Automotive_site - 8:27 am on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
Her making at least $10K is not out of the question. She probably charges even higher rates with larger sites and to Clickbank vendors - who require top notch sales pages. Also, she is highly experienced and her turnaround time is pretty fast.
I don't think $25 is cheap and you will find at those rates there would be a huge number of writers queuing up even in the West. How much does Demand Media pay their writers? I heard most make around $15 to $20 per article. And whilst most content on there is not great, it is by no means garbage.
And paying someone in India $20 per article is certainly not slavery. Twenty bucks is equivalent to at least $50 or more, considering the general cost of living is much lower there. In fact, a few weeks I offered him an incentive to do 40 articles a month (instead of the current 20) by offering to increase his rate quite significantly, but he couldn't. I think he is a Masters student so has commitments.