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With 12 and 13 year old kids in Merthyr recently, I ask how many of them would like to work in technology. 12 sets of male hands go up and 1 set of female. (Similar to the ratio I am told for job applications to web companies).

But both girls and boys are equally enthusiastic about using creative software and most of the girls follow fashion and celebrity blogs, with some having made their own…

So what might help these girls consider tech

laptopladyLooking up what the market rate for a job was this week, I came across this fascinating analysis, which struck me as something many of we freelancers could look at when jobs seem rare…

It is for the US market, which of course compared to Wales is huge…but there are items there I’d never have thought of. (£1 = $1.70 at time of writing)

Thank you Lynn Wasnak for compiling this.


1.Copywriting $300/half day, $500/full day on-site in agency.
2.Advertising copywriting $120 high/hour, $33 low/hour, $66 average/hour; $750 high/project, $250 low/project, $525 average/project; $1.50/word.
3.Book jacket