Wow. I know people who earn anywhere from $80-a few hundred dollars for 2,000 words. But these are people who have been at it a while and wouldn’t go all Thunderdome for an assignment. This sort of tiered writing work, where you get little to nothing for your content, unless you are an SEO/client savant, is exhausting and will suck the creativity right out of your soul. Better to work for someone who assigns projects and has editors on hand to ensure the work you submit is what the client wants — and you get paid a flat rate or per word regardless.

When I first started out, I wrote several hundred articles a month and made very little per article. Not all bad. It was a learning experience. I made connections and it gave me a few opportunities where I was able to ask for better money for my effort.

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