Pricing your content
There is no right or wrong here, in my opinion. It comes down to what works for you and the time that you are willing to spend on a project and at what cost. As a freelance writer, and independently employed, it is up to you to choose the type of work you want to do, and price it according to your needs. There is a lot of competition in writing, and sometimes, it comes down to grab the assignment that will put food on the table. However, you have to decide the amount of time that you are spending on a project, and if it is worth it. Is that time better used to get other assignments that will pay better? I have seen very low offers for work – as low as 20 cents for a 100 words … It may not appeal to some, but to others, it will make a difference. The time that you will spend writing that 400 word article (or any other project) at that rate, is what you should weigh.
When pricing your content, take your personal needs into account, as well as the going market price for writing projects.