Here on the Other Stuff blog, I occasionally like to share with you some of the most ridiculous ads I find calling for freelance writers. Usually, these ads are poorly written, offer little to no money, or really don’t care about the quality of the work to be done. The following, however, hits the trifecta.
I can say one thing for it, though. It’s hard to work up too much ire when the whole thing is only two lines long. Here is the description, in it’s entirety:
“I am looking for freelance article writers who can write small articles of about 50 words. There are 270 articles and I will pay $27 for these. The quality of articles doesn’t matter. It can be in simple English.”
So, this person, who doesn’t care about the quality of the “articles,” is willing to pay ten cents a piece for them. That’s a whopping $0.002 per word.
As the resident snarky FWJ blogger, even I am rendered speechless by this one. What’s more? At least one freelance writer who seems to have a good command of the English language and claims to have 20 years of experience has actually applied for the job. Man, times must really be tough.