I've been a content writer for years. I've produced high quality sales letters, cover letters, articles, forum posts, etc. I've dealt with about every kind of nationality client you can think of.
Most of the clients I meet
- Try to low ball you under $1.00 per 100 words. As if $1.00 per 100 words wasn't already pathetic enough. After a while they try to lower you down to $3.50 per 500 words. (On another note, why is everyone obsessed with 500 words? Someone has the incorrect notion that Google considers 500 words to be the optimal amount of words to rank something highly).
- They go MIA on you. I have several clients right now I was told I'd hear back from the next day or in a few days. For some of them, it's been weeks.
- They have a RIDICULOUS amount of requirements. Take IWriter for example. Some of the Special Instructions people leave for articles are about as long as the articles they're requesting.
I'm tired of writing for low rent clients for a pitiful $1.00 per 100 words. I read a thread on this forum that intrigued me. It was a post complaining about someone's payment terms and several people there were claiming that they were making $5,$10, or even higher for every 100 words. I was shocked and pissed at the same time that I could be making 5 to 10 times more what I've been making.
So, if any of you have any insight on where you find quality clients (Hell, even for $2.00 per 100 words), I'd love to hear your insight.