They also issue a huge number of copywriting projects when I asked them for one they gave me a large project which involves writing 100 different footers, each at least 100 words long (so roughly 10,000 words) for a website. They only gave it to me based on the work which I had submitted for them, as I had sending in about 30 articles a day for them (mainly news reports and financial advice articles, not rewritten) which was over 5,000 words.
So for this copywriting project they made the offer to pay me $660 dollars ($6 per 100 words and about £428 in total for me, though PayPal will take at least 5% of that with the currency conversion fee on top).
To be that sounded very good for someone who was used to doing content articles for just £0.01 a word and struggling to make £50 a day. I am certainly not complaining but I just wanted to see whether this was really a good earning for a project of this size.
I am going to ask them give me two projects a week, assuming they have enough work which I hope they do, so that is 20,000 words a week - that is less work than I did for the previous company where I was earning £200 a week max. For each footer I have to describe the general theme of the website page and include a few specific keywords - I assume this is SEO copywriting?
But is this too much work for a copywriter to handle do you think? This current project is due in on Tuesday (given to me on Friday afternoon) and so far I'm about half way through, having to work through the weekend to do it. To do two projects a week I will do 9 hours, 5 days a week - that is based on completing each 100 word footer in 10 minutes, along with a few breaks during the day. I think the money will more than make up for it for someone who has never really earned a proper income yet (22 and just graduated).
I want to maximise the amount I can get out of this as I doubt I'd be able to ask for a pay rise any time soon once the general fee has been set - maybe I should go up to $700 per piece? They are a global company who pay in dollars even though I'm in the UK.