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iWriter : Worth it or Not?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by @shelton_sellers, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. @shelton_sellers

    @shelton_sellers BANNED BANNED

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    Just ran across iWriter and was wondering if it was worth writing for at all?
    I write for Textbroker now, so you can compare it to that :)


    Thanks!
     
  2. damagesmith

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    For writing articles, why not do the math.
    For getting article again do the math. I think you can answer your own question.
     
  3. davie9x

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    Just wanted to thank you for the iWriter page. Seems like useful.
     
  4. @shelton_sellers

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    Yeah, math wise, the money is not ideal to start.
    I was asking to see if any "Elite" writers were on BHW because I see they are making $8-$12 per 500 word article, which I can push out QUALITY 500 word articles on certain subjects in 30mins tops.

    So at $16 an hour, that isn't bad... but not crazy money.

    Just trying to get my feet off the ground with writing and don't know the best way yet.
     
  5. Kaylorin90

    Kaylorin90 Newbie

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    I'd like to know as well. The TB choices have been a little light in my areas lately which takes me from an article every 15 to 20 minutes to an hour or so each with research time included. This really cuts my income as I only have about 3 hours a day of free time to write on some days.
     
  6. chhhad

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    Fuck iWriter! I have a dispute open with paypal because they never credited my account to buy the articles.
     
  7. Rosca

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    Well...

    What I like about iWriter

    1. This is good for beginner writers to learn the kinks of article writing. Doing 500 word articles for 2.43 may seem bad, but it teaches you the lesson of "Work". If you can't make a good article for 2.43, then you need to read some books and stuff to help you out.
    2. Finding work is easy. You can just click there and find a article to get the typing on. Your clients are basically right there.
    3. It hardens your heart as a writer. So far I've gotten two bad reviews. Although I had created the articles, they were not happy with it. There are some clients that are going to be assholes and there are some that are going to be nice to you. But overall, it helps make your writing improve.

    What I hate about iWriter
    1. $20 dollar deposit. So for beginner writers, this means you're going to have to write 9 500 word articles in order to actually get paid. And since you are new to writing, you never know if your client will actually give you the money.
    2. Too much client power. While this site is good for writers, they cater to the clients too much. Why so? Because they can get writers from anywhere to do the same article you are doing. Your only resource is your writing mind and to talk to the client to kiss-up. I honestly would prefer to use iWriter if I was looking for writers.

    But to be honest, I think the skills you learn while taking up a site like iWriter is better than the money. You understand that you need to promote yourself in the best way to the clients. Even if your writing is not in tip-top performance, you learn how to market yourself. And if you are able to learn that skill, then you will be able to learn how to gain more clients in that way.

    Go do it. Writing is a skill that you can keep for life, so why not learn a skill while getting paid for practicing it? If your writing gets rejected (Like mines so far) then it's okay. Take it on the chin and fight to improve.
     
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  8. @shelton_sellers

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    Since posting this I have updated to "Elite" status, and rake in about $30 a day.

    I progressed quite quickly and learn how to communicate better with clients!


    Thank you though, this post was very informative.
     
  9. zebrahat

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    With any writing work you do for others, stacking your work with extra monetization purposes in mind can make up for the low payment. When selecting an article job, have the Adwords keyword tool open in another browser tab, and check to see if there are good keywords associated with the niche. Select the jobs you can more easily do, that you also think you can re-write and/or re-use on your own IM projects (as PLR, as a script for an audio file, as part of a PDF, etc). So what if you got only $2 in working capital for the initial kaching, you can get $10 more with it as a component of a web site, WSO, whatever.
     
  10. MrGoose

    MrGoose Registered Member

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    Once I get my first $20 off their site I'm not going back. Not enough pay, too difficult to get your score up and keep it there, and the clients are bitches.
     
  11. proffit

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    Write longer articles, charge more, get your own clients. You can make plenty of money. I do when I work
     
  12. dr.doom

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    i only used textbroker up to this point and i would stick with it!
     
  13. Ali Mac

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    I make a very small amount from iWriter, but then again I just started writing articles on there.
    I am looking do build my own client base with time, just building a reputation right now. If you've got a good rep, I think that iWriter is a great website.
     
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    I am about to get my first $20 off of it. Does it withdraw automatically? I have it set at payout every tuesday.
     
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    The higher tiers in iWriter pay quite well. Besides, iWriter always has articles available for writers and that's a big plus compared to odesk etc where you have to win a bid first and then write.
     
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    True, but it is very hard to stay in "Elite" rank, because there are many cocky employees who decide to reject the article whenever they like, even if it is written professionally. In the end you got nothing for your work and a big fat "1 star" to ranking, which makes it VERY hard to stay at 4.5+ average. Plus, most Elite projects are from people with stats similar to this "approved: 1 rejected: 3". I wouldn't write for that kind of employee, as it's 75% to get rejected by some psycho.
     
  17. cherchar

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    Cheaper.
    You can reject articles you don't like.
    It's tough finding a quality writer unless you pay for the premium or elite writers
     
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    So far from this post i get to know that i need to start with iwriter. as i am new here i need to learn many things. thanks guys
     
  19. deans

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    I think - better idea is to work for other people - what you think about it ? I get 1,75$ per 500 words article.
     
  20. limitbreakers

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    I'm comfortable with iWriter. Can you guys suggest me similar websites?