• mindlight@lemm.ee
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    3 months ago

    As someone who’s been writing for close to ten years now, I would tend to think I would get paid at this point. Or, at least write for a site that would. I can’t begin to describe in words how frustrating and unfair it’s been to see websites that are “younger” than me become so successful that they’re able to write for their site as a full-time job in just one year.

    This is a truth I’ve seen again and again throughout my career (started my career in IT in the 90’s). Just because you’re awesome at something doesn’t guarantee you a fat bank account. The people who most often succeed are the ones that have at least some knowledge of a subject and some understanding of how business work.

    It doesn’t mean anything that you’re the best at what you do if you don’t know how to get the customer to sign the agreement.