Textbroker Review: Is It A Good Place To Make Money Writing Articles?
I used to actively write for Demand Studios, but there are no longer any assignments available, so I decided to explore other freelance writing opportunities online. I read quite a few positive reviews about Textbroker and decided to give it a shot. I signed up and submited my best writing sample.
Within a couple hours of submitting my sample, I received notification that my sample was reviewed and I had been issued a 4 star rating. After receiving the email notification, I was able to access my account, fill out the details in my profile and search the pool of available assignments.
The biggest question most people want answered is whether Textbroker is a scam, or a legitimate place to write articles online for money. Textbroker definitely is not a scam. The concept of the service is sort of similar to Demand Studios, except the pay is not as good in most cases. On Textbroker, clients come to the site and post article writing gigs on practically any topic. The writer searches for available assignments in a public article pool, completes the assignment and receives compensation upon approval.
How Much Money Can You Earn Per Article?
Article earnings on Textbroker are based on the type of order (assignment), as well as your star rating. The two common types of orders on Textbroker are open order and direct order. With an open order, earnings are based only on the payment rate for your star rating. With a direct order, a client can contact you directly and you are free to set your own desired price.
Here are the payment rates for the star ratings:
- 2 stars: legible = 0.7 cents per word
- 3 stars: good quality = 1.0 cents per word
- 4 stars: excellent quality = 1.4 cents per word
- 5 stars: professional quality = 5.0 cents per word
Unless you're issued a 5 star rating, you will be making less money per article than Demand Studios pay rate, which is $15 per article. If you are issued 5 stars, at 5 cents per word, you would be paid $25 to write a 500 word article. If clients like your work, it is possible to make more money from direct orders because you set your own price.
Are There A Lot of Assignments Available?
There are quite a few writing assignments available on Textbroker, but much like Demand Studios, searching for writable assignments is a job in itself. There are plenty of article titles that are either junk or would likely require too much time and research to write correctly. Textbroker allows you to claim only 1 assignment at a time, unlike Demand Studios, where you're able to claim 10 or more (when there were actually assignments available).
Can You Make A Living On Textbroker?
It is possible to work full time on Textbroker. You can write as many articles as you want, so the amount of money that you can earn depends entirely on your writing efforts. There are people earning $100 to $2,000 per month on Textbroker. I have only recently joined and completed a few assignments so I can't say much about the earning potential.
I have also been looking into freelancer sites like oDesk, which seem to provide more opportunities for assignments that can earn a bigger profit than sites like Textbroker. It is a decent Demand Studios alternative and practically anyone can sign up and make money pretty quickly from writing. After you have earned at least $10, you can request payment, which is sent via PayPal.
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