Put the onus on me to determine what was fair while knowing I desperately needed the work.
Hourly rates simply don't work unless the rate is extremely generous or the writer defines the work hours very narrowly.
It can be a challenge to get onto their contributing writer's email, and get a response back.
Aliyah Media said they went out of business (true) right after they accepted my story and put it on the front page of their website.
Got a follow-up from a financial person saying they are working on paying freelancers but when I checked back in with him a week later his e-mail and everyone else's e-mail at Aliyah Media were not longer in operation.
Basically got stiffed out of 0.00This publication was not willing to remove an indemnity clause in their contract or pay on acceptance rather than publication.If you would like to contribute additional rates to the database, please click the button below and fill out the form.For miscellaneous entries, please specify your work type in the comments.New entries are added each week, and all entries are anonymous.After you’ve submitted your project rate, check out our Freelance Rates Calculator, built from the data we’ve collected here.I feel both of these changes would be more fair to freelancers, particularly when there is a long wait time for publication (nearly a year in some cases).Took advantage of my inexperience with rates to lowball me.The rate, however, is appallingly low for the technical and skilled work performed by the freelance content editors.Freelance content editors are expected to rewrite/edit a large amount of content (often unintelligible); correspond with clients; fulfil all the requirements of the content management system; follow internal style guides; keep up with regular changes to production and process; and read at least weekly email communications outlining areas of required improvement for the freelance team. Severely understaffed and lack of training so you have to be prepared to hit the ground running/ask other staff to help out.Great for casual work but not if you want to do real journalism. I didn't know anything about the publishing process for this site, and wasn't given any notice of when my article was eventually published.I contracted with them to do a series of blog posts on ecommerce and marketing topics through a freelancer platform. When it was, I checked back in about payment, only to find it out that there was no payment available.