…r was set at $.03, the average business owner doesn’t realize the real cost of a freelancer’s time. Asking for $0.36 per word — let alone $1 — can seem like the freelancer is demanding a pot of gold, even though it’s barely a minimum living wage for someone with a project-based income.
So, so sadly true. And there is always someone willing to work for next to nothing — or even for no money at all (“exposure,” “experience”, etc.) which means our field can’t be as competitive as it should.