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2:10 pm on Aug 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I just got a Webmaster World Stickymail headed "Copywriting services" that read:

"I am contacting you regarding article writing services. I have been writing for the last 3 years. Currently I am working with [Specifics Removed]. Visit the link below to view some of my work:
[link removed]

"I charge $10 for 400 words article. I will be glad working with you."

Ten bucks? And that's the *asking* price? Publishers need to remember the adage that "You get what you pay for."

[edited by: not2easy at 3:18 pm (utc) on Aug 1, 2014]
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6:56 pm on Aug 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I think if a person were looking for someone to write articles you might find that $10 is on the high end of the scale, I have seen far lower quotes.

Not to disparage the genuine writers out there who do a great job of researching a topic to give you good value for a noticeably higher fee.

Like site design, development and graphics, "You get what you pay for." indeed.
7:44 pm on Aug 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I charge $10 for 400 words article. I will be glad working with you.

Sounds like the level of language proficiency you'd expect at $10 for a page and a half of text.
12:46 pm on Aug 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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"I charge $10 for 400 words article. I will be glad working with you."
When I see grammar as poor as that, I know I'll be wasting my money.
2:36 pm on Aug 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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$10! What language should you expect?
3:53 pm on Oct 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Why! People pay as low as $ 5 [five] per 500 words. And buyers seems to get native writers working at this rate.
11:29 am on Oct 17, 2014 (gmt 0)



Pay peanuts, get monkeys. Copywriting is the new linkbuilding, a race to the bottom with quantity offered instead of quality. Not good.

And to be honest if some random contacted me on a forum like this they would be on my ignore list rather quickly :)
7:08 pm on Oct 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member fathom is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



To be honest... I pay $3.00/page for grammatically correct placeholder copy. A freelance writer is not a Subject Matter Expert no matter how good their wordsmithing is and SMEs generally cost $5.00/word or more.