Has anyone ever done copywriting for Xacti Corporation? They advertised for a freelance copywriting position awhile back, and the woman who responded to my resume quoted rates that seemed extremely low:
"I will tell you that generally our copywriters make between 1 – 2.5 cents/word which equals about $6 or 7/webpage ($60-70/file – each file has about 10 pages). Take a look at the RFQ and let me know if you’re able to comply with these rates."
Their RFQ was a 9-page document with procedures on how to rewrite content. Here's an excerpt from it:
"Xacti is creating a large number of websites that requires new and rewritten content. Each site is unique and unassociated with the other sites. The websites cover a broad range of topics appealing to specific audiences. This Request for Quotation (RFQ) seeks offers for copywriting services that will support Xacti’s goals for these websites.
The RFQ presents a lucrative opportunity to copywriters who are awarded contracts. Xacti has a continual workload for the production of content for websites. This includes both new content in the form of articles, tips and information and the rewriting of content that Xacti will provide in Word documents. Each website is divided into sections with varying amounts of web pages and word count. Vendors can contract to work on multiple sections, each section being completed on schedule before starting another. "
I'm confused. 1 - 2.5 cents per word is a "lucrative opportunity"??? Thanks for any help....
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