Tim Ikels - Creator, Publisher, Marketer

Textbroker Review: My Honest Take

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I worked as a freelance consultant in the past. That means I was a hustler, always seeking out new ways to connect with clients and build a business. Sites like Textbroker make the start of a freelancing business sound easy, so I took a deeper look. Here’s the unvarnished truth about my experience.

Textbroker 101

Textbroker is like an online bazaar for words. Clients needing content post jobs, and writers/freelancers apply.

Sounds simple, and the signup definitely is.

What they don’t tell you up front is the pay is embarrassingly low to start.

Climbing the Textbroker Ladder

It’s all about the star rating. You begin at 2 stars with dreams of making it to 5.

How you write determines if you move up (or down!). Follow instructions, be a grammar ninja, write well, and deliver on time.

Rise in the ranks, and bigger-paying jobs open up.

Ways to Get Paid

Three main avenues for work:

Show Me The Money: Textbroker’s Dirty Secret

Let’s be real: the pay sucks, especially at first.

Here’s the ballpark, based on your stars and word count:

My Unfiltered Review

I tried Textbroker. The signup was a breeze, but those “all you can eat” jobs were more like meager appetizers, pay-wise.

I did snag some work, but unless you’re superhuman at both writing and speed, the cash won’t roll in.

The Pros (There are a Few!)

The Cons (Brace Yourself)

The Verdict

Textbroker might be okay if you’re starting from absolute zero in freelancing. Build a few samples, pocket some change… but then move on.

If you’re skilled, hustle elsewhere. Your words deserve better pay.

Stay awesome,

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