There is a mob out there that tried to comment and get that all important link to this site. They are a rip off site that makes out they have work for writers, real writing jobs dot con is their name. I won’t write it any better than that or else they get the link they want. Ah what the heck! in the name of passing on a warning, go visit real writing jobs and see for yourself.
It’s the old ‘if it seems too good to be true…’ deal. Writing jobs paying $100 an article… never happen. $500 a story? Tell me more! $25-$40 an hour to help improve movie scripts? Spielberg needs me! $25-$50 for a blog…. you have to be kidding! And they are. On the parent site (that link is to an affiliate I think) they just have $$$ instead of the actual amounts. Read the Terms and Conditions and Earnings Disclaimer. Plenty probably don’t.
Basically you pay ‘just’ $4.95 for the trial period. If you don’t cancel within four days, on the eighth day they take out a one time payment of $77 from your credit card. There is no mention of what work you will get. The earnings disclaimer suggests they send you some ‘materials’ that you then use to obtain the work. I’m thinking an eBook on being a freelance writer, saying you can charge up to $100 an article etc. The disclaimer says there is no guarantee you make this money even if you follow the material etc.
Bottom line, another con job. Why do people do this and why do others fall for it? Those of us who are trying to help writers make a real living from their craft are often times dumped in the same sewer with these slime balls. If you want writing work, sign up on Elance.com or Odesk.com and compete for jobs that are listed with the budget in mind etc. You will see ‘articles’ go on average for $1 a pop for 150-250 words. You would be doing well to get $25 for a 300 word blog. I write eBooks of 12,000-15,000 words,including research and started off getting $450 for each one. I do better now I have established myself and am known for a quality product, but you have to start somewhere. I would like to get $1,000 an eBook and I am worth it but so far I haven’t found a client who will pay that for them. So you take what you can get.
These scumbags seem to have the same philosophy only they take and don;t give any value back. It is all a con, slippery terms and twisted words to make you think you are getting work when all you are doing is buying someone elses’. My bet is they plagiarized the ‘materials’ too.
I have sent in a request for more information. If they are genuine, I will not only apologize but make sure everyone I know who writes for money heads their way. But somehow I don’t think I will be writing that apology. Do you?