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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Guest Blogger Eliza Ferree: Weighing in On the Dangers

No, I'm not saying that content writing is dangerous. But finding a job and relying on the money can sometimes be. It has become one of those trust issues when dealing with content writing. Unless you are using a site that guarantees you'll get the money you must have faith.

Have you ever been burned by someone? I know I have, a few times. I've been one of those that hop on a board looking for work and jump at it. I do try to search the person first before accepting any work, but sometimes there is nothing out there. That's where the faith comes in. You must trust your boss. This is the person that NEEDS something you've got (writing) and you need something that they have (money). However, you are the one that shows the trust first by handing off the work and wait for the payment.

Sometimes I'm told, I'll pay you on this day. Okay, I'll wait until this day. Or I might get paid through paypal immediately, this one is my favorite option. But there are some that try to say we are currently behind and won't be able to pay you until next month. EEEKKKK. Is this a red flag or is this where trust REALLY comes into play. Still there are others that are very talkative until you send them the article and then they simply disappear.

Writing content is very tricky, you never know when you'll be able to find work and when you do if they will pay up. There are a few options though for those of you that have been scammed.

- Several sites (not sure if Carson wants me to name other sites) will help you get your money back, not to mention let everyone on the internet know.
- Two, continue to email and see what happens.
- When you first send the article make sure it states it is not allowed to be used until payment. Lack of payment means forfeiture of article and all rights will go back to you.

So, there it is. Try to be safe, if it feels a bit off when you first contact the person run. Don't walk, run! Never count your money until it is in your account, you don't want to rely on it for a bill and not be able to pay it.

Hope ya'll are doing great, I've been having a great time writing this blog.

Special guest blogger Eliza Ferree is a freelance writer and blogger. You can visit her at http://entertainusnews.blogspot.com/