My Thoughts on Low Paying Articles

>> Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I have mentioned in my first post that the first place I have ever wrote an article for was Associated Content. Since then I have written articles for websites such as Demand Studios, Textbroker, and a few others. In the beginning I thought these websites were a good place to develop my writing skills. But when I would write articles for these websites I always wondered how you could possibly make an income you could actually live off of from these sites. One day I decided to do some research and discovered there were writers that would write 7 or more articles for some of these websites several days a week. Many of them have claimed all this hard work has lead to them making an income of over $1000 a month. When I found out this information it was encouraging but I still thought it was a lot of work and always thought in the back of my mind there must be a better way to make more money writing articles.

About a year ago I received an answer to the doubts I had about low paying articles. I came across a writer online that encouraged me to seek higher paying writing jobs and she sent me an article that explains why websites like Demand Studios are wrong for paying writers low wages. The information she gave me helped me to feel so much better about the doubts I had.

I do still write for some of these sites but this year I'm working towards finding higher paying jobs. I feel like when I first became a freelance writer I didn't know that writers were being cheated when they were paid such low wages. But since I have found out the truth about low paying articles I plan to use the information I have found to stop accepting low paying jobs before the end of the year and to seek writing jobs that are willing to pay writers the amount of money they deserve.

"When you know better you do better"

Even though Associated Content and similar websites might not be the best place for writers who want to make a full time income, I do feel like Associated Content did help me to feel confident about becoming a writer and it helped me to develop some of my writing skills.


Julia Writer August 7, 2010 at 4:47 PM  

The first place I ever wrote web content for was A/C about 18 months ago. I don't write there any more, as I can't justify the low earnings but I will always remember it fondly as the place that first gave me a start in online freelance writing and for that I am grateful.

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