Is iWriter the best article writing website? I used to think so in the past. But after getting exposure, I realized that there are way better ways of earning as a writer.
This post therefore remains here for the sake of the freelance writer who still wants to work on this site.
Before going far, I would want to stress that it will work best for people who are good in writing, not someone just testing the system. The better your writing skills are, the better your experience with iWriter will be.
Let me not waste time introducing this site but delve right into the iWriter.com review.
What is iWriter?
iWriter.com is an article writing website that is used and loved by many. The pay is not the best but the upper levels can earn you decent cash.
In this site you don’t waste time bidding for projects. It works differently.
It’s has a job queue where you can simply log in, select the article you want to write and start writing immediately without reaching out to the client.
It has a rating system which will be used to determine which projects you’ll be eligible to do.
Each article on the queue has it’s own instructions. To see them, you click on the small plus sign on the left of each description, you’ll find details about what the client wants.
Each article you write will need to be approved in 3 days by the client. If they don’t approve, the article will be auto-approved by the system and you’ll get paid. Each article (apart from those auto-approved) is rated and the ratings will help you to get to a higher ranking.
If you have many low ratings, you will get a warning and eventually get banned. Therefore, as you start, focus on getting as many high ratings as possible.
So what does rating mean in the site?
The rating is simply someone giving your article a “score” (between 1 and 5) for each article. 1 star means a very poor article while 5 stars depict an excellent article. A good average rating will lead to a better ranking and therefore more money and more projects.
What does ranking mean in iWriter.com
There are four levels where you can be ranked as below.
The prices written reflect the prices at the date of updating this article. They are subject to future changes. These are also average prices, some requesters pay more. Generally, writers are paid 81% of the amounts paid by requesters for articles.
1. Standard Writers
You are automatically a standard writer once you sign up to iWriter. This means you’ll have access to articles that are meant for standard writers. Payments per article for Standard writers are as follows:
- 150 words – $1.01
- 300 words – $1.62
- 500 words – $2.24
- 700 words – $4.05
- 1000 words – $6.07
2. Premium Writers
You become a Premium writer when you have at least 25 ratings in your account averaging 4.1 stars and above. The current rates for Premium writers are:
- 150 words – $1.62
- 300 words – $3.24
- 500 words – $4.05
- 700 words – $5.27
- 1000 words – $8.10
3. Elite Writers
This is one of the dream places to be in the site. You become an Elite writer when you have at least 30 ratings in your account and an average of 4.6 stars and above. An Elite writer earns an average of the following:
- 150 words – $3.50
- 300 words – $5.67
- 500 words – $8.10
- 700 words – $10.13
- 1000 words – $14.99
4. Elite Plus Writers
This is the best of the best level in iWriter. This is also reflected in the pay. To become an Elite Plus Writer, you need an average of 4.85 stars and at least 40 ratings. See the rates below:
- 150 words – $8.10
- 300 words – $14.60
- 500 words – $24.30
- 700 words – $30.30
- 1000 words – $45
A special request in iWriter means that a requester sends a project directly to you, or to a small group of writers that includes you. Special requests pay more than the regular articles.
You also get to have repeated writing opportunities from the requesters. For example, a few years ago, I used to write eBooks for a specific requester. I did it for a long time. He kept giving me 5 star ratings since he already liked my style and I kept giving him great content. This therefore worked as an excellent symbiotic relationship.
I personally have a Copyscape account that I had been using to check my content for plagiarism years ago. Nowadays I mostly use it when outsourcing work to other writers.
iWriter automatically runs your work through Copyscape for free.
You will only be charged in case the first run gets some duplicate content. The content will be highlighted and you will have a chance to correct them. You’ll be given 3 chances to do this. If an article fails Copyscape thrice, your account will be suspended.
Most good writers naturally don’t plagiarize so if you’re one, this shouldn’t worry you.
iWriter has a short and very easy grammar test that you need to do before you start writing. To get to the grammar test, just click on “Write Content”, scroll down to articles tagged as “Standard” and click on the little grey plus sign. Click “Write Article”. You’ll be prompted to do the short grammar test of 15 questions. Pass mark is 13 out of 15.
This is a site that can get someone going for a while as they look for higher paying gigs.
Any good writer will have an easy time due to the fact that many articles will be approved and he will keep rising through the ranks.
A below average writer on the other hand will easily quit due to many rejections and they may never get out of the standard ranking. Sadly, according to me, iWriter has very bad rejection rates.
You don’t have a working relationship with clients so you’re unable to consult and clarify on instructions. This makes it a disaster when it comes to rejections.
Due to this fact, many who are below average give up within a few weeks. Only start on it if you know for sure that your writing is above average. This site used to be one of my personal best sites in my first year of writing.
In case you will forget everything else I have written in this iWriter.com review, please remember these two things:
- Always aim to get to the Elite Plus ranking so that you can earn good cash.
- Always aim to get special requests.
Check out the second part of this review. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Also feel free to comment below and give suggestions about what your best article writing website is.