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Old 07-10-2012, 10:36 AM
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I just got an email from them asking for photo ID. While I appreciate the identity verification, I am a little hesitant to email something with my personal information on it. Anyone else had to do this?
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:46 AM
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Yes I had to, and I did with hesitation...
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:35 PM
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Thank you for the reply. I feel better knowing that.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:15 AM
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Yep, they just asked me for it today too. I took a photo of my driver's license (wasn't very clear but I tried my best.) I also added a link to the White Pages, verifying my residence by my name look-up. Hope that was enough! I really want to start working for them.

By the way, for anyone already with Text Broker, is the work pretty steady/reliable? Meaning, is there usually enough work to go around daily? The ONE THING I'm getting so sick of with wah jobs is the fact that sometimes there is no work available. I hate sitting around and wasting time when I could be making $$$$
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:45 AM
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I wasn't asked for ID. I take it they'll ask soon.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:49 AM
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Yes, I had the same email. I was hesitant too but will be sending them a copy soon.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:02 AM
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I have been writing for textbroker for about six months. I had to send in ID as we'll, but it is because of immigration and tax laws. I also had to provide my Id and social security card to my day job employer, where I have worked for 4 years, because my state, Alabama, passed a set of draconian immigration laws that forces everyone to prove their immigration status.

Textbroker is a legitimate company. You can make decent money if you work hard and are are flexible about writing subjects. Just watch your comma usage. Read the forums, the writers are a friendly and knowledgable lot.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:39 AM
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I have been writing for textbroker for about six months. I had to send in ID as we'll, but it is because of immigration and tax laws. I also had to provide my Id and social security card to my day job employer, where I have worked for 4 years, because my state, Alabama, passed a set of draconian immigration laws that forces everyone to prove their immigration status.

Textbroker is a legitimate company. You can make decent money if you work hard and are are flexible about writing subjects. Just watch your comma usage. Read the forums, the writers are a friendly and knowledgable lot.
Hi, when you say to watch your comma usage, do you mean try not to use too many commas? Because I tend to do that.

I have to send them another form of I.D. My driver's license wasn't clear enough on the pic I sent. But I still can't wait to try working for them. Would it be safe to say you could earn $100 a week? Just on average... Thanks for any info.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:01 PM
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They are very picky about commas. I use too many, too. Depending on how much time you have to write, you could make $100 a week. As you move up in writing grades, you make more. You can also cultivate direct orders, where you set your own pay. I just do open orders, because I have a day job that takes priority.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:59 AM
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I've never had an issue with commas there, and I follow Chicago guidelines with them because that's what my DO clients request. I wonder if DO clients are the better way to go.

They haven't asked me for an ID yet and I'm not sure how to do it if they do. When I signed up, you had to give your date of birth, and online I'm not willing to give out my real DOB because there have been too many site hacks for me to be comfortable doing so. So the year is right, but the actual date isn't. Given that the DOB on my license and on TB don't quite match. I have this feeling that will be an issue.
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