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    Textbroker - Writing for money (not vouchers)
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    • 11th Jul 12, 12:31 PM
    Textbroker - Writing for money (not vouchers) 11th Jul 12 at 12:31 PM
    Ok, so i have recommended Textbroker to a few people asking about making extra money, and have found myself typing out the same things, so i thought i would start a thread i can reference in future.

    1st i would like to make it clear i am now mainly a textbroker customer (eg i buy content from them, not write it) but i do have an author account and have tried the system from both sides, so am confident it is a good opportunity for those that can write.

    1 What is it?
    Textbroker (uk site: ) is a website where people can order custom articles and written content (eg for their websites, newsletters, sales pages and any other sort of written content). The website takes a fee from the customers, keeps a % and pays the remainder to their authors to write the content.

    2 How can i make money from it?
    You can sign up as an author, take a test to determine the quality of your writing (this can be reassessed as you improve), then accept paid jobs from the jobs pool. Provided you follow the description and the client is happy with the job, your account will be credited, and you will get paid via paypal at the end of the week.

    Pay level depends on writing quality. You can except jobs up to your quality level, you can except lower quality jobs, but will be paid that lower rate for those jobs.
    A top quality author can make around 15 for one 500 word article, a medium quality author can make around 3.50 for the same. You can also set your own rates if you get a client that likes your work - See here for pay rates:

    3 This sounds a bit like a work at home scam i encountered before
    Its not. There are no fees what so ever for an author. This format is familiar for many freelancers in many professions, the scams are copying this format (with inevitable joining fees and inflated earnings promises).

    4 Whats in it for textbroker?
    About 30% of the clients money. They are a marketplace and they take a cut, just like eBay, Amazon and many others.

    5 What if they shut owning me money?
    They have been around since 2007 (US site, UK is a bit newer, but the same company) and dont look likely to go under anytime soon. They pay weekly, and the minimum payout is around 8, so you can cash out every week if you do a few articles.

    6. How many jobs are their available?
    This changes a lot. The higher quality score you can acheive, the more work will be available, but there is a decent supply of work, and its free to use, so a slow week isnt the end of the world.

    7. Do i need to pay tax etc
    Yes, you will need to register as self employed. Textbroker do not handle any of that, they just pay into your paypal account. This is beyond the scope of this thread, but there is plenty of info on MSE about it.

    Any other questions, just ask.
    Or sign up and post your feedback.

    If you are currently doing surveys and writing reviews for a few pence worth of vouchers, give it a go.
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    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 22nd Aug 16, 11:28 AM
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    Spam ...........
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    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

    Daniel Defoe: 1725.
    • NorthofWatford
    • By NorthofWatford 13th Oct 16, 11:56 AM
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    Textbroker is legit. Why do you say it is spam?
    • MeriCaska
    • By MeriCaska 13th Oct 16, 1:47 PM
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    I just want to say Thank You so much for all the information you provide. I have been thinking about becoming a Blogger myself,and am so new to this that I had no clue there were ways to make money from it,I just enjoy writing and have always wanted to since I was a little girl.
    • Frognostic
    • By Frognostic 18th Oct 16, 5:06 PM
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    It's been dead today in the open orders pool, worse than usual.
    • Frognostic
    • By Frognostic 26th Oct 16, 11:23 PM
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    I've had two revision requests in the space of week with one client accusing me of using an article spinner (I'd done no such thing) and saying they wanted to reject it but didn't know how, which is a new record for me. I put the latter client on my blacklist, wanted to tell them where to go but thought better of it.

    I'm concerned that despite their criticisms they'll take the article and publish it anyway, without paying me.

    I need to find my way out of content mill drudgery but I just can't figure out how, despite all the google searches and blog articles I've read about it.
    Last edited by Frognostic; 26-10-2016 at 11:36 PM.
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