Making Money at Textbroker
What is Textbroker?
Textbroker is a content creation site, where clients come to get content for their sites. Textbroker acts as a liaison between the writers and clients. You might have heard these kinds of sites called content mills, because writers are not making very much money per hour. Yet, for some people a place like Textbroker is a great place to practice their writing and make some money for their efforts. In this review of Textbroker I'll share my experience there over the last couple months and give you some insight on this quality site.
Why Write Content?
Writing content isn't the same as writing opinion pieces and fiction pieces. When you write for places like Textbroker, your articles are sold to the clients with exclusive rights. This means you can not use the article again, and they can edit it or put their name on it. This may scare some writers off and I thought twice about it too, but after I started writing these articles I realized these aren't articles I care what happens too. I write on my own blog and other sites to express my opinion and creative writing abilities, but writing content for Texbrokers isn't the same.
The types of articles you'll write are about products, services, template instructions, and other similar pieces. You can choose the articles you want to write and so will feel comfortable with your projects. For instance I've written articles like: Benefits of Diesel Generators, Roofing Your Home in the Winter, The Proper Sales Funnel for Your Website, and Best Foods in Chicago. Most of the articles are 300-700 words long, and have some simple instructions including keywords to add.
If your going to get into writing content, Textbroker is a quality, user friendly site to use. They pay every week through Paypal, and the support staff are helpful and friendly. The pay is fair for the trade and the availability of work is usually decent.
How To Get Started With Textbroker
When I first started writing online, I was intimidated by the application process of some sites. Once I got over this, I started to apply to some content sites. Textbroker ended up working out just as it stated and I was working in a matter of a week on making money. They first ask you for a short article about a certain general topic they give. They then take this article and rate it from 2-5 and give you access to the job board. Then you will write five articles, then wait for those five articles to be rated by Textbroker. After a week you'll get your second rating, which will come from those five articles. This will be your rating for the next month at least.
Most of the work there is for four star writers, but there is still a good amount for three and two star writers. Initially I was rated a four from my application article, but then after the first five articles, I was rated a three.
Getting started will take anywhere from one to two weeks generally to be able to start writing as much as you can. One positive aspect about Textbrokers is they were very prompt and responsive to getting me started. I was pleasantly surprised by the quickness I was able to start writing. I've tried other content writing sites, and with the exception of Hirewriters, I have been disappointed by the application process. I either never received a response (Content Authority), they weren't accepting writers at that time, or I failed some grammar test (WordGigs).
Making Money With Textbroker
It's a good idea with content writing to have a few different places to write, so when one place doesn't have much work you'll still be able to make money. Textbroker pays every Friday through Paypal. You have to have $10 in your account, and then request a payout by Thursday night. I have had no problems from them concerning payments.
The amount you'll make for writing there is anywhere from .007-.02 cents per word. You can make more with team orders or direct orders. The two star writers make the .007 per word, three stars make .01 cents per word, four star writers make .015 per word, and five star makes .02 per word. The majority if the work available is in the four star category. The articles are generally around 500 words long, and you'll have 24 hours to complete it. Sometimes you'll have longer, depends on the client.
General Information About Textbroker
The format is user friendly and professional. You will be able to look at the jobs and see exactly what the client wants. You can even see the history of the clients rejection and revision rates. If the client requests a revision, you have another 24 hours to complete it. They have to ask for one revision at least before they reject the piece. If you get a rejection, this isn't going to hurt your rating. Textbroker reviews the rejection to see if it was valid.
One notable aspect about Textbroker, is the ratings are calculated by the administration themselves and not the clients. They will rate your last five articles and give you a new rating once a month. I haven't yet received a second rating from them, so I'm guessing they aren't always prompt about giving an update rating. So if you are a two or three, you can move up, conversely you can move down. They show you their edits and how they rated you, and from what I've seen they are fair about the ratings.
Depending on how talented and knowledgeable you are as a writer determines the amount you can make. If you can write 5-10 articles a day, then you can make $20-$70/day. If you are a four star writer or writing for Textbroker clients who directly contact you through your Textbroker dashboard, then you can make over $50/day if you work five hours or more a day.
From my experience as a three star writer, I've made about $5-$20/day writing 1-3 articles a day. Since I've been also working for Hirewriters, I split my time. Generally I made about $4.50/hr working for TB, as it took me a good hour to write a 500 word article. That's not very good money, but it was better than nothing and I was able to practice my writing. If you are very motivated and the work is there to be had, then you could make $1000/month from this site. If you rise to a five star writer, have direct orders, and work team orders, your potential is even better.
Some writers don't want to tell other writers about sites like this, cause then people will come and take away the jobs they want to do. I understand this, but also I want to help people out who want to get paid for writing. It's always been my dream to make money as a writer, and now from sites like this and others I have realized this dream. Even though it's not enough to work full-time, it helps and also helped me work on my writing. In the end I've made a couple hundred from Textbroker and will continue to work there. I'd recommend this site to clients and writers, as it's a quality site with a great service for writers and clients.
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