Should the clients offering $1-4 for writing services be jailed for treason/blasphemy?

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Do such clients even think of the copywriters or any other form of writers as humans? Isn't it worse than slavery to offer so low?
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Originally Posted by Farhan Kariim View Post

    Do such clients even think of the copywriters or any other form of writers as humans? Isn't it worse than slavery to offer so low?
    Not if they know the meaning of the words 'treason' and 'blasphemy.' 'Cheapskate' might be a better description, but no one puts a gun to anyone's head to accept any offer put forward by a potential client for them to purchase creative services.
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    • Profile picture of the author Farhan Kariim
      Thanks, OptenIn. I am just trying to gather support from people over here who are against such sheer exploitation.
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by Farhan Kariim View Post

        Thanks, OptenIn. I am just trying to gather support from people over here who are against such sheer exploitation.
        To what end? Nothing will ever change. This is how the world operates. Always has and always will. Best to channel your outrage toward something you can actually do something about - if you can find anything. This isn't it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Farhan Kariim
          What if we think a little more positive? What if all the freelance sites set a threshold price on writing and other similar services requiring some brain? What if someone starts a campaign to let the prominent forums know?
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          • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
            Originally Posted by Farhan Kariim View Post

            What if we think a little more positive? What if all the freelance sites set a threshold price on writing and other similar services requiring some brain? What if someone starts a campaign to let the prominent forums know?
            Like I said - good luck with that. Millions of people are starving across the globe, the oceans are dying, the air is becoming rancid, despots are ruling many countries and you want people to expend their energy basically 'unionizing' content writers?

            All-righty, now! lol

            Keep in mind please that many so-called 'content writers' produce garbage that isn't worth $4. Are you going to be the judge of whom is worthy of which pay level? Think, man - THINK!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Farhan Kariim View Post

        Thanks, OptenIn. I am just trying to gather support from people over here who are against such sheer exploitation.
        Walmart's been getting away with it for years
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Internet is overflowing with fake or you can say non-good content writers who promise something but never delivers. If you are totally unknown to them. Can you blame them?

    But still less than $5 is too much low.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

      Internet is overflowing with fake or you can say non-good content writers who promise something but never delivers. If you are totally unknown to them. Can you blame them?

      But still less than $5 is too much low.
      Speaking of non-good content.

      The term you're really looking for is doubleplusungood.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I get really tired of people pointing to 'slavery' to make ridiculous arguments. Everybody wants to be a victim.

    No one forces you to be a FREElance writer. YOU set your prices - based on your skills/experience/fluency in the language.

    The big difference is the willingness of those in countries with lower cost of living and with English as a second or third language - to charge less in order to attract buyers. Many of them are not 'writers' to begin with.

    In my experience those who try to start crusades/campaigns on forums...usually end up banned on those forums. Best way to fight lower prices? Produce writing you know is high quality and charge accordingly. There are buyers in all price points - you just have to find them and be good enough to attract them.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    as long as there are writers who accept $1 there will be those will take the offer

    i seem to recall that is called life

    if you dont like it get areal job
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    My 2cs worth as long as there are micro job sites like the Fiverr pirate site, you will loose there are people from the 3rd world countries trying to survive, they will do what ever to get a roof over the head and food to eat

    And you anit stopping that from happening

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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    All most daily a large percent ask how to make money online here. Years later they have yet to make any money online. Yet the people willing to work for those low wages make it everyday. Who are we to judge, if it feeds their family or they are happy why. More power to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    better than working in a mine for 1-2$ daily ...
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