Thanks for this post! After freelancing full-time for a number of years, their ad on Craigslist and the writer application page it directs you to – neither of which give any information on payment, by the way, despite claims that they are transparent about how they pay their writers – raised plenty of red flags for me, so I decided to Google them.
Then at least you’d get ALL of the ad revenue, instead of only a fraction of it. Why spend all your time building someone else’s site? If you are going to assume all of the risk, you ought to also have the ability to reap all of the benefits.
Despite the GLV staffers who have written in – and yes, if you are earning a commission from writers you have recruited, Rebecca, that makes you affiliated with the company and therefore NOT just a regular freelancer voicing your opinion – I hope that anyone who reads this post will see through the B.S. and understand what is really going on here.
Well, people write for big-traffic sites because they feel a percent of views on there will be more income than they’d make on their own low-traffic blog…but they may not be right about that.
I do have a complete post coming up on GLV, Katharine, so stay tuned on that. Been talking to multiple GLV writers for it.
I look forward to your post! It’ll be interesting to see what the writers have to say, especially after all the posturing going on in the comments here.
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