Horsing Around on Craigslist

We found this in our trolling:

IN RE: Horse Racing Article Writer Wanted
Reply to: gigs-836217168@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-09-10, 11:08PM PDT


You are looking to hire a person with extensive knowledge of horse racing and excellent writing skills. You want to pay $0.01 per word through paypal.

This might become a long term gig.

OK … lets me get this straight – YOU WANT TO PAY ONE CENT PER WORD.

Since I am a writer, I am terrible at math. Hang on, let me get my calculator…


Back … OK, for a 1000 word article, you are willing to pay $10.00!

You have a deal! Here is my first article:

And the Horse You Rode In On.

Please credit my 7 cents to … pay_me_you_cheap_bastard@yahoo.com

Please let me know when you are ready for my second article.

Here’s the original ad.

UPDATE: The ad was posted by writer Dan Laget.