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I have been paid for writing on 4 sites so far. I will provide a quick description of each site and my experience with it. Each site is basically the same in that clients request an article be written for a set price and a writer clicks on the request and writes it. The client then has the option to accept the article, reject the article or ask for revisions.
There are 4 levels on Textbroker:
Things I Like About Textbroker.com
- They pay more to start out with. When I signed up with textbroker they rated the first article that I wrote. I couldn’t write another until I passed their initial editing. I started out as a 3-star writer. Starting at one cent per word was the highest initial pay per word out of the three content sites that I am writing for.
- They give feedback on your writing. It’s really nice to get some constructive criticism on my writing. And I learn a lot each time the edit one of my articles.
- Time to complete each article. Most articles give 24 hrs to get the article completed. This allows me to check for articles throughout the day and accept them and be able to work on them later in the evening or early morning.
- Always articles available. On levels three, four, and five, there are always plenty of articles available. For instance, as of right now, the number of articles available are 644, 952, and 51 respectively.
- The clients cannot just reject an article. Unlike iWriter and HireWriters, the client must ask for at least one revision before the reject an article. Rejected articles can also be reviewed by textbroker to verify the client had a valid reason for doing so.
Things I Don’t Like About iWriter
- It is hard to move up in writer levels. I would say that textbroker is the hardest of the three sites to get up to the higher levels. You have to be a very high-level writer, technically and grammatically, to get to the higher levels. After writing about 20 articles and gone through 2 editing sessions, I have not been able to move up yet.
- Boring content. This is my biggest gripe with textbroker. And it’s not like it’s their fault. At level three, the articles must be from just a couple major clients. And my guess is that these clients are some sort of PR companies or SEO companies. The reason I say this is because they ask for 10-15 of the exact same articles. Usually, they are something like…”write a 350-400 word article about ______.” It’s never anybody famous and as I’m doing my research I almost always find that there is some fairly recent negative press about the person. But the article must be written in a positive lightI assume that the higher levels have more interesting content to write about. But I don’t know since I am not in those levels.
TextBroker.com Review Conclusion
I’m still on the fence about textbroker. I like that I can always go there and has out a couple articles to make a few dollars. But the content is boring. Another thing that bothers me is the price increase from level 3-4 is very little. The pay is decent at level 5 but textbroker is very picky about which writers they let into that level. I’ll keep writing for them from time to time, but only when I don’t have any other paid articles to work on.
I am happy to answer any specific questions you may have about my experience. Please leave a comment.