Is $1 for a 500-word Article Fair Rate of Payment?
To cash in on cheap labor is perhaps a right of every businessman and businesswoman but paltry sum (e.g. $1 for a 500-word article) offered as compensation is unfair. Especially, in case of writing as it requires lots of time to search facts, think a new slant and write and rewrite before generating the final copy. One more thing, writing is not like mathematics where 2 + 2 is always four. In fact, an original 500-word article free of grammatical errors requires at least three hours if the topic is simple.