Writing For Money

@erikmama (12931)
United States
December 13, 2010 12:36am CST
This is for anyone who is a member of textbroker.com,or who would like to comment!! I am a member of the site, currently a 4-star writer.I make about $150 per week writing for them~about 30 hours per week.I know it isn't the best, but it is decent to me. I've read several "articles"on the web claiming the site pays way to low for writers,so I am wondering what you think.As a level 4 writer I earn 1.5 cents each word... Is this to little pay?What sites pay more than this? I like the site because it is easy to write for.Allof your articles are accepted,instead of hoping it is bought. What sites do you write for?How much do you make each article?What do you think of Textbroker and the way/amounts that they pay?
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@jadking (69)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
I am interested. This is actually why I joined myLot in the first place, because I want to make money out of writing. I am interested in becoming a member of this other website, but I do not have anything on me. I'm totally broke. So, I cannot pay for any membership fees or whatnot. Is this site one of those that'll require a fee? If it won't require any membership payment, I want in!
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@erikmama (12931)
• United States
13 Dec 10
I will NEVER pay a fee to join anything that is suppose to earn me money.I feel that the majority of these type offers are scams.So no, Textbroker does not require any fees to join.It is for U.S.members only, and you have to submit a sample of your writing when you join to receive a classification. Go check out their web site and see what you think! It works for me!
@erikmama (12931)
• United States
14 Dec 10
Sorry, Scully,the only sites that I am aware of for non U.S.are Bukista, Triond,and Reviewstream.None of those are scams, but the earnings aren't asgood.But it is something.Good luck to you!
• Philippines
31 Dec 10
Wow, reviewstream is really good! I only had to write one review, and I got paid $2.5 already!!! This is definitely not a scam, thank you erikmama! Too bad though I can't post my referral link here, to abide by the TOS. But you guys should join this site, it's real cool!
• United States
13 Dec 10
I write mainly on Helium. It pays for views mainly but also you can earn up front payments. I like the fact that my articles will continue to earn day in and day out if people look at them. My best article has earned over $40 in the last year and a half.
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@erikmama (12931)
• United States
14 Dec 10
I also write for Helium.It is a great web site, and I love the fact that there are so many different topics to choose from.It is much easier to write when it is something that you are interested in.I rotate my time between the two sites. Many of my articles are the upfront payment titles.I also like writing to the empty titles.Currently I have 4 starts with them.I'll be glad to get that 5th star!! What articles have you written or what is your name on Helium??I'd be glad to read some of your stuff! $40 is great for just one article!
@GardenGerty (100530)
• United States
14 Dec 10
My daughter writes for Textbroker and she likes it. I was writing for a private broker from another company. Even when he upped his pay recently, it was not as much as for Textbroker. I am sure there are other places to do freelance writing, but I do not know where they are, and I do not want to bid on them. I am approved at a 3 for Textbroker, but I have not ever written anything for them. I guess if people think it does not pay enough, they need to let you know where you can do better, with as much security.
@erikmama (12931)
• United States
14 Dec 10
Gery,get out the pen and start writing!! With 3 stars it doesn't take long at all to earn some extra cash, and even if you aren't devoting as much time as me it is still a fast and easy way to get a few dollars in your pocket. What company were you writing for, if you do not mind my asking?? I have just read various articles saying it was low payment.I know that even on Helium there Marketplace articles pay nicely,but those articles must be accepted.I like that most articles on Textbroker are accepted.
• United States
13 Dec 10
I have never heard of that site is it easy? I would like to try it but is it okay to join for people in the United States?
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@erikmama (12931)
• United States
14 Dec 10
Yes,Textbroker is for residents of the U.S.only.As far as easy goes,it varies.Most of the time the articles are reviews of products or entries for a web site,so if you enjoy this type of thing, then I think you would enjoy the site.But it is free and easy to join,so it never hurts to go and check it out and then you can decide for yourself what you think! Best of luck to you!
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 10
I have an interest in writing myself and I'm alway open-minded about having a look at new writing sites. I don't know anything about Textbroker but I'm now inclined to take a look at this site as a result of what you have mentioned. At present I favour My Lot above all else although I do have articles published on websites like Triond and Helium but I'm struggling to make any kind of income on those sites. Still, I guess the thing to do is to keep on writing and I have the intention of improving and submitting further articles. Andrew
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@erikmama (12931)
• United States
14 Dec 10
Textbroker is pretty cool. I learbnd about it from MyLot myself,and have been happily writing for them for a few months now. It is for U.S.members only, but for me not being on the professional level of writing am excited to make what I do. I am currently a level 4 writer, and have 4 stars on Helium as well, so my earnings for them are good.I do put in the hours though, as of course you cant make what you would online at a regular 9 to 5.But I am satisfied, I dont have to worry about daycare,gas,or getting out, so it is all good.And hopefully I can write my Internet bill off at tax time!! Goiod luck to you!
• United States
13 Dec 10
I have only written for one site so far, and I only started a couple days ago. The don't pay near what you are getting paid, I don't think. Let's see, if you write a 200 word article, you can get paid between $1 and $2.50. How much is that. They pay depending on how good they think it is.
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@erikmama (12931)
• United States
13 Dec 10
What is the site that you write for? I have never heard of a site paying like that. Textbroker pays 1.5 cents for each word you write...So it isn't bad! 200 words can earn about $3.20,but the majority of their articles are 300 to 400 words,so about $5 to $6 per article.I am satisfied, but I have seen so many others who say that it is low balling money for writers.I am not professional,took any college coursees,etc.,so I can not complain at alL!
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
15 Dec 10
I actually haven't given textbroker a try yet because I'm still working with Helium and trying to earn my first payment from them before I add another site into the mix. However, I don't think it sounds like a bad deal at all that you get paid by the word that you write. As of right now I am liking the residual that you are able to get on Helium. However, I'm still not so sure about their new way of paying for writing upfront.
@erikmama (12931)
• United States
19 Dec 10
I like both sites. helium pays less than Textbroker, but writing for it is so much fun because you are always free to choose what you want to write about. Once you have accumulated a few stars with Helium the pay gets much better, but still, Textbroekr is better. Sometimes the subjecxts to choose from wtih Textbroker are horrendous. Payday loans has been a biigies for me here latley. But as long as their is money, I am ok with it. How man articles have you gottn written to Helium now? How are you enjoying it? It is great to do on a part time basis to supplement your income.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Jan 11
I was looking into Helium too. How do you go about writing the articles on the subjects that they require? Do you just do the research online and rewrite articles?
@peavey (16834)
• United States
14 Dec 10
I write for Textbroker, too, and I like it there. I don't spend as much time on it as you do, though. The pay is fairly low for decent writing, but the work is always there and, as you said, it's practically guaranteed that your work won't be rejected. I've turned down requests to rewrite because a particular client was very picky and wanted another two hours worth of work for around $5. I decided I couldn't afford that. For those who may not know, Textbroker is a broker between writers and web sites that need content. You will not have a byline - the client will own the work completely and may claim it as his/her own with no further input from you. You will probably never even know where the work is displayed.
@erikmama (12931)
• United States
19 Dec 10
So what would good pay for writing be? I love Textbroker and am verys atisfied with what I make, but of course if there is more money to be made, I wanna know about it!! I think overall it is one of the best sites that someonc can write for. Theres always a great deal of subject matter ro choose from and always work. Pay is every two weeks just like a regular job, and if you put a bit of effor t into it, you can make a decent amoutn. I was not aware that it all was web content. Nor that it all went to the client who purchases it, though I have noticed that a lot o clinets do put that in their instructions.
@peavey (16834)
• United States
20 Dec 10
A lot of online writing pays poorly, especially places like that and what they call "content mills" like Associated Content, Helium and so on. Any web site that does more than copy itself from a paper product needs content. Go to any search engine and type in "writer's markets" and you'll find lists of places that pay for content. Here's one I found quickly: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art1489.asp Look around; you'll be surprised at the possibilities if you're any kind of writer at all.
• United States
15 Dec 10
Hey erikmama, Would you be interested in putting your writing talent to work in order to create wealth for yourself without having to pay one red cent out of pocket? If you are just reply to this post. Kindest regards, Dave
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Jan 11
Hi Davey - could you please pm me the information on what you are talking about? I have sent you a friend request. Thank you.
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
14 Dec 10
i haven't heard about this site before... 1.5 cents for each word is pretty good for me and if you can earn $150 that is really really good... i'm not a good writer... that's why i can't earn my living by writing... i hope i am a good writer... that way, i can earn more money online... good luck and keep on writing... take care and have a nice day...
@erikmama (12931)
• United States
14 Dec 10
I do not think I am a good writer either.But my skills improve each day the more I write.You have to get out there and do it and see what otehrs think of your work.There are all sorts of ways to improve your writing fairly quickly,too, and if it is something that you enjoy doing, I really encourage you to give it a shot.
@Itulung (107)
• India
13 Dec 10
wow.... 1.5 cents for each word is good. And it's a good news if they accept any article.
@erikmama (12931)
• United States
14 Dec 10
It sounds good to me, and I can not complain! I do not like to waste my time writing in hopes that the article si accepted,so I love my Textbroker!
• India
13 Dec 10
I have not used textbroker yet. But its a good one. I have used Helium and they they have a good pay rate. Triond and shvoong is also good.
@erikmama (12931)
• United States
14 Dec 10
Helium is great to to write for because there is always something to write about that interests you.I also love the upfront payments and empty title bonuses that they offer. I still write fot them along with Textbroker. Never heard of the other site that you mentioned, but will check it out!
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
$150 a week is $600 hundred a month, you can already make a living out of it. I'm not a good writer but this post of yours certainly make me want to be a writer as soon as possible . Is there a referral system that you can earn from so I can join under you.
@erikmama (12931)
• United States
14 Dec 10
I can not complain.It isn't as much money as you would need to not work something else, but it is enough that I am happy with it.No, no referal links.Just go to www.textbroker.com and register.You will have to submit a sample writing article s to get a writing level,then yo can start earning.You can get paid twice per month as long as you have $10 in your account.Good luck to yoU!
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
well for me its not that cheap especially if your just an amateur writer like me..thanks for sharing this site to us...i'll check it out=))
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Jan 11
I would love to write for a company like that too but I want to make sure that I'll be earning enough first. I was thinking about joining Textbroker because I had heard good things about them. How many articles do you usually submit a month to earn that amount?