Leosghost - 2:47 am on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
You want to pay mickeyD prices for writers ?..you'll get mickeyD quality ..insubstantial, ersatz pap on a page..
Or, to put it another way ..wanna pay peanuts..expect monkey crap.
A $100.oo for a good article is dirt cheap, maybe you are forgetting that she too has to eat , pay taxes, research, write, and run her business..and she is the one with the talent !..
btw ..the math that you "assumed" to get "10s of thousands per month" ?
Lets say that she can write 1000 words in an an afternoon ..( lets give her no time to research, answer the phone, take a leak, nothin', just pure writing , no corrections and typos even )..So she could make $100.oo in an afternoon ..in say 4 hours..
So to make a $1000.oo ..she'd have to work for 40 hours 'cos 25x40 = 1000 ..so to make $10,000 she'd have to work,( no breaks, no typos, no leaks , no meals, etc etc ..for 25x40x10 = 400 hours per month )..now if you gave her Sundays off ..she'd have to work for over 15 hours straight everyday..to make $10,000.oo
Maybe Saturdays off instead..who knows what religion she might be ..same figures..
So maybe a half a day a week for shopping to buy the food that she'll have no time to eat ..
She'd then have to work for nearly 17 hours a day..never leave the keyboard ..except to sleep..
Thinking about paying "talent" for what someone can do and what they know ..and doing the actual math as to their potential earnings, might help you understand better ..
real talent charges what it does..because slavery was abolished.."outsourcing to India etc" is trying to bring it back, by hiding it further away..if everyone that made websites was outsourced ( maybe even regular site owners :) then where would we be ..
oh yeah ..ehow