Thursday, May 29, 2008

Freelancing: is hiring, and the pay is not so great: $1 per 100+ word post for your first 30 days as a blogger, plus $2 per 1,000 page views.

Now, to be fair, most writers can write 100 words and post them on a blog in about 3-4 minutes. But limits bloggers to 1 post per day, and makes no guarantees about earnings beyond the first 30 days. You're encouraged to Digg and Stumble and all that Social Media 2.0 The World Is Our Friend jazz, which is great, until you realize you've spent 20 minutes social media-ing a $1 job. How's that hourly rate?

A number of freelancers/write-from-home folks have taken the plunge, because lets you pick your topic, and off you go--like Associated Content, but with guaranteed pay for 30 days. And who knows where it will go--if you can streamline your time, research, topics, and promotion, it could lead to passive income, like Associated Content and eHow. Nothing like making $25-30/month like I do now for doing, well, nothing with my Associated Content account for almost a year. That's 2 lattes a week! Can you feel the buzz?

If you can get into a decent passive income stream with, it might be worth a try.

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