iWriter review - my advice: Stay Away From It!

by zoobie
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I have used this site for a long time, since the site was born, I am one of the "employer"

The great thing about the site, is you don't have to hunt for writers yourself, some of them are indeed good writers but recently I discovered lots of people using a software to register on the site and producing spam articles that are trying to trick a loyal customers like me.

These people register NOT only one account but many accounts on the site again and again and using some kind of contents scrapers and articles rewriting software and tried to produce articles that are NOT humanly readable.

I talked to their customer services before but unfortunately, they seemed not doing anything to stop these spam bots from registering the sites again.

Now I am fed up, and am writing this review and hope the site owners, the Callen brothers will going to do something about it, otherwise I am not going to use the site again! Because this is the second time that I found lots of spam articles on my articles which have similar patterns on my requested articles and may come from the same user at behind.

So my honest review to you is, try using other writing services here, may be the 99centsarticle guy, rather than iwriter.

Because they couldn't do anything to stop the spammers, and the problems seemed getting worse and worse.
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  • Profile picture of the author RexX
    Hi Zoobie,

    Must say I've had a good experience with iWriter. Can't you just reject these spam articles? I'm sure if enough people reject articles the writer's account would be flagged and banned.

    Regards
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    • Profile picture of the author Seanstex
      I've used iwriter for nearly a year now and I must say, I'm really happy with them for the most part.

      The trick is to never submit your articles to "Basic" or "All writers". Utilize only the Premium or Elite members. I've rejected a lot less articles using this method.

      Basic gave me tons of horribly written or "spun" articles.

      I have 0 issues now that I got 7 writes saved to my Favorites. I'm guaranteed a great article 100% of the time when they're requested.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
        Originally Posted by Seanstex View Post

        I've used iwriter for nearly a year now and I must say, I'm really happy with them for the most part.

        The trick is to never submit your articles to "Basic" or "All writers". Utilize only the Premium or Elite members. I've rejected a lot less articles using this method.

        Basic gave me tons of horribly written or "spun" articles.

        I have 0 issues now that I got 7 writes saved to my Favorites. I'm guaranteed a great article 100% of the time when they're requested.
        Thank you for using iWriter. I hope others can see that there is a right and a wrong way to use iWriter. Doing things the right way, creates happy, lifetime clients. Whereas doing things the wrong way, unfortunately, can create "Zoobies".

        If you wouldn't mind, could you give some tips to Zoobie and others, so they can see just how helpful iWriter is?

        Brad
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        • Profile picture of the author cowloc
          iwriter has been invaluable to me and my constant need for unique content. Very happy customer
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          • Profile picture of the author Raz Schultz
            iWriter is actually one of the best on the Internet. And if Brad Callen is involved, you know it's good. As far as getting an occasional poor article, that happens everywhere—some places more than others. I never got a poor article from iWriter, but it's like everything else. You get what you pay for.

            For instance, I never understood cheapskates who want to pay $1 for articles and then complain that they don't get good writing. An excellent writer is worth his or her weight in gold. They work hard and should be paid accordingly when they're good. After all, we all want to be compensated for good work. Why should we treat writers any differently?

            On iWriters, order from Premium or Elite writers and you'll be fine. If you happen to see the name Jessemaria, request her, add her to your favorites, and you will ALWAYS get excellent work. She is an Elite writer and never disappoints. I probably shouldn't tell anybody that because I want her available for my work, lol. But really, you need to hire the best if you want the best results. It's only common sense.
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            • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
              Originally Posted by Raz Schultz View Post

              iWriter is actually one of the best on the Internet. And if Brad Callen is involved, you know it's good.
              wow, thanks!

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            • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
              Originally Posted by Raz Schultz View Post

              iWriter is actually one of the best on the Internet. And if Brad Callen is involved, you know it's good.

              Not exactly. I don't think a name guarantees anything and I have used some of Brad's products that I thought were not very good

              However in this case I don't know what the beef is

              For those who do not know How Iwriter works you have 72 hours to decide if you want the article and you get to read it before you approve it so if you pay for an article that is no good or doesn't read well its entirely your own fault for not reviewing it before hand.

              That said I have not found any great writers at Iwriter but I have found many decent ones that I can use for various projects. My only beef is that no matter what you pay you will still find average writers taking up slots trying to get the bigger payday with average or bad skills.

              I have found that the system of stars and elite etc writers in no way indicates that they are great writers. I've had to put many highly starred writers on ignore/block because they could barely write worth a lick. A lot of buyers on iwriter and in IM are just grateful when an article is grammatically correct and not spun sounding. Sentence fillers abound on Iwriter. eg

              "Making money online requires hard work and dedication. You will need a computer and internet connection. You will have to work hard. "

              Says absolutely nothing and is just filling up words to get to the allotted amount. Thats fine when you are paying $5.00 for an article but I could bump and have bumped up to $15 and more and get the same quality of writing.

              SO anyway to me the OPs point is not well taken. If you do what you are supposed to do you can get a decent article. the only way you won't is if you don't review it. To me its not the place for getting great articles for your money site but if you follow the recommendations of putting decent writers you do find in your writers favorite category you can do just fine with getting decent articles.
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        • Profile picture of the author Seanstex
          Originally Posted by Brad Callen View Post

          Thank you for using iWriter. I hope others can see that there is a right and a wrong way to use iWriter. Doing things the right way, creates happy, lifetime clients. Whereas doing things the wrong way, unfortunately, can create "Zoobies".

          If you wouldn't mind, could you give some tips to Zoobie and others, so they can see just how helpful iWriter is?

          Brad
          Of course, Brad. Also, if you were involved with the concept of iwriter, thank you for such an excellent service!

          Basically as I and others have mentioned:

          Utilize only 4(Premium) to 5 star(Elite) writers for your QUALITY content.The chances of having a great article written for you drastically increase when compared to "Basic" writers.

          I find 0-3.9 star writers have a poor grasp of the English language, create spun articles in a program that changes words around so that the article, unfortunately reads like it was written by a robot.

          Now, that's not to say you'll never have a great article written when selected by a Basic writer, but it's pretty much revolves around luck. Luck has never been in my favor though when choosing Basic, except once .

          If you're looking for a "Basic" article to throw up on some Adsense-site as a filler or something, Basic may be the way to go, but I wouldn't condone that. Because, QUALITY-content is king...so it's best not to clutter up the internet with more useless garrble.

          Or maybe you're feeling particularly lucky, you decide to press your luck with Basic. After all, even if you're faced with a crummy article, you can always reject it at no cost.

          This way, your rejected-article gets thrown back out to the masses for someone else to write. I suppose you could do this indefinitely until you receive a well-written article; Chances are...it's going to take a while though.

          If this fails to work, you have the option to cancel the project and create anew with higher rated writers.

          As you can see, there are plenty of options with iwriter! Don't let a few "spammers" dissuade you from an otherwise great-resource.

          Allow me to conclude with The #1 most helpful tip I can give anyone using iwriter:

          When you finally do have the perfect article written for you: ADD THAT WRITER TO YOUR FAVORITES. Get in the habit of doing this with every article you approve. You'll soon create a nice list of writers you can refer your article to. 9/10 my selected favorite(s) accept...Thus, leaving me with a super-awesome article EVERY time.

          Also, leave a small tip. Tips dramatically increases the chance that a great writer or Favorite will accept your next requested article.

          I wrote this up kind of quick, but I do hope it helps some of you out there curious about the iwriter service!
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  • Profile picture of the author sanhal
    Sorry to hear about your problems with iWriter Zoobie.

    I've been mostly happy with the articles I've received from iWriter although I did make a complaint about one which I accepted but then discovered was virtually identical to another article on the web.

    Even though it passed Copyscape they agreed that it was very similar and I got a refund.

    As Seanstex said it's best to only use Premium or Elite writers.

    Tiffany Dow wrote a blog post some time ago about Why You Should Avoid Writing for or Buying from iWriter.com

    iWriter – Why Marketers and Freelancers Alike Should Avoid It

    Hope you get your problem solved soon.

    Sandy
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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      Just use 4 star writers and you're usually good to go. If I do 3 star jobs, i expect crap - if I do 4 star - i keep them 80% of the time
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
    First, and foremost, I'm sorry about your experience with iWriter. Whatever you experienced is definitely not the norm. I will say that several of your comments are simply not true. If a writer is found to be "scamming the system", as we call it, they are banned immediately, no questions asked.

    On top of that, clients (you) can reject any article you don't like, and pay nothing. Also, should you accidentally approve a bad article, you can submit a support ticket and let us know about it. And we'll not only refund you, but will look into the writer's account and if they're found to be a spammer, then we ban then.

    Do as the others are saying here and submit your article requests to proven writers (i.e. 4 star and above) if you don't feel like reviewing and rejecting any articles.

    I would look up your support ticket, but all I can see is that your name is "zoobie"... so unfortunately I can't be of much help.

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    I've found a couple amazing writers at iwriter. I highly recommend this site to people that need quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayatana
    i ever used iwriter service, nothing problem for me so far. it is really recommended service .
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    • Profile picture of the author Henry Chan
      Let me share my experience here with iWriter.

      I've used their service for almost a year now. At first, I didn't know how the system worked there. I requested an article to be written and I submitted it to "BASIC" level of writers as I thought they were so cheap.

      Within 24 hours, I already rejected 2 of the articles because the quality was so poor. Not willing to waste my time accepting, reviewing, and rejecting another poor article, I then submitted my request to "PREMIUM" level writer. Guess what, I instantly approved the article and added the writer as "FAVORIT" because I was satisfied with article and the writer did overdeliver (requested 500 word, delivered 700 word!).

      Now, I use this writer everytime I need articles. So, my advice is only use the "PREMIUM" level or above.

      My only complaint is that their price has increased now..

      Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
      Originally Posted by 360gurl70s View Post

      I once faithfully asked about the information for Brad in his official thread if their policy has changed regarding when they ban no question asked if they are still taking the money of the ban writers.

      In our forums, their has been instances of banned writers with $30+ in their accounts and 4 stars which were banned after more than a year with iWriter and all they were asking if they could get the money.

      But to no avail, my post was deleted. :confused:
      Hi, I'm sorry but there is no "official thread" for iWriter. If you would like support, we answer all support questions very promptly in our support desk: Support Desk

      We review every single case of a writer being reported as a potential spammer. If there is ever a case where someone is blocked and they let us know (via our support desk) that they believe it is a mistake, we double check things. We use a common sense approach and ban people that should be banned. And don't ban people that shouldn't be.

      Word of advice, though, I wouldn't believe everything you hear in forums. In all cases, there are 2 sides to a story.

      I hope that clears up the confusion you have.
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      • Profile picture of the author cowloc
        I always get great high quality articles from iwriter. Sure better than fiverr. Thanks Brad for creating this great service
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        • Profile picture of the author daisy172
          It is possible to scope out good writers on iWriter provided you are prepared to do some research. See the following article which explains one method of finding writers (I expect there are several other methods too):

          iWriter review - How clients can select the best writers - News - Bubblews
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          • Profile picture of the author Alex.R
            I have never used IWriter so I can't comment on this service, one way or the other.

            As the saying goes "you get what you pay for" if you want to pay cheap prices for
            your articles you can't expect any other than basic quality. It all depends on what
            you want to use them for, if you want to promote your site as an authority site you
            need top quality articles. You will want them to be of a high keyword themed quality,
            so you should expect to pay more for that standard of work. You are not going to get
            that on Fiverr, so to my mind the onus is on the buyer.

            If nothing else, this thread has made me decide to give IWriter a try.
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        • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
          Originally Posted by betrue View Post

          RE:"We review every single case of a writer being reported as a potential spammer." -- You do NOT review every singly case. You ignore them and allow a scam and a spam on your site whether it's a requester or a writer. Sad.
          We review every case. Don't be sad.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
    I've been using iWriter for a while and it is an excellent service.

    True, the writing can be a bit patchy at first, but there are ways to ensure you get the highest quality writers at very affordable rates.

    First, the measure of quality is entirely on you. If an article isn't up to the standard you expect, either request a rewrite or reject it.

    Here is the secret to getting great articles almost every time. Each time you request articles, make a note of the writers who do an outstanding job for you. The ones who you don't need to ask for rewrites from.

    Over time your personal list of excellent writers will grow - especially if, like me, you use the service a lot.

    When you have 12-20 writers on your personal list, only offer future projects to that list (you can copy and paste it from Notepad into a box at the bottom of the iWriter request work form). For as long as you specify (I usually use 72 hours) your project will only be offered to your private team.

    Most times the entire job will be snapped up by them and you'll get great work.

    Since building my own private team my rejection rate has dropped to zero. And my satisfaction rate has gone through the roof.

    One note: if you do happen to get a poor article from one of your private team, don't reject it outright and don't give the writer a low score. Instead ask him or her to rewrite it. Writers at this level really don't want to be given low star ratings and so will be very happy to revise their work - and grateful that you gave them the chance.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
    Hi, if a writer is banned for doing something that they shouldn't be doing (i.e. cheating our system and clearly scamming people), they are banned and the funds they cheated to get are not sent to them. They are returned to the client in almost all cases.

    With that said, we take everything on a case by case basis. So, there could be exceptions, but as a rule of thumb, that is what we do.

    If you're an honest writer, you have absolutely nothing to ever worry about, ever. Period.

    iWriter employs over 100,000 happy writers around the world. It makes sense that someone doing things against our terms of service, would be the same type of person "bending the truth" in a forum. I'm not saying that's what happened, but it does make sense if you think about it.

    Thanks for your interest, and I hope that helps.

    Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author anton343
    Used them quite a bit without any problems.

    there can be no complaints when you actually get to see the article before you accept and pay for it.

    Anton
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  • Profile picture of the author clickfund
    I was going to actually write for iwriter, so my question is how can anyone here say if 3 stars is "crap" as they start everyone at the lower level if they just signed up to write?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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      Originally Posted by clickfund View Post

      I was going to actually write for iwriter, so my question is how can anyone here say if 3 stars is "crap" as they start everyone at the lower level if they just signed up to write?
      Order a 500 word 3 star job, you'll most likely see what I mean. Granted Some are good, but some are just poorly spun content that's not at all readable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevorjc
    Used them for the first time a month ago, actually the first time i have had content written anywhere, i requested 6 articles for a new site at 3 star level and rejected 2 for poor English quality but other writer's picked them up and 2nd time both were ok. For the money they were better than i expected, i will use again without hesitation.
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    • Profile picture of the author bluebagger
      I'm actually doing a little case study for my subscribers, so have been spending time on the site writing articles (which is something i never previously thought i would do). It's been an interesting experience to see it from the writers point of view.

      As far as scammers go, they are on every site, but I had a very recent experience which tells me iWriter are doing a fantastic job of dealing with it.

      I have a rating of just over 4.7 stars, but had an article rejected and rated 1 star with the comment "pooly written"(yes pooly, not poorly!). The article itself looked quite fine to me, I would have expected 4 or 5 stars for it. I figured something must be going on so I sent in a support ticket asking them to review it, as it was researched, well written, no spelling or grammatical errors, and there was no reason why it should have been rejected.

      I expected the response from support would be to dismiss me as just another writer who had his ego bruised by a poor rating. I was pleasantly surprised that after investigating my complaint, they came back and apologized to me, adjusted my rating for the article to give it a 5 star rating and removed the "pooly written" comment from my account.

      Scammers and dishonest people are everywhere on the internet and often they can't be stopped from joining these type of sites. I think what matters most is how they are dealt with when they are discovered, and in this instance I am very impressed with how iWriter have handled the situation.

      Now that I have a little bit of experience as a writer there, here are some tips you can use next time you request an article that will help the writers to supply you with the article you want.

      *Be specific in your instructions. Don't assume anything. Don't say you want a "good seo article", as peoples interpretations of what is a good keyword density etc can vary wildly. If you are vague in your instructions, don't be dissapointed by the article you get back. If you instruct the writer EXACTLY how you want your article done, then you are far more likely to get your article written that way. It's also a good way to filter out the poor writers, because if they see all of those detailed instructions they might decide it is too hard and not touch it, which saves you having to review and reject it. Taking 5 minutes to fill out the instructions at the start can save you 30 minutes of reviewing and rejecting later.

      *If you are unhappy with what you are getting from standard writers, try the premium writers. If you are still unhappy, try elite. It takes a lot of work and many good quality articles (minimum 30 reviews and 4.6 star or higher average rating) for a writer to qualify as elite, and the last thing they want to do is lose that status by giving you a low quality article.

      *You can find good writers at the standard level who are worthy of high ratings but haven't yet met the minimum volume qualifications, but it just comes down to luck. As others have said, if you like a particular writer add them to your favourites and leave a small tip. They will be very keen to work for you next time around. Writers also like fast approval times, so when you get the email notification from iWriter that your article has been written, go and review as soon as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author parsibagan
    @Bluebagger: I faced a similar experience three days ago. One of my articles was rejected along with a negative comment. I contacted the support staff, explaining my problem, and within a few hours they (would `they' be appropriate to use?) removed the negative comment and gave a 5-star rating for my article. The only word I can use to describe iWriter is `awesome.'
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    • Profile picture of the author bluebagger
      Originally Posted by parsibagan View Post

      @Bluebagger: I faced a similar experience three days ago. One of my articles was rejected along with a negative comment. I contacted the support staff, explaining my problem, and within a few hours they (would `they' be appropriate to use?) removed the negative comment and gave a 5-star rating for my article. The only word I can use to describe iWriter is `awesome.'
      That's great. Glad to hear I'm not the only one getting awesome service!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley Walker
    Hi Brad, my foreign friend seems to have trouble becoming a writer in there. He write a low quality article twice and then he gets 5 stars at the next gig. Without proper explanation his ID was banned, he is so sad. Apparently he is a student from English Education dept. in his country. Is there any way to prove that he is worthy working in your site again?

    *edit: Thanks a lot! Very fast reply. Brad have promised to take a look at his case. It means a lot to him.
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    • Profile picture of the author parsibagan
      Originally Posted by Ashley Walker View Post

      Hi Brad, my foreign friend seems to have trouble becoming a writer in there. He write a low quality article twice and then he gets 5 stars at the next gig. Without proper explanation his ID was banned, he is so sad. Apparently he is a student from English Education dept. in his country. Is there any way to prove that he is worthy working in your site again?

      *edit: Thanks a lot! Very fast reply. Brad have promised to take a look at his case. It means a lot to him.
      These little things puts Brad apart from many others. His action will also give confidence to your friend to prove his worth.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darren Mallory
    I have used Iwriter for both content and as a writer and I have to say its a pleasure to work with them - no issues whatsoever - great service.
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      • Profile picture of the author bluebagger
        Originally Posted by Des Menz View Post

        I'm curious. Most of the previous comments are from people who are buying articles, not writing them. Is it possible to make a fair income from writing using iwriter as the platform? I've looked at the iwriter site and the payment to writers seems to be very low for the time that would be needed to write a good 500 word article.
        Is it better to use the service just for backlinking? Is anyone making good money from submitting articles at iwriter?
        Answers might help me with a decision or two.

        Thanks,
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        Actually I did a recent case study for my subscribers to show them how much can be made. $100 + days can easily be achieved with a bit of practice.

        The key thing is to get good reviews. Once you have 30 reviews and an average rating of 4.6 or higher, you can take on the elite writing tasks. These pay significantly higher than the standard writer tasks.

        With a bit of practice you should be able to write a 500 word article in 20-30 minutes. These pay around $8 or so at the elite level.

        The other thing worth mentioning is that if you are providing high quality articles, people will often make special requests, which means they want you specifically to write their articles. These pay a bit more too, but the best part is that it can bring in regular work from people who are already happy with your writing style, which means lots of good reviews.

        So with a bit of work and practice, there is money to be made here. You aren't going to get rich from it, but you'll certainly be developing your writing skills which can open other doors, such as creating PLR content to sell or even writing kindle books.
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    Well, some wise guy said, you get what you pay for.
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    • Profile picture of the author christianS
      Well, I just ordered 7 articles and got spun crap within 20 minutes of posting. Is that how it is supposed to work?

      Do you need to request premium writers so that the article is actually usuable or readable?

      If not, than maybe they should make it clearer to the writers what's acceptable and what's not.

      I am honestly confused and this is not what I expected.
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  • Profile picture of the author parsibagan
    The problem is neither with the site nor with Brad & the support team. It is due to wannabe writers who believe that they can write on any topic. I will not be surprised if I posted an article on `How to find the best bride in Mars?' and get an article about it in just a few minutes. However, Brad is keeping a constant watch on these unscrupulous writers and will ban them.
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    • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
      I used to write a lot more on iWriter than I do now. I still have elite status but I find very few listings any more for articles that I want to write. The main problem is that requesters do not understand the system. If you are ordering any volume of articles you need to understand the system from both sides. Try writing a 150 word article for low pay. Should take less than .5 hrs but it will give you a much better understanding.
      The system is not really set up for providing images or including html links (although links can of course be added manually by anyone who can write html by hand), yet people ask for them all the time. Also many people offer to provide additional info once they've hired a writer--big time waster-- place everything in your listing or I (and most other experienced writers) will just skip to the next request.
      iWriter is a system and like any system you need to understand it before you can hope for satisfactory results. One last thing-- if you don't tell us what you want in an article we will probably guess wrong. I remember someone who wanted an article on how to see if there is a warrant against you in Dallas. I wrote him an article on what to do if there was a warrant against you in Dallas because he didn't specify. Today when I see no detail, I just skip your request.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Freeman
    I have used Iwriter and have been very happy with their service. The best way is to use the premium and elite writers unless you want to spend a lot of time requesting rewrites and rejecting articles. If you have the time or hire out the review process then you can weed through the basic writers and find good ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
      I believe that agreement was not designed to prevent you from publishing content you bought and paid for. I suggest you ask your publisher(s) to prepare a release that would satisfy them and then get in touch with Brad Callen.
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        • Profile picture of the author ronr
          If it wasn't meant to read that they can use it exclusively (probably just boilerplate) since it's causing confusion Brad should just modify it.

          Originally Posted by katfood View Post

          I agree! I mean, it plainly says that I can use the content EXCLUSIVELY, even though it's non-transferable. So why would Brad want to keep the rights to my stuff?

          It doesn't make sense to me either.

          Anyway I'm talking with the legal dept. of my fourth publisher. I have my fingers crossed!
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  • Profile picture of the author parsibagan
    @EliteSol13: You'd better remove the last line of your post, since that is a free promotion of your services, which is not allowed in this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author kendido
    You have the option of rejecting the articles and rating the bolt-generating article writers low. I know of a requester who rejected 114 articles before accepting 1.
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    • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
      Originally Posted by kendido View Post

      You have the option of rejecting the articles and rating the bolt-generating article writers low. I know of a requester who rejected 114 articles before accepting 1.
      That's not a good way to operate. If you are rejecting that many then you are probably looking for a higher quality article than you ordered. You should go up a price level or two. Also, no one with any experience will write for you as they won't want to risk their time or their ratings (especially true with longer articles). I wrote for a few idiots when I first started, who penalized me for their inability to give clear directions. I would now need to write over 250 articles all with 5.0 ratings, in order to get from 4.6+ to 4.85 so I could write elite plus articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    Granted I'm biased (because I charge what I'm worth), but IMHO you're just wasting your money on those sites. You will very rarely get the level of quality you need to rank these days. You're going to get keyword stuffed, low-quality fluff, because that's what $7.50 per 500 words is worth.

    As the guy above me pointed out, sending 100 articles back only to accept one is very inefficient. Time is money. Pony up for high-quality from the get-go.

    Also, these sites prey on the desperate.
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  • Profile picture of the author concerro
    I have had some crappy writing(bad grammar and rushed content). However I have also had good content. I had to go find my own pictures, and handle hyperlinks plus a little editing, but that is time I don't have to spend writing. I do normally write my own articles, but it is nice to know iwriter is there. If you dont want to spend a lot of time editing content then I suggest the higher rated writers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dex88
    If the issue is bad grammar or copying something from the Internet, then that is definitely the writers fault. However if you are hiring a writer for the first time, it would be best to tell that person all of your expectations or if you have certain preferences on how a particular article should be written. Otherwise it is likely that you will just get disappointed.
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  • Profile picture of the author nmwf
    Jeez. This site just can't catch a break. I don't know how it manages, especially since it gets hammered from both sides!
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    • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
      Originally Posted by nmwf View Post

      Jeez. This site just can't catch a break. I don't know how it manages, especially since it gets hammered from both sides!
      haha... Yeah, you can see it's tough to please everyone :-)

      iWriter does well because the vast majority of users are VERY happy, which is why it writes more articles, employees more writers, and serves more satisfied users than any article writing service on the planet. iWriter has an extremely high re-order rate. Those using the service over and over are growing their businesses, not complaining in a forum saying they got banned (which is always for a very good reason). And it's those customers we work hard at serving.

      Anyone could create an account on a forum and post a negative comment about some product or service and it's almost always going to draw a crowd of complainers. Forums always always always breed negativity and hearsay. Spend 5 minutes in the Warrior forum and you'll quickly see that to be the case. More often than not they are a far cry from reality. I'm sure you already know this, but it's worth saying for those that might be new to the "internet marketing world".
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      • Profile picture of the author Lukas
        Just signed up and put in a support ticket. I have X amount as a balance and ordered exactly X dollar amount (same as balance) for articles but it says funds are not sufficient.

        Now that is just a horrible experience and then all I see are foreign named writers.
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        • Profile picture of the author parsibagan
          Originally Posted by Lukas View Post

          Just signed up and put in a support ticket. I have X amount as a balance and ordered exactly X dollar amount (same as balance) for articles but it says funds are not sufficient.

          Now that is just a horrible experience and then all I see are foreign named writers.
          1) Do you judge the capability of a writer by his/her name/country?

          2) "But `it' says" Whom do you mean by `it' and does it really speak?
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  • Profile picture of the author jmwang
    I feel that the iWriter is good for many especially for those people whose native language is not english!
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  • Profile picture of the author bonvideo
    Just to put some BALANCE.
    I also know of some people rejecting articles systematically but using them anyway on their sites thereafter so SCAM goes both sides I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    The quality from these sites will be terrible 9 out of 10 times. That is the bottom line. The writers simply are not motivated enough to produce quality, and these sites use scare tactics to enforce it. You can't force quality. It doesn't work that way.

    Also, this thread is full of obvious shill posts.

    See below.
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