I hate people who beg you for work
I think that this conversation explains itself.
A lesson on reasonable pricing.
He then proceeded to send me some samples:Gaurav says:
you added me for link building
and other seo services
I didn't add him - he added me.
Where did I add you from?
I sent you an email from rammingtaurus.com
do you need any link building services sir?
any content writing services? or article writing
sir are you there'
we provide directory submissions too
I never received an e-mail from him either.
One moment, please.
sir ;et me know at email@example.com
sir any work pls let me know
This was all sent in a matter of seconds.
What is your rate for content writing?
$ 15 for 500 words
Are you serious?
$15 for 500 words?
yes sir we are cheap
and we provide excellent quality
There must be an error in your typing.
ill send you samples
Fifteen dollars for five hundred words?
how many would you order if you like my quality
I'm not ordering any if you're charging $15 for a 500 word article.
sir what is the going rate in the us
People usually charge $0.01 a word
$1 for 100 words. $5 for 500 words.
sorry sir cannot do for that cheap minimumi can g to for you would be $ 10
There are people who are native English speaking citizens with university degrees who don't charge anything near what you charge.
okay let me think about it and buzz you
You decide - worth $15 or not?"I consider myself a big boating enthusiast. For the past 22 years of my life I haven’t let a single day pass by when I did not enjoy a boating trip in my backyard lake. Also, in these last 22 years I must have changed 12-15 different boats but being a hardcore boat lover, I was never bothered too much by the money that I spent. But whenever I got myself a new boat, I got a feeling that something wasn’t proper about it. I mean, the boat was all great and everything but something was just missing somewhere."
Edit: Apparently this individual did not like this post:
I guess this thread is now a double lesson:you have no right to do that without my permission
its people like you who spil the net
anyways there no us eof giving you badwords
how can you just do that - if you dont want to pay dont pay - but why do you post my website details
your dumb you
Reasonable Pricing and Professionalism.
I don't understand how people contact you with such horrible spelling/grammar and suddenly transform into great writing skills. Writing style isn't something you switch off whether or not somebody pays you. I would only hire somebody if they ALWAYS used good writing, not just in their work - it shows the work is genuine and gives me more reason to believe they actually wrote it. It makes the person also more pleasant to work with.
That fella needs to find another line of work.
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I charged $0.05/word when I was a freelance writer...but...I'm better than him. :P
Maybe he's just reselling services? Some article writer charges 5$ for 500 words, his English sucks but searches for clients, than outsources the 'outsourced' work to the writer and than delivers good content and gets 5$ extra?
It's a bad idea, but it's possible