Is your writing worth more than 3cents?
January 23, 2007 5:42pm CST
I am sure the issue of money and post is not a new topic, I am however new to this site and I am looking for honest replies. How much time do you spend writing in forums? What would you give yourself, if you had the choice to pick a payment per post on any forum or other site that envolves writing?
24 Jan 07
writing is valuable, whatever we write its our thoughts at that very moment, so you cannot value it......but we are here just because we get to participate in discussions which have some meaning, rather than other sites where abuse rules the most rather than sincere answer, and get paid for it, little amounts of course, but drops and drops can form an ocean, so dear friend, keep writing and one fine day the ocean will be at your feet
• United States
24 Jan 07
Again, I must have figured not to ask a question such as this I mean, most people who are posting have already developed a relationship with other members so yeah it is more than the money. I am however, entitled to ask? That is what the site is here for, so I asked. I am sure that the opinions differ dramatically. I have to bring it up because I am a writer, and writing is hard work. I have just got a little burnt out on working for free. You know? Touchy site isn't it?
23 Jan 07
Obviously everyone would want their posts to be worth millions of dollars :P But seriously i don't mind, and mylot pays different amounts for each posts. I think it could go to 5 cents even. It doesn't matter if it's just 3 cents, i mean it is JUST writing, and it's like mylot is buying your discussions. By the way there is another question involved, How does mylot make that money? That is another reason why it is so little, Along with this it has good income if you actualy get the hang of how mylot actualy works.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I hear you loud and clear. In fact, you sound exactly like my loving hubby. He tells me all the time, my writing is worth more than what I make on myLot. I am here for the "relaxation" it give me though. I am working on two novels, and several other freelance projects. I also write short articles for a site called Associated Content. They do pay $5-$20 for each article they publish. http://www.associatedcontent.com/join.html?refer=15512 It is just pocket money, lol. But I enjoy it. What type of writing do you do?
• United States
25 Jan 07
Hello, I really should have waited to post that but I was having a bit of a down day with writing workshops at school and not receiving the credit I so need right now to keep my sprits about my own work above water. I am an English major, who has dyslexia, lol. So, if my post contain errors, well lets just say thank technology for spell check or I would not have any business even trying to become a published author. I will never go into editing, that is for sure. I wrote my memoir, "To PERSEVERE Against All Odds" I finally completed it just last September, however with all of the editing issues I am sure not to win the competition I had entered it in on September 13. However, I have an editor at the moment editing one chapter at a time for me for less than 150/per chapter which is cheap. (Not for me) but it is has given me time to focus on my studies and my web site writing. I am developing a writing web site called, One Stop Write Shop. It will be opened in March sometime, as the web designer has stated. If all goes well, this web site will help pay people to critique or maybe not. I am not sure how to do that yet. But, there will be cash writing contest on a monthly or weekly basis. I won't know all the definite until the site is up for a few months and see how prosperous it will be. I think that it will do well, but I have to remain a little pessimistic just in case. I would love to travel the country and find inspiration real life stories of people who have over come adversity or who live like me with many obstacles yet somehow manage to embrace life in all of its complexities, and still find a way to smile. I want to write fiction also, I just would like to write a book that holds several short-stories written by people all over the world, help them get their first great story published, maybe even become a publishing company only for new writers, and pay these writers. Most first time publishers pay their writers, little royalties. I am hoping that I can change that. I can't tell you how many days I have spent slaved over my desk in pain, tired and angry that what I am writing may find its home in the nearest trash bin or worst yet in the hands of places like poetry.com where the writers get poorer and the managers of their site continue to suck the life out of the very writers who enable them to afford their beautiful homes. ' Oh it just burns me up! I am a little despondent at the moment. I have a poetry presentation to give in the morning early and our electric has been out for the past 5 hours. SO, I will have to stay up late to get my work done. Darn, it is only Wednesday, ha-ha. Talk to you more soon, Happy writing. P.S. I'd be happy to swap stories with you; I can be another set of eyes for you. I may not be able to pick out spelling errors as my learning disability it is hard to increase my vocabulary. I am working hard at it though. I need to find a specialist for dyslexia so I can learn how to remember how to spell harder voc. It makes me feel unworthy of being an English major sometimes. I am very creative though, at least I think I am. And, I can play the violin, (just cannot read the music, lol) I play by ear, all the symbols look weird to me, numbers are all mixed up like alphabet soup or something. IM me anytime. I would love to read some of your work. Take care, Katina :) MSN IM Litwriter21@hotmail.com YAHOO IM Litwriter21@yahoo.com firstname.lastname@example.org Coming Soon! One Stop Write Shop www.onestopwriteshop.com A site for new and published writers, editors, agents, scholars and readers of all ages. Writers Cafe Chat in Real time IM Earn real awards, trophies, CASH Workshops, classes, video taught, author interviews, and Q & A to talk with authors Conferences to hand out special awards, and read material, A personal writing coach, Have someone to advocate for you to an agent or publisher to help you get published, and an Ecommerence store for members to use their virtual money to buy real stuff! Etc... Fiction Non-Fiction Children's Literature Christian Literature Poetry of all forms Science Fiction Screen/Film Writing Photo-journalism Art Grand-Opening Cash Writing Contest 500.00 will be given in all plus 10-Diamond package writing membership packages, including 2 free workshop classes, site helper training, etc... Coming in March to a web near you!
26 Jan 07
I guess it would depend on the answer I gave. For people who only give one word answers I don't think it should be worth as much as someone who actually gave it some thought and gave a very good answer. I think for the most part my posts are worth around 5 cents each, lol. I spend a ton of time in this forum, don't even want to think about the actual total amount of hours I've spent here, because I'd probably begin to wonder if I had any life at all outside of mylot, lol
• United States
31 Jan 07
It really should be determined by content. Volume alone isn't a good measure for payment... someone could write 100 words of nonsense that wasn't even worth a penny, while someone else could write 25 very profound words. I don't know what my writing is typically worth, but have to think if I were much of a writer at all, I'd be somewhere else! lol I don't mean anything by that, just that if I were a skilled writer, like I want to be, I'd be writing novels or adding quality content to a highly trafficked website and earning money. I guess at the point I'm at now, 3 cents isn't too bad. I'd rather make 5 cents, but I'm just glad to be paid at all! haha