As a freelance writer, one of the greatest challenges for me is that of finding the right project that will pay without any hastles. What I liked most about TextMaster was the peace of mind that comes with working on their platform. Many freelance job sites require freelancers to build a profile and bid on available jobs directly by sending applications to the project posters. It takes more time, and can be quite stressful. TextMaster approach is very different and easier for the author because you do not have to bid on projects once your profile is approved. You simply find new tasks that clients are posting and keep working. They bring the jobs that you qualify for to you and accepting the tasks is on a first come first serve basis.
As a writer not having to deal with administrative issues is an important factor. You do not need to actively look for clients and you do not have to bother about invoices. The company does all these including the keeping of a record of all jobs you have done and the amounts you earn out of the same. That’s great.
Getting started as a writer
The process of getting started on TextMaster works as the following – create a profile and write a sample article on a given topic. This is a small test that determines if you meet the basic requirements and qualify as a professional author. The quality control team will review it and decide whether it meets the company’s standards. If you pass the test, you will get an email notifying you of the approval. This happens within one to two days of writing the sample assignment. By the way, they do not write much about it on the site, but if you do not pass on the first try for any reason, they allow you to try again one more time. With the approval notice, you can look for available assignments immediately, claim one and start making money online.
Getting paid for your work
Once you claim an assignment and write it, you will see the task go into your profile in the articles in review section. The amount payable for the task will also display at the right hand corner of your profile page. This is a good way of helping keep track of your tasks and relevant payments. The only mode of payment now is PayPal. Thus, you need PayPal account. It is also important to note that your payments will all go into your wallet so you do not need to spend any time calculating your outstanding payments. You can however only empty your wallet once you reach the minimum threshold of $70 eligible for withdrawal. That is important to keep in mind to know when your earnings become available.
How many assignments can you claim at a time?
Perhaps this is the major short-comings of the site. Because sometimes there aren’t too many assignments in the job board to write, an author would wish to claim more than one relevant task when they are available. This however is not possible because the system only allows an author to claim one article at a time. This also means that you will only write more articles if you are very fast. You must however watch out not to compromise on content quality because that may affect your rating.
In general, this is a good platform for people who cannot commute around to create content and earn online without having to leave the comfort of their homes. I complete 3-4 tasks a week and get a nice revenue stream on the side. With an online payment system that you can use to access your money over the internet or through your phone, you can work and get your money sent to your credit or debit card for use at a local store or even online. Overall, a great platform to start making money online.
mastertexter is a freelance writer who focuses on topics that cover healthy living, with an emphasis on the importance of organic food and is currently getting paid to write at textmasters.com