ganderla - 9:37 pm on Aug 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have bought writing from India at $1 or less per 100 words and bought it from the US at $5-$10 per 100 words.
The articles that get the best rankings and funny enough the best earnings from ads are the high dollar ones. Good writers know how to sell what they are writing about which in turn makes the person click on an ad offering this item or service and they buy it. Since it is a conversion, you get paid more for the click. It is a win situation all around.