A New Pay Structure for Freelancers; Doing it Just for Fun

Marshall Kirkpatrick and The Washington Post review Brijit, “… an interesting new service that supplies magazine abstracts for those of us too busy to read through every print publication we’re subscribed to.”

What is fascinating is how they pay they freelancers for the article abstracts that make up the site:

“Abstracts are written by paid freelancers who get $5 per accepted abstract. In other words, prolific readers and writers will write up these review/abstracts for fun and Brijit will pick up the tab at a nice dinner every once in awhile.”

Perhaps this is why Forbes is calling journalists a slow growth career.