I have a profile on a freelancers website, looking for side jobs to earn a little extra income. As I’ve been going through the listings, I am AMAZED by how little people want to pay freelance writers. Maybe I am just overestimating my worth (as well as the worth of all writers) but $3.00 for a 500 word article seems pretty low (it’s about half a penny per word). And then there was another post that wanted a writer to produce 4,000 words a day but they wanted to pay $1.50 per 100 words. So, for one day of work (4,000 words) you would get paid $60. If you worked 8 hours a day that is $7.50 an hour. I don’t know about other writers, but 4,000 words a day is a pretty productive day and a lot of work. Worth more than $60. Another job post wanted 40-50 articles PER HOUR everyday.
Based on this, I don’t know how anyone makes money as a freelancer. Is it just me?