Principle when you are low-income or just want to be around to home school your kid is a luxury that isn't always affordable. If someone doesn't want to do that work then they don't have to do it. I've learned in this life that it's easier to say what you would or wouldn't do until put to the test. Others can mind their own lives--you do what you need to do. I've never done this type of work but you are writing and earning a secure income that leaves you time to pursue artistic endeavors and take care of your kids. Good luck with pursuing what's rightfully yours. It isn't alway "cheater" sights that do the cheating. It's not like you are stealing your best friend's husband or robbing a bank.
Ethics are meaningless if they are mere conveniences we toss aside when times are tough. It is the tough times, the difficult decisions, that truly test a person, and a person's ethics.
This writer made choices, knowingly. She didn't want to work outside the home: a luxury many of us cannot afford. So I find it difficult to defend her decision to eagerly seek work at these types of companies.
If these papers were honestly being used as mere examples to students, there would not be such demand for more papers on a variety of subjects. And, as BCD pointed out, there are academic sources a student can consult. If a student was really struggling, there is not a professor in the business who would not provide assistance, guidance and/or examples. Of course this is an unethical business, and I think the writers who supply these texts are culpable as well as the companies and the students who buy the work.
As for tumbleweed's remark about earning a "secure income" from this sort of work, well, I guess that's just been shown to be untrue, now, hasn't it? LoL
And, yes, tumbleweed, some of us can
say what we would do when put to the test --- because many of us have
been put to the test and did not
resort to unethical work.