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Making Money at Textbroker

Updated on September 4, 2014
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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.

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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.

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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.


Conclusion

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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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Hey there Robert, check out Digital Forums for a good place to make contacts and learn from, you can find jobs there too and they have an article sellers market.

      Also, the main forum is Warriors Forum, you should check this one out. I'm not very much into forums and I got banned from Digital Forum for placing a link in my post, so I can't go back until November.

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Well, any forums?

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Any forums in mind? Thanks once again for the advice, I thought it was Textbroker itself who were harsher.

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Writing content is one of those things you get better at as you do it. If you can follow the clients instructions and get a feel for what they want, this is the best way to succeed. And some clients are much easier to work for, while others make you feel like you basically wrote it drunk with a blindfold. Best wishes, try digital forum for a place to expand your writing contacts and get some tips.

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Thanks for your help. I have asked greatcontent which style they want, but the reply I got was not what I'd hoped or wanted. I'm planning on beginning on Monday since it's a fresh start.

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Not sure what greatcontent is or even AMS, sorry. AP was new to me when I started writing on-line, but it's basically standard journalistic reporting style writing. Best wishes in your efforts, I'll be there at Textbroker and content writing sites more soon when winter comes.

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Okay, cheers. I've already downloaded a PDF detailing AP style, so I should have that covered. Do you happen to know if greatcontent uses the same style, or just random articles with the keywords inside like AMS?

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      You can google AP and find some quick lessons from blogs and such, maybe even a Hub. There are some different sort of rules that apply when it comes to numbers and capitalization. Just do a search of AP style and brush up on these rules and you'll have the right idea.

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Hi Lowdown0 - I DID get 3 stars for my rating, but how do I learn AP style? That's just regular journalistic article writing where you research information, and you just write it in right?

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Hey there robert, sounds like you've either written your first five articles and been rated, or they have given you a 3 star to start off with from the sample. If the former, then you can see sort of how they want you to write through their corrections.

      AP style is a good rule of thumb for Texbroker and most content on-line. They want you to use the right usages of the commonly mis-used words and then the commas need to be in the right places with minimal usage of colons, semi-colons and dashes/hyphens. The last part of that sentence there, I believe is AP style, which they leave out the comma on the last of the sentence.

      I would say do a bit of research on AP style and give it a go. Clients usually aren't going to mind if you go over the word count, but don't go under it.

      I've noticed there that the clients are usually easier to please than the staff which gives you the stars. Honestly, I don't think I'm a four star writer, but if it were up to the clients I would have been.

      What I'm saying, is there at Textbroker, they want to keep the right balance of people who are able to pick from the 4 star jobs. This way, they can keep the writers they want to keep happy. We have to pay our dues at the three star for awhile and make it known we are there to stay and take their direction with their corrections to move up.

      I never did move up, but I haven't written an article there in months. Best wishes to you there, you can still get some work done with three star, just avoid the jobs with the complicated extremely long instructions.

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Hi again. I've recently got a notice saying I've got 3 stars. But what I really want to know is what kind of way do you write articles? London Broker - AMS has you write articles where you can write about anything you want as long as you add the keywords of what you're supposed to write into it.

      Is Textbroker the same?

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Okay thanks, I'll read the hub definitely.

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      It's been about 10 months since I went through this process, but I remember I was in a hurry to get going with them and they didn't disappoint me in the whole process. With that said, I believe it took them about 5 days to get back with me. Get the tax information squared away in the mean time.

      After you get your first rating, you'll write 5 articles and then you'll have to wait again for them to rate you again. This may take another few days. The whole process really took about a week and a half if I remember right.

      Just to let you know, if you are wanting to start making money right away without having to apply with a sample, then Hirewriters is a good place. I actually write there more than Textbroker anymore.

      I wrote a Hub about it as well, it's up above in this hub below the article.

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Oh, I see. Thanks, so I should just basically wait for them to get back to me. Do you know how long it takes generally?

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      Robbie Newport 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I'ts not required that you add to the profile except for the basic information about yourself, but it's mostly for if you are trying to attract individual clients through textbroker or wanting to join teams. They will look at your profile to see what your skills are to ask you to write for them.

      When a client asks for you directly, then you get paid much better for the work, especially if you are only a 2 or 3 star. Also, working in teams you'll get paid better as well, more like 2 cents per word.

      It's allowed to fill out your profile as much as you want to, but before filling it out completely, you might want to see what they are going to rate you at.

      From my experience, they rated me a 4 at first, then after five article they rated me again, this time down to a 3 star. I've been rated twice since and always as a 3 star. Honestly, I think this is deserved for myself, as I'm not that great of a writer syntax wise.

      Congrats on trying out Textbroker, you have to get your tax information to them before you get paid. I did this by faxing the completed form to them. They are a professional bunch there, and in my experience they are very timely in getting you started. Just read the instructions well and maybe check out the forums there for some help.

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      Robert Feld 2 years ago from Brighton, United Kingdom

      Hi, I recently submitted an opening article to Textbroker, and I'm still waiting for a reply, but I was wondering if you have to add to the profile. Is that allowed or not?