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Do not Be a Cheap Freelance Writer!

Do you sell your writing for practically nothing? Do you respond to online "freelance banks" that promise the astonishing payment of $ 25 for a 500-word article, $ 100 for a print brochure or 59 cents per word?

Immediately stop selling yourself so cheap! If you have any writing talent at all, you deserve much, much more than many of those freelance-writing sites can offer.

It may seem tempting to take on these cheap jobs. You may think a little money is better than no money at all. But the time you spend writing a cheap article or ezine could be much better away looking for better paying jobs. They really are out there.

Do you really want to spend four hours writing an article that will bring you only $ 50? Your hourly rate would be a dismal $ 12.50. Even if you managed to work like that for 40 hours a week, which is extremely unilaterally, your annual revenue would be $ 25,000 at the most, assuming you took a two-week vacation.

How well can you live on $ 25,000? As a freelance writer, will you be able to pay your own health insurance (which may be $ 500 or more per month)? Will you have enough money to promote your business and bring in high-paying clients? Will you ever save for retirement or your children's college educations or your dream home? Will you ever pay off your debt? It's much less likely that you can do any of these things if you continue to be a cheap writer.

The Internet is loaded with dozens of sites promoting you all sorts of freelance work once you register (often for a fee). Many of these sites, although certainly not all, exploit young, inexperienced or desperate writers. Worst of all, …

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