~ By Jennifer Chait
In the comments, some said that they wish established writers would teach them how to market themselves, so they won’t have to take $3 gigs. Still others commented that we can’t blame writers who take these cheap gigs because they’re just trying to make a living.
It’s an interesting comment thread, but I don’t think the opinions change the fact that when writers work dirt cheap, writers are thought of as a group of people worth little. Not by all clients of course, but by many.
I’ve been thinking about it all week and here’s my take: don’t quit your day job.