Making money on Iwriter.

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I've not been on for a while and it's changed so much.

Does anyone know how many articles you need to be allowed to write elite articles, and how much the new payments are for each word length?

Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author EllesBelles
    Payment is very low.

    $1.62 for 300 words, $2.43 for 500 words and $4.05 for 700 words.

    Payments can be weekly or biweekly, etc.

    I can't remember how many you have to write to be elite, but however many it is, the vast majority of people could make more money elsewhere.
  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    You need around 20-some articles to be able to get more than $3/article I believe (for 500 words, that is). Some people even past that feedback accept $3 gigs. The fact of the matter is, you won't become rich from iWriter. If you're an extremely good writer, there's Constant-Content. If you do become reputable on iWriter though you can bring some decent cash in - it's all about reputation and then you'll start making somewhere around $7-10/article, even a little past $15 at some point I believe.
  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    You have to get feedback from 30 gigs to get upgraded. 4 or more stars makes you a premium writer and 4.6 or higher makes you elite.

    For a 500 word article you will get $2.43 as a normal writer, $4.05 as a premium writer, and $6.48 as an elite writer. I see a bit of variation sometimes so I think people can offer to pay more than the minimum per article. You can also get tips if someone really likes your work.
  • Profile picture of the author ptusm
    very low income
  • Profile picture of the author Elluminati
    Be advised that the Premium and Elite articles are not always worth their prices as the client can be extremely demanding. The rejection rate is also high, which means you are highly likely to get knocked back down to a Basic writer if you aren't careful. There are clients who want a 5000 word ebook PLUS a squeeze page, all of which has to be done within a 5 hour time frame-IMPOSSIBLE if it is to be of high quality.

    If you do become a Premium or Elite writer, try and stick with topics you're comfortable with and don't look for the highest paying gigs. Clients will reject you with the quickness and it takes a lot to build your rank back up. As resellcells mentioned, Constant Content is the business if you're an extremely good writer. You don't have write yourself ragged to reach a certain status just to see that it is not all what it seems.
    • Profile picture of the author absoluteallen
      Originally Posted by Elluminati View Post

      Be advised that the Premium and Elite articles are not always worth their prices as the client can be extremely demanding. The rejection rate is also high, which means you are highly likely to get knocked back down to a Basic writer if you aren't careful. There are clients who want a 5000 word ebook PLUS a squeeze page, all of which has to be done within a 5 hour time frame-IMPOSSIBLE if it is to be of high quality.

      If you do become a Premium or Elite writer, try and stick with topics you're comfortable with and don't look for the highest paying gigs. Clients will reject you with the quickness and it takes a lot to build your rank back up. As resellcells mentioned, Constant Content is the business if you're an extremely good writer. You don't have write yourself ragged to reach a certain status just to see that it is not all what it seems.
      What's an extremely good writer anymore? I read the most popular tech sites, Yahoo, ESPN, etc.. and in the comments section I see blasts about how the articles are poorly written.

      Lets face it; content writers are going the way of $2 hookers.

      Work your butt off so someone can hurry up and throw your article (good or not) on their website, slap a bunch of links on it... rinse and repeat.

      I could make more driving a garbage truck than I could writing for Iwriter.
  • Profile picture of the author monkseo
    I don't think this site is made to generate realistic income for any person in the USA. You just can't make enough creating quality articles being paid the low amount they pay unless you live off McDonalds and Raman... It was created for people in countries where teachers make $6 a week... If you are in the USA, you are supposed to use this service because it is very cheap, and tweak the articles to create better quality articles, as every article I ever bought on there needed to be modified so it sounds normal, not the best quality, but cheap and a good start.
    • Profile picture of the author absoluteallen
      Originally Posted by monkseo View Post

      I don't think this site is made to generate realistic income for any person in the USA. You just can't make enough creating quality articles being paid the low amount they pay unless you live off McDonalds and Raman... It was created for people in countries where teachers make $6 a week... If you are in the USA, you are supposed to use this service because it is very cheap, and tweak the articles to create better quality articles, as every article I ever bought on there needed to be modified so it sounds normal, not the best quality, but cheap and a good start.
      Minimum wage in Ohio is $7.70 or $6.48 for an elite writer at Iwriter. So 8 hours of McDonald's work is $61.60 a day or a week of working full time at McDonald's is $308 a week. Iwriter or McDonald's?

      I know what I'd pick at those rates.
  • Profile picture of the author jchengery
    Hello everyone,

    fin - There are several good points in this thread:

    AmandaT is correct on how much you have to produce in order to become an Elite writer. It's all based on your feedback and having at least 30 feedback comments. < 4.0 is Basic, 4.0-4.599 is Premium, 4.6-5.0 is Elite, with varying increases in pay. Additionally, clients can specifically request certain writers, leading to more pay for that writer (something like 86% of the total fee goes to the writer in special request instances, etc.)

    Elluminati also brings up a good point regarding how you have to be selective in choosing clients to write for; some clients are reasonable in their requirements, but some of them are not. In addition, some of their instructions are not clear, so you should make sure about their requirements before you agree to do the article. In addition, it does take time to build your reputation back up if you get one bad grade, especially when you are first starting out.

    I had been working on iWriter for a while ("jcwriter1" is my username), and have picked up one loyal client, along with some regular work from a few others, but lately moved away from it for three main reasons:

    1. Working on other projects, including Internet marketing, writing elsewhere (including Constant-Content), and niche marketing.

    2. IWriter changed the submittal page where the text is always messed up whenever you copy and paste, even from Notepad, which shouldn't affect the text, but it does. That calls for additional formatting, which takes additional time to do, thereby decreasing your pay per minute and hour.

    3. Perhaps the most annoying thing, and this happened this morning when I worked for the loyal client I mentioned earlier, I submitted a quality article through the iWriter interface, and it was rejected by Copyscape because it had a 3.43% duplication factor. What were the words that Copyscape picked up on? Essentially, the keywords that the client wanted in her article (online savings accounts), as well as related keywords (APY, Annual Percentage Yield, opening an account, etc.).

    It's annoying to me because there were, at most, 10 words that may have been duplicated, and those words were all necessary in the article. Additionally, 3.43% is very, very low - iWriter's Copyscape checks never caused a problem before they went to the new graphics and design 1-2 months back. Additionally, you get charged each time your article "fails" Copyscape - it's only $.10, granted, but still, it gets annoying when you work hard on an article only to have it come back labelled as "duplicated" content.

    Additionally, if you have three instances of Copyscape rejecting your article, your account is suspended until iWriter manually investigates your account and reinstates you. For the record, I haven't had that happen to me, thankfully, but that is reportedly the procedure if that occurs.

    For all of those reasons, I haven't been working on iWriter as much lately. If those conditions above were addressed, I'd consider going back to it on a part-time basis, but as others have mentioned, you can likely make more money in other ways. IWriter's best feature might be to build up a loyal client base, then work with them exclusively through iWriter and off of iWriter.

    Hopefully, this was helpful.

    Please take care and have a great day!

    Joe Chengery III
  • Profile picture of the author wrongnumber
    well it maybe poor income... but pays off...
  • Profile picture of the author ExpertSEOServices
    WOW these are super low rates. I think you are better off offering your services here and on other forums!
    Even better offering your writing skills on fiverr!
    • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
      Originally Posted by ExpertSEOServices View Post

      WOW these are super low rates. I think you are better off offering your services here and on other forums!
      Even better offering your writing skills on fiverr!
      This couldn't be any further from the truth. If you are not a premium or elite writer on iWriter and don't know the rates they are receiving, I'm sorry but you are not qualified to give the advice you just gave.
    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Maxwell
      Originally Posted by ExpertSEOServices View Post

      WOW these are super low rates. I think you are better off offering your services here and on other forums!
      Even better offering your writing skills on fiverr!
      Super low. Even most content mills pay better than that. Folks can get 3 times as much very, very easily if they would just learn some marketing and promote themselves a litle bit. Isn't that what WF is about? I'm amazed at the people who chase after $1.00/100 word gigs when there's so many places out there that pay much more.
  • Profile picture of the author Victoralexon
    Originally Posted by fin View Post

    I've not been on for a while and it's changed so much.

    Does anyone know how many articles you need to be allowed to write elite articles, and how much the new payments are for each word length?

    Cheers.
    Login to your iWriter account, and then just simply hover your cursor over the stars at the top of your screen.
  • Profile picture of the author krytical
    I regularly write for Textbroker.com
    I like the site and the ease and feel of writing there. Payments are about the same, though.
  • Profile picture of the author Ewan1998
    I started a couple of weeks ago and I've made a couple of dollars using it, just writing some short things. It's good and some people make a killer off it.
  • Profile picture of the author eveosphere26
    just like anything in life you get back what you put in. I just started writing for iwriter you are had a request from the client after writing just one article. If you are a good writer clients will notice and the money will follow...
  • Profile picture of the author eshoppingez
    I use that site when the work flow is less. I'm a premium writer there, and I believe the rates are decent enough for me.
  • Profile picture of the author bluebrain
    I just had some articles written on iwriter, granted I paid $3 for 500 words, but the text was embarrassing... couldn't even figure out what it meant!
    • Profile picture of the author sidcandid
      Iwriter is a wonderful site for frelance writers. I agree that the compensation offered is not the highest but the advantages I find with it is you don't need to bid on projects and don't need to go about finding clients. I have been writing there for over 3 months and have to say I am impressed. My only regret is why didn't I find Iwriter earlier.
  • Profile picture of the author RemiLaBeau
    Originally Posted by fin View Post

    I've not been on for a while and it's changed so much.

    Does anyone know how many articles you need to be allowed to write elite articles, and how much the new payments are for each word length?

    Cheers.
    Hi,

    You need to have 3.6 and above rating with at least 30 reviews.

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