Having been laid off from a job that paid $500 an hour, I am reduced to looking for work at craigslist. Here is some actual correspondence from this week, typos included, edited only to protect my identity.
I am responding to your ad for a fashion, celebrity & lifestyle writer. I have been writing freelance for a tabloid magazine, and I write every day on my blog at http://godammit.com.
I would love to learn more about this job and look forward to hearing from you.
You seem very talented:) I like your work.
Me and a group of social media addicts launched a web site called smaknews.com, please signup to it and tell me what you think, tell me if you see your self working there.
Then send me your rate and goals.
Looking forward working with you:)
Sure, I could come up with 50,000 posts a day for your blog….but I really am interesting in earning some money from writing, since I have my own blog.
What are you paying your writers? I need to have a weekly sum, at least 50 bucks, or I can’t put my time into it. Know what I’m saying?
Thanks for reply!
50 bucks a week or per article? if its per week how many articles?
Well, I am a bit confused about what you’re looking for! So many of the posts at you blog are just taken from other blogs…
Are you looking for original content? If yes, I could write a couple of posts for 50 bucks.
Could we talk on the phone about this? Just so I can get a clearer idea of what you are looking for.
have you heard of the term social news site?
Any ways if you look at our site thats what we are like digg, reddit etc you post news from other sources, but we also have our own content.
So I am looking for original content.
Any ways for now we have enough writers starting I will keep you info for future reference, thanks.
Okay, thanks. BTW, “anyways” is not a word.