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    qw3rt7
    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: http://www.textbroker.co.uk ) 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:

    http://www.textbroker.co.uk/uk/author-rates.php?session=78a803e04c303c2a256772347da15ce0

    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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    • Lucyxx
    • By Lucyxx 14th Mar 17, 12:58 PM
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    Lucyxx
    I'm really interested in joining Textbroker, I enjoy writing, and it seems like a legit company for a change!

    I've stumbled at the first hurdle of joining, what does the VAT box mean? It gives you the option of I am not authorised, I am authorised (company) or something I think in German quoting (€19). Does anyone know which to choose? I might be just having a thick day and can't work it out

    Also when it says Expertise, is that just your interests? Or do you have to have actual expertise in those areas

    Thanks in advance for your help!
    My "thanks" button doesn't always work (probably my way out of date ipads fault!) So thank you in advance if it looks like I haven't pressed yours. I've most likely tried to!
    • quietly_myself
    • By quietly_myself 14th Mar 17, 4:27 PM
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    quietly_myself
    I can highly recommend a company that has not been mentioned, but am not sure whether I am allowed to? I have no connection to the company other than being a very happy freelance editor. I am not going to pretend the money is great, but the owner, writers, clients and systems are.
    Originally posted by Robinette
    Could you please let me know too?
    • leslieknope
    • By leslieknope 14th Mar 17, 4:52 PM
    • 134 Posts
    • 186 Thanks
    leslieknope
    I can highly recommend a company that has not been mentioned, but am not sure whether I am allowed to? I have no connection to the company other than being a very happy freelance editor. I am not going to pretend the money is great, but the owner, writers, clients and systems are.
    Originally posted by Robinette
    could you let me know too?
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