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Review of textbroker.com/textbroker.de/textbroker.co.uk - Can you make money with textbroker?

Updated on February 17, 2013
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In this hub, I would like to take a look on textbroker.de. I have been a member of textbroker for some time and I would like to share my experience with you.
First of all, textbroker is NO scam! The registration is for free and you can earn money on this site by writing articles for other persons or companies. Depending what level you have (ranges from level 2 to 5) you can earn different amounts of money.


Positive aspects


Textbroker guarantees instant money making (you do not have to have a Google AdSense account or anything else). When you take an assignment and do it in time, you will be given the money as soon as the client has paid your article. You have to do good articles or otherwise they will be rejected and you have to rewrite it. The payment can only be paid out when you have reached 10€, what is no problem.
The other positive part is that on textbroker.de you have as level 3 and 4 an extremely huge amount of article in many different categories. From my own experience, I can tell that on a normal day there are about 4000 possible assignments and of those 4000 900 will be level 3 and 2900 level 4, but this can vary for sure. Please note that I am talking of textbroke.de not textbroker.co.uk. On textbroker.co.uk there are hardly any and it is not worth even wasting your time to sign up just in case there will maybe be one assignment one day. There is also an American version of it, but I have no access to it, since you have to live in America in order to be able to sign up.


Summary:
-Instant money making (payment possible after 10€ and more)
-enough assignments to be kept busy the whole day


Negative aspects


One negative part is that you have no rights of your text. You are a “ghostwriter” and writing for other people.
Let’s say you are a level 4 writer (in level 5 there are hardly any assignments) then your maximal income will be between 3€ and 6€. Let’s say you are this good and can write 1000 words in one hour than your income will be about 6€ per hour. Realizing this fact, it isn’t really worth doing it for too long.
One personal negative point is (but don’t have to be for other persons) is that I felt after some time very uncreative. Normally, you have a clearly defined assignment (or not…), what the client wants to have in his text, how many words in total, what keywords etc. And after some time it was always the same for me, gathering information briefly then writing a text and I had the feeling that my brain was rotting, because of the monotonicity.
Another thing is the level you have. Supposing your writing level is 3. You can get a better level if your texts prove to be of very high quality (level 4). They always take the average of your last 5 articles. They state it takes them about a week to grade them. Well, in my case, they were very very lazy. I wrote a lot of texts. And even after a month. Not one single one has been graded. I only have 3 graded texts. One was my sample writing and the other two were the first ones I wrote (which actually surprised me, because it only took them a few days to grade both).


Summary:
-no right of your written content
-very low income per hour
-(personal) monotonicity made me uncreative for a certain period of time
-unique payment per text submitted
- extremely slow in grading texts (or at least in my case)


Conclusion


Is textbroker.de now really worth doing it? No, if you ask me. The payment is a joke if you want to get rich. You are not even able to live from it if you were playing with the thought to make if a full time income. If you are a student and want some second income or broke and desperately in a need of money then you may go for it. But speaking frankly, if you consider that a 400 words long text only gives you about 3.50€ (at level 3) I think, you are better off joining a site like HubPages or Squidoo and submitting your text there. Your text will generate money all the time on those pages and not only just for one single unique time on textbroker.de. Plus you are the author of your content!

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      Slaven Cvijetic 4 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      I now that feeling. That's why I started writing on HubPages hehe.

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      menash 4 years ago from USA

      Great hub, I wrote one article and felt disgusted after....

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      Slaven Cvijetic 4 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      @Brett.Tesol

      Thanks for your comment! Personally, I don't recommend textbroker, but do as you wish. I just think that you are better off writing on hubpages than for textbroker ;).

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      What you say about the co.uk version is correct. I think I have only had 3-4 articles since joining and not had chance to increase my level. I hope it will increase with time, but at the moment it is a new extension of Textbroker.

      Shared, up and useful.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 4 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      I had that same experience too. And in addition, you don't have the rights of your article what is pitiful too.

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      smd22 4 years ago

      I used to work for the German site too and it really is hard to make some serious money out of it. I think my peak was bout 6 Euros in an hour which is far too low.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 4 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      The German version has more offers somehow. Sometimes over 4000 assignments. I already thought some of my assignments to transform them into hubs but I said to myself that I should let textbroker be the past, because this brainwrecking "spamming" killed my inspiration temporarily.

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      Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago from the U.K.

      I joined textbroker.co.uk but there are not many assignments on offer. If you need money quickly and are prepared to work for small amounts of cash, it can be useful. I found one or two assignments that were relatively interesting. In certain areas, it also could be possible to use the research you've done to write hubs if you wished. It's not very rewarding in other ways - you are basically creating SEO text to assist the sale of products you may not even approve of.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 4 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      I know, the set too much weight on grammar. You could write an excellent article, but have some minor grammar mistakes and you'll be graded a bad mark...

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      Slaven Cvijetic 4 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      It's nice to see that other people are also sharing their experience and underlying mine ;)

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      Slaven Cvijetic 4 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      Hello Soumen, yes you can sign up on the German version too. But they articles must be written in German. If you are not a native speaker or have another background it is not worth signing up there. If you are seriously interested in making some (or a lot) money online I strongly advise you to sign up here on HubPages as I can talk out of personal experience. If you do, then please use the following link:

      http://mbyl.hubpages.com/

      It might take a while for the money to role in, but there are a lot of guides and so on which explain everything in detail very well. I hope to see you soon here! Good luck!

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      Soumen 4 years ago

      Hi,

      I am already working for Textbroker UK and wanted to know if you are allowed to sign up for the German site as well. Also, do you need to write the articles in German?

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      Slaven Cvijetic 4 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      Thanks for taking the time to write a comment Seafarer! Yes, me too. The HubPages program is a billion times better than textbroker. Okay, the limit isn't 24 hubs (I think), but one can only laugh at textbroker by comparing it to HubPages. And in my humble opinion, it really is maybe something students would do a few days and then leave it be.

      Thanks again!

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      Karen Szklany Gault 4 years ago from New England

      Yes, thank you for your assessment of Textbroker. Voted Up and Useful.

      I think I'll stay and strive to be accepted into the Apprentice program at Hub Pages! :0) I want credit for my thoughts and to be paid for my own work, with my own name on it!

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      Mac Daddy 4 years ago

      The editors at Textbroker utilize a grammar Nazi approach to their evaluation of content and allocation of writer exploitation. In other words they spend a lot of time worrying about grammatical minutia that many normal people or clients would hardly notice or care about. F*** 'em and the grammar horses they ride to the glue factory.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      I worked on the American version of Textbroker and agree with your assessment. When work is available, I found that it is a way to make some money quickly, but it does get frustrating trying to follow the client's instructions. It took them months to grade my work as well. It does provide some useful ideas about popular topics. Sometimes there was lots of work, and other times there was nothing I had interest or knowledge about, and at such a low rate of pay, I could not take the time to do the research.

      Like you, I decided that if these people could afford to pay me to write these articles and still make a profit, then I could write for my own site and keep my profits.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 5 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      As a long member of hubpages as it is in your case you would only be losing time there. The time it takes you to write an article there you would a lot better be off to write an own hub.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'd been wondering about this service, and appreciate your frank assessment of it. I think I'm going to stay away from it for now. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 5 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      Thanks molometer! It was a time waste for me to work there. I could have invested my time into HubPages (if I'd have known earlier about it) and wrote many hubs instead of those monotone brain-wracking texts. I hope people will come across my hub and read this, so they can have some insider info if they do really want to sign up there. But I am not saying its bad. It is just my subjective opinion

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      molometer 5 years ago

      It is so great to hear from someone who has actually worked on a site like textbroker. It saves us all time and is very welcome advice.

      Voted up useful and interesting.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 5 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      Hey jm72writes! Thank you for your comment. In the American version, were there many assignments to do as in the German version, too? I think it is also a good start for freelance writing to make some second income to pay the small bills.

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      jm72writes 5 years ago from Missouri

      Since I also wrote for Textbroker (the American version), I found your hub and point of view interesting. I would agree that you can't make a living from it. I think it works best to give new writers a start and understand what it is like to write for someone else. Great hub and your positives and negatives were right on!

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