Take a look at my article that’s at the top of the stack right now, and I think you’ll see the sort of clients I work with.
I do spend most of my time assisting my Freelance Writers Den community these days…by challenging the PR startup websites sling and trying my best to deliver facts.
Nobody expects to earn $100K for a single client…but what DO writers earn? It’s fascinating that you have yet to give us any real details. Can’t see how anonymously sharing average earnings or top 5 earners compromises anyone.
Alexa tells me you’ve got a lot of traffic…if you have a business model there, I would assume writers are earning buckets! But sounds like not.
Feel free to keep us posted if you’re ever able to offer any kind of guaranteed per-post pay…most of us really prefer at least some of that in our contracts.
PS – This blog is not the public square, and there are no freedom of speech rights here. I have guidelines for commenters, and I’ll thank you to follow them in future by avoiding personal attacks, or comments will be spiked.
While I am new with the Guardian LV and cannot give details on my earnings (mainly because I haven’t received my first cheque yet,) I can say that my experience with the talked about boot camp program has been nothing but awesome. It was intense, but very thorough and because I’ve written six or seven viral articles, which I know are going to be making some money because of the Guardian LV’s business model.
I have to agree with Alex that the freelance writing is like running your own business, which means if you want to succeed then you need to put the time and effort into doing it. I’ve tried starting my own business in the past and it is a lot of work. The difference here is that we’re already being supplied with a network of other talented writers and a platform to write on that already has millions of viewers per month. I’ve also (in the past) tried writing to make money using Google Adwords as my revenue source on personal blogs and it is just far too low.
Personally, I intend to make this my full time gig by writing, editing, training and building my own team. The organization is only a couple of years old at this point and through that time, its owner showed us quite openly its growth rate.
I really am looking forward to seeing what comes of this, because I am a good writer and have felt more motivated than ever since I went through boot camp. If you or anyone would like to hear more about my experience, I wrote a detailed blog post about what it was like to go through this process.
Personally, I don’t see it going anywhere but up and I want to be there to go along for the ride
I’m sure any of my writers who want to write six posts a day for a not-guaranteed amount of income that could be zero will check that out.
It’s been many years since I needed to do a tryout
And please tell us more about the whole “building your own team” angle, Jonathan – I have a sense that there’s some sort of multi-level-marketing type model, where you also must recruit more writers and edit their work as well, in order to end up earning well? Please fill us in.
The only day we were required to write six posts was for the very last one, the graduation certification “Hell Day.” The other days it was only either one post or two. The certification is to make sure that we’re all writing to the Guardian LV’s standards. Everyone who has made it that far is definitely writing articles that are getting viewed and starting to make them an income.