I read about TextBroker.com on Money Saving Mom last week in this post. As someone who loves a side hustle, I was intrigued. $12/hour is pretty decent money, especially when you can work from home and work whenever you want.
So I set up an account and tried it out. Basically, you submit a very short (200 words) writing sample, and then they rank you from 1 to 5. I spent about 5 minutes on the sample with no research, and was ranked at a 4. Then you can start accepting assignments at your rank or lower. You just accept them, write them, and submit. The process is surprisingly fast and easy.
The first day I worked for probably 2 hours to figure things out and write and submit 4 things: 2 very short “articles” and one longer article. The longer one had some real content, but the others were basically just a series of sentences that used certain keywords. You have to write original content, but it doesn’t have to be, you know, mindblowing.
Within a few hours of submitting each one, it was accepted. That means the final user likes it and will pay for it, so you get paid. (Alternatively, they might suggest revisions). Within the next week, Textbroker will rate my submissions from 1-5, and the average of my ratings will be my rating on the site.
So they pay you by paypal and will pay as often as every Friday, or when you request payment. In my 2 hours, I’ve earned just over $20 so far! There are lots of assignment options, so it’s easy to find something to write about. And after you get a reputation on the site, you can raise your per-word rate, or clients can request you directly, which can pay more.
I REALLY wish I’d known about this years ago. I can’t tell you how many jobs I had that paid less than this. And those were jobs I had to get to! Also, how many jobs I had that I could have done this AT THE SAME TIME! Like, when you are babysitting and the kids are asleep, you can increase your rate by $10/hour! Genius.
I’m hoping I’ll be able to earn a good reputation and increase my rates (and speed/understanding of the site) enough to be earning about $20/hr. My feeling is that if I could switch 1 hr/day from web surfing and general laziness to writing these articles, I could learn some stuff and have $20/day to play with that didn’t come from my “real” money at all.
Was I just not enterprising enough to know that stuff like this existed? Kills me! But I guess there’s no point looking back. So, so far, that’s what I know about TextBroker.com. I’ve been surprised how easy it’s been to use, and most of the feedback I’m seeing seems positive. So if you need a little income boost, try it out! If you make $10/hr and work ONE HOUR on weekday mornings, that is $220 a month. Yes please.
Have you used TextBroker? Do you like it? Any tips?
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