Today I saw an advertisement for a company that was looking for Internet users to publish new and interesting stories from around the world. In some ways I guess you can say they would be like a reporter without the fancy news station and crew. The thing was they wouldn’t be paid an hourly wage. Instead, they clearly advertised it as a job where you essentially share the revenue based on how much money your stories generate. The company earns money through affiliate programs and seemed semi established too.
In many ways I suppose it is no different than people who make a living on the Internet. It’s just interesting that companies would kind of advertise it as a job when I think you are more self employed in that way considering you have to take the risk for the most part while supplying your own material to enable yourself to do the work.