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Writing For TextBroker and InfoBarrel- Upfront Pay Combined With Long Term Residuals

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 8 17

Writing enough articles to earn $30.00 per day is generally pretty easy, even as a level 3 writer. If you can average $30.00 per day with TextBroker then you can make around $900.00 each month. The problem with TextBroker is you are writing for upfront pay and you relinquish all rights to the articles you writer.

Writing for InfoBarrel the earnings will be much less initially but over time you will earn much more. A good strategy if you are looking to write a lot to earn fast money is to use TextBroker and write until you earn $30,00 for the day, or whatever your daily goal amount is. After you write enough to earn $30.00 with TextBroker you then need to move onto writing some unique articles for InfoBarrel. This is the 30/10 strategy.

If you can dedicate yourself to writing $30.00 for TextBroker each day and then 10 articles for InfoBarrel you will rapidly build up your InfoBarrel income as well as earning a nice amount of money for upfront pay. This will allow you to earn some money each month for upfront pay as well as allowing you to also build up your residual income using InfoBarrel.

Advanced 30/10

If you are able to write $30.00 per day for TextBroker and do not need the money then you can re-invest that money by out-sourcing articles to Filipino writers. You can use Odesk to find writers. You can get a quality writer for cheap rates if you are willing to do some research. You can easily find FILIPINO article writers that CAN write semi-quality content for around $3.00 per article.

If you are earning $900 per month from TextBroker and then reinvest that to outsourcing articles you can buy around 300 unique articles per month. In addition to the 300 articles you can also write 10 articles per day for another 300 articles. You can add 600 unique articles to your InfoBarrel account each month.

This method is not possible for many people as they are limited by time or need a lot of the money they earn to help pay bills. This strategy though should give you some food for thought in brainstorming your long term strategy with InfoBarrel.

TextBroker and InfoBarrel

I am currently writing a lot for TextBroker as I can write on a variety of topics for upfront pay that helps me to pay my bills. Each day after writing my $30-$50 worth of TextBroker articles I then write some articles for InfoBarrel.

I feel sad when I submit an article to TextBroker as I know it is no longer mine. Sometimes I finish a TextBroker article and then decide to post it on InfoBarrel instead. If I could afford to I would post all of my articles on InfoBarrel but I need the upfront pay.

Unique Article Ideas

By writing for TextBroker you can also combine y0our work. If you are writing an article for a TextBroker client then you are bound to have to do some quick research. When you are done writing the article for TextBroker you can then take the same topic with the research you have already done and write a 2nd unique article around the same subject. You can then submit this second article to InfoBarrel. If you write 10 articles in a day for TextBroker then you should be able to duplicate your efforts and come up with some additional articles for InfoBarrel that should take you little to no time as you have already did the research on the first article you wrote for TextBroker.

If you use this strategy you need t make sure that both articles, although dealing with the same topic, are unique. You definitely do not want to plagiarize yourself because the article you wrote for the TextBroker client will no longer be your property.

Benefits of InfoBarrel

InfoBarrel in my opinion is much better than TextBroker for a long term strategy. Let's assume that each TextBroker article you write earns you an average of $3.00. These articles for TextBroker may not take you very long to write so you actually can earn a nice hourly wage by writing for TextBroker. If you write say 10 articles per day for TextBroker and earn an average of $3.00 per article then you will earn around $900 per month. If instead of writing 300 articles per month for TextBroker you can spend the time to write 300 articles for InfoBarrel. At the end of the month you probably will not earn anywhere near $900 with your InfoBarrel articles.

You will however continue to earn on these articles you wrote for InfoBarrel every month. It may take you 6 months or longer to make your $900 with the articles but eventually they will earn you a lot more money than if you had written them for up-front pay from TextBroker.

As you build your folio of articles with InfoBarrel your income will increase. If you take the time to properly backlink and SEO your articles then you will earn more money faster.

My Strategy

My current strategy has been constantly evolving since I became a full time writer. I am now writing a lot more for TextBroker. By writing more for TextBroker it allows me to pay my bills and then I can concentrate on writing more articles for InfoBarrel.

My strategy is multi-fold but the basic idea is I write a certain amount with TextBroker each day and then I write articles for InfoBarrel. I have income coming in from various websites, affiliate programs, Adsense, etc. My goal is to increase my InfoBarrel earnings to around $500 per month. Once I get my InfoBarrel earnings increased to this level I can then use a few hundred dollars each month to outsource some unique content to build up my InfoBarrel folio even faster.

Writing for Money

I love the idea that I am building up my InfoBarrel earnings and it is all residual. I want to keep focusing on writing a lot of new content for InfoBarrel but I must also write for up-front pay from sites such as TextBroker so that I can pay my bills.



Sep 18, 2010 5:41am
Great helpful article, this should give new writers a good idea on how to get started that for sure. rated up
Sep 18, 2010 6:17pm
As always, great to have you around IB, Ernie! Keep up the good work man :)
Sep 18, 2010 9:17pm
This is a great idea. I like the way that you have a plan to work with both upfront and residual income to meet your goals.
Sep 18, 2010 11:23pm
I need to earn upfront payment but I know that InfoBarrel will benefit me much more in the long term.
Sep 22, 2010 2:03am
I think you can make much more money by writing for Helium. Helium pays upfront and passive income. Plus you are allowed to repost the content elsewhere for passive income.
Sep 22, 2010 2:04am
I think you can make much more money by writing for Helium. Helium pays upfront and passive income. Plus you are allowed to repost the content elsewhere for passive income.
Oct 2, 2010 11:21am
Ernie, thank you so much for this article.
Jan 12, 2011 10:06pm
Ernie, great input on this article: try ecopywriter.com in addition to textbroker, but beware that you have to build up to a decent rating before getting any decent upfront pay. But, like you said, to pay those bills (and I'm feeling that as a substitute teacher), at least the website is worth consideration for it's similarity. Constant Content and Demand Studios are too wishy-washy and have too many rules for their articles (and some articles don't even get officially accepted).

I still lament about having to give up my rights of ownership, too: it hurts, in the long run or grand scheme of things. But you are such an inspiration with your decisions about writing thus far, I know I can make it over this difficult hurdle. God bless, and write on!!
Jan 28, 2011 6:31am
Hi Ernie,
It's always great to read your article and ideas. I began writing on IB around a month ago, but have managed only 13 articles so far. The earnings are also not looking up and though I can see a pattern on the number of views each niche of article is getting, I can't be sure whether there'll be any clicks on my ads. It's disheartening at times. How many clicks per 1000 views do you guys see on average?
Jan 30, 2011 11:51pm
Usually between 15-30 Clicks. It varies drastically though depending on the article.
Jan 31, 2011 12:28am
15-30 clicks would on average need at least 200-300 views, right? Right now, getting these many views on the article seems like the biggest task.
Jan 31, 2011 12:50am
I average between 2-3 percent click thru...so for every 300 views I will average around 6 clicks.

It is important to note that this is an average overtime. I have articles that have gained a thousand pageviews with out a single click and others that have less than 50 pageviews with multiple clicks. It varies a lot, but on average most people seem to get between a 2-4 percent click thru rate. If I was consistently getting 4 percent click thru rate I would be jumping for joy! There is a writer here on IB that I know averages over 4 percent click thru rate.

In the beginning I would only get an occasional click. Now I get clicks very single day, but it varies as to how many. One day I may only get 3-4 clicks and the next day I may get 26 clicks.

Somedays I get a lot of clicks that are not worth much and the next day I get 3 clicks and have earned over $5.00 with just those clicks.

Writing for IB is using qunatity and averages. Once you get around 100-150 articles in your folio you will have an idea of which articles seem to earn consistently and which ones were "flops". The key is to find articles that earn for you AND you like to write about. Then you can write numerous articles in high paying niches that you are actually interested in. My 2 are Las Vegas related articles and log cabin articles. I like both of these topics and earn consistently with both topics.
Mar 12, 2011 1:50pm
I really enjoyed your article, i recently started writing for TB and was looking for something to replace Associated Content. Thank you so much for the info
Jun 22, 2011 12:51pm
Great article. Thanks! I'm just getting started and trying not to get discouraged by the slow pay start.
Jun 5, 2012 3:27am
Hi, I am looking to purchase a level 4 textbroker account. I am in the process of registering for the British site (textbroker UK). Being slanted towards being an introvert means that online work suits me best. You can browse or read my papers if you like at http://www.docstoc.com/profile/paulbudds

I posted that link to my papers so that you can see that I am interested in thinking and writing.

Anyway, getting to the point... I would like to buy your textbroker U.S. account as Brits are unable to register directly with the U.S. site. Obviously if I was registered with textbroker U.K and U.S. there would be more writing opportunities and greater earnings potential for me.

If you are interested in selling your account then please email me back with suggestions of the best way to do this. I would offer at least $75 for it.

Jun 13, 2012 3:57am
Ignore my last message... I had not thought through the tax issue for U.S. users. Now I have done so. So...

... Hey Im British and want to partner up with a U.S. level 4 textbroker writer in order to increase my earnings. What is in it for the U.S. writer? I would agree to you keeping 50 cents per article that I write. I am aiming to write 7 per day so thats almost $25 a week for you IF I hit my target. Besides you will be earning money for doing absolutely nothing. If you are interested (which you should be... this is an awesome deal for you!) then email me at paulbudding@yahoo.co.uk

If I was in your position I would be rushing to my email account right now!
Jun 20, 2013 1:04pm
Great article, really enjoyed it - I needed a bit of encouragement! I have heard a lot about textbroker - I will have to check it out!
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