Written by Marcus Dean, a freelance writer for Textbroker.
What is Textbroker? Is it legit?
If you want to make some extra money and know how to write well, Textbroker can be a great place to do it. Textbroker is a content mill that pays writers by the word and is completely legit. Clients submit requests for articles through the website, and the requests are posted as jobs that are offered to writers at different skill levels. Writers are ranked from 2 stars to 5 stars based on a writing evaluation conducted upon registration. I have been paid numerous times by the company, and it has been nice earning a little extra money while doing something I love.
What is the Sign-Up Process?
Signing up for Textbroker is straightforward. After you register on the website, you will be required to submit a sample article of at least 200 words on a topic of your choice. Editors will review the sample article at Textbroker, and they will assign you an author rating ranging from 2 to 5 stars.
Rate of Pay
Depending on your star rating, the rate of pay will vary. It ranges from 2-star writers who are paid 0.7 cents per word to 5-star writers who get 5.0 cents per word. I’ve made between $2.50 to $25 per hour article in the past. It’s possible to make more money by joining a writing team or completing direct orders. Direct orders pay a minimum of 2.0 cents per word, and team orders pay at least 1.755 cents per word.
Payoneer is the preferred method for Textbroker to pay authors. Once you request a payout, it will be transferred to Payoneer and then to your bank account within a day or two. Payouts are processed twice a week, Sunday and Wednesday. I’ve never had any problems being paid from Textbroker or Payoneer.
Navigating the site can be tricky at first. There are five main sections, but the two I use the most are the ‘Assignment’ and ‘Account’ tabs. The ‘Assignment’ section is where you can find and write orders for clients. The ‘Account’ tab is where you can request a payout and change your account’s settings.
Using Textbroker has some pros and cons.
|• It’s simple to register.||• You don’t get a byline for any of the articles you write.|
|• Easy to request a payout.||• At times it can be hard to find articles to write.|
|• Fun if you enjoy typing.||• It can be difficult to improve your star-rating as a writer.|
|• Easy to earn a few hundred dollars a month just for writing.|
I wouldn’t rely on Textbroker as a main source of income, but it has been a wonderful place for me to make some extra money without leaving my house.
Should You Work for Textbroker?
It’s nice to earn money from my home while doing something that I enjoy. I can make $50 a week just by typing one or two articles a day. However, I wish that they did more author reviews so I could become a 4-star writer. There are always more jobs available for 4 and 5-star writers. Also, I know it’s a content mill, but it would be nice every once in a while to receive a byline for my work. It can feel tedious to write an amazing blog post for a client and know that they are going to take the credit for it.