If you're one of the writers who saw this ad today...
I need writers that can write on a variety of subjects. These are
mainly research articles in different formats and with varied
subjects. The subjects vary and include:
home and garden
art and culture
arts and entertainment
Health and fitness
Will train the right people. Pay varies but averages about .08$ per
word and articles range from 300 to 500 words. If interested please
email and I will have you do a test article, which you will be paid
for if its accepted.
...I hope you deleted the e-mail right away. Aside from the typos included in the ad, there are at least two other things wrong with this "opportunity": the pay (8 cents per word? Kidding, right?) and the fact that you'd have to do a "test" article first. Kidding again, right?
If this doesn't motivate you to get your work done so you don't feel like you have to resort to even considering an ad like this, I don't know what will.
In a phrase, content mills suck. And I think starving writers should unite against them.