|You do not want to work for clients who|
are under the delusions they live in
London in the mid-1800s.
Here's my nomination for "Still-Believing-in-Slavery" Freelance Writing Client of the Day
Saw this post on eLance. I cut and pasted it without alteration. How medieval is this guy?
"Greetings. Are you willing to complete 500 word articles for $1.00 each (as many as you can handle per day)? I need writers to write (unique and non-plagiarized) up to 10 articles (500 words each) every day for 6 months. 10 x 500 words articles Bidders from native English speaking countries are in demand. The assigned writing tasks are time based, which will require to be sent one by one. Normal workload: One by one and to be delivered within 1-2.5hrs for 500 - 1000 words (if possible). Funding and pay only after acceptance (usually same day)."
He's probably figuring $12 an hour is pretty good wages for doing basically nothing while sitting around at your computer all day in your underwear. After all, he figures:
- If you can type 100 words per minute that's one story every five minutes or 12 in an hour.
- If you can (if possible) do 1000 word stories, it only reduces you to $6 an hour unless you can type 200 words per minute.
- If you type back to back stories without a break at 100 wpm off the top of your head (with a little research if you can manage it), then you should be able to do 96 stories in a day for an 8 hour day (120) if you work 10 hour days..
AND THIS GUY LIVES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I figured he was probably someone from Somalia or Nigeria.
What is he the White House's statistician or something - can't count worth a flip? Sheesh!
Anybody out there, who has ever written for a living, want to give him the correct answer to his question?
I guess he doesn't remember how much he used to whine when the teacher gave him essay tests back in junior high.
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