New Feature at Textbroker: Expert Teams
We've recently been talking to a larger and more diverse segment of clients, which has led to new developments at Textbroker. We've noticed that high-end clients are concerned about subject knowledge as much as compositional talent and would be willing to pay higher rates for articles written by proven experts. For those of you who have published professional articles within specific fields, ExpertTeams will make your earnings more commensurate with your expertise.
We've recently been talking to a larger and more diverse segment of clients, which has led to new developments at Textbroker. We've noticed that high-end clients are concerned about subject knowledge as much as compositional talent and would be willing to pay higher rates for articles written by proven experts. For those of you who have published professional articles within specific fields, our newest development will make your earnings more commensurate with your expertise.
We are creating Expert Teams for different industries, each of which will have their own landing page and mini-site. Some industries may have multiple Expert Teams to cover a variety of sub-specialties. Each Expert Team will have one per-word rate for orders. Clients will sign up for an industry or sub-specialty Expert Team to access pre-screened writers and can then place orders with the Expert Team, just like they do now with Open, Direct, and TeamOrders. In essence, an Expert Team is much like a regular Team, except that Textbroker determines which authors are on the team and fixes the price per word.
Clients who sign up through an Expert Team mini-site still will have access to the traditional Textbroker ordering systems and the full author database. If a client finds that they like a certain author, they can add that author to their own regular Teams as well. Clients can also choose their favorite Expert writer for DirectOrders.
How do I join an Expert Team?
Expert Teams will be available to 4- and 5-star authors, and applications to these teams are by invitation only. If you’ve been invited, once you log in, you'll see a note on the left side of your home page that an Expert Team is available. You'll be asked to complete an application for the team. Each industry will have different requirements for acceptance to an Expert Team, which may include previous work or educational achievements. All submissions and qualifications will be verified by the Textbroker staff. We want to make this easy for our authors while guaranteeing clients that the subject knowledge of all authors is sufficient. You can join as many Expert Teams as your qualifications merit.
How do I get invited to an Expert Team?
When we prepare an Expert Team, we scour the author profiles for keywords pertaining to our topics. Authors who come up in our search for these terms will be invited. If you have significant industry experience but have not included it on your profile, please do so. This makes you more visible for clients as well as to our Expert Team recruiters.
When will Expert Team members start seeing ExpertOrders?
Our first Expert Teams will have a two-week preparation period, starting today, that will allow us to review author applications and construct Expert Teams before we begin taking ExpertOrders from clients. After the preparation period, clients will be invited to register and use the Expert Teams. We are planning a promotional and advertising campaign to launch the new concept, including press releases and social media. Since this is a new concept, we cannot guarantee that sufficient orders will be available for all qualified authors.
What subjects will be covered?
Our first Expert Teams will be focused on the finance industry. We’ll be looking for authors with substantial experience in financial careers, a degree or a certification in the financial industry, and/or links to articles that they’ve written for prestigious financial publications and websites. You will be asked to include the contact information of the issuing authority or a copy of your degree or certificate as well as pieces that showcase your best work on the subject. If you are a 4- or 5-star author and have significant professional financial experience but were not initially invited, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line Finance Expert Team. Explain in your e-mail what specific experience you have that qualifies you. The first Expert Teams are as follows:
- Stocks and Investing
- Credit Cards
- Debt Management
- Foreign Exchange (FOREX)
- Accounting/ Bookkeeping
- Investment Banking
How much will I earn?
We’re starting with 20 cents per word earnings to the author, but this may change at any time to respond to client demand. Because of the high price, we and our clients expect top-of-the-line, engaging items that bring value to the reader and showcase your knowledge of the subject, even if the instructions are vague. Authors that deliver suboptimal results may be removed from the team without warning at any time. Additionally, rejections due to inaccurate content will be supported, as our clients often will know more about the subject matter than we will.
We hope that you’re excited to make the most of your specialized knowledge. If you’re not a finance whiz, don’t worry – we plan on expanding Expert Teams to other industries over time. We look forward to making Expert Teams a success with your help! As always, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all. Have a great week, and thank you for sharing your talents at Textbroker!