7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Hire Writers from Content Mills

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Featured, Freelancing, Rant, SEO/Content Marketing
By: Maddy Osman

Updated 11/16/18. Please note: this article may contain affiliate links.

Everyone has to start somewhere.

In the world of freelance writing, this means taking on incredibly low paying jobs to:

In cases such as these, it’s definitely a famine, not a feast. Your reptilian brain takes over and activates “survival mode”.

As a result, you may look for opportunities to increase your freelance income by finding a source of high-volume article writing opportunities—regardless of the per article price. Even $10 for 1000 words seems agreeable when your fledgling business is not yet earning enough to get by.

And where do starving writers go to find these opportunities? Those in the industry refer to them as “content mills”. 

What is a Content Mill?

A content mill serves two groups: