2/16/09

Freelance Job Boards to Avoid - WebMaster-Talk.com

Sigh.

It's happened again. I found yet another pointless, useless freelance 'job-board' filled with silly writers lining up to be paid 50 cents an article. This one is called 'webmaster-talk.com'. There are plenty of webmasters there offering plenty of writing jobs. NONE of them are paying anything worth checking out.

The only reason webmasters and article marketers think they only need to pay these really low rates is because those 'writers' are STUPID enough to accept those rates in the first place! Stop it!

Accepting ridiculously low rates like this not only hurts you and your income, but it hurts the entire writing market as well. You honestly wouldn't spend an entire day at your paid day-job only to earn $2, so why would you do it as a writer? You'd make more money flipping burgers at McDonalds.

If you're ever tempted to accept a writing job like this, grab a shovel, dig out your self-respect from wherever you buried it and stand firm that you want more money than slave-labor pay for all that time and effort. Eventually these sharks will figure out that they have to pay FAIRLY for our time and our work and everyone benefits.

If you're still interested in checking out this pointless "job site" for yourself, it's here:
http://www.webmaster-talk.com/freelance-writing-jobs/


/end rant

5 comments:

parsibagan said...

Few bother about self respect nowadays and is them few who really eke out a living in the content writing market. People fight with each other on various boards to get their hands on offered projects. I was surprised to see one such reply in a particular board. The author was willing to pay $50 for a number of topics. While few persons remarked that the amount was less and quoted rates as high as $150, bang! along comes one person and states that he/she (I know it can either be a he or a she, I just do not want to discriminate) is willing to undertake the job for $49. Sigh!

parsibagan said...

Hello Angel, mind checking out the following and reviewing on them?

peopleperhour.com

and

www.articlesale.com

Thanks in advance

:)

Bianca Raven said...

I will look into both of these options at once and see what I find!

Thanks :)

Carolyn said...

Wow, I think I've just found my new freelance writing Guru!
Straight talking words, no bullshit, all the info I need. You are a star Bianca.
I've been spending a lot of time working on my online writing, for practically no pay. Adsense is rubbish $100 Oh please!

parsibagan said...

Welcome aboard Carolyn. Yes, Bianca has indeed managed to change the way I used to view the freelance writing scene. :)