To summarise, I am looking for an intermediary between myself (a writer) and individuals, or companies, that require high quality content produced at a rapid pace. I am a native english speaker with a history of published work - although I have been "out of the game" for a few years.
Put simply, I enjoy writing. Also put simply, I'm terrible at marketing myself and finding clients - and that is where you come in! I would like someone who is able to find work, whilst I put in the hard graft and actually produce what they need.
The process for the client themselves is if fairly simple. They merely request the production of written content and then decide on how long they wish the piece to be in terms of minimum and maximum word count. At this stage I send them a quote with a deposit request. This deposit will at least cover your "finder's fee", plus a small amount for me. You need to make it clear to clients that there are 3 distinct costs involved. The first is the actual work itself (priced at £0.02 a word), the second is your fee (roughly charged at £0.01 a word, variable) and the last is VAT at 20%. A 1,000 word article would thus cost £36.00 in total (£0.036 a word).
A deposit of 40% would be required upfront to cover your fees and my basic costs. Your payment would be payable immediately after I receive the deposit.
Once that's done, I'll get down to writing. Once written I send it across as a PDF with an exact invoice based on word count. Once paid it'll be sent in plain text (or otherwise requested) and then everyone is happy, hopefully!
Your fee is expected to be 50% of mine, but this is flexible and is completely dependant on your marketing skills!