I’ve seen a huge explosion of jobs for writers in the online job sites like Craigslist, Monster and CareerBuilder. The employers are Examiner.com, Patch, BlogSynergy and one other, forgot the name. Thing is, the pay for all these jobs ranges from abysmally low (2 cents a word) to none. (Examiner.com offers a chance to “raise your profile” and broaden your base.
These “employers” all seem to be developing national web entities aimed at developing some kind of national base, probably aimed at capturing the web advertising market for urban localities, based on the nature of their ads.
I can’t believe it’s possible to make a decent living writing articles that are not simple cut and paste jobs at that 2 cent a word rate. Do the math, you’d have to write 50,000 words to earn $500 in a week. That’s pretty much a novel a week, in the form of 100 500 word essays.
But before I dismissed it out of hand, I thought I’d ask if any Dopers are making money this way, and if so … how?