Weblogs Inc. has McDonalds Pay Rates for Bloggers
Duncan from the Blog Herald is posting an article about the payrates at Weblogs Inc.
According to the contract, writers for Slashfood are paid $500 USD per month and are expected to write '125 monthly blog posts, along with monitoring of comments, responding to readers in comments, and deleting offensive comments. Posts under the goal of 125 will be pro-rated at $4.00 per post
So lets do the math at 125 posts divided by 30 days that's a little over 4 posts a day. At 4 posts a day thats a whopping $16 dollars a day. Lets assume you're really good and you can crank out all 4 in an hour, you're pulling in a whole $16 an hour. Add in time spent monitoring, responding and deleting comments and the hourly rate of the guy asking '... do you want fries with that?' is probably higher you.
I've heard there were bonuses involved for high traffic and generating revenue, lets hope so since the guy running the show is on his way to making a million dollars a year.