Freelance writers: How to earn money???

India
February 10, 2007 8:21am CST
it seems that there are so many online jobs in the Internet world. Though many website owners look for freelance writer, but when it comes to payment they dont really pay too much. In return they want quallity and long articles. Is it fair?
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@peavey (16487)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I don't know that fair has anything to do with it. Not all web site owners can afford to pay much for content, but it's your choice in the end as to whether you want to put in the effort for the price they're willing to pay.
• United States
10 Feb 07
Being paid should depend on the time and effort put into the work. I am currently in the process of trying to do freelance writing but I want to touch up on my writing skills first.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
All things have to be taken into consideration. Determine what the requester wants, the word count, and how long it will take you to do research on the article. If it is something you already know a little about, probably wouldn't take you but 30 minutes to produce an article and that is worth the 8-10 dollars as far as I am concerned.
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@raredog (743)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I think it's not fair for the writers that wrote quality articles and be paid little amount. They should consider the time and effort every good writer has spend in writing those articles.
• United States
10 Feb 07
I guess it really isn't fair, however freelance writers aren't tied down to anyone or anything. So, they are free to write for whom they want, when they want as long as the company/person is willing to let them write. Freelance writers often write for more than one person at a time, which means the more they write, the more money they'll get paid. So, I really don't think you should stick with one person/company and write for them constantly, the real money is out there by making yourself known and writing for all kinds of people and places.
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
10 Feb 07
It isn't fair. The only way that would stop would be if writers simply refused to write for those who won't pay a fair price. I wonder if there isn't a site somewhere that has pricing guidelines for those who write onlin? Sopmething that broke things down by word count, time for resarch and all that. Something like that would be really nice. That way, new peple would be able to see what a fair price is and avoid falling prey to people who don't value the work!