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Pay Sites: Yay or Nay?

This question was brought on by the fact that 750words.com is soon to become a pay site. Which means that people who used 750words because it was a free service will no longer be able to. Granted it will only cost $5 a month to use but ,for some people, that $5 could be better spent going towards something like food or bills.

I know that some people will be crying that $5 is not enough to make a difference. To those people, I would say that you are lucky that you don’t have to worry about money. Unfortunately, I am not one of those lucky people.

I grew up in a place where the majority of the population are on unemployment for about 8 months out of the year. I learned early on to budget for everything. I learned to count the cost of groceries before I go to the check out and that the cheap brands usually have the same quality as the name brands. In essence, I learned to live within my means and to save every penny that I earn.

Unfortunately, my life circumstances at the moment mean that I cannot afford to pay $5 a month to use 750words. Hopefully I will be able to afford that in the future or it will go back to a free site (which Buster has said is a possibility). Right now though, I will not be able to use the site.

I would still suggest the site to those who are interested in setting up a writing schedule but only if you have the money to spend.

 

P.S. In just 2 days 9 hours and 42 minutes, Camp NaNo is set to begin its April chapter. If you have a login for NaNo, then you can login to Camp NaNo. Rebels are encouraged to join up and Wrimos are welcomed with open arms. So if you have been putting off that novel, memoir, or any other writing goal, then April is your month.

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2 thoughts on “Pay Sites: Yay or Nay?

  1. I stop using sites when they become “pay to use.” There are way too many other similar sites out there that are free. It’s true that $5 per month isn’t a lot, but I’d rather spend my money on other things.

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