How My Lowest-Paid Writing Job Got Me 5 Opportunities

The best thing I ever did for my writing career was stick with a low-paid gig.

Zulie Rane
6 min readMay 10, 2023

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AI generated image. a young white boy, maybe six years old, is in his bedroom. he stares at a jar with a little money in it. there is a label on the jar with illegible text.
Source: Discord bot. Prompt: 6 year old remebering [sic] what mother said about saving money — Upscaled by @Risuro (fast). Kind of a weird-looking kid but this is pretty much how I feel when I’m thinking about low-paid gigs lol.

I am a big proponent of writers getting paid what they’re worth. I do not advocate for platforms that require you to pay money to access jobs, nor do I encourage new writers to “write for exposure.”

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Zulie Rane

Writer and cat mom. Opinions are my own. This is my just-for-fun profile! My official Medium profile is @Zulie_at_Medium.