some might tell you that SEO is a soft science: so would Ziggy. He’d tell you “Really, it’s just a matter of knowing what usually works and then throwing all of that at the wall and seeing what sticks.”

He’s not wrong, however, Ziggy also has a pathological streak of self-deprecation. SEO requires a typically neurodivergent love of cryptic puzzles, a background knowledge in the history of Google’s dastardly algorithms, and all the skills that come with content production, copywriting, and marketing.

Luckily, you’ve found this place.

Only if you want content that ranks… Which you do! There are only so many ways to pull in traffic to your site and organic traffic is one horn of that bull. Better yet, it’s a passive method. Aggressive marketing strategies and an engaged social media presence require consistent action and attention, but a site and catalogue of content finely tuned to Google’s banditry pays dividends while you rest.

This service can come in many ways tailored to your needs. You may require consultation on practices best suited for your site, optimisation strategies for your existing content, or a tactical plan for your upcoming projects. But whatever your SEO needs are, you’ll stand a much better chance in the arenas of the SERP with a veteran gladiator at your back.

SEO consultation begins being billed at a rate of 35 USD/hour. Once the consultation has concluded and a necessary scope of the work has been defined, a quote for the entire project can be delivered or the application of various SEO adjustments (to your content or site) can be continued at the same rate.

The Next Step is Simply to Ask

    What’s next for you? 

    If you want to work with Ziggy on your content, discuss potential opportunities for your business, or even nail in a concrete quote, contact him below. The answer is always ‘no’ until you ask.