That’s not surprising… I’m looking for an electrician and can’t get one to come for free, either!
Each freelance writer sets his/her own price. You don’t tell your accountant how much you’ll pay him do you? When you hire a freelance writer, it’s the same thing. You are buying a service, not hiring an employee.
that totally depends on who does the writing for you. if you get shoemoney write something for you, you can expect to pay him $500 to the least. if you can get somebody not that famous you could do it as low as $5.
I don’t think you can get a quality article for $5, but I know you can get some decent ones for that price at around 400 words. Some good writers may start with a low price to get their name out there, but it won’t take too long for their services to be in high demand and the price will go up as well. When it comes to articles, I think you get what you pay for.
Certainly good for the buyer, certainly not for the writer. Here in the states, the time it would take to write a three hundred word article for $5.00 wouldn’t even pay minimum wage. I wouldn’t even open notepad for the kind of money.