Understand your content costs

The Content Calculator computes hard and soft content costs across multiple industries. This information empowers you to make better technology, resource allocation and user experience decisions. Actionable information for publishers, agencies and practitioners.

What are my content costs?

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Erin Kissane, The Elements of Content Strategy

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    Nov 11, 2011

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    Nov 3, 2011

    We’ll do a formal intro to this project in the next few weeks. For now I welcome you to take a look. We’re open to any and all feedback… More »

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Use the calculator below in a few easy steps and get an instant estimate of your content cost for any project.

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This section will allow you to enter variables and costs relative to your organization. If you have any feature ideas click on the User Voice link in the left margin and let us know.

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Content

  • Average Copy Count

    What is the average words of copy per page?

  • 100
  • Content Pages

    Select # of articles that need to be written

  • 10
  • Average Word Count

    What is the average words of copy per page?

  • 100
  • Site Copy Pages

    How many pages of copy will need to be written?

  • 10
  • Average Word Count

    Select average # of words per article

  • 100
  • Total Content Pages

    Select # of articles that need to be written

  • 1
  • Article Frequency

    How often will you be loading new content?

  • Monthly
  • Average Video Length

    What is the average length of your videos?

  • 30s
  • Video Type

    What style of videos do you plan on creating?

  • Flip/iMovie
  • Content Frequency

    How often will you be creating/loading new videos?

  • Monthly
  • Motion Graphics

    Are you creating motion graphics?

  • No
  • Newsletter Creation

    How do you design and code your newsletter?

  • We design from scratch each time
  • Newsletter Sections

    How many sections does your newsletter have?

  • 1
  • Newsletter Frequency

    How often do you plan on sending out?

  • Monthly

Site

  • Industry Type

    What industry will this site be for?

  • Lifestyle
  • Project Type

    Redesign of existing site

  • Redesign
  • Site Type

    What type of site will this be?

  • Static
  • CMS Status

    Are you using an existing CMS or new system?

  • Existing
  • CMS Type

    What type of CMS are you using?

  • Lightweight: Joomla, WordPress

Resource

  • One ambassador
  • General Ambassador

    Salary of employee who manages CMS and content

  • $40,000
  • Tech Ambassador

    Salary of employee who manages CMS

  • $40,000
  • Content Ambassador

    Salary of employee who manages content?

  • $40,000
  • Stakeholders

    How many people must approve new content?

  • Just me