I had a client who was looking for an article. I put in a request through the buyer section.
He said this:
Thank you for leaving an offer to my gig request, Im looking for someone who can write a compelling, top notch article about under eye bags, this article should be qualified to be a newspaper article (perfect wording, solid information based on researches or other articles with sources list)
If you believe you are the right person to do it, please collect subjects you can add to the article that somehow related to under eye bags and make an offer based on the number of words and research time that you need to spend. (The subjects can be: home remedies to treat under eye bags, what is the scientific reason behind under eye bags, how under eye bags related to lack of sleep, natural treatments and Basically anything you can find on this subject)
Your offer should include:
- Title for the article (the title must be eye catching)
- Which subjects you can write on
- The article total number of words
- The final article price
I replied with:
Title: Eye Bags Weighing You Down?
Subtitle: Here is Why and What to do About It
Causes (Include Scientific Facts)
Lifestyle Changes That Help
Shall I send a custom offer for you to accept?
When I followed up and asked the status, he told me this:
He hired a pro writer
My offer was too low!! He paid $200!!
He said he thought a $35 offer (from a top rated seller) meant copied work.
He said the rate he was looking at was.15 cents per word and $50 for an hour of research.
He said if I charged more, he would have chosen me.
I am baffled by this. Am I asking too little?