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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by NaijaOlosho(f): 1:56pm On Jun 10
TheDarkGamer:


You can try me for any available jobs you might have or give me a sample task to do with no pay.

Your number let me give you writing job now

I want honest people who can deliver in time
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Johnne32(m): 1:57pm On Jun 10
babyfaceafrica:
Working with Nigerian clients (especially on Nairaland)) is terrible 50 kobo or one naira.. Jeez

Exactly. They pay really little. Even if I wanna employ someone as my writer now, the least I pay them is #5 per word....they are human beings, not robots.
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by crazygod(m): 1:57pm On Jun 10
tydi:
grin

Writing no be work Na person wey don chop see road clear go fit hold pen and paper say him wan write.
You don't know what you are saying..... Freelance writers make cool cash online.

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by gaftsoil(m): 1:59pm On Jun 10
2000 in a month after publishing 20 articles
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by TheDarkGamer: 1:59pm On Jun 10
NaijaOlosho:


Your number let me give you writing job now

I want honest people who can deliver in time

Just email me. I won't want to share my number here. Email me and I'll reply as soon as I can.
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Jupoc: 2:00pm On Jun 10
tydi:
grin

Writing no be work Na person wey don chop see road clear go fit hold pen and paper say him wan write.


I've never earned less than 200k per month writing in over 5 years. Na wetin you dey talk?

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Acidosis(m): 2:02pm On Jun 10
I outsourced a job to someone recently. Asked him how much he would like to be paid. Man said N3.5 per word. I was willing to pay even more until I discovered that he used an online tool to paraphrase my work - the tool messed up the whole paper. I was disappointed but I paid anyway.

My point? Don't be too eager to fix prices until you prove your worth. Your client would even offer to pay more. For papers ranging from 2000 - 3000 words, my price is N25-N30k. Note, by papers I don't mean copywriting or content writing.

Find your genre. Define your worth. Fix your price. Everybody is not your client.

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by TheDarkGamer: 2:03pm On Jun 10
Johnne32:


Exactly. They pay really little. Even if I wanna employ someone as my writer now, the least I pay them is #3 per word....they are human beings, not robots.

You can contact me for your next job.
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Donbaino: 2:03pm On Jun 10
And you're proud of yourself. What if you had died in the eleventh month?

Stop celebrating wickedness. I blame the guy that took the job, not you.


Jupoc:


I did.

The only writer who stayed with me from start to the end will be paid his 1 Million by September.


How many young dudes can save 1 Million after 2 years work?


Let's stop tarnishing the integrity of things. If I could pay 100k per month, I would, but as of then, I was at my startup phase. It took windy curves and turns, but after the whole storm, I bless God, all is now calm.



If I'm such a bad person, setup your own organization, have 20 workers and pay each 1M per annum to criticize me by superior action

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by babyfaceafrica: 2:03pm On Jun 10
stagger:


The problem is that the so-called writers are bad. Poor English, bad use of punctuation, grammatical errors, and the number one cardinal sin: PLAGIARISM.
if they are bad, don't give them jobs,it is unfair to pay people 50k one naira.. Haba
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by TheDarkGamer: 2:04pm On Jun 10
Acidosis:
I outsourced a job to someone recently. Asked him how much he would like to be paid. Man said N3.5 per word. I was willing to pay even more until I discovered that he uses an online tool to paraphrase my work - the tool messed up the whole paper. I was disappointed but I paid anyway.

My point? Don't be too eager to fix prices until you prove your worth. Your client would even offer to pay more. For papers ranging from 2000 - 3000 words, my price is N25-N30k. Note, by papers I don't mean copywriting or content writing.

Find your genre. Define your worth. Fix your price. Everybody is not your client.

I'm available if you have a job.
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Jupoc: 2:05pm On Jun 10
Donbaino:
And you're proud of yourself. What if you had died in the eleventh month?

Stop celebrating wickedness. I blame the guy that took the job, not you.





You don't have the full picture. Don't judge things you don't know in full details.

Let's put the spotlight on you for a moment?


Do you know what to do to pay 12 persons 1 Million each equivalent of 12 Million in a year? That is 12 Million? Do you know how to generate this much in a year? This is payment asides running nature of an enterprise?


Tell me about employment opportunities you've created and how you manage am enterprise. Let's begin here plz


Meanwhile, I've paid a total of over 5 Million Naira on writing over the past 3 and half years

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Acidosis(m): 2:08pm On Jun 10
TheDarkGamer:


I'm available if you have a job.

Noted. I've saved your profile.

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Johnne32(m): 2:10pm On Jun 10
I only asked this question because I saw that a lot of Nigerians are being exploited when it comes to freelance writing.

Due to lack of jobs, there are forced to accept what little offer comes their way and most Nigerian employers take advantage of this situation.

I have never worked for a Nigerian client when it comes to writing. This is because I know that Nigerians don't pay very well, so I had my eyes on international clients.

I got writing jobs through platforms like Google and LinkedIn. Presently, I am a freelancer on Upwork working for clients abroad.

I recommend freelance platforms like Upwork and Fiverr. They pay better than most Nigerian clients and you can even live off your writing sef.

For example, my worst pay was 50myr ($12) for 1,500 words and that was for a Malaysian client I found through LinkedIn.

My highest currently is $300 for 1,500 words and that's for a client from U.S.

There's money in writing. Just know the skill well and you can earn up to $1000 every month!

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Goalnaldo(m): 2:11pm On Jun 10
A lady I met here pays me between 0.5kobo and 1 naira per word. It's mainly rewriting Sha and I hold no grudge against her. She's my first and only client I have grin And the money really came handy when I needed to sub.

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by NaijaOlosho(f): 2:12pm On Jun 10
TheDarkGamer:


Just email me. I won't want to share my number here. Email me and I'll reply as soon as I can.

How do I mail you?
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Johnne32(m): 2:15pm On Jun 10
CHHng:
99.9% of writing jobs they post here is from unserious persons I have not seen serious persons posting writing jobs here





Quite unfortunate

That's because this is not a platform for writing jobs. Go out there and get jobs on freelance platforms. People are looking for your skills and are ready to pay for what you have.

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by SOZINN: 2:15pm On Jun 10
NaijaOlosho:
I need a good writer

Asap.

You can write on any niche quote me for job

I'm here for you.
Contact me on 09091701236
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Kingsteve(m): 2:16pm On Jun 10
Jupoc:


I did.

The only writer who stayed with me from start to the end will be paid his 1 Million by September.


How many young dudes can save 1 Million after 2 years work?


Let's stop tarnishing the integrity of things. If I could pay 100k per month, I would, but as of then, I was at my startup phase. It took windy curves and turns, but after the whole storm, I bless God, all is now calm.



If I'm such a bad person, setup your own organization, have 20 workers and pay each 1M per annum to criticize me by superior action

You may have good intentions, but good intentions doesn't pay the bills or bring food to the table.

Writing is mentally and physically exhausting, and you don't expect someone with responsibilities and bills to pay, to sit his a§s down, and churn out articles upon articles, just to be paid peanuts as incentives.
Where's the motivation going to come from?

It's your responsibility to make sure your writers are well taken care of, and not by a
mere promise to pay N1M by the end of their one year daunting task.

You could and should have done better with your offer.
There are no excuses really!
It was a very poor offer, and only a desperate soul will take up such a ridiculous and ludicrous contract.

I'm happy things eventually turned out well for you though, but I reiterate...it was a poor offer, and only someone desperate will grasp it without thinking about the consequences.

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Johnne32(m): 2:17pm On Jun 10
Dzeimzb:

Mine was 40$ to rewrite a 20k words content. It was to be in batches of 10$ for 5k word. It was the worst lows of my life. I was broke, hungry and no wear to go. Every morning, my brokeness would stare me in the face and make mockery of me. I took the job,and started. I must say rewriting is harder than the Israelites walking through the Arabian desert.
For 4 days and 4 night I was working till I finished the first batch of 5k words only for the man to return it for revision.
I managed to revise it till he approved the final draft.

Ladies and gents, that was my last time. I didn't go back for the rest of the work. I ran away for dear life.


Omo grin grin grin cheesy You tried o....I can't o...just $40...Ha!

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Ugandatales: 2:17pm On Jun 10
No pay. I have written so much that one day I was reading an article and I thought it was familiar. It was until I got to the end I discovered I had written it. God bless me this year.

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by NaijaOlosho(f): 2:17pm On Jun 10
SOZINN:


I'm here for you.
Contact me on 09091701236

Okay

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Donbaino: 2:17pm On Jun 10
Stick to the topic and make your arguments clearly without telling us how many people you have employed or are employing. Not everyone here is petty like that.

But because I reckon you may not be willing to state facts because of your overweening pride that you have betrayed in your comments, I will not engage you any further.

Good luck to your writer(s) and your million-dollar empire.

Jupoc:




You don't have the full picture. Don't judge things you don't know in full details.

Let's put the spotlight on you for a moment?


Do you know what to do to pay 12 persons 1 Million each equivalent of 12 Million in a year? That is 12 Million? Do you know how to generate this much in a year? This is payment asides running nature of an enterprise?


Tell me about employment opportunities you've created and how you manage am enterprise. Let's begin here plz

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by DarkGamer: 2:18pm On Jun 10
Johnne32:
I only asked this question because I saw that a lot of Nigerians are being exploited when it comes to freelance writing.

Due to lack of jobs, there are forced to accept what little offer comes their way and most Nigerian employers take advantage of this situation.

I have never worked for a Nigerian client when it comes to writing. This is because I know that Nigerians don't pay very well, so I had my eyes on international clients.

I got writing jobs through platforms like Google and LinkedIn. Presently, I am a freelancer on Upwork working for clients abroad.

I recommend freelance platforms like Upwork and Fiverr. They pay better than most Nigerian clients and you can even live off your writing sef.

For example, my worst pay was 50myr ($12) for 1,500 words and that was for a Malaysian client I found through LinkedIn.

My highest currently is $300 for 1,500 words and that's for a client from U.S.

There's money in writing. Just know the skill well and you can earn up to $1000 every month!

Can you recommend me. I'm on fiverr @WriteSteady
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by yourstruly5(m): 2:18pm On Jun 10
NaijaOlosho:
I need a good writer

Asap.

You can write on any niche quote me for job

You can trust me to do a good job for you!
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Jupoc: 2:18pm On Jun 10
Kingsteve:


You may have good intentions, but good intentions doesn't pay the bills or bring food to the table.

Writing is mentally and physically exhausting, and you don't expect someone with responsibilities and bills to pay, to sit his a§s down, and churn out articles upon articles, just to be paid peanuts as incentives.
Where's the motivation going to come from?

It's your responsibility to make sure your writers are well taken care of, and not by a
mere promise to pay N1M by the end of their one year daunting task.

You could and should have done better with your offer.
There are no excuses really!
It was a very poor offer, and only a desperate soul will take up such a ridiculous and ludicrous contract.

I'm happy things eventually turned out well for you though, but I reiterate...it was a poor offer, and only someone desperate will grasp it without thinking about the consequences.


It's a joint project.


The earnings are not large in itself. But we channel the earnings into works when it amplifies as profit it is shared. I do not even have it in heart that anyone reaches 1 year before been paid.


What alternatives do we have given the country we are In?
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Johnne32(m): 2:18pm On Jun 10
TheDarkGamer:
What should be the optimum fee per word then? In your opinion.

It depends. If you are just starting, then you should charge at least $10 for 1000 words. Anything less, in my opinion, is exploitation.

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by DarkGamer: 2:19pm On Jun 10
NaijaOlosho:


How do I mail you?

Check my profile and click "send e-mail message."
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by NaijaOlosho(f): 2:19pm On Jun 10
yourstruly5:


You can trust me to do a good job for you!

WhatsApp pls
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by Jupoc: 2:19pm On Jun 10
Donbaino:
Stick to the topic and make your arguments clearly without telling us how many people you have employed or are employing. Not everyone here is petty like that.

But because I reckon you may not be willing to state facts because of your overweening pride that you have betrayed in your comments, I will not engage you any further.

Good luck to your writer(s) and your million-dollar empire.



I've paid over 5 Million Naira on the past 3 years and half to Nairalanders. Almost 10 Million will go this year to my team.


Please tell us your own contribution to society.


You ought to criticize me with better performance not cheap Words na. Even a parrot can talk.


No need for emotional blackmail and psychological deflections. Let's stay with facts and I'll dig up my old statements and publish it online how much you've impacted any life outside your own family.


Mtcheeew

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Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by MOIart(m): 2:21pm On Jun 10
obamartins:
I need like five writers o. I hope N1.20k per word is not too bad for a start.

How do I contact you?
Re: What's The Worst Pay You Have Ever Received As A Writer? by NaijaOlosho(f): 2:21pm On Jun 10
DarkGamer:


Check my profile and click "send e-mail message."

Ok

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