Friday, July 04, 2008

Gawking at Gawker's pay rates

From Radar: "for Gawker writers, a million pageviews a month to an individual writer's blog posts will now net that writer $5000. Just back in January, a million pageviews would have gotten a writer $7,500. The reduced pageview rate means that writers must do more—or, of course, more popular!—work to even receive the same rate of pay."

$5 cpm's down from $7.50 at the beginning of the year?

As Jason Calacanis points out, that still ain't bad ... but the pressure is on.

Interesting insight into the way Gawker pays its writers, though.

1 comment:

PatricH said...

I have worked as a writer for a number of online publications but I can't say as though I have ever been paid per impression.

Paid per article? Check

Paid per word? Check

But no pay per performance, seems a little stingy to me. I guess Gawker wants to put all of the risk on their writers while they absorb the benefit.

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