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Anyone had issues with iWriter?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by Lemonhead811, May 1, 2013.

  1. Lemonhead811

    Lemonhead811 Registered Member

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    Honestly I'm really getting fed up with iWriter's system. As you may or may not know, iWriter is usually really low-paying until you gain the elite status (4.6+stars and 30 reviews). I decided to pay them a visit a few days ago and see how it went. There have been some really generous people, and some utterly terrible people. Let me explain in an example:

    Someone requests a 150-word product review. They simply mention to include the product's name as a keyword once, and to use proper grammar. At the end of every article I write, I typically leave a little note for the person hiring me telling them to let me know if there are any issues, as I'll revise some minor things if I missed them. Anyways, the article was the typical product review that you've all seen, it mentioned a few features and such, also prior to this I'd had ~5 product reviews accepted by various people, and was even tipped for one. Anyways, the person hiring me for this article decided to give me one star for "poor sentence structure". As I was really nearing the elite status (25 articles have been written and I was at 4.65), this really takes a huge blow out of your moneymaking potential.

    I'm wondering if anyone else has had issues on iWriter with employers. I'm not exactly sure what kind of masterpiece they're expecting for $3/500+ words, but it seems any employer can really damage your reputation. I also had someone early-on reject one of my articles, then I searched for it a few days later and sure enough, he published it to his website.. Should I just give up on iWriter or are these things fairly rare?

    Have a great day BHW - Peace.
     
  2. shadowfax

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    Well if you are from US, you can try iNeedArticles.com but their rates are terrible. However if you can write quickly then you can make a lot of money every day. iWriter is good but there are always going to be people who expect literary masterpiece for $1.5. Don't call it quits yet, I achieved 4.6+ rating after writing 50+ articles so don't get discouraged
     
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    The requesters on iWriter are completely guilt free when it comes to rejecting articles. It is pretty amazing, actually. There have been several times where the requester said "good article but I forgot to mention this part" to me. Then they reject it and give me 1 star. It is very frustrating.

    They have an approval rating filter, use it. Never ever write for someone that has less than a 75% approval rating otherwise it is a coinflip whether or not your article will be accepted which kills your rating and average earnings per hour. This is especially important in the beginning. 1 rejection could mean you will have to write five perfect 5-star articles to make up for it.
     
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    Contact iWriter support and tell them you unfairly received a 1. This exact thing happened to me and iWriter support deleted the 1 star rating and even replaced it with a 5 star rating. They did the same thing for my cousin who i turned on to iWriter. You will get elite status no problem. The problem is you won't find very many articles to write at that price and you will have to resort to writer the cheaper premium articles.

    Also, like the guy above me said be very picky when choosing someone to write for. Don't write for anyone with less than 75% acceptance.
     
  5. JohnSte192

    JohnSte192 Registered Member

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    Can you contact iWriter and let them know that your article was rejected but the person used it anyway? This does not seem really fair to me and you should have been compensated for it. I have not used iWriter so I do not know how it works but that is a pretty crappy thing for them to be doing.
     
  6. Enryu

    Enryu Junior Member

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    iWriter is great...if you're the person doing the hiring. But trying to generate a decent income from them would be torture. So many other, worthwhile things to occupy your time with in the IM world, or even the article marketing world.
     
  7. Sam Woods

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    I've had experience buying from iWriter, not to sound harsh to the writers but there are a LOT that obviously don't even know the English language.

    I found some writers that were good, and whenever there was a moderately good article I tipped. But I had to refuse most of them.
    I'm not talking about little errors here, they made no sense!
     
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  8. Char Mae

    Char Mae Newbie

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    they are one of the best sites for writers.
     
  9. codexehow

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    I closed my iWriter account when they made it possible to buy "Elite" status. This makes them a joke, seriously. They don't care about product quality, obviously.

    I don't get why you aren't writing at Textbroker. It's the original. Aside from Constant-Content (If you can hack it) it's the best opportunity out there.
     
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    I used them once but cancel immediately after seeing their so called quality standard. Now I have all my content written using BHW BST.
     
  11. Enryu

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    I've been outsourcing content to iWriter for a while now (exclusively to Elite writers) and I was never aware of this. Just looked it up and it's certainly legit, but it's prohibitively expensive for your average scammer wannabe and you have to submit 3 quality articles to be approved by the iWriter team with your application. So I don't really see why this feature would be a huge turn off, especially when you can easily reject poor writers' submissions. And if the writer got consistently rejected, his rating would simply fall below Elite anyway. This feature doesn't really seem to hurt the iWriter ecosystem, just an easy cash grab for iWriter.
     
  12. Lemonhead811

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    It's actually been looking fairly better now. After you get past the scum reviews of iWriter (once you can start writing under a premium status), the people actually give fair reviews. Oddly enough, while writing the cheap articles ($2.43/500 words), my average rating was about 4.3/5. Since I've moved up to premium, and then elite, I've only had one rating that wasn't 5 stars (it was 4). So once you're up the ranks it's a lot easier to write, and a lot more profitable.

    If you're thinking about trying iWriter, the beginning is going to be frustrating, but after you get past the beginning it's great money. Once you have elite status, you can make $20+/hour easily as long as there's stuff to write and you're good at churning out high-quality content fairly quickly.

    As for the above comments, I've looked at Constant Content, just haven't gotten around to trying it yet.
     
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    Good to hear. Yeah, the lower ranks are torture for sure, but I can see how it could be much better all around once you hit Elite status.
     
  14. Statix

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    Tried them once and the buyer rejected the article. Not long after I ran copyscape to see if article was used and it was. I contacted them and they "warned" the user but didn't suspend him. That was enough for me. I wouldn't buy or write with them now
     
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    I see your point. I was thinking of it more from a writer's POV. It's a slap in the face to write quality for them and then find out that they've made a shortcut for lazy people.

    BTW, I've seen people offering $$ to good writers to help them get Elite status, so be careful.
     
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    Re: Constant-Content: you have to a professional writer, for sure. The editor sends it back if they find one typo or anything that's the least bit unclear. It's good money though if you can find a profitable niche. It can also be very frustrating because sales dry up seemingly for no reason.
     
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    When I first started out on iWriter, they didn't have the new system in place so I had shitheads rejecting my articles for the hell of it. This is what kept me from obtaining that precious 4.6 rating early on.

    Now that the new system is in place where it shows clients an image of the article rather than just handing them your work, I rarely get rejections. The rejections that I did get made absolutely no sense or the client had absolutely no clue as to what they wanted. It kills me when foreign clients want "perfect grammar". How the fuck would they know if it was perfect or not?

    The thing that REALLY bugs me about iWriter, are some of the special instructions that those article have. Seriously.. some of the instructions are longer than the fucking required word count for the articles themselves. Let me find an example real quick.. let's just hop on over to iWriter.

    HERE WE GO.. this is a 500 word article that you earn $4.46 for. He wants an article on "Indian Songs" and here are the Special Instructions.

    SERIOUSLY?! What in the fuck?!

    However, let's take a look at some of the non-premium shit tier paying articles.

    300 Words and your earnings are $1.62. Keep in mind, this guy wants you to be bi-lingual and he wants it written in Spanish.

    I mean honestly, these people kill me...
     
  18. Lemonhead811

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    Yeah dude, some people on there (the clients) are just... I have no words to express them. Even a lot of elite stuff is crazy, and you can tell it's crazy because nobody writes it. Often times though I see people like the ones you mentioned above, with like 100-300 feedback, and I find it insane. I don't know how anyone deals with it ;/
     
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    Never write for people with approval rate below 50%....
     
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    Textbroker does not allow registrations from Indian writers :(