This post has been inspired by Skellie’s latest blog entry on her Top 10 Blogging Tips for Freelancers. She writes that as a freelance writer we shouldn’t accept blog posts that pay less than $50 for 500 words.
Well, in this instance I’m making an announcement. Calling ALL prospective new and existing clients who are willing to pay me $50 for 500 word blog posts.
Admittedly I’m taking the piss. Pardon my French. It’s just that getting these kind of rates are not advertised on conventional job boards. At least not were I’m looking – and I’ve scoured many in my time online.
So what does this mean? Is it possible that we are only getting noticed when we blog as a guest blogger on the bigger platforms that are available online? Could it be that because we do, big corporations take note of us and decide that we are worth this kind of money because of the exposure we gained while guest blogging?
I really don’t know and to be honest I’m a little pissed off too.
See, I’m worth $50 a blog post too, so how come nobody wants to pay me this?
Is it that they don’t see how good a writer and blogger I am, despite my omnipresence on the Internet.
It’s not that I have risen from the ashes yesterday.
I actually get a lot of offers to post for blogs through this blog. But when I send them my rates they run a mile. And I don’t even charge close to $50. So what is wrong with me?
I know perfectly well, there is nothing wrong with me at all, actually quite on the contrary. Plus I really don’t see the fairness of pimping my guest blogging to the world in return for my time. Why shouldn’t I get paid straight up by these very well trafficked blogs?
It’s not that they can’t afford it!
They make thousands of dollars daily so they certainly could afford the bloggers who blog for them.
After all, I have a business to run and there is no way I justify guest blogging instead of paid client work. I’m not going back to the dungeon – ever. I worked far too hard to get to this point in my life and business and it’s time that I can let off a little.
So, if you are a blog owner who needs a great, talented, witty and sometimes (just not right now) funny writer, then I’m yours – for $50/post (500 words)
You are also welcome to leave your thoughts to my rant.