Freelance "articles" -- what's the story?

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I used to be a freelance writer and I checked into a site "Get a Freelancer". I
even registered.

Anyway, I notice dozens and dozens of requests for freelance articles.  The
buyers are looking for, say, 10 to 50 "well
researched" articles *per day* and paying like $1 per article!  These are maybe
500 words long.

What's going on with this?  Who could possibly write these in 15 minutes, and
how?  What do the buyers use them for?

Do the "writers" just find an existing article, change a few words around to
defeat copyright software, then submit it?
Is the purpose to put the articles into something like GoArticles and then
whoever uses them doesn't really care what
the content is?

Re: Freelance "articles" -- what's the story?

Mason Barge wrote:
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There are people around the world who are willing to work very cheap but
the people who have adequate English language skills to do this
particular job would never work that cheap. I wouldn't think it would be
worth it to anyone even if they stole all the content.

If you want to do freelance writing, these people pay $100 per published
page: /

They have two divisions, and you should contact both:

Bathroom Readers' Press
PO Box 1117
Ashland, OR 97520

Director, Editorial and Production
Baker & Taylor Publishing Group
10350 Barnes Canyon Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92122

If you want to see the kind of things they publish, here are some of the
articles I wrote for them: /

Having your work published in a "toilet book" takes some of the luster
off of the bragging rights about being a published writer but it's still
pretty cool and the money is very good for freelance writing. If you can
research and write at least 3-4 pages a day you qualify as a hack
writer.  :-)

Good luck!


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