Re: Am I Off the Wall?????

Subject: Re: Am I Off the Wall?????
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:02:26 -0400

This is all too common as of late. There are many lowball writing jobs
going out to bid right now. Pay it no mind. If they find someone to
research, write, edit, and proofread a book, regardless of the length,
for $250, then they either have an extreme novice taking the job or
have found a genuine sucker. Politely thank them for the opportunity,
wish them well and decline further discourse about the job.

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 8:54 PM, Deborah
Hemstreet<dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> wrote:
> All joking aside, I bid on a project (details listed below). Based on
> the fact that I would be responsible for research as well as writing, I
> told the bidder I could do this in probably 4 hours per page of work,
> possibly less. I gave a top bid based on 280 hours of work. It seems
> they want 70 pages of writing done, and do not want to pay more than
> $250. Even if, by some miracle I could get 70 pages written in 100
> hours, I don't think I could do the project for $250.
>
> Now here is the killer, I cannot figure this out: He wrote back and
> asked why my bid was so high? Of 5 people bidding for the project, 4
> gave a bid for less than $250.
>
> Could any of you do the project as listed below for $250? I checked, all
> the bidders are based in the US, Cananda, or Australia. I don't <seem>
> to be bidding against overseas contractors here.
>
> Have I missed something?
>
> Or is it just Friday and I have missed something!!!

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Am I Off the Wall?????: From: Deborah Hemstreet

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