Friday, July 2, 2010

Writing for Textbroker – One Year Update

The World Wide Web is such a great thing. Who knew this would ever be our daily reality? I remember when I got my first computer at work (1990) and when I was first “required” to do some of my work over the Internet a year or so later. Anyone remember Compuserve? Are they even still around? How about dial-up? Anyone still using that? Anyway, things sure have changed!

I’ve been earning money online almost a year, having submitted my first paid article to Textbroker July 20, 2009. Now 237 articles later, I’ve pretty much moved on to more lucrative writing opportunities. I may still write for Textbroker periodically but intend to focus my efforts where I earn the most money for my time. Makes sense, right?

I will always appreciate Textbroker and the editorial team there for providing me with what basically amounts to a paid education. Through Textbroker I was able to hone my online content writing skills and earn $1,235 in the process. As my goal there was to earn $100 per month, I guess I can check that off my list! Anyway, Textbroker provides consistent work, pays on time and even offers bonuses now and again. Textbroker isn’t for everyone and may no longer be the best fit for me, but that is where I got my start and I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Looking back on the past year and the changes in my life, I have to give major credit where credit is due. I will forever be indebted to Felicia at No Job for Mom. It was through her writings and generous sharing of experience that I came to appreciate the possibilities and gained the courage to apply to various sites. I know I've saved many hours of valuable time and a ton of aggravation. I also continue to learn from her posts and the comments posted to her blog – so thanks Felicia!

A word of warning – although the Internet provides countless opportunities to make money from home, you have to be extremely careful. There are a lot of scams out there just waiting for another unwary victim. Do your research before signing up for anything – Google the site with “scam” or “review” or “complaints” added and see what comes up. And if it’s a writing opportunity you’re looking at, search the NJFM site for posts and check out Felicia’s NJFM Writer Resources Database.


  1. Thanks for the shout out, Crystal. I remember many moons ago, a friend of mine introduced me to the internet. He was a computer geek and he took his time and patience answering my many questions.

    It was because of his time and patience that I'm able to do what I do today. I believe that when someone takes time and energy making my life better, I should pay it forward. NJFM is my attempt to do so.

    I'm glad to see that it's working. I also see that you're paying it forward too. Keep up the great work!

  2. I published my first article on eHow. I still remember how excited I was to finally get my first payment in PayPal after a few months of hard work. Though, I still am excited to see my monthly payment, the excitement I have now is nothing to what it was before.. when I first realized I could make a living online.

    I now have over 100 articles published for eHow. Though I've moved on to opportunities that better fit my needs, eHow will always remain a source of income.

    It's amazing reading content you once wrote years (and even months) ago and comparing that content with the content you have up now. When I first joined eHow, I was a complete amateur in the writing world, though I knew I loved to write, and I was good at it to a certain extent. Now, my writing style has completely changed. The eHow community has helped me develop my unique writing style, and I will forever thank them for that.

    Watching yourself progress can be a remarkable experience. Writing takes practice to truly develop and become remarkable.

    I also follow Felicia's blog and have found her to be a great help through my writing journey.

    Great post!