Made my first $100 on iWriter. $105.16 to be exact.

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First of all, I'm not trying to promote iWriter whatsoever, so iWriter haters...you win.

I'm just giving you an update on my personal journey with them.

Well, I started with iWriter a long time ago, but couldn't stand the standard rate--$2 for a highly well written article?! Uh please.

Fast forward 2 years and I'm back on iWriter, and I even invested in the Fast-Track program for $147. Got my test articles reviewed and passed with flying colors. However, due to my previous low ratings (don't try to spin your articles), I couldn't get to Elite, but remained at Premium. Read more below how I overcame this. Fast Track is a joke btw.

But I persisted. $4.46 isn't so bad for a 500 word article.

So I worked with it and wrote 4 articles per day which you can do the math. 4x$4.46 = $17.84 * 7 = $124.88 per week, which is for me (a newb) an amazing achievement.

Now everyday wasn't always perfect, so I didn't make that $124.88 but did make $105.16 for that week.


What did I do?


I wrote quality and unique articles for $4.46. That's it. No spun content whatsoever. Okay maybe a little, but they were manually spun to make perfect sense to the average reader. Don't get me wrong, my clients requested for such. So I delivered.

I also found a few rare clients who would accept mediocre content like stuff you would use for PBN networks, which had made my work all the more fun and profitable. And I would get immediate 5 stars from these clients, for spending less than 30 minutes to spin a few 300 word articles.

Now if only I had found them earlier, I think I wouldn't have to spend that $147 for the Fast Track program. I would have only spent $37.50!!!

Conclusion
Well, I hope some of you were encouraged by my success. I'm only making $4.46 atm, but will soon go up to $8.10 fairly soon. I can easily make $80 per day, but choose not to because I'm just that lazy, so I'll stick with half, which is more than enough for my bills at the moment.

I know iWriter may not be a solution for you, but again, this was just an update on my personal journey, and I can say that it has truly worked for me. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author kilco16
    Nice one, it's hard to find good article writers that produce good content at a reasonable price
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  • Profile picture of the author honestim
    Hey

    Congratulations on that success! It's an amazing feat and the fact is you are already quite a way into a a tunnel called "SUCCESS" where growth is just not linear. Stick to what works for you and work hard, help others and make a boat load of money.

    Best
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    No spun content whatsoever. Okay maybe a little, but they were manually spun to make perfect sense to the average reade
    Thanks for the heads up... Never tried iWriter but I don't think I will be trying them anytime soon.

    Nice one, it's hard to find good article writers that produce good content at a reasonable price
    There are good writers everywhere, you just have to keep an eye out for them, and employ them when you need writing. There are plenty of college educated writers in poor countries that are willing to write for a nominal fee.
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    • Profile picture of the author hydride
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      Thanks for the heads up... Never tried iWriter but I don't think I will be trying them anytime soon.
      It all depends on how you instruct your writers actually. Choose Premium and Elite writers only. And give clear instructions on how you want the article to be written. I love clients who give clear and detail instructions, rather than just, "write about [keyword]." I tend to steer clear from those.

      There's more into it, but you will almost always get great and unspun articles written. Granted there are pretty bad writers, I understand, but we don't live in a perfect system and it's always trial and error for me before I find the perfect kind of writer.

      You're right about foreign writers, too. Odesk for example. You could find great writers for cheap. iWriter's the same. I'm just more use to it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
        Originally Posted by hydride View Post

        It all depends on how you instruct your writers actually. Choose Premium and Elite writers only. And give clear instructions on how you want the article to be written. I love clients who give clear and detail instructions, rather than just, "write about [keyword]." I tend to steer clear from those.

        There's more into it, but you will almost always get great and unspun articles written. Granted there are pretty bad writers, I understand, but we don't live in a perfect system and it's always trial and error for me before I find the perfect kind of writer.

        You're right about foreign writers, too. Odesk for example. You could find great writers for cheap. iWriter's the same. I'm just more use to it.
        I'm sure they have their share of good writers. I think you have to love writing to make a full time income doing it. There are tons of wirters who just want to make a living, so they use whatever shortcut there is, to produce articles. The ones that love to write can probably produce 2,3, maybe more articles per hour.

        At those rates, I'm guessing the more efficient your are, the more you make. Maybe you can cut your writing time in half by using speech to text software?
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
          Congrats! Persistence pays off.
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        • Profile picture of the author hydride
          Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

          I'm sure they have their share of good writers. I think you have to love writing to make a full time income at it. There are tons of wirters who just want to make a living, so they use whatever shortcut there is, to produce articles. The ones that love to write can probably produce 2,3, maybe more articles per hour.

          At those rates, I'm guessing the more efficient your are, the more you make. Maybe you can cut your writing time in half by using speech to text software?
          Never thought of speech to text. That is a great idea!
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          • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
            Originally Posted by hydride View Post

            Never thought of speech to text. That is a great idea!
            Try it dude, it will cut your time in half. It will make writing easier, and could double your weekly income. That's is something I would do, except I hate writing
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            • Profile picture of the author fosu
              when iWriter start to recruit and open door to anyone good on writing, I think year ago or more, I took the test that time and failed, I thought I was smart enough, I just spun the article and submitted, so I got the answer within couple of hours FAILED. if you have achieve the bar $100 weekly, it's not big money weekly but can help a lot.

              if you are lazy like you said, you will stay in the $100 weekly, probably less.....
              be active and double this amount, I am sure it will make some different for you....

              Good luck to your success!!!
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              • Profile picture of the author hydride
                Originally Posted by fosu View Post

                when iWriter start to recruit and open door to anyone good on writing, I think year ago or more, I took the test that time and failed, I thought I was smart enough, I just spun the article and submitted, so I got the answer within couple of hours FAILED. if you have achieve the bar $100 weekly, it's not big money weekly but can help a lot.

                if you are lazy like you said, you will stay in the $100 weekly, probably less.....
                be active and double this amount, I am sure it will make some different for you....

                Good luck to your success!!!
                Bummer about your failed spun content. Thanks! I'll attempt to scale as many of the users here have said.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
        Originally Posted by hydride View Post

        It all depends on how you instruct your writers actually. Choose Premium and Elite writers only. And give clear instructions on how you want the article to be written. I love clients who give clear and detail instructions, rather than just, "write about [keyword]." I tend to steer clear from those.

        There's more into it, but you will almost always get great and unspun articles written. Granted there are pretty bad writers, I understand, but we don't live in a perfect system and it's always trial and error for me before I find the perfect kind of writer.

        You're right about foreign writers, too. Odesk for example. You could find great writers for cheap. iWriter's the same. I'm just more use to it.
        Good advice here.

        I've been using iWriter for a while now and once you get a decent list of 'Favourite' writers the service is great.

        In fact, I was that impressed that I decided to write an article about it on my blog

        Moving away again from selfless promotion, it did take me a bit of time to get a collection of writers together.

        A really good thing about iWriter is that you can reject articles if you're not happy with the content or ask for a rewrite from the author.

        Rejection is great but you need to keep an eye on the percentage of articles you accept or decent authors tend to stay away.

        Asking for a rewrite gives you a good chance to see if an author can follow instructions, even if it is the second time around..

        All in all quite a good service, for me anyway!

        I'll have to give you a go Hydride, always on the lookout for good writers.

        Cheers

        Jon
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    • Profile picture of the author webcosmo
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      Thanks for the heads up... Never tried iWriter but I don't think I will be trying them anytime soon.

      There are good writers everywhere, you just have to keep an eye out for them, and employ them when you need writing. There are plenty of college educated writers in poor countries that are willing to write for a nominal fee.
      Unfortunately for them, yes. In my oppinion, writing original good content is worth more than $4 ...
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnRyserson
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    That's a great win and congratulations on your first taste of internet success.

    You should consider creating your own site and writing content for it and begin building a second stream of income in addition to iWriter.
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  • Profile picture of the author dannyberk
    Congrats!!!

    Now its time to scale up...
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  • I was on the top of iWriter a LONG time ago making $100+ per day. Yes, it is an amazing way to make a big income. I would recommend anybody here to get started with iWriter considering how easy it is. I was making BIG money as a writer on there, and I am in no way a professional writer.

    I still remember when I earned $30 in a single hour on iWriter. And no, those articles weren't spun or poorly written.

    Great job OP! It's nice to see people getting themselves out there on this site even until now. Continue on, and keep writing more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pedro Lopes
    Hmmm.. I can be quite the writer when I'm in the mood, but I don't think I can make the time for this..

    Congrats on your success!
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  • Profile picture of the author Wordsmith911
    Congrats on your success, mate. So far I know, the usual perception about iWriter is that it is not contractor-friendly at all. I read this review a few months back where the guy (presumably a native US writer) complained that sometimes a buyer would not give a good feedback score to deserving writers only to make sure that they don't get promoted to the elite level.

    But I am glad that you punched those obstacles right in the face and nailed what you had aimed for.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyAndroid
    What is "spun" content? Generated by software?
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    • Profile picture of the author Lena Williams
      Originally Posted by LuckyAndroid View Post

      What is "spun" content? Generated by software?
      I don't think these spun contents are software generated. Software generated spun contents does not make much sense while reading and nobody would like to spend money in such crap.
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      • Profile picture of the author hydride
        Originally Posted by LuckyAndroid View Post

        What is "spun" content? Generated by software?
        Originally Posted by Lena Williams View Post

        I don't think these spun contents are software generated. Software generated spun contents does not make much sense while reading and nobody would like to spend money in such crap.
        That's right. When I said spun, I guess I should have said manually spun which is different from the traditional spun or "automated spinning." I don't want to argue spun or original, because like I mentioned, some of my clients don't mind spun content as long as it was manually spun (which makes sense). iWriter also gives you the option of spintax or original also. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Have you tried Textbroker also? I think if your a 4 star writer on there you get $7 for a 500 word article which is quite a bit more than iWriter.
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  • Profile picture of the author dgui123451
    Congrats buddy. IWriter is a good place to make money if you have writing skills, but from my experience there are very few Elite level projects available at any point in time and problem is the bunch of elite projects that you see when you are NOT and elite write is just to entice you pay for the upgrade – you won’t see so many projects once you’ve worked your way up.
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  • Profile picture of the author jay5x
    Thats great stuff bro! You are even making more than $4 per article on fiverr!
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyAndroid
    Is the "test" very difficult, or is it just writing on some provided topics and judged on the quality of these submissions? This seems like a good way to get back in the habit of writing a lot, even if it isn't on topics I am particularly interested in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    Yes, I have heard a lot about this service, developing great content can be a challenge but it can also be rewarding, just keep at it, it you write it they will come,
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    Congrats! For your success,
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  • Profile picture of the author artflair
    Congratz!
    Did you ever try to sell articles of Fiverr?
    A standard price is $5 (you make $4) for 100-300 words...
    Of course there are people that are willing to write much more but quality writers can put their prices easily!
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    • Profile picture of the author hydride
      Originally Posted by artflair View Post

      Congratz!
      Did you ever try to sell articles of Fiverr?
      A standard price is $5 (you make $4) for 100-300 words...
      Of course there are people that are willing to write much more but quality writers can put their prices easily!
      Art
      I haven't tried writing (specially) on Fiverr. It's just my personal opinion, but I think the market there is too tough. There are too many good writers and too many new writers, that its difficult to find clients, even on Buyer's Request.

      I still like Fiverr for its quality, but as a writer on iWriter, I love the fact that there are always articles to write on a first-come-first-serve basis, so finding clients is not that difficult. Plus, I make $4.46 per article.
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  • Profile picture of the author evakent256
    Can Iwriter pay my bills? Or should I keep my day job?
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    • Profile picture of the author hydride
      Originally Posted by evakent256 View Post

      Can Iwriter pay my bills? Or should I keep my day job?
      Are you a good writer? How about write and keep your day job?
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    • Profile picture of the author Wordsmith911
      Originally Posted by evakent256 View Post

      Can Iwriter pay my bills? Or should I keep my day job?

      Depends on what your long-term ambitions are.

      How about trying other freelancing platforms like Elance, Odesk and Freelancer? Unlike iWriter, you can nail projects with longer/more-flexible deadline on these sites. That way you can keep your day job and simultaneously build a decent clientele that serves as an alternate source of earning. Once you have one, you can quit your day job.

      Strategic planning and smart work are the keys here. All the best
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  • Profile picture of the author Efficacious
    It's nice to see how easy people can make money online and I would like to congratulate you with this achievement. BUT. But in my opinion, for that kind of job your earnings is way too low. The problem is that Indians and other people from east that can speak and write in English pretty well have lowered prices in a Global niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard King
    Hydride,

    Send me a pm with some example articles you have written, I might have a job for you on some bulk articles i need writing.

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  • Profile picture of the author Racquel_McFarlane07
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    Congratulations! I'm glad all of your hard work paid off and that you didn't give up
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    • Profile picture of the author CliffUK
      Well done on your initial success! It's great to read threads like this.

      Persistence does work! Many would have given up or not tried so hard to see these results, so credit to you for that.

      Best wishes for the rest of your career too. Just one word of caution, dont put all your eggs into one basket. See what you can also do on the other sites that have been suggested which will broaded your exposure to buyers and add to your experiences and writing credentials.

      Thanks for sharing your success!!
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    Congrats bro ... gr8 success
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    Awesome, big up you. Now that is what I call taking action. Refreshing to see. I tried iwriter in the past but thought it wasn't really worth it. Nice to see people are making money weekly there. Wish you much success in your freelancing.
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