Putting the FREE into Freelance; Fame & The Opportunity to Pay Us to Write
Here are our contestants for the exposure contest this week. Professional writers know that people die of exposure and so do writing businesses that don’t insist on a fair wage. We can only hope that these businesses that insist on not paying a fair wage will too. (Disclaimer: These partial ads in quotes were taken as they were posted on online job sites, including grammar and spelling mistakes.) Go to comments to vote for your favorite!
1). “We are hiring columnists for the interviewing Columnists will also be able to do celebrity interview features. First published piece will be freelance then $25 per article and $50 per feature.”
2). “Company is seeking people to write advertisments for them...you can do it when you're bored online. Pays commission...if the ad you write makes a sale, then you make the cash!! You generally make about $30 per advertisment that creates a sale. Probably not a full time job, but hey, i guess if you sell enough you can make it....”
3). “We need stories, editorials, photos, and research, and in exchange we offer you fame and publication (and $10) if we publish you. If you give us exclusive rights to publish the work for one year, and we publish it, we'll give you $10.”
4). “I am in need of a couple of dependable article writers IMMEDIATELY. The pay on these articles is $3 each. Listen, I need dependable writers, not those who will take a large chunk of work and then dump it back on me a day before the deadline.”
And my personal favorite this week:
5). “We publish erotic literature with a continental twist! There’s a reading fee and we only respond and accept writers (both up-and-coming and established), who are serious about writing and are willing to market their work. This is a start-up venture with potential as awesome as you are!”