I am always on the lookout for freelance writing gigs, so I headed over to the Problogger job board to see if I could scare up some joblets.
Pretty soon my mouth was hanging open. Most of the ads were for bloggers with fairly specialized knowledge and/or semi-fanatical passions as well as a great deal of experience. That's not the part that scandalized me.
They were also offering as low as $5 to $10 per post, a couple posts a week max. Or something like $250 for a post a day, every day.
Are people REALLY whoring themselves and their writing and blogging skills out for that little? "Whoring" hardly seems fitting, because any decent sex professional gets paid much better than that.
This is so wrong, people. Don't sell yourself for chump change. It lowers the bar for all of us. Is it time for a union?
And now...my first video! 10 whole seconds.