We’re having an interesting discussion at the Performancing Hive forum today about wages. At Freelance Writing Jobs, it’s our policy not to post any gig paying below $10. As one employer pointed out though, a job paying $5 for a post might add up to $10 – $15 per hour if one can write a post in ten to fifteen minutes. I can agree with that.
When deciding whether or not to accept a blogging wage, consider the following:
- How much work is in involved in writing the post.
- Will you be expected to research or interview?
- Are you expected to bring in traffic and promote each post?
If you’re writing a post for fifteen minutes off the top of your head, $5 a pop might not be so terrible. If you’re expected to write a well researched piece and do a lot of heavy promotion to bring in traffic, $5 is a low wage.
Remember, for most blogging gigs more than the actual writing is expected. Many bloggers are also required to build and interact with a community and bring in traffic. Perhaps an hour’s worth or more work for each post. If that’s the case, $5 doesn’t come close.
What do you think? How low will you go?