It’s easy to get complacent. Especially when you’re surrounded by folks who share your opinions.
Take content mills for example. You’ll be hard pushed to find a ProCopywriters member who sings their praises.
But step out of the bubble, and you find the alternative opinions. The folks who say that earning pennies from Upwork isn’t an insult. That a few quid from Freelancer is a key part of freelance life. That you can make a living from the mills.
Are we wrong? Are they right? Can a freelance copywriter make a living writing for content mills?
I did the sums to find out.
So there you have it. You can make a living (well, an entry level wage) writing for the mills. But in order to do so, you’ll need to cram two decades’ output from Tolkien, Tolstoy, Vonnegut, Dostoevsky and Huxley into any given 12-month period.
If that’s how you see your career going, best of luck to you.
You’ll need it.
Infographic written and created by Andrew Nattan, 603 Copywriting: www.603copywriting.co.uk