How successful are you on Associated Content and Textbroker?

@snoopyfan (1315)
United States
February 24, 2010 4:57pm CST
Hi I just recently signed on to both of these sites based on them being recommended by a lot of you lotters on here. I am trying to earn extra money on ligit sites. I do enjoy writing but looking at the people on here I am not sure if I would be successful on either one. I just want to write creative stories and have some fun. It seems like a lot of these people are already professional writers. Is that what these sites are geared for? They say no experience and that would be me. I did get my first rating on Textbroker and I got a 2. Can you please let me know if you use these sites and what are the pros and cons of them? If you don't think I have what it takes I won't be offended. I guess seeing all the pros on there is a little scary. It's like what I am doing on here these people are all better than me. Who wants to read my story? It seems if you are in the pro level you can make some decent money. Thanks for you help.
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7 responses
• United States
29 Apr 10
Textbroker can make you some quick cash, but if your work is really good, you should probably stick with AC and maybe use Textbroker as a way to get some new ideas of what to write. AC will offer you better upfront prices if your work is consistently strong, and your page views will continue to earn you money as long as you're a member. Textbroker only offers low one time payments. DirectOrders with Textbroker could be good, but those aren't that easy to come by. Good luck!
@goldie77 (168)
25 May 10
This is very interesting for me as I am just starting out with writing online. I have one article on hubpages and will submit more once I find the time to get photos together as they require minimum 5 photos with an article. I'm applying to damage studios -has anyone heard of them -are they legit? Will look into Textbroker-thanks for all the info and also I have 15 articles with Triond and have earned 17 cents in 3 weeks!!!! if you want to read my blog it's called movingtothailand-goldie77-blogspot.com and you can comment on my writing ability.I'd appreciate it
@goldie77 (168)
25 May 10
have looked into Textbroker and it's no use for me as you have to be a US citizen
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
25 Feb 10
That's cool.. just keep on writing. With AC, I think you can write on just about anything, so you don't have to worry about writing professionally and all that. For Textbroker, I'm not so sure because I'm not so familiar with it. So good luck with your involvements in both sites yeah.
@snoopyfan (1315)
• United States
25 Feb 10
Thanks I will try and see how it goes. I mean it doesn't cost anything to sign up so if it doesn't work out no big deal right?
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
25 Feb 10
Yes, for AC, membership is free..
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
24 Feb 10
Potential for earnings is there, however, creative writing pieces are some of the less acknowledged pieces by readers who just surf onto these sites. Often times when people go onto sites such as AC, they are searching for something in particular; a hot topic. The number of readers that an article draws will depend on how the writer markets the piece, and the interest that it draws from others. If I come across a piece with extremely poor grammar, that claims to be factual but is not, etc, I won't read anything by that particular writer again.
@snoopyfan (1315)
• United States
24 Feb 10
Have you written any of the hot topics. How much time do they give you to do research on the topics?
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
24 Feb 10
I wrote one assignment. It was an article on back to school health tips, and it was rejected because the way that I formatted my list, they considered it a grammar error. After having spent well over eight hours working on the project, I didn't bother to resubmit it. Most of the hot topics end up on AC being given as "assignments". Typically, I don't do them. It's just not my style. I've had some of my creative writing pieces online since 2006, and they've only mustered about 4-6 visitors. On the same account on the same site, I made some photoshop brushes and got hundreds of hits within 24 hours. The amount of time they allot varies from assignment to assignment.
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
16 Mar 10
I've heard of Textbroker by one user before.. read a discussion answer or something.. and the site seems very cool. I might take a look at it later, but I have a gut feeling it is legit and cool.
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
16 Mar 10
OOOppps so so sorry, double entry. Didn't see my previous answered one already.
@Downwindz (2540)
• Netherlands
24 Feb 10
Hello there It certainly depends on what you call successful. I do have readers to my content, but not as many as i wished i have. Some subjects get more readers on other article sites, as each site has a different population of dedicated readers. I have never heard of Textbroker, anything you would like to share about them, or are they US residents only?
@snoopyfan (1315)
• United States
24 Feb 10
I don't know if it's us residents only. I just signed on the other day. I just kept seeing the name from other lotters on here for recommendations. You have to give a brief writing same that's how I got a 2. A good rating is 3. They topics you can choose from and assignments from clients. They tell you the time limit and the price range. You can look at them and see if they are open to everyone. I haven't written a full article for either site yet. Keep checking back I am sure some others will pop in and give better insight than I am.
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I am a member of both ofthese sites and have madea decent amount with both.Textbroker is by far the best one. With AC you really want articles accepted for upfront payment.Sometimes it can be diffucult to come up with new and interesting titels that they are willing to offer upfront payments for. These usually average about $3 to #5 each. Tetbroker pays according to your writing level, but all of the articles start at about $2.You can write as many in a day as you want, and there are always need and exciting orders coming on an all types of subjects. Everyone says there are more sites out there that pay fairly well,but so far Tetbroker has been it for me.
@pastorkayte (2255)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I work for both of these, I am a professional writer as well. With Text broker there are levels of writing you can have which is 1 through 5, if you have a two you can write on levels 1 and 2 which incidently is where many of the buyers post their jobs anyway so you will be fine there. However associated is not so easy, if you want upfront pay. You will need to be up to a much higher standard for them to accept your work for upfront pay. I have had quite a few of my articles pass through but I really had to work on making my writing better to get there.