How to Successfully Remain Part of a TextBroker Team

TeamworkI’ve covered becoming part of a team in previous articles, but I just wanted to elaborate on a few points that will help you remain successful. As I am part of many active teams, there seems to be a common problem among them developed by the authors themselves. Since many teams pay far more than what a Level 4 author makes per word, it is vital that you do your best in order to accommodate the needs of the clients.

What Can You Do to Remain Successful in a TextBroker Team Environment?

Team and Direct Orders are how ghostwriters make most of their money on Doing your best to keep the clients happy can make a $200 per week difference in your payout – or even more depending on the client’s pay. What can you do to ensure your success?

  • Follow the directions diligently
  • Maintain a quick turnaround after accepting an order
  • Don’t pick up an order if you can’t complete the task
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions
  • Always provide quality work

Following Directions
Some authors have a problem following the directions as they are laid out in the order. Always read what is needed carefully. Even if you have completed more than a dozen similar jobs, the needs could change for one specific piece of work and could be sent back to you for revisions.

Maintain a Quick Turnaround
Although most orders allow you to take up to 24 hours to complete, clients like speed. If you grab an order, complete it as soon as you can. The happier the client is, the more work he or she will send to the team. Although you may accept an order for later to make sure you have a chance to make some money, the client could be displeased by the time lapse and reduce the workflow – which will reduce the amount of available work for yourself as well as the team. This point works in virtually any aspect of freelance writing regardless of what website you use.

Don’t Pick Up an Order If You Can’t Complete the Task
As mentioned earlier, clients relish in speed. If you pick up an order, the rest of the team doesn’t have access to the job. If you can’t complete it, the order could become late displeasing the client. If this individual believes that TextBroker writers can’t get the job done, he or she will rethink strategies and not use the site. This will hurt your potential for income as well as everyone else.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
Team leaders would rather the work be submitted correctly the first time than have to wait for revisions. If there is something you don’t understand in the instructions, contact the team leaders and have them clarify what is needed. Out of the many teams that I belong to, the team leaders have responded to my inquiries within an hour. Many of them respond immediately.

Always Provide Quality Work
Ghostwriting within the team environment is not a race. Trying to rush through orders may reduce the quality you produce. This could affect how the client views your capabilities as well as encourage the team leaders to ban you from the team. You want a reputation as a quality writer – it could vastly increase your chances of subsequent team invitations. This is another aspect of freelance writing that is imperative regardless of what platform you use.

Some authors don’t really put much thought into what it means to be part of a team. By accepting orders you cannot finish or delaying the submission, you are hurting yourself as well as everyone else. While exclusive teams can help you make more money than Open Orders, it won’t matter if the client pulls the work because it takes too long for it to be completed. Keep the teamwork mindset and provide work stability for yourself and others on TextBroker.

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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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