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.
The tools that editors and excellent writers use was mentioned in the discussion of a previous post. I wanted to summarize and give you links (not affiliate links, these go straight to the source) to help you build your own Editor's Toolbox. Purchasing these materials is in no way required to be a good writer or get a good rating, but using them can help your writing skill.
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.
Attracting DirectOrders is great, but in order to keep them rolling in you have to make good on your promises. Pricing definitely plays a huge part in that, and setting your DirectOrder rate is key. Below, I'll share a few tips and tricks about setting DirectOrder rates.