Some time ago I was considering the idea of writing content as a full-time vocation. But, I have got busy working in another field. Now I plan to revisit this idea. Unfortunately, I find that there is very little value placed on high quality content. Let me rephrase that. It is very difficult to find anyone willing to pay a fair rate for good content. I write this from the perspective of living in the United States. In areas where the cost of living is lower the calculus changes. Where I live a teenage babysitter can earn $50 for sitting in your home and watching television for an evening while your children are asleep. An adult babysitter can easily get $15 to $20 an hour or more (cash). While a house cleaner can earn the same amount of money scrubbing your toilet and dusting your furniture. A "university trained, native English speaker" gets perhaps $30 for a well researched, 1000 word article including rewrites and this is considered a good rate. How many well researched, well written articles can one write in a day? How long should it take? I realize that over time, if you are lucky you might cultivate clients who pay more. But it is not easy. If I am coming at this all wrong and I am missing a key piece of information I would very much appreciate someone pointing this out.