Why Writers Should Avoid Third-Party Article Brokers

Why Writers Should Avoid Third-Party Article Brokers

There’s an entire industry of people online now who making a living out of subcontracting writing work out to other writers – often for far less than they’re being paid by their client. I have nothing against hiring ghostwriters, nor against ghostwriting. However, I do have a problem with someone taking a “job” for $500, and paying another writer $5 to do it.

For What It’s Worth By Ami Hendrickson

Talking about both time and money is difficult for many writers and other artists. The difficulty is not one that only newbies face.

Should I Write “Test” Articles For This Firm?

You’ve given warnings in your newsletter about writing for companies that require “test” articles. I received the following email from (a website). I sent a six-page pubs list of links to numerous published articles and manuscripts, so I know they know my writing style. Then they sent me an email mentioning test articles. A red flag went up inside me; but then again, this may be a legitimate request on their part. I haven’t come across this before, and though the pay isn’t great, I’m retired and I have no desire to get burned.
My question is: Have you come across this company and do you have anything positive or negative to say about them? Any other advice about dealing with them or others like them?

A Job with No Rules By Jodi M. Webb

My career as a writer followed a predictable path. I began writing for local magazines “for fun”, did a stint as a stringer at my local newspaper, then began moving up the writing chain to larger markets, and more well-known publications. I was willing to try any kind of writing

We’re Outta Here!

On Sunday, I checked the weather and it looked like we were only going to get sporadic snow showers for the next 10 days. I told Richard, “Good news! No snowstorms are expected before we leave on our trip!”
On Monday morning, we woke up and it was snowing pretty hard.

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