How can you establish the earning potential for a new job? For example if you are looking for the salary of a freelance editor, how will you find this information? There are several ways that you can do this. However there is one determining factor that will cause you to be better or lower than the average you find. That is experience.
First, we will talk a bit about the salary of the freelance editor. Then, we will get into the qualifications that allow you to find where you can place yourself.
To find the information that you need about salaries look online. There are many websites that will actually calculate the average income from many positions. These websites can also tell you the forecasts for employment in these fields. You may look for jobs in editing and vacancies as well. To find them, just do a simple search. Or, look to your favorite job posting boards that have editing positions available. There you can see how much is being charged for each project and gauge your level of skill and experience accordingly. The websites that offer income information are free to the public to use.
It may not give you a good idea of your potential though.
In order to know your potential salary you’ll need to know where you stand in qualifications. For example, are you new to these opportunities? The less experience you have in editing, for example, the less you are worth. Also, in the proofreading and editing jobs that are available, you’ll need a good, solid knowledge of the way things work. You’ll need certifications as well. If you have these and/or experience, your income potential is much higher than that of someone who doesn’t. The websites that offer information on income levels in this sort of employment will gauge it by the level of skill, experience, and training required for particular jobs.
Simply being able to offer more of these aspects will put you in the position to make more income than others would.