We pay nothing. Is that OK with you?
From the trenches of the modern freelancing markets, here's an odd email exchange between an editor at the Atlantic and journalist Nate Thayer. The editor inquired about publishing an adaptation of a piece Thayer had published elsewhere and added, "We unfortunately can’t pay you for it, but we do reach 13 million readers a month." Thayer shot back that he was "perplexed how one can expect to try to retain quality professional services without compensating for them."