Textbroker - Writing for money (not vouchers)

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  • I signed up on Wednesday and managed to get rated 4*. I've no idea who's marking me or how difficult it is, but I'm enormously chuffed anyway. :rotfl:

    I don't have time to look at it today but there seem to be a few jobs at that rating, so fingers crossed I'll be able to get a bit of time at it over the weekend and see if it's worth persevering with. Thanks for the OP.
  • sequencesequence Forumite
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    What happens if you write an article and the buyer doesn't like it, doesn't think it's good enough, or thinks it's absolute garbage ? Do you still get paid ?
  • ellebee1986ellebee1986 Forumite
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    Ive joined and Im a 4* and im extremely chuffed too as I had no clue what to write for my sample so ended up describing my local chinese! haha anyway onwards and upwards :)
  • starrybeestarrybee Forumite
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    Are they open weekends? I submitted mine late afternoon yesterday so don't know if there's point hoping to hear back today, or whether I'll be waiting til Monday at the earliest...
  • mrsyardbroommrsyardbroom Forumite
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    I'm going to have a go at this on Monday when I have more time.
    Don't mess with pensioners. :cool:
  • I've used textbroker before and had some good results, it may also be worth having a look at the 'people per hour' website - if you build up a decent profile you could make some decent cash
  • kiss_me_now9kiss_me_now9 Forumite
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    Can you improve your rating without getting any assignments?
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    TrixiTrixi Forumite
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    edited 16 July 2012 at 12:24PM
    I signed up for this a while ago too - mainly as a customer but I have also done a little bit of writing. The one thing I would advise is to make your sample submission as good as you can possibly make it.

    I got in at 3 stars and have only managed to write 3 articles so far - they do seem to be few and far between at this level and, while one of my accepted articles has been rated as 4 stars I'm still stuck on level 3, presumably until I've written more. So, it looks like the higher you rate the more work you'll get.
  • I signed up for textbroker and have got as far as having an assignment accepted. I've been awarded a 4* rating but anything less is meaningless if there are little or no assignments being offered. Perhaps it's a case of a little flattery going a long way. I just hope it's not flattery to deceive.
  • kiss_me_now9kiss_me_now9 Forumite
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    So it's been 10 days since I was validated as a 3* author and I've had nothing to write. Bored doesn't cut it! It's annoying that the only way to get your rating up is by writing assignments - I dread to think what 2* star or 1* writers do, I've only seen one 3* assignment at all and it was in the automotive section!

    Would providing writing samples on my profile help? What samples should I provide? I write a blog but it's not very wordy at times and out of context a post from there would look very odd.

    Also I signed up for a few groups, but again I'm getting nothing through them. Is the entire site just dead or is it my star rating?
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