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From Roy Greenslade.

You have just missed one of the great modern journalistic opportunities. An advert on the site (but just removed because its closing date was today) was offering the princely sum of £10 per 1,000 words.

It was placed by Snack Media, which boasts: “We specialise in the creation of high quality new media content”.

In its advert, the company said it had received “some big orders” and required writers to complete the wide-ranging briefs.

This involved “writing answers to user questions for a Q&A website – quite easy and fun” and “travel writing” (without, of course, actually travelling).

It added: “We pay £10 per 1000 words. This is non-negotiable.”