When I registered with Textbroker in October of 2011, I was sure that I would receive a 4-star rating right off the bat and quickly achieve access to the vaunted 5-star OpenOrder pool. I was right, as long as you take "right off the bat" to mean two years, much of which was spent being kicked by my own high horse.
Getting articles accepted on the first try is all about choosing comfortable assignments, understanding the needs of your client and continuously improving your writing. Author Kim P lays out the secrets to her stellar revision record, which allows her to spend less time rewriting and more time earning. Read on for more!
For many people, Textbroker is their first foray into freelance work or self-employment in general; as giddy as earning money through writing may be, there’s one thing that you can’t overlook: taxes. Below, meaghan will share a few of the best tax tips for freelancers. Please keep in mind that she is not a tax professional; use this advice as a starting point.
When it comes to writing for the web, short and snappy is always the best way to go. However, every writer has his or her own “comfort zone”; finding yours – and using it to the best of your ability – is a great way to get into the groove of producing a lot of articles for Textbroker. Here, meaghan shares some of her best tips on finding that comfort zone.
Communication with clients on Textbroker is critical is when revision requests pop up. As long as you follow clients' specified instructions as conscientiously as possible, you probably won't get very many requests for revision. Sometimes, though – even if you follow a client's instructions to the letter – you'll still get that dreaded “Customer has a change request for an article” email in your inbox. In today's blog post, meaghan looks at how to handle various revision request scenarios so that you can keep your clients happy – while maintaining your sanity.