Freelance Writing Payment Rates

Example of our writer rates

Words per day

2000 Words

Days worked per month

10 Days

Standard of work

2:1 Undergraduate


Words per day 2000
Days worked 10 Days
Standard of work 2:1 Undergraduate

Earn £1000.00 a month*

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* These prices represent the vast majority of our order rates; yet some niche areas attract a higher rate, while a few other areas attract a lesser rate. Also, these prices represent our base rates but, as we are a seasonal company, we are able to offer significantly higher fees during our peak periods.

At Academic Knowledge, we’re proud to offer some of the best rates of pay in the industry. Established in 2003, we have a proven track record of paying our researchers regularly and on time.

We’re delighted to have paid out a whopping £9 million in fees to researchers since 2009. With 1 in 10 writers working for us full time, and 1.5% of our invoices being over £5000 a month, we’re honoured to be a long standing institution within the writing industry. To read more about what it’s like writing for us, straight from the mouths of our writers, be sure to take a read of our writer case studies.

Our payment rates are designed to be easy to work with and understand. We pledge to always be up front and honest about the fees we pay – virtually all work on offer displays a fixed fee that you will receive for completing the work. Some pieces of work afford you the opportunity to quote your fee for completing the job.

The rates we pay for work are based on three simple factors: