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And that gives you an idea of how much you might need to spend to compete. For example, most freelance writers or writing services charge Banner Design 0.25c to 30c per word to create content. Advertising Continue reading below If you have a competing site that averages 1,000 words per page, you can calculate that it cost them $250-$300 to create that content on average. Then you can use that amount to calculate the total cost to create the same Banner Design amount of content during the time period you're watching. Using this data, you can then create a nice looking slide where you can show the powers that be, how you are doing compared to your competitors. And approximately how much it will cost to be competitive, therefore placing budget, resources, etc. The final product looks like this: