The need for writers has never been greater. There is so much web content businesses need.
They need to update their websites and blogs regularly. They need blurbs written. They need articles. Most business owners focus their time on making sales, not writing content.
Never before, however, have businesses tried to undercut freelance writers. They're all looking for bargains. With offshore outsourcing, some of us freelance writers are up against writers that charge $3.00 an article. We prefer to earn $20 to $400 an article.
Be aware, a buyer will get what he pays for in many instances. In many cases, offshore outsource-rs cut and paste, spin, and plagiarize what others write. The result is often gobbledygook.
I don't believe in working for wages that are illegal in my country. Yes, in Canada we have a minimum wage that employer HAVE to pay. They can be fined, or taken to court if they fail to pay adequately.
If you are a business in need of web content that is written in good English, plan to pay respectfully.