Hello, Marianne from Author Services here! If you’ve emailed Author Services (AS) recently, there’s a good chance that I corresponded with you. Answering author emails is, of course, always a pleasure, but some are definitely easier than others.
We're happy to say that clients now have the option to give you a cash bonus!
When a client looks at your profile, they now see a new icon specifically for bonuses. This means that a client can give you a bonus at any time. Bonuses are not linked to articles in any way.
Our goal with the 5-star process is to offer our clients top-notch content and service, and we are also working on things behind the scenes to make this process faster for our authors. This process may not be easy, and it may be controversial, but please remember that our 5-star authors are paid three times as much for their work. We expect a significant difference between our 5-star authors and our 4-star authors. Just as our authors want more transparency, clients have requested more safeguards.
This post explains the statistics page and the rejection process.
Rob offers in this blog post some tips for cultivating relationships with clients that turn into streams of steady work. Employing these principles personally means that currently more than 90% of his work is done via DirectOrder. These tips are basically common sense and many of you probably already use some of them. Nonetheless, perhaps something new will click with you that will prove fruitful.