Posted - 12/4/2012 4:23:01 PM | show profile | flag this post
Found this on a job site today: In summary, it wants "good writers" to write articles for the price of a Starbucks coffee.
Location: New york
Salary: $5 per 300 words
Duration of Position: 1Year
Start-up Health Travel company requires talented writers who can help create large volumes of well-research content for itssite (www.healthmedicaltourism.org). Articles and blog entries. Each submission pays $5 (300 plus words), and writers will receive journalistic credit (byline and photo).
Only approved topics will be accepted. For questions, please contact georgetharlowe [at mark] gmail.com. We are very interested if you have hospitality, health care, or journalism experience.
Good Writing skills with journalism, hospitality, or health care experience.
How To Apply:
181 E 90th, Suite 3E NY
Posted - 12/4/2012 4:30:49 PM | show profile | flag this post
And a close second
But at least this one offers enough to buy dinner. Has the value of writers really sunk this far? The jobs aren't even minimum wage!
Location: 130 5th Avenue
State: New York
Work Schedule: Unknown
Brandchannel is looking for talented freelance writers to contribute one to three posts a day to its home page newsfeed at brandchannel.com. Posts run from 200 to 500 words and include an image (we’ll source), links, and writer byline. The site’s focus is brands and branding by covering emerging stories, issues, and trends that offer a distinct, and occasionally quirky, take on branding. Brandchannel contributors must be able to quickly write copy that is focused, lively, and compelling to a branding or marketing professional. Candidates with expertise in the marketing and branding industry are highly desirable. A journalistic sensibility combined with a blogger’s lively turn of phrase is imperative, as is speed — in keeping with our tagline, “Always branding. Always on,” our turnaround on copy, from pitch to filing to posting, is tight! A keen understanding of brandchannel’s readership and coverage is crucial, as is experience with SEO, blogging and keywords.
Compensation is $25 per post, with the opportunity to write longer-length pieces for more after proving your chops on our home page.
How To Apply:
Please submit your resume and three writing samples, preferably blog posts, to email@example.com.
Posted - 12/6/2012 12:43:22 PM | show profile | flag this post
Three posts a day = $75/day. If you can bang out three blog posts within three hours -- which any writer should be able to do easily, even faster -- that's $25/hr or more. Beats retail and foodservice work IF it doesn't take you ten hours to produce.
Welcome to the new economy.
Posted - 12/6/2012 8:11:58 PM | show profile | flag this post
Perhaps someone should organize a movement to inundate things like this with outraged replies.
Posted - 12/7/2012 12:09:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
*** Welcome to the new economy. ***
Not "economy" but "economizing." And who cares, really? These companies drank the cheapness Kool-Aid, and they'll get what they pay for.
Posted - 1/6/2013 11:21:35 PM | show profile | flag this post
Perhaps some high school or college kid will apply for the work.
Posted - 1/7/2013 1:34:33 PM | show profile | flag this post
You made me smile, because I really do remember writing for about that amount in high school for another student's "underground" newspaper -- and enjoying it very much.
Posted - 1/13/2013 11:31:27 AM | show profile | flag this post
Sounds pretty darned close to what's been happening to designers for years. Welcome to this not-so-new reality, writers!
Posted - 1/13/2013 9:50:27 PM | show profile | flag this post
You sound a slight bit confused, Confident Designer. This isn't new in the writing world, either. Those who aim low have been able to find it for as long as I can remember.
Posted - 1/25/2013 1:45:02 PM | show profile | flag this post
But Can You write in Japanese
I went to the website www healthcare tourism dot org and it is in Japanese.
Anatawa nihonjin desu ka?
And that address is an apartment. It's for sales $975,000 if you're intested
Very cool, 1105' one bedroom loft, located in a Phillip Johnson building. The ceilings are a true 10' high and huge windows face west to wonderful gardens with views open to sky and light. This is a fantastic home for art collections, entertaining, music making and hanging out. There is a great 17' entry gallery that leads to the spacious living room and dining area. The fantastic kitchen has all Viking appliances, three walls of marble counters and full pantry closet. The bedroom is a gracious room accommodating two walk-in closets, and marble master bath with two sinks, and separate shower and soaking tub. Off the entry is a powder room, washer/dryer and coat closet
Posted - 4/5/2013 4:08:12 PM | show profile | flag this post
So you know the West Coast has these
Weekend Site Moderator (Telecommute 9a-9p)
Directly.com is hiring part-time teleworkers as site moderators reviewing quality of content on the site during weekends.
The work is reactive and consists of 25-100 micro-tasks emailed over the course of a shift from 9a to 9p on weekends. Each task takes approximately 1 minute and must be completed within a few minutes of receiving the email. Although that totals only 25-100 minutes per work over a shift, the person must be available thoughout the shift to answer quickly, so the entire shift is compensated. Your performance will be evaluated on your task completion rate (i.e., 99%), your average response time (i.e., 2 minutes), your maximum response time (i.e., 5 minutes) and your accuracy (i.e. 95%).
* Review internal guidelines for reviewing content
* Complete roughly 75-150 one-minute tasks withing minutes of receiving them
* Participate in a short weekly phone call to review performance metrics
* You have a laptop and smartphone with internet access and email
* You can set up SMS alerts or notifications to immediately alert you when a new email arrives
* You are fluent in english as a first language
* You are available to work a regularly scheduled shift from 9a-9p on Sat or Sun
The site moderators that are successful are the ones that already have a reliable schedule on weekends at home near a computer for most of the workday. If this doesn't fit your profile, don't apply - it's unlikely to work out.
$25 per shift or $150 per week
Cover Letter Required
When you click apply, you will be able to complete a short cover letter. In this cover letter, please describe your current live/work situation and your typical weekend day schedule and how it fits with the role.
Please visit the following link, which will screen to make sure you qualify.
Posted - 4/5/2013 4:10:18 PM | show profile | flag this post
I found it disturbing . . .
. . . because you're working 12 hours for $25. Good grief!
I post to a blog for $35 a post and it's two hours a day. It's not a fortune, certainly, but it's a nice monthly stipend.
Ms. Write's Guide to Freelance Life!
Posted - 4/10/2013 7:58:10 AM | show profile | flag this post
I find it disturbing that your sig says "Ms. Write's Guide to Freelance Life! www.mswritesguide.blogspot.com" yet you write blog posts for $35 that take you two hours to do. What's in that guide anyway?