I just wrote, “Hey, I would love to blog about (My college’s name). What is your payscale?“
His immediate reply was, “That’s great, send us your name, department, batch and email id and I’ll get back to you shortly.” which was followed by another sentence, “This is an unpaid internship.“
Alas! the tricky mindset. I was firmly resolved which made me reply very quickly, “It’s okay. Actually I’m professional in this regard, so I charge a small fee. I understand your situation anyway.“
He asked me, “Okay. Are you still interested? Are you an alumni?“
My final reply was, “No. No, I’m a first semester student.“
This answer was followed with blue double ticks and no reply. The person on the receiving hand might have faced the first person answering against his institutionalized wickedness.
This poses a serious question, Is a blogger’s content cheap and easily available? No, obviously not. We’ve to work so hard to craft our content.
Whenever you have to get someone’s service for free, label it as an unpaid internship. Claim to give the interns exposure and experience, exploitation will follow.
I’m writing this article as a blogger still struggling to find my living. I’m going to discuss, How much time I give to the content you get from my side.
How Much Time I Give To My Content?
On an average, the probable time required to find ideas, seek inspiration and gather information is 1.5 hours.
Still, on an average, it can be considered that photography requires 1 hour of time.
Editing and conversion of pictures take 1 hour on an average.
After, editing and conversion, the content has to be posted. I start writing the article on my blog. Usually, if the article is text oriented, it is usually anywhere between 500-1000 words but sometimes it can exceed even more.
When the post is photo oriented, It’s usually comprised of 500 or less words.
On an average, writing a blog post requires 2 hours on an average.
My work is not over just after publishing the blog post. I’ve to share it across many spaces like my whatsapp story, instagram story, pinterest, indivine, twitter etc. To rank better and attract readers, I’ve to maintain a reputation among my readers. Sharing the posts generates backlinks. I also have to craft a campaign to inform my subscribers about my blog’s whereabouts.
Sharing of articles and backlink generation requires 1 hour on an average.