what does this mean??

Canada
August 15, 2010 7:27am CST
What does it mean if someone tells a writer that they will pay the writer at the rate of Rs 80/article? What does Rs 80/article mean?
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• Malaysia
15 Aug 10
Normally, it means the cash reward offered is Rs. 80 per article sent or uploaded by a writer without the minimum number of words. But, you didn't specify what type of article. Does it a creative writing content or unique writing content.
• Canada
15 Aug 10
I'd have to read the message again. Something about product descriptions-300 words, and something else. I forget.
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• Malaysia
15 Aug 10
If for product description you must have sufficient/adequate knowledge on that specific product. In term of its payment offered for Rs. 80 which is for the current moment equivalents to $1.72USD, it's an awesome reward compare to 300 words mentioned. Better you take this offer! Another thing is to ensure your product's review writing must in free-plagiarism practice. You can use http://plagiarismchecker.com/ or http://copyscape.com/ before you send your origina;/genuine writing content.
• Canada
15 Aug 10
It might be an awesome reward in India. But it is NOT an awesome reward in US or Canada. A decent writer should make at least 10 cents a word- and if a writer is really desperate, maybe 5 cents a word. For 300 words, that should be 30 dollars-or at least 15 dollars. (Excuse me if my math is off) For people who write for article websites like Bukisa, and have to write a number of articles just to make maybe a dollar, if that much, at least with that, the article remains online, and keeps earing the author some income, even if small, long after it's written. But this job requires understanding the product, thinking how best to write it-write it, polish etc, and then get a one time payment of less than 2 dollars. Like i say, maybe it's great for India, but not this side of the globe.
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@Catana (736)
• United States
15 Aug 10
It means that they will pay Rs 80 for each article. If you're asking what the slash mark means. If you're asking about the meaning of Rs, it's rupees, Indian currency.
• Canada
15 Aug 10
What does this mean in US dollars?
• Philippines
15 Aug 10
So that explains it I thought you were Indian. You can just check the currency exchange. I have no idea how much it is because I am not an Indian too.
• Canada
15 Aug 10
No, i'm not Indian. I checked a converter, and it said 80 rupees converts to 1 point something dollars. That's a little more than a dollar, if i understand it right.
• Malaysia
15 Aug 10
I believe this is the current rate for article... Unique article with own source: $0.10/word Rewriting article may varies but normally they paid around $0.05/word
• Canada
19 Aug 10
What do you mean by 'current rate?' WHO is offering those rates? From everything I've seen, there is a huge range of fees that writers charge-from bargain basement writers, who are writing articles for a penny a word-or even less, to those that charge a dollar a word. As far as i can see, there is no 'current rate.' I have much to say about this topic. For one thing, maybe a penny a word is a great salary in India and other countries, but it is not a good salary in the US or Canada. Unfortunately, people come to places like craigslist and post writing assignments that they will pay a penny a word-and writers accept these assignments. What is wrong with this is that when writers accept assignments for such low pay, people get the idea that it's okay to offer this kind of slave labor wages to writers. This makes it difficult for writers who feel that they are entitled to earn a living wage. Secondly, what people don't realize is, how much time is anyone going to work on your article for a penny a word? If someone is getting 5 dollars for 500 words, do you expect the writer to sit and think how best to write the article, choose their words and sentences carefully, write, and polish to perfection?? If the writer spends even 2 hours on it, he or she is making 2.50 an hour. Unless the writer is new, and just accepting a low wage in order to break into the field, you can bet he's just going to scribble the article as fast as possible, if he's getting such a low wage. but people don't realize this and they think they're getting a good writer for a bargain.
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
15 Aug 10
It means they will pay you Rs 80 for every article you make. So 2 articles you make and they will pay you Rs 160.