Last Updated on January 21, 2020 by Michael Brockbank
Is Textbroker a legit way to make money as a beginner freelance writer? Absolutely. In fact, I can provide proof of payments from Textbroker through PayPal, which is the system I use for just about all online work.
However, I can only show you how Textbroker works for me. You may make more or less depending on the amount of effort you put in and the skills you possess for writing and research.
Still, it’s probably helpful to see the actual snapshot from my PayPal account so you can see the payment itself.
Just keep in mind that Textbroker recently moved from using PayPal to Payoneer. And given how I don’t have a lot of time to write on Textbroker this month, I don’t have a screenshot of the new system.
My Proof of Payment from Textbroker, Prior to 2020
As I said, Textbroker now uses Payoneer to process payments. So, I don’t have a current image of this in action. However, I do have an older screenshot I took from my PayPal account when I was approaching my prime.
Keep in mind, this was before I really turned up the heat on making money through Textbroker.
I was going to take a new screenshot of payments, but unfortunately, I can’t seem to get records prior to 2017 in PayPal. And that’s when I started working mostly with private clients.
Needless to say, my Textbroker payouts since then haven’t been nearly as high as they used to be.
But for what it’s worth, here is the old screenshot…
The above picture was taken from my PayPal account. However, I’ll provide another snapshot as soon as I get paid through Payoneer…the new system Textbroker started using at the end of 2019.
Why Take Proof of Payment Blogs with a Grain of Salt?
Internet magic can be just as impressive as movie magic. Although many people want to see proof of certain aspects of life, it is just as easy to create that evidence using various tools such as Photoshop.
Any graphic designer that has even the most basic understanding of Photoshop can make it look like he or she has received thousands of dollars from any given platform.
Things to Consider when Looking at Proof of Payment Posts
The image above is the actual snapshot of my PayPal account referring to payments from TextBroker. As you can see, it bounces around the high 200s and low 300s every week.
I know I said in a previous post that you can make $20,000 per year writing – which is absolutely true by the way. I was only able to spend so much time writing each day because back then, I was managing five different websites, an eBay store and an eCommerce site every day.
If I dropped all of the other projects, I could easily have doubled the amounts shown.
Graphic Skills Can Deceive
In today’s world, asking for proof is like asking someone to paint you a picture. There are a variety of tools available that anyone can use to make it look real. Some graphic designers are so good that the entire image can be easily mistaken by other professionals.
You see this all the time if you were to visit worth1000.com.
Research the Company
Don’t simply take someone’s word that this so-called “proof” is real – especially if someone is trying to sell you a kit that shares some kind of “secret” about making money online.
Most of those kits are filled with information that you can easily find on the Internet with a simple Google search.
Testimonials Can Be Fake As Well
Testimonials are another aspect of evidence on the Internet that can be faked. It takes mere seconds to display how “Jon C. from Arizona” thinks that Walmart is the best store in the universe.
Even the pictures displayed of these individuals can be taken from stock photo sites.
I’m not saying that every “proof of payment from Textbroker” article is going to be fake. But just keep in mind how easy it is to create false testimonials.
Consider “Proof”, but Do Your Research
It’s important that you don’t put 100% of your faith in the hope that images, testimonials and rankings are real.
I can say that the image above is proof of payments from TextBroker, but how do you really know? You weren’t here when I took the screenshot of my account information.
It boils down to trust and whether or not you can believe what I’m saying to be fact.
Trusting Proof of Payment from Textbroker
Since I am in no way affiliated with TextBroker as a representative of the company, I don’t make money by helping other writers find work. I gain no bonuses for convincing you to use the service.
All I want to do is show you that the company is, in fact, legitimate and can pay you for quality work.
What you decide to do with the information is up to you.
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