Saturday, September 1, 2012
Textbroker is a great writing company to get started with. I have personally worked for them with excellent results.
Signing up for Textbroker is as easy as providing your name and email address. Textbroker will then ask for a short article. Normally, I don't like doing sample articles for people when I have plenty of online samples they can review, but it is worth it if you are new to the field. Your article will be graded with either a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. In my experience the company almost always starts writers out with a 3.
Your number determines which pool of article titles you can choose from. Obviously, the higher your number, the higher you get paid per word. It only took me 4 articles before the company bumped me up to a level 4.
What I like about Textbroker is that you get to choose which titles you want to write. The rates are also clearly displayed so there is no guessing about what you will be paid.
Once you've proven yourself, you can try to join some Teams. TeamOrders usually pay more per word. You may also get a DirectOrder from a client if he likes previous work you've completed.
Paypal is the designated form of payment. Paypal will pay weekly, but you have to remember to request payout.