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How to Make Money Online - with

Updated on March 16, 2012

Awhile back, I was doing some "hits" on Amazon Mechanical Turk when I came across a request from a fellow by the name of Brad Callen. Brad was offering a promotion. If you went to his website at and wrote an article - you would get paid not only for the article you wrote but the the "hit" you completed too. To me this seemed like a safe bet. Even if iWriter turned out to be a dud I would still get paid my $1 through Amazon Mechanical Turk. However, to my pleasant surprise, my article was accepted and I fell in love with writing articles on iWriter. I've been with the site almost since it started, and I can see myself staying there for a long time to come.

What is

Basically iWriter is a freelance article site. It's been designed to help website owners to find writers for articles that will help drive traffic to their websites and blogs, or to fill in content for these sites. In turn, it's also a site that helps hook up writers with people who are looking for specific articles to be written. The site has been around for less than a year and yet it has really accomplished a lot! Right now there is roughly 50,000 freelance writers and requesters are posting about 70,000 projects every month! This amazing growth is largely due to the fact that is easy to use for both groups of users. It's still relatively new so there are going to be more changes to come but as a whole the iWriter website has really grabbed the internet's interest!

When you first go to the iWriter site you are greeted with a clean and easy-to-navigate home page. There you can watch a 'welcome to iWriter' video, see how many article requests there has been in the last 30 days, how many writers are currently registered with iWriter and also how many articles have been written to date (a whopping 1,973,343!). They've recently added motivational testimonies from actual writers and requesters. You can also see the top rated writers and the most prolific writers, some who have written well over 2500 articles already! So choose whether you want to be a writer or a requester or both and go sign up.

Who can sign up for Anyone above 18 years of age and that has a PayPal account!

Once you've signed up you'll have access to videos and tutorials created for both article requesters and article writers. These videos are great for helping you get started with the site quickly and easily. You'll also see links that will take you directly to the pages that let you request your specific genre articles, to download the articles that you approved and paid for, to write some articles, or to edit your profile. As this article is discussing how to make money with, I'll focus on the writing articles aspect of the site.

How to Write Your Articles

Writing your articles is quite simple. You will need to navigate to the 'Make Money by Writing Articles' page, where you will see the list of articles that have been requested. This page is where everything happens. You can read what type of articles the different requesters are looking for, how many words they require you to write and how much they are paying the writer. This page will tell you how many articles there was to begin with, how many are being written at that very moment, how many are pending approval and how many have been approved.

Each project title has a small plus sign that will allow you to see more about that specific request. Detailed information may be given in the special instructions section or they make just give you a gist of what kind of tone they want and what keywords they need you to focus on. If you still think you would like to write that article, you can go ahead and choose "write article". Now you're in business.

The iWriter website give you plenty of space to write out your title and article, and the site itself will help you keep track of how many words your article is at any point in time. However the time they give you to complete your task is limited between 2 - 3 hours. This is to prevent articles stockpiling on someone's to do list, while other writers wait for more articles to be requested. Follow any instructions found on this page and write your authentic article. It's important to not copy and paste from other articles you may have found online or in print. These will not pass iWriters copyscape program, and will most likely get rejected. When you've finished with your article submit it to the requester and then all you have to do is wait for the approval or rejection. This can take as long as a few days or as short as a few minutes. It's as easy as that!

Can I Really Make Money with iWriter?

The fast answer is yes. I can absolutely vouch for that, as I have been paid for over 25 articles that I have written totaling just over $75. How much money you make is entirely up to you. There is no limit to how many articles you can write for them. Each article either be 300, 500 or 700 words long, and iWriter has set minimum payments for each of these. A 300 word article is worth $1.62, a 500 word article is worth $2.43, and a 700 word article will net you at least $4.05. This amount is 81% of what the requester pays for the article. If that was all of the money that writers would get paid I wouldn't still be using the site. But iWriter came up with a system that allows highly rated writers to make even more than the base amount.

A requester is able to pay more than minimum amount for any article that they request. For instance I recently wrote a 500 word article that paid out $7.29! That is a higher rate than usual but often you will find these special jobs, and those are what will really help you rake in the cash. To be eligible for these jobs you must have a minimum of 20 ratings, have a total rating of 4 stars or more, and 30% of your total ratings can not fall below 3 stars. So do quality work and you'll have a chance to write for these higher paying requesters!

To Sum Up...

I'm happy with iWriter at this time. It is definitely possible to get paid for your work, you can write when you want to and can pick what article you want to write. Will it support a family of 4? Probably not, but it will definitely help you earn some extra cash doing something you love...writing. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about this site and I'll do my best to help you out.


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      4444 2 years ago


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      angela wairimu 2 years ago

      how do i receive my payments through my paypal account.

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      everlyn 3 years ago

      This is really instreasting iwould love to try this

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      eddy 4 years ago

      @moin for how much are you selling ur account?

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      jeff 4 years ago

      @ Moin Khan how much are you selling your iwriter account?

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      Moin Khan 4 years ago

      As creamsoda said, iwriter is a great platform to make few bucks. I worked here for 6 months, became an elite write within a fortnight, Got hold of a good client and now working for him separately with a rate as high as $30 /500 word article. In the meantime, I am thinking to sell my iwriter elite account, now that I have a stable job, thanks to god :)

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      R.Shamarao. 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot for having given detailed information about the site and its features.

      Don't you think a meager 3-4 hours of time gap is not sufficient for writing a write up incorporating all the specifications of the purchaser, including key words and key phrases.

      To tell you the truth, to-day only I have joined the site and I am new to writing field.

      In case, you have any valuable piece of advise to a novice writer like me please send the same to my mail box- and do me a favor.

      Thanks again and greetings


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      Anyul Onjira 4 years ago

      I want in.... but its seems hard to do that.

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      Muniu 5 years ago

      Some requesters are thieves . They reject then use articles yet they kept you waiting for 2 days + hours for them to approve/reject. All this time they were copying your articles.

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      Misseve 5 years ago

      good hub you got there but the rejection issue???its quite disturbing. I have a query, some guy got his account discontinued after his articles being reported as SPAM, i was just going through his profile and I saw what had happened to him. So can spamming subject your account to be discontinued coz I wrote some genuine content and my requester reported me

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      flonono 5 years ago

      This is really interesting . i have just joint today but some few things are still not clear to me, like i cannot find the space for writing the article.

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      OanaBoteanu 5 years ago

      thanks for this, great hub, very informative.

      I am signing up to iwriter now, and I was looking for some extra info.

      I surely learnt lots form you hub.

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      Joseph Muendo 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks for info. Al try them out

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      Walter Akolo 5 years ago

      Try contacting their support. In our country whenever people have changed internet service providers it has worked well.

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      Sreeemathi 5 years ago

      I am also facing the similar problem. I am not able to access iwriter website as it displays 403 forbidden error. I switched over from Airtel broad band to Tikona wireless connection but of no use. Can anyone help to solve this issue?

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      Walter Akolo 5 years ago

      Change your internet service provider.

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      shweta tiwari 5 years ago

      I made my account in but now i cannot access the iwriter website. its showing Forbidden 403 error message. Tell me what can i do?

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      Walter Akolo 5 years ago

      P.V. Manohar Kiran

      They banned some suspicious IPs citing security reasons.

      Simply change your internet service provider and you'll be fine.

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      P. V. Manohar Kiran 5 years ago

      Hey, just checking up...

      Its been a couple of weeks now, whenever I try to load the iwriter website, It simply prompts a Forbidden 403 error message citing that I do not have permissions to access this website.

      Any idea what this is all about?

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      Walter Akolo 6 years ago

      Cool hub Creamsoda. I noted that you only mentioned the payment rates for standard writers. Premium writers get paid more than that and elite writers even much more.


      The only way to sort out that problem is to contact Brad Callen support. A nice guy called Charles Livingstone will help sort that "Sorry, you've logged into iWriter with too many accounts" problem. I have done that before and it has worked out fine.

      You can also follow my blog I have done some articles on iWriter. I have written almost 400 articles there and must admit it's been great. I am soon blogging about how to make it big on, become an elite writer and get tonnes of special requests. Follow my blog for such info.

      Thanks once again Creamsoda. I am surely following you and your great hubs.

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      creamsoda 6 years ago from Canada!!!

      I haven't experienced that problem. You may want to clear your browser cookies and try again.

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      PrettyS 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for the information. I recently joined Iwriter and I can happily say that I've already received my first payment,they're so reliable!

      My problem is that sometimes I'm unable to login in. This is the error that I get 'Sorry, you've logged into iWriter with too many accounts.'.

      Do you know what causes this error?

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      Gentle Fist 6 years ago from Serbia

      Nice hub, thanks for sharing info about this site for which I think is very great as a way of extra Internet income, but sadly, in my country paypal is not available so I will have to check it again in a few years. But as I've seen it - the site is great!

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      Christabel Evans 6 years ago from England, UK

      Great hub about iwriter. Even though the pay is low, there is always writing jobs available. voted across and shared.

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      Upal 6 years ago

      It's always better to work for those requesters who have a good approval rating, say, above 40% and also you can look at their reviews before taking the article.

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      creamsoda 6 years ago from Canada!!!

      I agree that the rejection rate can be alarming, but I have found for the most part requesters are pretty good about being fair. Also if your article is rejected it`s still 100% yours so feel free to change it up and submit it somewhere else.

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      ProsperG 6 years ago

      The problem with iwriter is their rejection policy. Requesters can reject for ANYTHING.Something as simple like: they don't like the word "it." This really leaves the door wide open for abuse. There was one requester that rejected 52 articles and only accepted 3! You can make quick money with iwriter but you can get your work stolen there as well because of their easy going rejection policy. Other than that they do pay on time and have interesting articles to write from time to time, but their rejection policy is a big turn-off...

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      kimanthi22 6 years ago from nairobi

      just made my $20 on iwriter. Does anyone know of a similar site?

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      creamsoda 6 years ago from Canada!!!

      Thanks for the feedback! I will!

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      Brad 6 years ago

      Good to know, thanks! Put that in your article as well, this is stuff people like me google. Cheers!

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      creamsoda 6 years ago from Canada!!!

      Yes!! If your article has been rejected its still 100% yours. So you can alter it and use it anywhere else you want! I've had to do that a couple of times.

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      Brad 6 years ago

      So if I get a rejected article I can flip that somewhere else? Thanks for a good article by the way.

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      creamsoda 6 years ago from Canada!!!

      Thanks for all the comments. I haven't written on for a few months due to health problems. I have noticed that some article requesters have rejected as many as they have accepted. I often look at the requester's feedback before accepting a job. Even if they do reject it, your article remains your property and you could modify it and submit it again or somewhere else.

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      odeisa 6 years ago from Anaheim

      Checked it and saw that a lot of the articles were not getting approved. I will probably just stick to MTurk. But thank you so much for sharing this hub with us.

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      odeisa 6 years ago from Anaheim

      Checked it and saw that a lot of the articles were not getting approved. I will probably just stick to MTurk. But thank you so much for sharing this hub with u!

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      odeisa 6 years ago from Anaheim

      Thanks for the information! I will check this out.

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      jj 6 years ago

      i have a current balance how does the payout work?

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      yashika 6 years ago

      ive written a few articles, pls let me know as to how shall i request my paymment???

      rply asap pls!

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      ptrpham 6 years ago

      Hi, creamsoda

      Just wanted to see if you are still writing for iWriter.

      I can't even access

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      creamsoda 6 years ago from Canada!!!

      You must first set up your paypal account, set up how often you want to be paid and also earn at least $20. After that you should get paid according to the pay schedule you opted for.

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      lee 6 years ago

      hi. im writer in this site. i cant cash out my account balance. do you know how to do it?

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      Ady 6 years ago

      Awesome site. Waiting to receive my first dollars and I'll start to write at least 3 articles daily as I still have a job:D

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      creamsoda 6 years ago from Canada!!!

      I have often seen articles that have been requested looking for UK terminology as they were going to be posted on UK sites. And if you are from the UK and looking to write articles go ahead! Just keep the terminology suitable to the country you're writing for.

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      mjjblogs 6 years ago from Staffordshire, UK

      Is it availible for UK?

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      creamsoda 6 years ago from Canada!!!

      Some days there are over 10 pages of articles needing to be written and others only a couple of pages. Lately I just go over there a couple times a day and see what's shaking'. Glad I inspired you to go and check it out RV Guy!

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      The RV Guy 6 years ago from Somewhere In America

      Good much so that I went to the website this evening, joined, wrote an article on insurance companies and received payment of $1.62 deposited in my account a few hours later. Limited subjects currently available.

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      The RV Guy 6 years ago from Somewhere In America

      Thanks for the article. Not only was it well composed, it brought forth information that should benefit the entire HP community. Oh, and congrats on your new income flow on this site!

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      SnapHappy 6 years ago from U.S.A.

      very good information. Thank you for sharing.

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      creamsoda 6 years ago from Canada!!!

      No problem. I think a good site deserves to get it's name out there!

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      AllTngsConsidered 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      Thanks for the heads-up! I remember coming across that site in an email I think. Will definitely have to check it out!

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      shyitaliana 6 years ago from bronx

      Thank you so much for this information. I found it usefuland will check it out. I love to write.

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      amynichter 6 years ago from Canton, Ohio

      Thanks! Useful information ... I'll definitely be checking them out!

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      Ricki Landers 6 years ago from Gatlinburg, Tennessee

      I think I will check it out too, let me know if any of you have any success with it ;-)

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      Patti Riggs Hale 6 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

      Interesting, thanks!

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      creamsoda 6 years ago from Canada!!!

      I agree. Making a few extra bucks is definitely worth it! I love working on articles that I already am knowledgeable on but it's kinda cool to work on ones where I research new topics too!

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      LucidDreams 6 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida

      I also received many invitations from Iwriter. I checked out the site and also trust the administrator. If you can make extra money while still working on personal articles and websites why not.......

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      Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Cool Hub - Maybe I will join and see if I can make an extra buck or 2.

      Thanks for all the info


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