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What does Textbroker pay to their freelance authors?

Textbroker offers authors several options to earn money online. Based on your content quality, our editors rate your articles between 2 and 5 stars. Since Textbroker regularly reviews and rates your articles, it is possible to continuously increase your rating and earn more for each word you write. You are your own boss!

Your earnings at a glance

Choose from thousands of orders based on your quality level.

Earnings per word depend on quality level.

0.7 cents/word
1.0 cents/word
1.4 cents/word
5.0 cents/word
DirectOrders are just for you.

You set your rate per word regardless of your quality level.

minimum 2.0 cents/word
TeamOrders are available to any author on the Team on a first come, first served basis.

The client sets the earnings per word for the Team.

minimum 1.755 cents/word

You can request a pay-out at any time during the week, as long as your Textbroker balance is $10 or more. Pay-outs are processed twice per week. Please see our Terms of Services for more information. Please note that as an independent contractor, you are responsible for any and all taxes on your income.

Average pay of a 4-star-author

Even experienced professionals can create a profitable business with Textbroker. Our sales and marketing team recruits clients every day – this means thousands of new content writing opportunities for you to earn money online. You decide whether to select from our vast OpenOrder pool in your quality level, write DirectOrders for specific clients, or work on a project in a Team.


1.4 cents/word
3 – 5 cents/word
2 – 5 cents/word

Calculate your OpenOrder earnings

Calculate how much you earn with your content in the OpenOrder-category.




    Word counter (1000)



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    Textbroker Thank You Program – Additional Rewards for Authors


    In appreciation of our authors, we’ve implemented an exciting author rewards program, TBTY (Textbroker Thank You.) We’ve created a rewards program that lets you earn extra money and prizes just by doing what you do best – write! This program consists of: Textbroker Author Bonuses, Textbroker Milestone Rewards, and Textbroker Quarterly Rewards.


    New Author Bonuses

    New author bonuses are available only to new 4-star authors who have not yet completed their first 1,000 words.


    1000 words$ 5.00
    2,500 words$ 10.00


    Milestone rewards are received when you hit certain benchmarks. The more words you write, the better the reward.


    1 million wordsLaptop bag & luggage tag
    2.5 million wordsKindle e-Reader
    5 million wordsTablet
    10 million words3 night trip for one to Las Vegas
    25 million words3 night trip for two to Las Vegas

    Quarterly Rewards

    Quarterly rewards are received as a cash bonus based on your earnings every quarter.


    Earn in a QuarterBonus
    $ 3,000.00$ 150.00
    $ 4,000.00$ 200.00
    $ 5,000.00$ 250.00
    $ 6,000.00$ 300.00
    $ 7,000.00$ 350.00
    $ 8,000.00$ 400.00
    $ 9,000.00$ 450.00
    $ 10,000.00$ 500.00

    Receive a free trip to Las Vegas for 3 nights!

    Walk through the world-famous hotels, try your luck at the blackjack tables or take in a magic show. Hit the club scene at night and the pool parties during the day. Your trip will include a stay in the heart of Las Vegas’ main attraction – the Las Vegas Strip! You’ll also be invited for lunch to meet with the Textbroker staff who are waiting to thank you for your many years of contributions! We look forward to seeing you in sunny Las Vegas!

    TBTY Program FAQ

    Milestones & New Author Bonus:

    • Authors are eligible to receive each prize only once

    • Words are counted as of July 1, 2019

    • Only successfully completed orders that are accepted are counted

    • The author’s account must be in good standing

    • Only new 4-star authors are eligible for the New Author Bonus

    Quarterly Rewards:

    • Authors are only eligible for one quarterly bonus per quarter

    • This program will begin as of October 1, 2019

    • Only successfully completed orders that are accepted by midnight PST on the day before the quarter ends are counted (example: Q2 period is March 31st – June 29th)

    • The author’s account must be in good standing and have zero upheld refusals for the quarter

    • The bonus will be added to the author’s account on the last day of the quarter (example: Q2 reward paid on June 30th)
      Please note that Textbroker reserves the right to pay later if necessary

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    At Textbroker, we truly value you and your work and thank you very much for your contributions. We’re glad that you’ve chosen to be a part of the Textbroker family. Without you, we truly would be nothing. We’re honored to be able to show you our appreciation and look forward to working with you in the future.


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    Why Write for Textbroker

    Free of charge, flexible time management, and reliable payment: Read here why it pays to become a Textbroker author.

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    Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional, Textbroker has the right project for every author. Receive your first order in just a few simple steps.

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    We are vested in your success. We give feedback to help you refine your skills and access to our blog that includes grammar tips, tutorials, and videos.

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