Would You Accept Less For Guaranteed Work?

by Amanda J Evans on August 26, 2010

Here’s a question for everyone today.  With the freelance writing rates declining fairly rapidly I want to ask you today, would you take less pay if you were guaranteed work.  As a freelancer I have to admit that bidding on jobs can be quite tiresome and with so many people not even awarding their jobs at the end of the bidding time, bids are being wasted especially on sites such as Elance.  I’m glad that I don’t rely on Elance to provide me with work as I also work for another freelance company too.  The pay is less than what I would charge on Elance but the work is guaranteed and I can take as much or a little as I like.

This company has a number of writers and when we log in to the admin system there is a large list of articles available.  What you do is choose the article you want to write.  The great thing is, that you can’t take another article until you have posted the one you have previously chosen.  You have 48 hours to submit your chosen article too.  What I love about this compared to other freelance companies that I have worked with is the fact that ever article is listed seperately so you never get bored doing keyword articles.

There have been times where I have received freelance writing projects that consisted of 50 keyword articles on the same topic and after you have completed the first 10 they really start to become boring.  With this company there is none of this and like I said you can do as much or as little work as you like.  The pay is low $1 per 100 words but it really does help to fill in the blanks and balance my account at the end of the month.

So I put it to you, would you accept less pay for guaranteed work?

If anyone has anything they would like to add please feel free to comment.

Until next time,


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Amanda J Evans

Freelance Writer/Ghostwriter/Author
I am a writer and author living in Ireland with my husband and two wonderful children. I have been writing for as long as I can remember and love working in the self help and spiritual genres. My other specialist area is online gambling and I have been writing for this genre since 2007. I am always available to discuss project ideas and collaborations as well as book writing.

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1 George Angus 08.31.10 at 9:55 pm

Hi Amanda,

This sounds a lot like Textbroker. I love those guys for all of the reasons you mention. The other great thing is that the jobs there often lead to other jobs that pay much better and can lead to a lot of other assignments for the same company.

I’ll take the lower pay to avoid the hassle of bidding every time.


2 Amanda 09.01.10 at 9:19 am

Thanks George,

Yes sometimes the lower pay can work out much better in the long run and it does of course remove the hassle of having to bid on jobs too.

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