Why is that? Because the vast majority of them won't even write you back at all, for reasons that you will never be able to find out. This is the case even if you have a very strong resume as an affordable writer. I was told point-blank at one job interview for a magazine that I was one of the most qualified candidates they had interviewed for the position. This was for a job paying about $40,000 a year. I didn't get that job, but I did get as far as an interview. Now, if I'm one of the most qualified candidates for a serious magazine job, how can I possibly not be one of the most qualified candidates for a content farm or some other “extremely affordable” writing job? Yet despite this fact, I only get about one email response for every hundred or so jobs I apply for. The other ninety-nine don't even write me back at all.
It doesn't make a lot of sense, but there it is. Are there actually so many people applying for these positions that even a really good resume just gets lost in the pile? If so, what does that say about the economy?