Today I had email from someone looking to hire a technical blogger. I'm not interested - first, it would conflict a bit with this site, but more importantly I just don't play well with others, and am especially ornery and difficult if someone wants to pull my reins. But that's me, not you. You are a much more reasonable person.
The initial requirements were stated thusly:
I want to hire a US writer (or editor) for my tech blog, a person who will work full time for my blog and write all the content (news, reviews, etc).
I don't need a technical writer, I want a geek who can write, people like the ones at Gizmodo or Engadget.
OK, we know you are geekish, because why would you be reading this blog if not? And we certainly know that at least some of you can write, because we have quite a list of reader contributions.
So.. if you are interested, you need to contact Liz Strauss through her "lizsun2" address at gmail.com. She's not the one actually hiring, but is interfacing for the blogger who is.
But before you rush off to that, I'd like to solicit your opinion on how and how much one should be paid for such work. We all understand that it depends upon many factors (like how many hour's per day will this require), but in general terms, would you be willing to do it for a percentage of revenues? Strictly hourly? A mix? And what kind of money would it take to make you interested? A hundred an hour? Less? More? Would that depend on how much work was available - in other words, for an hours work a month you might want more per hour than if you could get fifteen or twenty? Would you expect to be paid for research time? What if you are already expert in a certain area? So many questions..
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