Frequently Asked Questions
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How do you usually work? What's the process?
The first thing I do is gather information about what your business needs to accomplish.
I send you a brief questionnaire to gather relevant details about your business, objectives, product or service offering, and target market. It helps streamline the whole process and save everyone’s time.
Next, I take the time to research your market and gather relevant information. I can also work off your notes.
Then I write the copy and let you review the first draft. Based on your feedback, I revise the draft until you are happy. I allow for two rounds of revisions free of charge. Finally, I invoice you for the project fee. The usual terms are 30 days from payment due date.
Can you send me your writing samples?
You’re always welcome to ask for samples most relevant to your industry and type of project.
On top of that, there are plenty of samples to read in my portfolio. Please feel free to take a look. You can even filter my portfolio by industry for best relevancy!
I am also happy to provide additional samples not available on this site. However, in some cases, I may have an existing non-disclosure and/or confidentiality agreement with my current clients. To abide these agreements, some samples or client names will not be shared.
What are your rates?
I usually charge a simple, pre-agreed flat rate per project as opposed to hourly or by the word.
My rates vary depending on the type of project, reflecting the time and research I put in, my experience, the advice I offer, and the value I add to your business.
I usually charge anywhere between $500 for a simple project and over $10,000 for a complex or long-term project. However, for long-term projects, some clients prefer to put me on a monthly retainer, in which case I add even more value.
How do I pay you?
You can pay me via credit card, debit card, PayPal, or even cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum!
I send you an invoice by email, which makes it very easy for you to make your payment. You can either pay in full or in installments, depending on our agreement.
The standard is 50% upfront before starting work, and 50% due upon completion.
For retainer agreements, invoices are due on the same date each month from the date our agreement goes into effect.
Unpaid invoices past 30 days beyond the due date will begin accruing 2% per month in interest.
Can we set up a call to discuss?
I’d be very happy to discuss your project.
However, I am deaf and therefore cannot communicate over the phone. What we could do instead is discuss by email and/or via Skype. I also have a Telegram account if you prefer. If you wish to discuss via Skype or Telegram, here is my contact information:
Skype ID: nkeblawi
Please coordinate with me to schedule a time that works best for us. Otherwise, I am perfectly fine with discussing via email. You may email me at any time — I usually respond quickly.
Be assured that although most of my clients have never worked with a deaf person before, this has never been an issue when working with me.
Do you do infographics or any graphic design?
I am not a graphic designer or videographer, so these are not part of my services. However, I have a network of business-minded folks and can find you a professional graphic designer in no time. Just ask and I’ll be happy to give you a name!
If you want a turnkey project with both copywriting and graphic design, I would be more than willing to team up with a graphic designer, either of your choice or by my recommendation. In fact, I have recently seen through a project together with a designer and the client was very happy with the end result.
Do you do all the SEO work?
Not all, but some.
I only do SEO copywriting, on-page SEO strategies, and keyword research. I am quite proficient with the Yoast SEO and All-In-One SEO plugins for WordPress.
However, I do not provide any backlinking or off-page SEO services. These off-page SEO services would have to be done by an SEO agency or a specialist. Additionally, the results are generally better if an expert is involved.
Do you do any website services?
Other than copywriting, I do website setup and redesign using WordPress and Squarespace.
Most (about 95%) of website needs and requirements can be met with WordPress or Squarespace. Both are off-the-shelf Content Management Systems. I know how to set these up, choose the right plugins or themes, use visual editors, and optimize your site for SEO.
However, if you need a highly customized website built from scratch, with lots of custom coding, I recommend going with a web development agency.
Do you accept equity or partnership deals?
Some prospective clients have asked me if I could agree to an equity deal or a partnership in lieu of upfront payments. I have declined all of these offers because it is against my company policy to accept work without at least receiving an upfront deposit.
Such offers tend to be from startups or small businesses that claim to not have any funds to compensate for content marketing, SEO and/or copywriting services. I tend to work with businesses that understand the value of what I do, and thus directly compensate me for it according to our agreed upon payment terms.