In order to check what the going rate is, I had a look over on the Digitalpoint forums. I was surprised to see that there are a huge amount of offers to write articles for 1 cent a word, or even less. This seems to be an extraordinarily low amount. I can't see how anyone can scrape together a living on this.
It also occurs to me that the old cliche possibly applies here. You get what you pay for.
I'd like to throw open the discussion to both sides of the equation here. If you are both buying articles from freelancers, or writing articles for others, is this a reasonable rate?
What are your thoughts?