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378837 16. March 2014 - 2:12

Is there a word limit on the three writing samples?


382337 27. March 2014 - 22:45

I have added samples over 800 words, so I’d say if you keep them under 1000 words, it should be fine.


343181 7. April 2014 - 2:44

Thank you,
I finally was able to complete my profile.


401733 19. May 2014 - 18:48

I am interested in a tutorial to get me started. What places do you want me to research and how do you want my work submitted: example: Word Perfect, attached document?


391881 9. November 2014 - 5:33

The order information for product descriptions is often too vague.  I am not sure what clients are looking for.  For instance, currently there are multiple orders for optical lenses.  Not a particular brand of lens, but a type of lens(I.e. Projection lens).  Is the client looking for a review of the range of available products?  An endorsement of a particular product?   What?

if clients provided more detail about what they were looking for, perhaps these orders would fill more quickly.



2314741 5. December 2014 - 2:36

Very Helpful! Thank you for your great articles!


357333 16. December 2014 - 23:33

Thank you for writing this article.  As a newcomer to this site, I found it helpful.  


473229 13. February 2015 - 21:30

Thanks and good advice.


481109 19. February 2015 - 19:52

I've found on mutiple ocassions that the client's keyword combination makes the writing flow poorly or at least seem awkward. Take for example: "French country" in describing an architectural style. The correct term is "Country French"  (when beginning a sentence) or "French provential." These are industry standard terms for architecture and interior design.

My question is this: When I see a request for a word string which might get more hits or flow better as verbage, should I question the client? Should I follow the instructions as written? I've turned down assignments because the keywords were not usable as wriiten and certainly not more than once.


589325 12. January 2016 - 0:38

I typed in a meta description tag just as shown here, but the editor would not accept it.


Benjamin Neglia 9. May 2020 - 23:34

Is the way to do a Meta description still valid? I’ve tried it and its not working on textbroker even though it works other places


TB Staff 11. May 2020 - 17:28

Hi Benjamin,

Please find more in-depth information on how to create a meta description in these two articles: <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Metadata</a>, <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Understanding Meta Descriptions</a>.

If you still have questions, please contact Author Services at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.


37804 14. January 2016 - 21:14

Great job, Stormgod. Four years later this post is still referenced and still the best advice for reaching L5.


282273 1. March 2016 - 3:03

Like a page-turner, SamBass' interview is scroll-moving with spirited tips, vivid imagery and a sense of urgency not to give up. And this, "If that doesn’t work, let it go. There will always be new clients, new orders and new opportunities," is so very true.


275225 27. April 2016 - 1:29

Thank you! This was a well-written and easily understood piece of information. Very helpful!


646591 22. June 2016 - 1:20

If you look at a briefing once, are you able to look at it again?


647669 1. July 2016 - 1:16

How am I supposed to level up if I never get work at level 2? Just doesn't make any sense. All the Jobs go to level 3 and 4. 


38362 3. February 2017 - 15:00

Excellent refresher, Vikki. Nicely said.


687707 6. March 2017 - 16:41

I think that the growth of instagram has improved over the years and it is the only social network that has the highest growth so i think that people are on instagram more than they are on facebook and that makes a different because you knoe that facebook has nothing that makes people want to look at it for but everyone knows that instagram is like snapchat you can slide your screen and it will let you take pictures and videos like snapchat but it is also known for the famous social network site because most of everybody in the world goes to the page as has a page on there.


Anna2 6. July 2017 - 18:09

Is is possible to make a numbered list that runs throughout the article?
<ol>Item One</ol>
text text text
<ol>Item Two</ol> and so on.

Will that work or is that a disaster in the making?


Cody Christensen 27. July 2017 - 18:03

Thanks for your comment! For questions, please email our author services team at [email protected] and they will assist you.


Adriene 19. July 2017 - 22:55

I have attempted to make a table, but these directions aren’t working. I copied your directions line by line, but when I click "Review and Submit", it kept giving me error messages. I do hope someone is still checking this page on a regular basis. Thanks in advance for your help.


Cody Christensen 27. July 2017 - 18:02

Thanks for your comment! For questions, please email our author services team at [email protected] and they will assist you.


Adriene 4. September 2017 - 22:59

I have. They say they are not experts and cannot assist me any further. Where else can I find help?


Liza 16. April 2018 - 20:39

Hi, I have grasped the basics of HTML with my initial sample and I understand not to use it unless specifically requested but what is confusing me is how to format an order without using HTML?

For example; The only way to add headings, bold etc. when submitting text input is automatically in HTML and if I have already formatted it elsewhere it doesn’t transfer with copy/paste.


Free APK Full Version 19. June 2018 - 3:50

Hello would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re utilizing?
I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads
a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a fair price?

Thanks, I appreciate it!


Melody 7. July 2018 - 23:04

This is a great article for beginners. Thank you so much for simplifying this information for your audience.


Phyllis Stewart 17. February 2019 - 0:23

For my large group of Direct Orders, I have frequent need for nested bullets. The Textbroker system will not accept the html codes. Do you have a suggestion? Need in a hurry.


corteznapue 8. March 2019 - 23:33

So sorry for the delay!

Please contact support at the appropriate email address if you still require assistance.

Clients: [email protected]
Authors: [email protected]


stella white 13. March 2019 - 12:33

While writing the article, I hi-lighted the words and clicked "bold" and "Italicize" and the HTML tags showed. When I printed out the article, the tags did not show, but the words hi-lighted were exactly as I intended.
Well, after reading this directive, I am thinking "just go back to bed".


Deepak 23. March 2019 - 22:11

Hoe to use h1 tag and italic together for heading..??


Toya 27. May 2019 - 18:59

Add the italic on the outside of the h1 tag:

<italic><h1>This is a test</h1></italic>


george 11. April 2019 - 13:09

Been using your services for several years. I have different qualities of writers needed.
Would it be possible to have a true 6 star rating (or writer award) to truly top people tried an trusted, and who appear in top publications?


corteznapue 12. April 2019 - 21:57

Thank you for the suggestion! That’s definitely something we’ll keep in mind for future improvements to our site.


Jolene 24. June 2019 - 17:09

Hello! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group?
There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content.

Please let me know. Many thanks


corteznapue 26. June 2019 - 19:31

Sure! Go right ahead. Thank you!


protect data 26. June 2019 - 11:05

Hey! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering
iff you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for
my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform
as yourrs and I’m having trouble finding one? Thanks
a lot!


corteznapue 26. June 2019 - 19:30

Hi! Thanks for writing. Unfortunately I do not know where you can find one but I’m sure Google could help? Good luck!


talentcorp 8. July 2019 - 0:12

Thanks very interesting blog!


mary 27. July 2019 - 5:12

when starting ou how many sample rewrites do we get?


Norris Bacon 25. August 2019 - 19:12

How do you make something bold and italics at the same time or bold, italics and underlined. I don’t remember seeing instructions for that. Thank you.


Leo 15. September 2019 - 3:54

Hello Alex,

I must comment you on your article. I really enjoyed reading it and I got much needed information, which could be applied right away.

Additionally, your writing style is very concise, clear, engaging and easy to grasp.

Thank you much for sharing this with us.

Much appreciated.




Zakir at Web 21. September 2019 - 21:52

This post is great. I read your blog site pretty often,
and you’re constantly coming up with some good staff.
I shared this post on my Tumblr, and my followers
liked it. Good luck.


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TB Staff 1. October 2019 - 10:07

Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about this issue. We’re glad to hear you’re enjoying our blog!


Kondrat Evdokimov 28. September 2019 - 22:17

There’s actually a lot to learn on this topic. I just like all the tips you provided.


John 12. December 2019 - 19:23

This article says to use <em> for italics and <strong> for bold. I am familiar with <i> and <b>. Are they interchangeable? Not that it’s a big deal but as I’m burning up the keyboard I’d like to know that previous knowledge carries over rather than having to worry about using the wrong command.

Just curious, <em> v <i> and <strong> v <b> – <i> and <b> seem much easier and intuitive.


TB Staff 17. December 2019 - 16:17

Hi John, Thank you for your question!
<i> stands for italics while <em> stands for emphasis. So, you should use <em> if you want to put more stress on a word or phrase and <i> if you just want to appear it in italics without stressing the word or phrase. The same applies to <b> and <strong>. <b> stands for bold and <strong> for strong importance.


Leah 6. January 2020 - 23:18

Thank you so much. This is so helpful. Question is how do I combine the tags for H1 with italic to make the header Italic?


TB Staff 8. January 2020 - 9:05

Hi, thank you for your question! Try using this tool: It will allow you to format using "rich" text, and then convert it into HTML. You could also do it manually by adding an <em> tag alongside the <h1> tag. Just make sure the h1 tag is always on the outside. I hope this helps!


Shannon Barkey 18. February 2020 - 20:20

I appreciate this crash course so much. It was written 8 years ago and here I am, a newbie trying to get her foot in the door, and this information will help me tremendously. It’s time to write my first article to see where I am ranked as an author for textbroker!


Natonya 24. March 2020 - 9:24

I’m very impressed by the specific and descriptive information provided in this section of the guidelines for this type of work. It was so simple & it actually looks fun. I’ve always wondered about how writers do this. Thank you for the new knowledge guys.


mazal ashkenazi 27. April 2020 - 1:39

what percentage of your jobs require the HTLM codes ?
Can the author choose the subjects to write about ?


TB Staff 28. April 2020 - 9:05

Hi, thank you for your questions! The order topics are determined by the client, but the author chooses the orders that they would like to write. There is no percentage requirement of HTML, as each order’s requirements are different.


Jeanie 24. May 2020 - 9:33

Thank u so much. Very informative.


Mirriam 18. June 2020 - 0:30

I have typed up my sample review using HTML however when I go to paste in on the sample page all tags disappear, what am I doing wrong?


TB Staff 23. June 2020 - 8:24

Hi Mirriam! Thank you for reaching out! One of our team members will be contacting you to gather more information on this issue.


April 9. September 2020 - 19:24

Seriously thank you so much because I was completely lost searching the web nonstop. Actually signed up a couple weeks ago but I was so intimidated by this but I actually accidentally overlooked the link on the textbroker website that led me to this page LOL. So I ended up searching all over the web to find all sorts of confusing instructions. So yes, thank you. I’ll let you know if I have any questions.


Jessica Kraintz 29. September 2020 - 21:33

Hello, I probably shouldn’t even be a writer since I’m completely lost on this html thing. Worth a shot though! Where am I supposed to be putting this text? Do I just type this on my Word document and hit enter? Thanks for all your help!


emmrich 5. October 2020 - 15:26

Hello Jessica,

many thanks for your comment on our blog.

Our Author Services team will be reaching out for further clarification. If you have any other questions, you can reach them at [email protected].

Your team from Textbroker


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