Would You Pay To Work?

by Julie Fletcher

If you are a Work At Home Mother or Father, then you have read about many scams that focus on your group. Envelope stuffing, product building, mail order, and quite a few others. The latest that I have learned from is from an organization called Articles and Content. It seems that they actually charge their writers a $10 a month fee to work for them.

With content writing jobs, basically, the writers will write specific articles or other filler content for a website based on the needs of that site. Most are keyword rich to draw in search engine traffic. This type of work is very low paying in the majority of the ads and offers I have found. I did this word for a bit and while it did bring in extra cash, I did not feel appreciated, nor did I enjoy contributing to a client that was taking advantage of writers by paying slave wages.

That’s right, slave wages. A writer should never settle for $1 for 500 words. Not $2. If you are accepting work that pays this low, you should take time to think on why. There are higher paying jobs out there, many who do not require that a writer have been published before. It takes a lot of work to find these jobs, but easily 80% of freelancing is looking for and applying for jobs.

Do not get trapped in the vicious cycle of accepting low paying content bulk work. You are worth more than that. Never, ever pay someone to work for them, you are defeating your own goals if you do so.

Deb Ng from Freelance Writing Jobs, a blog that lists jobs for writers and great tips for learning the ropes covers this story well. Give them a visit if you are a freelancer or are interesting in becoming one.

Pay $10 A Month For Work? Not On Your Life.

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2008 at 7:52 am and is filed under Career Minded. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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