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Making Money at Hirewriters

Updated on August 23, 2014

Hirewriters is a place where you can get paid to write content articles for clients. Hirewriters like Textbroker act as brokers between the clients and the writers. All the writers need to do is pick the articles jobs they want to write, write them, and get paid.

I currently write for three different content writing sites: Textbroker, Hirewriters, and Article Document. Textbroker and Hirewriters I've had the most experience with and have been paid by. I've only written one article for Article Document, so I can't say much about it. Textbroker and Hirewriters are similar, but they do have some key differences. This article will be a review on Hirewriters, but I will compare it to Textbroker at times.

I found Hirewriters 8 months ago and have thus written 50 article for them, only one of them was rejected. I've made a total of $175 for this effort. All in all this is going to be a positive review of this site.

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Hirewriters in the Content World

Now I want to generally share here that I know content writing is a wide and varied subject on-line. There are many different sites and ways to go about writing articles for people who need content. The pay and the method of going about doing this can vary drastically. I'm not an expert at the content writing scene on-line, so this review is geared towards people like me who just want somewhere to start and make a little money.

Hirewriters is unique because it's very easy to get started there. You don't even have to apply to start writing there. The only catch is you will have to write as a beginner at first no matter how good of a writer you are, and the pay for the beginner is around a half a penny per word or less.


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What Do They Pay?

This is how Hirewriters works, they have four levels of articles you can write. They have beginner, general, skilled, and expert articles. Each of these levels pays differently. As you start getting articles accepted, you will move up in your status as a writer with these levels and the jobs in these levels will be open for you to write. This is basically standard with all content broker sites. Textbroker does a star system.

The articles on Hirewriters are flexible when it comes to word count. There are five categories of word counts that will be available, the first is 150+, second is 300+, third is 500+, fourth is 700+, and the fifth is 1000+. So, for instance if there is a beginner article that is 150+, then the client may ask you to write an article with at least 250 words. Usually, they want you to write an article that is at the higher end of the +.

Let me give you just an example of the pay you'll find at Hirewriters.

Beginner article 500+ $3.08.

General Article 500+ $5.00.

Skilled Article 700+ $8.08.

Expert Article 500+ $15

There usually aren't any Expert articles, but if there are they do pay very well. The amounts vary for each unique article depending on the client, but these are generally what you'll see as for money. What I'm saying is that it's hard to say what the per word amount is, as the format with Hirewriters is more flexible.


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How Hirewriters Works


Another thing I want to explain is how you move up the levels and become an expert writer. This is explained on their site clearly in the FAQ section.

Beginner: everyone starts out here.

General: Complete 3 jobs, with an average rating of 4.0 stars ( five star rating system), on time 65% of the time

Skilled: Complete 7 jobs, with an average of 4.1 stars, on time 75% of the time.

Expert: Complete 12 jobs, with an average of 4.6 stars, on time 85% of the time.

When you pick the article you want to write, you get to see which client is offering it and how many accepts and rejections they have. If you avoid the clients which have a high rejection rate, then you'll have a good chance of getting nearly everything accepted if it's written decently and according to the instructions. I only had one article rejected, and this I believe was because the client was shady and ripped me off. She may have even used the article, but didn't pay for it.

The most jobs are in the beginner section, but there are usually a good number of articles to write in the general and skilled sections too. Usually I can find something to write here more easily than I can on Textbrokers as a 3 star writer.

Hirewriters pays every Friday through PayPal if you have earned $10 or more. It's that simple, when you have earned $10 by Friday, you will get paid every time. Only once was my payment late, and Hirewriters was very good to tell us they were having a glitch in the system. The administration at Hirewriters have always been responsive and kind in my experience.

When you accept a job, you will have anywhere from 12 hours to two days to write it. It says on the job all the specifics. When you turn it in, they have up to 72 hours to reject it, otherwise it will automatically be accepted and the money goes straight to your Hirewriters $ tab. From my experience clients pay within a day, but I have had a couple that were accepted after 72 hours.

The clients then rate you and have the option of leaving a comment. These ratings and comments are saved in a section for you to look at. Also, clients can leave you a tip as well. If a client likes you, they can favorite you and then can request you later on. From what I've seen, they put in an order, then alert their favorite authors, and whoever gets to it first can write it.

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Overview Conclusion

Although the pay at Hirewriters is usually slightly less than a penny a word, I like it better than Textbroker. The whole process is easier for me, and I've found the clients are more flexible and easy to please. I like that the word count is usually flexible as long as you write the min. amount. With Textbroker it will say 500 words and I usually try to make it exactly 500, which can be a pain.

I've found there are more jobs available at Hirewriters than Textbroker, as I'm only a 3 star writer at Textbroker. I find it difficult to get to a four star at Textbroker, which is where most of the jobs are at.

After I was writing for Hirewriters for awhile, I noticed I was getting more tips and compliments from clients. These tips made a difference from making under a penny per word to making over a penny per word. I write there mostly seasonally because of my day job in the nice seasons, but I get the impression the more I write for them, the more tips I would start to receive.

Overall Hirewriters is a good egg to put in your basket. I've had no problems getting paid from them, and there is always something there to write if you are willing to write a beginning level article. Most of the time though there are general and skilled articles to choose from too. I would recommend checking this site out. In the future I want to add a couple more options to my content writing choices, but I'm glad I have this site in my content writing basket.

The Hirewriters site link is in the link section at the end of this article, also there is my Textbroker review for you to check out.


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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      After listening to someone I know who writes for Textbrokers, I tested and began as a Level Four writer. I wrote several articles, but discovered that the very exacting requirements, amount of time to research and write the articles plus the waiting time for 'approval' (including any revision required) meant I'd be making about 5 cents an hour for my work! I happen to think I'm worth more than that because I give my very best to every project, so I no longer write for Textbroker or any 'content mill.' It simply isn't worth it to me.

      By writing on HubPages, I choose my topic and write to my own specs as long as I stay within HP parameters. I also make money every month on existing hubs. All other writing I do (aside from HP) is mainly focused on publishing my own work, either in magazines or books.

      Each writer gets to choose what he or she is willing to do, either to have work read, get paid, or both. That said, I would not personally recommend Textbroker to anyone who wasn't desperate enough to research and write constantly for a pittance. Good writers who want to freelance can make much more money on their own than they ever will on a content mill such as Textbrokers. The owners and clients of Textbrokers are the winners there--never the writers.

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      I never heard of this site, but thanks to you, now I have. Voted up and useful!

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Jayewisdom, I can feel your pain and I respect your choice to simply spend your energy writing for your own publication. That is optimal I agree, and I want to try to write an e-book by this winter myself.

      Content writing is a very exacting work, and you have to be very crafty in order to make enough to make it remotely worth it. I keep meticulous stats on my times and money made, and I got to a point where I make about $4-5/hr with conent writing on average. Those hours are brain draining though too...yet, I'm glad the option is there.

      Until I can be more resourceful to create better opportunities for my writing, at least I can fill in the gaps making that measly amount. You pointed out one thing that most people forget to mention when considering the time it takes to write an article, and that is picking out the article you want to write and then following the instructions. I have to be very selective when it comes to which ones I venture into, otherwise I will find myself spending hours making $5.

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      breakfastpop, your very welcome. I think I first heard about this site from Realwaystoearnmoneyonline.com, this site has helped me find a few sites to make money on. It's a good resource for people who want to make valid honest money on-line, mostly with writing and phone jobs.

      Here is the site:

      http://realwaystoearnmoneyonline.com/

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      Treathyl FOX 2 years ago from Austin, Texas

      You wrote a great HUB. This site is worth checking out. Don't know when I'll get to it. Meanwhile shared this suggestion via Pinterest. I have a Freelance Writer pinboard. Voted Up!

      http://www.pinterest.com/pin/183943966005768731/

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Nice cmoneyspinner, appreciate that. One thing that is different with this site is you don't have to apply, just start writing as a beginner. Pay your dues with some low pay, then move up...

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      Aunice Yvonne Reed 2 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks for a useful and informative hub, Lowdowno. I'm sure that it will be helpful for many people who read it. As for myself, I just like writing for my own blogs, sites, private clients and residual sites. If I'm gonna write for such small wages, I'd rather do residual stuff. But that's just me. Anyway, thanks again.

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I'm very selective about what articles I choose to write with content sites, from experience of being bogged down with a difficult one. Still, I prefer to write for my blogs, revenue sharing sites as well. If only I was able to make more money from these. Working on this though. As for personal clients, that is a good way to go if they are asking for articles that aren't opinion pieces. I don't write opinion pieces to be sold with the rights, cause then the client can change them, take credit for it.

      Thanks for reading and commenting AR Media.

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      It certainly sounds better than Textbroker, but it sounds like both are worth a try, cheers.

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      These are the only two content places I've made money from. They are both worth joining and working, as the work sometimes is sparse in one or the other. If you can get rated at 4 stars at TB, then there will be much more work for you. Blessings in your efforts.

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Hi. I've just received my first payment from Hirewriters.com, but I want to know if there are any more reputable sites like it, are there any? My Textbroker account was suspended, my Writer's domain application rejected.

      Can you help?

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I think I missed the mark with Writer's Domain as well. Although I'm not a part of any other places, there are a few that I would try.

      Content Authority

      Article Market:http://www.articlemarketingco.com/

      iWriters

      Article Writing Company: http://www.article-writing.co/

      Crowd Content

      Try out some of those Robert.

      Content Boulevard

      Writers Access

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Hi Lowdown0, do you know anything about Scripted?

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Hey Robert, I don't know about Scripted, but here is an article from Real Ways to Earn Money Online about it:

      http://realwaystoearnmoneyonline.com/2012/07/writi...

      By the way, you should bookmark that site, it has a wealth of information about money making sites.

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Hm, I just thought I'd ask. I've heard so many mixed feelings about that one, and since you've given me good advice so far I thought I'd ask.

      Yeah, I've read that article, and I've spent a lot of time on that site lately. But it doesn't give me anything concrete. I've contacted them on the test to see if they were on the ball, and they are, but I'm still unsure if I should bother with them.

      You know the kind of thing - payments overdue, no work, stuff like that.

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      Treathyl FOX 2 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Unless you have an expertise in a particular area (or one or more fields) and you can write about it forever and a day because you know what you're talking about; and when readers read it they know you know what you're talking about – then writing for sites like Hirewriters is a good way to earn income. Otherwise – if your brain is scattered like mine and you can't seem pinpoint a specific niche because various things can inspire an article or a write-up, and focus is not always easily attainable, then the revenue-sharing online writing communities is a better route to take.

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Hey cmoneyspinner, I know what you mean. I'm glad these sites exist and provide the opportunity for people, but I'm more inclined to write creatively with my own ideas too. Usually I have many ideas to write on and too little time and skill to write them properly, I mean let's face it, to write quality stuff it takes work.

      The articles I choose if I write a content article anymore are something I can do with much if any research, which isn't many. Sometimes the rewrites can be easy to do, but make less. Glad to see you hear, hope all is well.

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      Treathyl FOX 2 years ago from Austin, Texas

      All is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the holler back! :)

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      Karin 6 months ago

      I recently reached skilled for HireWriters, but writing jobs for the skilled level are limited. I used to find a lot when I was at the beginner level.

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      Robbie Newport 6 months ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Hey Karin, yeah the jobs are more scarce at these higher levels, but you can find some if check everyday. You should check out BlogMutt and try to write for them, this is where I've been since and is the best content site I've found. You'll have as much work as want there because of the unique way they organize the site.

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