Diversify Your Textbroker Portfolio
A combination of multiple order types can lead to steady pay.
In the immortal words of Tom Petty, “the waiting is the hardest part.” He may not have been talking about order acceptance, but the sentiment is the same.
There are some major differences in order acceptance from one order type to another. It’s a common concern of authors, and we’d like to address that.
“Order acceptance” means the client who ordered the content has reviewed the work and approved it. The money earned for this order would then be added to an author’s account balance.
Open Orders, or orders available to authors of any star level site-wide, have a four-day auto-accept feature. This means that the client has 96 hours from the time the completed order is sent to the client’s account to accept it or return it for a revision. It is important to note that an order may not always be sent to the client upon submission.
Even Open Orders require attention from Textbroker staffers. Each one needs to be manually passed through our system tools that check for, among other things, aspects such as copied content and keyword density. Depending on the volume of orders processed any given week, it could take a day or two before the four-day auto-accept clock begins ticking.
Team Orders, or orders available only to authors writing for a client-specific team, can take longer to be accepted by the client. This is due to the amount of work done to each order after an author submits it and before it is sent to the client.
A recent blog post touched on the type of work our editorial staff puts into Managed Team Orders. For example, editors ensure that every word is spelled correctly, there are no grammatical errors, keywords are used naturally, all content is original and the style jives with what the client is looking for.
One of our currently active teams has a delivery schedule of nearly 500 350-word orders sent to the client per week. That means our editors read nearly 200,000 words in a week. In an effort to conceptualize this number, that’s like reading Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” weekly. That’s just one client. You can see how this takes time.
In addition to this process, another department is in charge of managing the flow of the many on-going projects. Some quick deadlines require a reshuffling of editors’ time. One particular project may have a deadline that is two weeks out and may be set aside for a project with a more immediate deadline. These priorities vary from week to week.
This can be frustrating for anyone managing a household budget, which is all of us. The longer wait for order acceptance is one drawback to Managed Team Orders, but it is certainly outweighed by the benefits.
One of the best ways to earn steady pay through our site is to diversify your bonds. In other words, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Team Orders generally pay better than Open Orders and there is less competition for each order. However, it is best to supplement income by picking up plenty of Open Orders each week. Consistently sound work on both Team and Open Orders typically leads to direct orders from clients for which you dictate the price per word. Once authors get into a rhythm, a healthy combination of Team, Open and Direct Orders will ensure steady income.
As always, we encourage you to explore your options offered on our site and contact Author Services with any questions or concerns!