I got horrified to receive an email through a LinkedIn group which I joined recently. The reason of my horror was what they offered- Web Writing Work for peanuts- Rs. 30 for 500word articles- Oh my God! I was absolutely speechless.
How dare they think like this? Weren’t they interested in quality deliveries? Were they familiar with the hard work and skills that were required for such intellectual services? Or, did they believe in the dignity of work and human rights? I couldn’t figure out.
In fact, digital market offers a lot of opportunites for nonfiction Web Writers. Website contents, blogs, articles, ads, newsletters, press releases, brochures, social media marketing and much more. It all demands proficiency in research, writing and digital marketing skills. Alongside, a fiction market is also there.
Research Writing invovles a lot of research to build the concept, finding the answers of desired questions, analysis, evidence, relating the notions to real life issues, conclusions and much more.
When comes to Composition, we requires all the right information along with the citation of relevant sources/references, cohesion, coherence, correct spellings, perfect grammar, precision, summarising and repharasing to be clear and authentic in presenting our arguments. Then comes the phase of editing, editing and editing. We have to be very skillful, strategic and vigilant in order to produce quality work that can make a practical difference for society or our target audeience.
Even for Rewriting, we have to be very creative. We have to deliver the given message in a new style and voice. We have to put ourselves in the shoes of our clients to read their minds and get to know about their desires. It determines our focus and style. We give all our mental strength and writing skills to communicate with our target readership in the right direction. Does it worth peanuts?
In case of SEO Content Writing, one has to be trained for Web Writing as well, which has its own techniques. So, those who write for the web, need to be familair with the Digital Writing ingredients, no matter it is fiction or nonfiction.
Asking for that highly intellectual and demanding work on so cheap rates is very illogical and unwise. It cannot benefit any party. It means either the business man is not really concerned about the quality of his online promotion or he is inviting copywriters not to take their assignments seriously. When he doesn’t pay them fair enough, how can he expect them taking all the desired pain for him?
I am surprised, why some copywriters sell themselves so cheap? Are they aware how demanding their work is? Or, do they believe in some quick fixes, copy paste work, and low quality servises? If so, its quite natural. It is impossible to put in extraordinary hard work in exchange of no rewards.
Despite these facts, there are so many business persons in the market who want SEO content writers work for them in very low-budgets. There are some content writers who spend long hours for these peanuts. Could anyone share why is this situation prevailing and how can we change it according to what exactly the web writers deserve?
Kindly give your opinions @KausarBilal1,