Writers are getting creamed in the tanked economy. Jeesh...
Here's an ad I found on Craigslist tonight:
Writer needed for legal website. I can pay $20 per article, for a 700+ word article.
Part time person wanted, possibly full time. You must be a good writer and not write like a robot or someone that's writing a term paper.
The articles you will write must be researched on the internet and written to be original, not copies or plagarisms.
Remember, the articles you're writing will be for the public, for the lay person, so the language must be clear, easy to understand, and not deadly boring or technical.
Please email me with a sample of your writing so I can schedule a paid sample to be created by you if your initial sample looks good.
Hours are flexible, but you must commit to writing a minimum of 5 articles a week.
Well, I decided a lawyer could come in handy at some point, so I responded with my own ad: