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It’s been several months since I started this website to help people get into writing from home. The reason it has taken me so long to get back into developing this site is the fact that I have been incredibly busy writing on Textbroker. At the risk of sounding like a paid advertisement, I assure you that this site is in no way affiliated, I am very pleased with the amount of success I’ve had as a freelance writer. If you are considering writing for Textbroker.com, my experiences have been nothing short of amazing.
In the Beginning…
When I first started writing for Textbroker, I was only bringing in around $20 or so per week. It wasn’t a lot of money, but I was also busy with another full-time job and only completed a few orders per day. It was enough to put into the gas tank and offset some of my other expenses during the week. This is where you may start off as well. Although there may only be a few articles that you can write, your success will be determined by how well you stick to freelance writing. That is, if you want to quit your full-time job and spend your mornings writing like I do.
Keep Your Profile Current
The more detailed your profile is, the more often you’ll be invited to teams and attract Direct Orders from clients. I’ve written about keeping your profile active before, and it’s a point I try to stress to everyone who is interested in writing from home. In fact, two of my three regular clients found me through my profile. Currently, I have three Direct Order clients and belong to four very active teams. I am never out of work regardless if there are open orders in the system or not. That’s the real secret to success on Textbroker…Direct Order clients and teams.
How Much Time Do I Spend Writing?
My daily goal is to spend at least 300 minutes writing content for clients. Since I have my spreadsheet that tracks my start and stop times, I can monitor my progress fairly accurately. My wife also thinks I am a bit of a geek because of it. The 300 minutes breaks down to five hours per day. If I start at 8am after dropping my girls off at the bus stop, I can be done writing by 2pm at the latest – this takes into account for breaks and lunch. By the time I reach my 300 minute goal, I usually make as much money as someone who is working eight hours per day making $9.54 per hour. That may not sound like a lot to some of you out there, but it’s quite a bit of money for my little rural area that I live in. If I increase my goal to 360 minutes, I would make as much money in six hours as someone who makes $11.65 per hour for eight. That extra hour of work could make quite a difference in the total amount I am paid in a week as a freelance writer.
The Most Important Aspect of Freelance Writing
Not giving up as a freelancer is one of the most important aspects of success. I’ve seen people with great potential try Textbroker and then give up because they expect to make the same amount of money as I do. Like I try to explain to them, I make as much as I do because I put a great deal of work in developing my skills as a writer and grabbing every open order I could write when I could write them. This attitude has ensured a steady stream of orders for the past year. I’ve had one particular client sending me an average of six orders per day for the past twelve months.
As I close in on the 2,000 jobs completed at Textbroker, I look back and reflect on my success as a freelance writer. Obviously I know what I am doing as I have a spotless record of quality work. Yes, I can toot my own horn because I know what I’m talking about. If you want to do nothing but write from home in your pajamas, you can’t give up in the beginning. It may take a few months, but the rewards are worth the investment of your time.