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Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-25-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,332
Posted By springtulip
$0.10/word is my go-to rate on both sites. It's...

$0.10/word is my go-to rate on both sites. It's what I tend to price marketplace articles at, and I rarely take requests that offer less. Content Gather takes a smaller cut (20% compared to 35%) and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-21-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,332
Posted By springtulip
I've sold 29 so far, a mixture of marketplace...

I've sold 29 so far, a mixture of marketplace articles and private requests. There seem to be loads of requests at 0.03/word and some at 0.10/word, with few in between for some reason. I usually...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-20-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,332
Posted By springtulip
I work for Content Gather. It's a lot like...

I work for Content Gather. It's a lot like Constant Content, in that you can either upload articles to the marketplace or claim specific jobs.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-14-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By springtulip
I love Scripted, but it's been super quiet lately.

I love Scripted, but it's been super quiet lately.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-03-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,332
Posted By springtulip
I did a $10 contest, won it, and now have a...

I did a $10 contest, won it, and now have a balance of $20. I'm definitely not complaining, but I am confused. Also, how/when do I get paid? I can't see a payout button or any info about payment...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-10-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By springtulip
That's primarily what I'm using it for. I keep...

That's primarily what I'm using it for. I keep meaning to do more original writing to sell on CG, but since there's no deadline I never get around to it.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-10-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By springtulip
I chose $0.10/word, which is the maximum the site...

I chose $0.10/word, which is the maximum the site allows me to charge. I've noticed that cheaper articles don't necessarily sell faster, so figured why not price high? The amount you can charge...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-09-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By springtulip
Uploaded 10, sold 6. (CG profile for reference...

Uploaded 10, sold 6. (CG profile for reference (https://contentgather.com/portfolio/2590))
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-10-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,615
Posted By springtulip
It's not that unusual for sites to require ID. ...

It's not that unusual for sites to require ID.

On the other hand, a maximum rate of just 3.2c per word is pretty disappointing. I'd be okay with that as a starting rate, but it's not much to...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-11-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By springtulip
I let revision requests expire all the time if...

I let revision requests expire all the time if they're too demanding. You still get half payment. A few hours before the deadline you'll get a pop up asking if you're working on it, to which you can...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-19-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,107
Posted By springtulip
I have some clients that have contacted me,...

I have some clients that have contacted me, either via LinkedIn or via sites like iwriter, and they do pay well, but I hate dealing with them. I always end up blocking them and going back to the...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-06-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,107
Posted By springtulip
Scripted is well paid and somewhat less annoying...

Scripted is well paid and somewhat less annoying than a lot of other sites, but it's been dead lately. I remember the days when there were thousands of buyer's guides available to write, but now most...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-29-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,988
Posted By springtulip
I got banned from editing the overstock project...

I got banned from editing the overstock project for being too lenient. Throwing in the occasional rejection is probably a way for editors to avoid their acceptance rates from getting too high.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-24-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,292
Posted By springtulip
I occasionally get a sale. I don't focus on...

I occasionally get a sale. I don't focus on building up my catalog, but it probably contains a few dozen articles.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-24-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,988
Posted By springtulip
Anything in your work history or feedback...

Anything in your work history or feedback section? They don't email you if you get banned from a project, but there might be a message about it in your feedback.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-08-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,107
Posted By springtulip
The site goes offline quite often. I suspect they...

The site goes offline quite often. I suspect they haven't invested enough in server space.
Forum: Site-Related 06-04-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 27,837
Posted By springtulip
Mobile site

On the mobile site I can only see the first page of any thread. There is no option to move to later pages. The "View full site" button doesn't do anything.

Apologies if this has already been...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-31-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,107
Posted By springtulip
Thanks for replying! I've now managed to get up...

Thanks for replying! I've now managed to get up to Elite level and have had a decent amount of work out of one client. Getting up to Elite Plus seems impossible, though! Every time I get a 4.5 rating...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-14-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,107
Posted By springtulip
How easy is it to stay at Elite/Elite Plus once...

How easy is it to stay at Elite/Elite Plus once you get up there? I'm hopefully(!) about to move up to Premium as soon as my 25th article gets approved, but I've noticed that it's very easy for a few...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 05-14-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,710
Posted By springtulip
I agree about not wanting to write the highly...

I agree about not wanting to write the highly technical articles. Scripted pays well for the generic copywriting jobs that show up there occasionally, but not so well that it's worth digging through...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 04-06-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,212
Posted By springtulip
So.. has anyone managed to successfully receive a...

So.. has anyone managed to successfully receive a Stripe payment? The Scripted site says that my first Stripe payment was sent on April 4, but there's nothing in my bank account yet. Anyone who has...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-07-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,212
Posted By springtulip
The form doesn't seem to have a problem with any...

The form doesn't seem to have a problem with any of my details, but I'm getting "there was an error creating your payment account" when I hit Update. Anyone?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-01-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By springtulip
Are they selling your content on to other...

Are they selling your content on to other companies, or using it themselves? If they're selling it on, you could let them know you'll be contacting their customers to let them know they don't pay...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-04-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,245
Posted By springtulip
This is good advice. It's amazing how fast people...

This is good advice. It's amazing how fast people pay up when you tell them you're going to get in contact with their clients and expose their shady practices. I got £6000 that was months overdue by...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-02-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,368
Posted By springtulip
Do Scripted editors have quotas for the amount of work they send back?

I've been working at Scripted for several years. I used to edit there, but haven't done so since they overhauled the editing process last year.

If there are any current Scripted editors here - do...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 12-10-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By springtulip
Onespace.com is very quick - you usually have...

Onespace.com is very quick - you usually have your money within a day or two. Be prepared to spend your time writing answers to inane and obscure questions, however, as that's the only project that...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 03-11-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By springtulip
Even more fun is when something you submitted...

Even more fun is when something you submitted weeks ago comes back for edits and you have <24 hours in which to complete them. Particularly when it's in the middle of a weekend away and you've no...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-15-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By springtulip
In any area of business, you can have any two of...

In any area of business, you can have any two of the following:

Fast
Good
Cheap


You appear to want all three. Anyone you get replying is going to ditch you as soon as work comes into a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-06-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,164
Posted By springtulip
I make a full-time living of about £15,000 a...

I make a full-time living of about £15,000 a year, which is completely adequate to cover my expenses and put a small amount into savings. I have no interest in earning six figures; I'd rather keep my...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 01-02-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By springtulip
I use social media personally, but never for work.

I use social media personally, but never for work.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 11-21-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By springtulip
I notice a lot of minor but annoying bugs in the...

I notice a lot of minor but annoying bugs in the Scripted interface. I see a lot of what I call "ghost jobs" - jobs that hang around on the dashboard after they've already been claimed/submitted, and...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 10-28-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,868
Posted By springtulip
And yet, you don't allow writers to use their...

And yet, you don't allow writers to use their real names on their profiles. My picture is already associated with my real name. Why would I make every other writing profile I have look illegitimate...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,357
Posted By springtulip
This looks really dodgy. Not allowed to use your...

This looks really dodgy. Not allowed to use your real name, but it has to be your real photo? Why would I make every other profile I have on the web look illegitimate by associating my image with a...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-25-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By springtulip
Scripting Scripted

Never mind. Think I can figure it out.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 09-01-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By springtulip
I work on a Thinkpad R400 laptop, which has a...

I work on a Thinkpad R400 laptop, which has a decent in-built keyboard - although it is missing a couple of keys since I took them off to clean it out and never managed to get them back on. That's...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-07-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By springtulip
In the last couple of days, an Editor Handbook...

In the last couple of days, an Editor Handbook has been published which specifically says that editors should revise the piece from second to third person (or whatever the job instructions say)...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-01-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By springtulip
I really wish there were written editor...

I really wish there were written editor guidelines for Scripted. I recently found this webinar (https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/playback/Playback.do?id=7k2q5v) (through a Google search - there's no link...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-31-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By springtulip
An editor flagged for that? I've been fixing...

An editor flagged for that? I've been fixing third person to second person on articles I edit. Guess I'm working too hard!

When an article is flagged by an editor, it goes to the Scripted internal...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-31-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By springtulip
It pays reasonably well, but it can take several...

It pays reasonably well, but it can take several weeks for projects to be approved, so don't rely on it if your bills are urgent. It's ok if you have a reserve of cash to pay your bills out of in...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-28-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By springtulip
Have you been incredibly confused by the editing...

Have you been incredibly confused by the editing guidelines for the eBay project? I must have spent weeks emailing back and forth to the Scripted team, trying to find out whether I should be adhering...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-28-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By springtulip
If I'm invited to apply for jobs like that, I...

If I'm invited to apply for jobs like that, I decline with a message saying "My standard rate is 10x what you are offering as payment" or something along those lines. Otherwise, I just ignore them.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-25-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By springtulip
Thank you for mentioning Scribendi.com. I've been...

Thank you for mentioning Scribendi.com. I've been looking for some more places where I can do editing work, and this one looks interesting!

Could you give any indication of how much they typically...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-25-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,852
Posted By springtulip
I've been working on this project as both a...

I've been working on this project as both a writer and editor, and haven't receive this email. What exactly did it say?
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-18-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By springtulip
You become a professional freelance writer by...

You become a professional freelance writer by writing for money. I'm not sure how anyone could be a pro before they start.

I became a freelance writer after studying math. I have no qualifications...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-15-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,515
Posted By springtulip
Ok, I managed to get around the problems with the...

Ok, I managed to get around the problems with the registration form and get accepted.

Let me get this straight: WD provides a keyword and no guidance on the direction of the article, the writer...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-15-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,515
Posted By springtulip
When I click "Register" from the home page, there...

When I click "Register" from the home page, there is a big button for "English - UK" registration that takes me to an English - UK registration form.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 27,515
Posted By springtulip
I'm trying to apply from the UK, but the...

I'm trying to apply from the UK, but the registration form won't accept my post code in any format.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-10-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,271
Posted By springtulip
Can you not just sign up with a new email...

Can you not just sign up with a new email address? Whenever I've run into trouble with a writing site I've just signed up again.



Could you PM me that too? I've tried setting up my own site...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 07-04-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By springtulip
I have an account there, but I've given up...

I have an account there, but I've given up checking for work on the site because there never seems to be any.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 06-27-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,351
Posted By springtulip
I see a contradiction here...

I see a contradiction here...
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