Pay the Writer
To all freelancers out there I’d like to share this… It’s not about writing only I guess. I sometimes feel Harlan Ellison‘s anger, too, and he describes the current situation very precisely:
As long as we need money for translating work into food or other goods we all have to get paid for our work. Writing, designing and even thinking can be valuable work. This is about mutual appreciation, and about esteeming somebody’s experience and talent. Isn’t it?
What are your experiences?
As you may have read up to now Shelley Noble and me shared some more thoughts on this post’s comment section. My dear friend Simon of Freelance Unbound is writing regulary on this this subject and I really would recommend his collection of ideas.
Normally I would send him articles relating on paying and getting for (online) works and jobs but today it suits into this post as well, sorry, Simon! Andrew Keen wrote the article Why are artists poor? which is the total opposite of Harlan Elliot above.
Feel free to discuss it in the comment section.