Accounting and Payoffs
Rules, Legalities, Terms of Service
Registration and Personal Information / Settings
All About OpenOrders
Revisions and Rejections
Communicating with Clients
How does Textbroker work?
Textbroker is a mediator between writers and content clients. US citizens and residents can register as an author at Textbroker. Unfortunately, we cannot accept other countries at this time. We are working on a global solution and will update our site when we have more information for you.
To become an author, simply sign up on our website. When you confirm your e-mail address, you will be directed to submit a short application article. Some services, especially Yahoo! and Hotmail, may screen our e-mail address, so please check your junk mailbox for your confirmation e-mail. Your initial submission will set your preliminary quality classification and give you access to our pool of hundreds of client orders (OpenOrders).
Each of your articles will be rated by Textbroker’s editorial team. We place a hold on your account after the first five articles are written so that we can ensure that your rating corresponds to your talent. We want you to have access to all of the appropriate quality levels.
As you write for clients, they may request you specifically for orders. Textbroker allows you to accept this kind of work as a DirectOrder. As an author, you can set your own word price for DirectOrders. You can even specify different price points for each client who wants to work with you. You can contact clients and negotiate prices using our internal messaging system.
Textbroker ensures a most comfortable work flow for authors. We do much of the marketing and administrative work so that you can concentrate on writing. Our work flow includes:<br>
Textbroker’s client base is international and diverse. Not all of our clients are native English speakers. To guarantee a fair evaluation, all articles are rated by Textbroker’s internal editorial staff. Clients can also submit a rating, but it is intended rather as a feedback for the author and does not influence the decision of our editorial staff.
Each and every article is given a rating to ensure that any changes in your work are accurately reflected to our clients. The quality of an article ranges from 2 to 5 stars, whereas 2 is the lowest and 5 is the highest possible rating. Your shown quality rating is the average rating of your last 5 articles.
What is an OpenOrder?
An OpenOrder is an order sent to the entire pool of authors that meet or exceed the client’s quality requirements. OpenOrders are visible to many authors at once. When you preview an OpenOrder, it is momentarily removed from the order pool. If you decline the order, it will go back into the pool, where other authors can see and accept the assignment. If you are working on an OpenOrder and cancel it for any reason, the order will go back into the pool, where another author can take it. Please be extremely careful about canceling OpenOrders if you have started work.
What is a TeamOrder?
A TeamOrder is available to all members of a team. Like an OpenOrder, the first team member to claim the article locks it for writing. If the team member does not complete the order within the processing time, it returns to the team for another member to complete.
TeamOrder prices are set by the client and are valid for all orders for that team, regardless of any DirectOrder pricing you may have with that client.
What is a DirectOrder?
A DirectOrder offers our clients the possibility to assign their orders directly to one single author. As an author, you can set your own word price for DirectOrders. You can even specify different price points for each client who wants to work with you. You can contact clients and negotiate prices using our internal messaging system.
The minimum price per word for an OpenOrder is $0.015 USD and Textbroker charges the client a 30% commission on all DirectOrders.
Usually, a client will contact you if they are impressed with your work. However, if you truly enjoyed the subject, feel free to contact the client via our internal messaging system to offer your services via DirectOrder.
How is the final price calculated for a DirectOrder?
In order to set your prices competitively and avoid confusion, you should know all the components of the client's final cost.
The client's cost for a DirectOrder is the author’s rate plus a 30% Textbroker commission. For Example: If your price per word is $0.02 USD then the client’s final price would be $0.026 USD per word. ($0.02 USD + 30% Textbroker commission).
Additionally,the client pays a flat fee of $0.30 USD per order for all orders, Direct or Open. This fee covers Copyscape and other small, fixed costs.
These fees only are shown on the client’s page. You will always be reimbursed the full amount of the price you set.
I've submitted my article. Now what?
Once you've submitted your article, it is checked for duplicate content by our filters. You may be asked by Textbroker staff to revise your article to make it unique. You have 24 hours to complete these revision requests.
Once the article has passed the duplicate content check, it goes to the client. The client has three days to accept the article or ask for a revision. If the client doesn't take action after three days, your article is automatically accepted by our system on the fourth day.
When an article is accepted, your Textbroker account is automatically credited. You can see your earnings for each article under "Assignments - Statistics" and your total current earnings under "Account - Pay-Off." For more information on pay-offs and transfers to your PayPal account, see the "Accounting and Payoffs" section of this FAQ.
When will I get e-mail from Textbroker?
All communication with Textbroker happens via e-mail. Please put firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com on your safe list to ensure prompt delivery of important notifications, such as:
- receiving a DirectOrder
- article revision requests
- Textbroker detects an infringement of copyright
- refusal of an article by a client or Textbroker
- article acceptance by a client
- article rating by Textbroker
- receiving a message via the Textbroker messaging system
- news and updates from Textbroker (blog posts, program upgrades)
We do not send out e-mails when new OpenOrders come into the system. Please check our website often since we get new orders in every day.
How many orders can I accept?
You can accept one OpenOrder at a time. As soon as you complete your first order, you can immediately select your next OpenOrder. There are no limits on the number of articles you can write per day.
You can also accept one TeamOrder out of all the teams that you are a member of at a time. As soon as you finish your TeamOrder, you can select your next TeamOrder. You can select one order from any team that you are a member of.
You can accept as many DirectOrders as you receive. DirectOrders are shown only to you. When you accept the order, the processing time starts ticking. If you accept three DirectOrders with a 1-day processing time, all three articles will be due the next day. Please plan your articles appropriately.
Can I have more than one account?
No. In order to accurately report your tax information to the IRS, each author can only have one account.