iWriter – Become A Freelance Writer On Demand
Since you have managed to polish your skills in writing short articles by reading and following our previous recommendations, we can go ahead to the next level of you becoming an on-demand writer. Yes you read well and it’s easy to accomplish this goal if you are yearned to learn about new things for which you never heard before, but confronting this shortcoming with your talent to generate articles, testimonials, reviews etc., following a client’s special or non-special willing.
iWriter comes in handy to a rookie for reasons we will analyze later. First of all, a brief introduction. iWriter was created by Brad Callen in 2011. Brad Callen is known in marketing world as SEO expert and it seems that has earned a high reputation around this niche. So you expect something positive by this venture too. Correct. iWriter is already very successful in terms of high ranking, delivery-demand promptness and fast track, however it doesn’t mean that it is perfect for everyone or we prefer it better over another site for freelance writers.
First of all you can either be a writer or client. There is no limitation and you are not liable to register a separate account and follow a different interface. The layout is very neat and beautiful for those admiring beauties. :) Although we “warned” you that you can be Dr. Jekyll (client) and Mister Hyde (writer) the same time we are going to divide the presentation into two detached perspectives. Client’s and writer’s.
A detail that doesn’t discourage the beginner writers is that you are not obliged to pass through a hectic examination by sending a sample short piece of writing to prove your dexterity. You would tell me, whether someone is prepared to form a carrier across this area should deal with this duty like it was a piece of cake to them. I could mention instead the incident when my pathologist whom I had appointed because I had caught flu sent me for a quick examination to a cardiologist. And all that because I was very nervous during the examination and my heart’s bits was heading up to the roof. Now consider that you have to be productive. Ok, I’m just kidding.
Another good thing is that you are going to start writing immediately. There is a decent amount of requests always available even for the rookies. Except in English you can even find requests in French, Spanish, German or any other language. That’s a good thing for the multilingual guys/gals of Earnings Area but consider that come rare in amount when they come. So mainly you will find requests for articles in English.
Different types of status
Since there is no evaluation filter when you start, everyone is starting the career as standard writer. Perhaps and along with the low pay rate this is why iWriter is not highly respected by the pleura of expert writers. To become premium or elite writer you ought to complete 30 articles and receive a grade of more than 4 or 4.6 for either status respectively. Lately iWriter announced a new system the called “iWriter Fast Track Program” where you can apply to be evaluated in 3 articles avoiding the painful procedure. But you have to pay $147 to apply? No thanks.
Be afraid of the client
It seems so that some requesters are not playing a fair game or expect too much for a minor incentive. Be careful and always check the approval rate of every client. Since they have every right from the system to reject and seek for another writer without paying you. You must also be diligent with the special instructions if existed.
Payment rates and time of accomplishment
First of all you need to be fast at writing on iWriters otherwise you can’t succeed. The set time threshold is normally 3-4-5 hours for a topic of which you have no idea but you need to perform a wild research and write a unique content right away. It’s not easy when you begin but you can find a well-working pace in latter time. In such rates you need at least to complete an article every hour to collect something. Believe me. Because the rates are really low from a writer’s perspective. $2.43 for a 500 words article with special instructions included? Please mercy. Elite writers earn significantly higher earnings. Almost 4x. A nice feature is that the client can tip you for providing a work which is worth more than is paid. Good, but expect it happened rarely. You get paid weekly, every 2 weeks, every month on the 5th or every month on the 25th. You need to pick one option off of all 4.
That’s a heaven for cheapskate content seekers. The rates are so lowered down that you can find very quality articles written by Elite users in very affordable prices for the quality you are provided with. I recommend this place blindly if your only criterion is the price.
It’s not always good. Sometimes it is spun as well. It is supposed that all the articles pass over a check via copyscape but I have read a particular case where the system couldn’t detect the real level of plagiarism which was pretty high. Like we have mentioned before there are some really good Premium-Elite writers you could rely on. The system gives you the opportunity to add either your favorites writers or an ignore list. Check your settings.
Unfortunately only one, Paypal and now I’m very sad because my comrades in Antarctica cannot yet been paid. I hope that Brad will consider adding a new payment option soon.
FAQ, Contact Us
The site offers an affiliate program so you can apply for this. You can receive 50% commission everytime a client funds the account via paypal. There is a $20 minimum payout limit set and you get paid when you overpass it without request.
The program like any other has its pros and cons. I’m sure that the clients could be more satisfied than the writers are because the rates are more favorable to them. I acknowledge that expert writers must have many complaints because they are not paid equally to their effort and it turns into a very unbearable situation for them. I can assure you though that the site has never lost any payment and the owner has more to lose than to gain with it. In case you found my review too phony I have listed below two very criticizing ones to seek atonement for my crime. :)