---- Assigning a Dollar Amount Per Page of Content
gendude - 4:43 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)
I also think it's a good idea to have a good rough estimate like this. It helps others who are new and want to make more understand how much they'll have to do. But the thing to keep in mind here is we are talking CONTENT - not rehashed rewritten garbage that's already on the web 1,000 times already, or "Free Content" or Press Releases taken from the press wire services.
To work this into something more meaningful, we can tell newcomers "think of it like this - every page on your site has the potential to generate at least $5-10 a year. Whether or not you earn that much per page, or less than that or more than that, is up to you".
I think when you put it in perspective of potential dollars per page, I think it's easier for them to understand the argument for quality writing.
I know plenty of people that generate 500 pages a year, but that earn quite a bit ($50 - $100 a page is not unreasonable) because it's well-written, which leads to a lot more backlinks and discussion.