How Much Money Can You Make on Textbroker?

I often get asked the question, “How much can I make on Textbroker?” The answer is usually, “It depends on how serious you are as a writer.” I know this is somewhat vague for those that are looking to become freelance writers, but it’s honestly the truth. Your own determination is going to play the contributing roll in how successful you’ll become using services such as All I can do is provide examples to you in regards to how much I make. You may find that you are more successful than I, or you could learn that you’re not as serious as you once thought.
Hourly Income
I have been a freelance writer at Textbroker since January 1, 2012. I have worked hard to obtain level 4 and work diligently to maintain my current clients. As I type at 60-plus words per minute with great accuracy and usually write content I am heavily fluent in, I personally average $17.48 in a single hour of typing. This is based on my averages of how much I have created and the amount of money I have been paid for past content. I am a bit of a geek and keep track of all my time, income, and orders completed in an excel spreadsheet.

Weekly Income
Because I have so many other things going on in my life, I usually bring in between $270 and $380 per week. yes, this is a far cry from the $17.48 per hour, but I am also maintaining several websites and a couple of small businesses. In the next few days, however, I am freeing up more time in order to concentrate more on Textbroker. My ultimate goal is to bring in at least $450 per week from only five hours of writing per day. Again, keep in mind that I am running several side projects including raising my daughters.

How Your Experiences Will Differ
Everyone’s situation is unique. I have an incredible amount of things going on, but you probably don’t. You may be a college student that is looking for a few extra dollars. If you love to write about various material, then being a freelance writer may be the best way to make that money. If I didn’t have so many things going on right now, I could easily make more than $36k per year by writing full-time 40 hours per week – which could boil down to 5.7 hours per day.

What Influences How Much You Make on Textbroker?

There are many things that contribute to how much you can actually make on Textbroker. Again, all I can really do is share what I have experienced myself. With more than 2500 projects completed since the beginning of 2012, I suppose you can call me an expert on the subject.

The time you spend actually writing is the main factor of how much money you’ll make as a freelance writer. The more time you can dedicate to developing content for clients, the more money you’ll see at the end of the week. Coincidentally, this will also reflect on your chances of gaining a permanent daily client and acceptance to teams that are usually quite busy.

Direct Order Clients
Direct order clients are where a large portion of your income will be derived from. If you can keep these individuals happy, they will constantly feed you jobs to complete. You also have control over how much money you make per word with Direct Order clients – just don’t set your rate too high as they might go elsewhere.

Team Orders
Many writers often complain that they belong to many teams that never have available work. Personally, I’ve applied to five – but belong to more than 30. Because of my completed profile, the number of completed orders, and my experience, I get invited to many teams that are managed by Textbroker themselves. This means that I am rarely out of work. While some teams pay exceptionally well, others are less than what level 4 makes per word on open orders. However, there is usually much more work on those teams especially when the Open Order list is scarce – and they tend to be much easier to write.

Your professionalism is another major contributing factor on Textbroker. Even if you think the client is wrong with keyword stuffing an order, write it. The client is paying you to create content for them. You are: A) Not responsible for the material and your name is not on it, and B) It’s what they want. Being professional with an “I can do that” attitude will keep you writing when other authors are virtually begging for work.

No one can really guarantee how much money you’ll make on Textbroker. Those that claim they can are lying to you. Your own ethics, habits and motivation to succeed will determine how much you make. All us professionals can really do is tell you how we’ve succeeded and continue to do so. Good luck to you in your freelance career – motivate yourself for success.


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Michael has been a freelance writer since January of 2012. He has completed more than 5,000 jobs for a variety of clients ranging from animals to travel.

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