I approached a college in India for a short contract to help digitize one of their schoolbooks into eBook format. One step of this was to take 1000 multiple-choice questions off of an actual physical printed book, scan them and then either type or digitize it with OCR. I had quoted them $500.
Client: Hello, you seem like you can do this job really well, but your price is too expensive. Our target price is $0.01 per question for the total job.
WHAT THE HELL. That was literally one penny per question. The total job would be $10.
Me: I’m sorry, but US work wages are a lot different than over there, and even then that is too little for the work being asked. $10 will not cover over 20 hours of data entry and scanning work.
Client: Sorry, too expensive sir.
Good luck getting someone to try to type 1000 multiple-choice questions into a computer for $10.