Hey folks. So I want to keep this short and simple. For 8 years now I have been floundering as a habitual unemployed English grad, destined for what I thought would be death and homelessness.
But recently, and I mean very recently (as of 2 weeks ago), things began to brighten just a little bit. I began to write for Textbroker, which if you don’t know, is a service that pays you to write content for other websites.
Yes, that means I’m technically a professional writer
The beauty of this site and I’m being genuinely honest, is that as a freelancer we get to pick whoever we want to work for. And while I’ve seen reviews all over the Internet of people complaining about the pay, the reality is someone actually wants to pay me to write product reviews and ghostwrite blog articles.
And while there’s a certain snobbiness attached to what is doomed to be called a content mill, the reality is I’ve found a foot in the door to something that will lead to a career as a content writer.
I’ll always be a humble blogger however
I’ve been writing on the web since 2013 on various blog sites but never found success or even money since I began. And while I have been branching off into affiliate marketing and SEO keywords (just look at the title!) I have found some success in reaching a mild audience.
This blog generates anywhere from 50-100 unique views per day, which isn’t bad for something I never took seriously until 3 months ago.
But I would be lying if I never admitted I want to get paid for what I do.
Which is why writing for Textbroker is such a big deal.
Fine. How much do you get paid?
What you’re looking at is for about 2 weeks worth of articles. As you can see, the prices are all over the place, but one thing is consistent:
They all were accepted…
Which brings me to my last point.
Fear of the unknown
I think the biggest barrier for anyone looking to write professionally is the fear of missing out because let’s face it, asking someone to pay us for what we already do on a part-time basis is pretty darn frightening.
And when I started on Textbroker, there definitely was the fear that no one would accept my work. But as of 8 articles in, I’ve only had one person ask for a revision, and that was because my knowledge of the topic was limited.
So don’t feel afraid to submit articles on topics you feel comfortable with just because you’re afraid you’ll get rejected. From what I’ve seen so far, this is hardly the case.
Which brings me to my point
Anyone looking to get a start in copywriting needs someone to look at their work and pay them for it. And the only way we’ll ever get our foot in the door is by finding something like Textbroker to essentially hire us for what we already do.
And while being a copywriter isn’t my end goal, let alone a career, it does feel good to finally get some compensation for a field I believe we’re already excelling at.
So write on and consider my own success as something to add to your own arsenal when looking to get started as a paid writer.
God bless and as always, let your pens flow freely…