jecasc - 12:06 pm on Apr 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
I made my living as a writer for quite a long time and I would expect a rate of at least a few hundred dollars for a well-research 1,000 word article. $50 is insulting.
It probably depends on the topic. However 1000 words sounds more than it really is. If you generate a 1000 word dumm text here you will see that it's only a couple of paragraphs:
When you realize that many students get less than $10 per hour for working at some burger joint, $50 for writing a 1000 word article is not that bad.
Depends though, if you have to start with reasearch from zero or already have expertise in that field.