Interesting article on Blogcritics: "free content ~ at what cost?"
Of course, it had struck me before, but when talking it over with a good friend just yesterday (and for over three hours or so in which we discussed, among this, many other things, the idea seemed even more important than ever. The concept is this: How does a serious writer go about making any money by writing articles for the Internet and specifically, the very many (and I note, some very good sites) that ask for free and demand excellent content. Such sites are discussed here, and while some may be worth the time and effort, others may certainly not be and it’s important to know which is which.
The answer of course is that you can't make money writing for free, and you shouldn't be writing "for free" if somewhere in the back of your mind you're hoping to be paid. If you want to be paid, write for markets WHICH PAY -- and there are MILLIONS of those, heaven help us.
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