Every once and a while, I hear resentment. Someone’s to blame about why food writers aren’t paid well for their work.
Whose fault is it? Here are the three most common scapegoats:
- Writers who have partners who work. These writers don’t care if they make a living wage because they don’t need the money. They might not work full time or care what they’re paid.
- People who work full-time and write about food as a hobby. They will probably never make food writing a full-time career. And they don’t need the money because they have jobs, so they write for free or for little pay.
- Hobby bloggers. They write for free or little pay too, because they’re thrilled to be