Before you read another word of this article, I want you to Google the terms “work from home” and “make money online.” At the time of writing this article, “work from home” generated almost 5.5 million search results. “Make money online” generated almost 2 million results.
In other words, making money online is something millions of people want to do. It’s also something millions of sites are explaining how to do. Unfortunately, making money online is something only very few people are actually accomplishing.
The reasons why people fail to make money online are too numerous to list here and are not the point of the article anyway. Instead, I want to focus on one simple, legitimate way to make money online: Becoming a freelance writer through the site Textbroker.com.
What is Textbroker?
In a nutshell, Textbroker brings together people who need written content for their blogs, company websites, ecommerce sites, etc. with people who want to get paid for writing that content. The Textbroker client pays a certain amount of money per word for the content, usually ranging between about a cent per word to about 6.5 cents per word. The Textbroker author collects what the client paid, less the Textbroker commission, once the article is accepted.
How Textbroker Works — A Hypothetical Scenario
John is a blogger whose site is all about Tasmanian devils. In order to keep fresh content on his site to engage his readers and improve his website traffic, he wants to put a new article about Tasmanian devils onto his website three times each week.
However, John also manages two other blogs — one about kangaroos and one about barracudas. His Tasmanian devil site keeps getting neglected.
John signs up as a client at Textbroker.com. He posts different writing assignments in the Open Order pool — one about Tasmanian devil fur, one about Tasmanian devil teeth, and one about the cartoon version of the Tasmanian devil.
Meanwhile, Mary is a stay-at-home mom who’s just started to do some freelance writing to supplement her husband’s income. She takes a look at the article John posted and decides it looks interesting. One hour later, she submits her completed article about Tasmanian devil fur to John.
John gets a notification that there’s an article waiting for him to review. He reads it over, decides he likes it, and accepts it. Mary’s Textbroker account is credited with $5.00, and John has a new post for his blog.
How You Can Make Money Online with Textbroker
There are no restrictions on who can write the freelance writing jobs posted at Textbroker.com. If you can write coherently, with good grammar and spelling, you can become a freelance writer through Textbroker.
It’s Not “Get-Rich-Quick”
Textbroker is not the type of place where you will be “making money online while you sleep.” Every penny you earn on Textbroker comes from a word you’ve written.
It’s possible to make your living online completely from Textbroker. Remember that article Mary wrote for $5.00? If she was a 5-star writer, a freelance writer the Textbroker staff considers to be “professional,” that exact same article could have earned her $25.00. Building up a bullpen of regular clients and working your way up to being a 5-star writer does indeed take time, but for people who want to make money online as a freelance writer without having to bother with having their own blog, website, info product, etc., Textbroker can be a dream-come-true.
About the Author
RA Marshall is a 5-star Textbroker author who’s made tens of thousands of dollars from the site since 2008. She details how she’s succeeded with Textbroker in her new ebook, How to Succeed at Textbroker: A Complete Guide for Freelance Writers. She also blogs about Textbroker at her site, TextbrokerSuccess.com. Note: RA Marshall is not endorsed by Textbroker.com nor is she acting as their representative in any way.