Good Site for Writers to get writing jobs

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To all writers (or would-be writers):

If you want to make some money writing, here's a site that I see gets very little mention: Textbroker.com. (no affiliate link whatsoever)

I used to write for Textbroker and was very happy. They pay a fixed rate per word. Their pay rate goes according to writing ability. Starts at Level 2 which gets paid .7 cents per word, level 3 gets about 1.0 cents per word, level 4 gets 1.4 cents and level 5 gets .5 cents per word.

When you sign up, you'll need to submit a small writing sample. They'll give you a star rating; the average is a 3. They continually re-evaluate your rating and will upgrade you if they think you deserve more.

Textbroker pays a lot of attention to your grammar, especially comma usage. They pay about every two weeks (the 5th and the 15th). If I'm not mistaken, I think you need to be from the US to write there, (but don't take my word for it).

So if you're thinking about offering your services as a writer, consider this option. Just google "textbroker review" or something like that and see if it's for you.

Hope this information helps somebody!
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  • Profile picture of the author alphadesign
    Looks like a quite nice site. Thanks for sharing Debbie!
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Thanks, pretty poor rate for the average writers though, incentive to improve I guess! makes sense to get paid more for better writing, though, just hope it's not a rolling standard with too many people applying ratings in different ways. Better than nothing, but I would say it's one of those things you could try if you really need some money and will do anything and do not need thousands and thousands per month.

    If you're a college student or still someone living with family, could be a viable site to do some work for to get a bit of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author DebbieD
    The pay is not great at all. The advantage is that you don't have to go running after writing jobs and clients. You can choose from a list based on topic, number of words, etc.

    You can use it to make some money in 2-3 weeks or to pay for hosting, domains, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
      Originally Posted by DebbieD View Post

      The pay is not great at all. The advantage is that you don't have to go running after writing jobs and clients. You can choose from a list based on topic, number of words, etc.

      You can use it to make some money in 2-3 weeks or to pay for hosting, domains, etc.
      That doesn't sound good if you go with fiverr or similar websites, you are not going after websites, they will be going after you.

      I saw a similar website like fiverr i guess write swap it is only for writing jobs. It could be a good idea as u can call ur price
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      • Profile picture of the author DebbieD
        Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

        That doesn't sound good if you go with fiverr or similar websites, you are not going after websites, they will be going after you.

        I saw a similar website like fiverr i guess write swap it is only for writing jobs. It could be a good idea as u can call ur price
        Textbroker is not like you have a gig and someone needs to order it. It has lists of articles that are needed and just looking for writers to write them.

        Also, if you're not that good of a writer, you can definitely learn there. They actually tell you where you need to improve to get to a higher level.
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      • Profile picture of the author WebPen
        Originally Posted by Danielle Clarke View Post

        Hi DebbieD. Since joining WF last weekend, I've noticed that there are a lot of people coming on here looking for ways to make quick money. Often, they're advised to offer services and writing seems to be considered the No. 1 way to make some quick bucks.

        As a writer, I'm not sure I agree with this advice - writing is not that easy! - but I think your share is a very good one. Sites like Textbroker are a great way to practice the craft of writing for the web and earn while you learn. Then, once you've built up a portfolio and some confidence, you can offer your services elsewhere.

        Just a heads-up for Warriors - Textbroker is US-only.

        Here are some other sites for freelance writers hunting for clients and jobs.

        Where I Hunt For Freelance Jobs
        Hey Daneille,

        Thanks for the share!

        I generally advocate writing and other services as a good way to make some quick money- but I agree it isn't easy.

        I don't think anyone is saying that offering services is easy, but its a bit more guaranteed to make you money in the next few days than ranking a site with SEO or "article marketing" (a.k.a. article directory marketing)
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Fereday
        Originally Posted by Danielle Clarke View Post

        Hi DebbieD. Since joining WF last weekend, I've noticed that there are a lot of people coming on here looking for ways to make quick money. Often, they're advised to offer services and writing seems to be considered the No. 1 way to make some quick bucks.

        As a writer, I'm not sure I agree with this advice - writing is not that easy! - but I think your share is a very good one. Sites like Textbroker are a great way to practice the craft of writing for the web and earn while you learn. Then, once you've built up a portfolio and some confidence, you can offer your services elsewhere.

        Just a heads-up for Warriors - Textbroker is US-only.

        Here are some other sites for freelance writers hunting for clients and jobs.

        Where I Hunt For Freelance Jobs
        Excellent resource list - thanks so much!
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      • Profile picture of the author PhilippaWrites
        Originally Posted by Danielle Clarke View Post

        Just a heads-up for Warriors - Textbroker is US-only.
        There is also a UK textbroker now, at textbroker.co.uk
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    If you wish to register as an author at Textbroker, you must be at least 18 years of age and a citizen or resident of the United States. You must also own a PayPal account so we can transfer your earnings.
    While this may be a good resource for US Citizens, it excludes writers from the rest of the world. For the International community that frequents this forum, this is a very limited resource. However, it was kind of you to post the information as there are a lot of American writers on this forum seeking work.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxminzer
    Absolutely love TextBroker services! They are amazing!
    Best article writing service out there in my opinion.
    Extremely flexible in terms of what price and quality you want

    Great service to become a part of (on the other side)!
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I've heard of Textbroker before from some friends. I think its a great service since they mostly get positive reviews. Writers wanting to earn more income should definitely check the site out.
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    • Profile picture of the author RhondaG
      Textbroker is a great place for fill-in work between better paying assignments, and for practice if you are new, but not a place you would want to write for 40 hours per week.

      Once you write for Textbroker for about 6 months, and possibly write some Fiverr gigs, you will have enough feedback to market yourself for higher paying jobs.

      If you are a writer and don't have a website dedicated to your writing, you certainly need to do so. When you market yourself through forums and other avenues, you need a website to send prospects to, so they can look at your feedback and writing samples.

      Thanks for the share about Textbroker for those who may not have known where to pick up some experience and extra work.
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  • Profile picture of the author RhondaG
    You might try practice at Helium and Yahoo Contributor. I'm not certain, but they may take non-US writers. It's been a long time since writing for them, so I don't remember.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enis
    It sucks that it's US only, I'm sure that people worldwide would benefit from a site like that. But it's good if you are willing to put the work in. Writing a single article or two in a day is not tough, but when you have to do around 30 the it turns into real full-time work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arock
    I have a bone to pick with Textbroker:

    Textbroker lets in too many bait-and-switch type articles (I think that is the best description of these articles. OK, maybe they aren't bait and switch pers se, but the suck).

    There are a number of customers that place "orders" for "Write Me A 70 Word Article On My Website...How To Make Money Writing on the Internet." They set these at level 1 and are getting a lot of free advertising (or very low cost traffic) to their website with very targeted traffic. Really, if you take one of these jobs you are writing a mini-essay, why YOU should spend YOUR money at this guys website.

    Textbroker should get rid of any of these. Otherwise, Textbroker pays horribly across the board.

    Demand Studios is better for a writer getting started out if they aren't bankrupt soon. I think due to their Panda Problems, they may not be hiring right now.

    Lutzi
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  • Profile picture of the author carloru
    I think the rates offered by textbroker are just ridiculous. I am on certain sites where I earn as much as $15 for an article of 500 words. SO I really do not understand why I should spend the same time and effort on another site where the pay is a lot less.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    Triond and bukisa are another good networks where you can make money by writing.However I think the best place to get a highly paid writing jobs are the freelancing marketplaces lie odesk and nowadays in many forums like "warriorforum" you can find those writing jobs.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashloren
    InteractMedia gets my vote. They tend to have much more reasonable pay rates for writers. Why? My guess is because a large percentage of the clients are marketing agencies who are providing content marketing services for their own customers. They tend to pay better, but expect higher quality (always a fair trade). InteractMedia is the freelance writing platform that powers Zerys.com.
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    • Profile picture of the author UncleDearest
      I've used and still use Textbroker writer services and I really like it. Last year my sister was in need of some cash so I turned her onto it. (she won't even attempt IM) Because I wanted her to follow through, I decided to be a writer too.

      For someone who's used to making affiliate sales or is even somewhat successful at internet marketing, it's not a very good money. However, it's absolutely a fantastic stepping stone for those interested in taking their writing skills further.

      I wrote about 30 articles in all, took about 3 months. I was rated a 3. I am sure I could have been a 4 but I had no interest in being that careful about my wording as I was only doing this to see what it was like.

      One of the great things about the service as a writer is you can choose topics you already know, so little research is necessary in those articles.

      I was glad I spent a few months writing for them. I now know what it's like on the other side of the fence and this makes it much easier for me to give directions to the writers I hire now.

      I say if you are new to IM and even have an inclining to write, Go For It! It will get your feet wet in some form of income online which is much better than doing NOTHING!
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilippaWrites
    Textbroker has pretty poor fees for their writers, I'm scaling down what I do there and concentrating elsewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Orator
    I sympathize with writers out there who aren't to keen on being paid pittance for their work. I can understand why someone would do it though, there are times when bills need to be paid. Are you really prepared to risk everything on an untested method of making money? If you know you can write, then sometimes you have no choice but to bite the bullet.
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    • Profile picture of the author PhilippaWrites
      Originally Posted by Orator View Post

      I sympathize with writers out there who aren't to keen on being paid pittance for their work. I can understand why someone would do it though, there are times when bills need to be paid. Are you really prepared to risk everything on an untested method of making money? If you know you can write, then sometimes you have no choice but to bite the bullet.
      Exactly. It's useful to have these sites there for when no other work is coming in, but if I was to try to make a living from them, I'd never sleep.
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