12/3/11

Text Broker is Now Accepting International Writers

A while back, I did mention TextBroker as a paying freelance market for US writers (the original post is here: http://ravens-writing.blogspot.com/2009/01/textbroker-paying-freelance-market.html)

However, yesterday I received an email letting me know that TextBroker is opening a European branch to allow native-English speaking writers from the UK, Europe, Canada and Australia to apply. The UK Text Broker site is here: http://www.textbroker.co.uk

Now, being a cheeky Australian, I actually managed to join up with the US-version of Text Broker for a short time. They INSIST that writers supply a W-9 form in order to continue writing for them. I obviously can't do this, as a W-9 states that I'm an American citizen paying tax in the US. I'm not. I'm a sun-burned Aussie paying tax to the good ol' Australian Tax Office.

However, I joined up and was immediately issued a 'rating 3'. Apparently everyone begins at rating 3 until they've written a few articles for clients to prove their writing levels. On the US site, it took me a week to get moved up to level 4. I reached the $200 threshold (and thus couldn't write any more without a W-9) before I could be rated again.

Oops  ;)

Once your articles have been rated by the clients and checked by TextBroker staff, you're either moved up to a rating of 4 or 5 stars - or dropped down to a rating of 1 or 2 stars - or you might even stay where you are at 3 stars.

Either way, your rating is determined by the quality of writing you submit.

With the US TextBroker site, your pay rate is determined by your star-rating. The UK-version of TextBroker is exactly the same.

Pay for the UK site will be in Euros via Paypal. You will need to have a balance of €10 or higher to be eligible for pay out. Payments are made on the 6th of each month.

Pay Rates with TextBroker UK

The pay rates for a regular 500 word article are as follows:

2 stars: €3.50 (approx $4.70 USD)
3 stars: €4.50 (approx $6.04 USD)
4 stars: €6.00 (approx $8.05 USD)
5 stars: €20.00 (approx $26.88 USD)

These pay rates equate to the following amounts per word:

2 stars: 0.7 cents Euro
3 stars: 0.9 cents Euro
4 stars: 1.2 cents Euro
5 stars: 4 cents Euro

So - if you're in the UK, Europe, Canada or Australia and you want to join TextBroker, visit http://www.textbroker.co.uk. They're accepting writer applications now before opening up the site to clients, but work is expected to start coming through in the next week or so.

Good luck!


Edit: As a side-note, I wonder if their editors will make allowances for the differences in acceptable punctuation and grammar between UK English and the heavily-modified US-English styles? Again, I'll update this post when I learn more.

7 comments:

Ashlyn Donovan said...

Thank you so much Bianca. You're wonderful xx

Vandana Singhal said...

Hi Bianca,


It's nice blog. When I read the title of this post that Text Broker is Now Accepting International Writers, I actually thought " all nations". But, sadly, it was only for citizens from US, UK, Canada and Australia.
can you tell me about any website accepting writers from other nations?

Regards
Vandana
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Michael Kay said...

YES! Thank you very much for the information. I was just sizing up whether or not I would get away with pretending to be American, and applying. I am Australian also. Now I do not have to pretend! Thank you again!

Adil123 said...

Its always necessary to pay your taxes n time, but in the case of freelance jobs overseas its complicated, you have to pay double taxes in many cases, first in oversea country and than in native country over income.

parsibagan said...

Hi Angel! I read somewhere that writers from India, Pakistan, etc. can also join Textbroker.uk Could you please confirm this?

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Steve Shaw said...

vWriter.com accepts writers globally, though all are assessed before being accepted - it's probably not worth applying unless English is your first language