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Date Added: 9/15/2011     Reviewer: wontyoubemynaber
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iWriter Description

IWriter is a freelancing network that brings freelance writers and business owners together for the mutual benefit of both. Article and content writing can be difficult for many online business owners, so this is a viable way to get quality articles at a very good price. Freelance writers will be able to use this network to find work and have it processed through a reliable company.

iWriter Detailed Overview

Article marketing is one of the most effective ways to market an online business - but many business owners have little skill to create effective articles and little time to invest in the process. IWriter takes the pain out of article marketing by providing business owners with skilled writers who get the job done and get it done on time. You can post any writing project and you will have it put in front of thousands of writers who are looking to write high quality articles. The prices are very reasonable - in fact, you can get a 300 word article for as little as $2. In addition to the article being well written, it will also be a spin-ready article - this means that there are tags located in the body of the article that make it perfect for spinning. When you spin an article you will be able to submit it to many different article directories without submitting any duplicate content.

If you are a freelance writer then you know how important it is to get involved with a reputable freelance company - iWriter completely fits the bill. Writers will receive 81% of the fees paid by the person requesting the article - the 19% that is not included is used to pay Paypal fees and do Copyscape checks. But, if you provide quality work and impress a business owner enough that they request your assistance again then you will receive an additional 5%. Writers will have their choice of four different payment schedules - weekly, bi-weekly, or paid monthly on their choice of the 5th or the 25th. The payment threshold is only $20 - meaning that even if you don't write a lot of articles you will still get paid in a short amount of time.

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Many people who have been using iWriter (as both a business owner as well as a freelancer) state that this is truly a reputable company to work for. The sign-up process is simple to complete and will have you making money (either as a writer or business owner) right away. This is well worth checking out if you are looking for ways to promote your business or if you are looking for a way to make a little extra money.

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Great customer service

I have used iwriter several times over the years and they are a great website to get good quality articles put together especially if you pay a decent amount. The website is easy to use and the method of topping you account funds up is very simple.

I did have a few issues with the site not working 100% however the support from them was excellent and they solved my issue and really went above and beyond - Which is why I have left this review. Thanks guys
 
 


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avatar   by j21media on November 28, 2012 at 9:46 PM CST

 
 
 
In Five Years, It Should Be Awesome

Currently, iWriter functions as an entry-level platform, great for those new to the online marketing marketplace. I personally function as a writer. I think that the platform is very much skewed towards contractors. Articles can be rejected for no reason at all, essentially damaging a good reputation that may have taken months to establish. Special requests can be made for a specific writer, but the writer has no idea how many writers are to be competed with. There could be one other request, zero, or thirty. This means if you're in the process of writing for someone else, you won't get to the article in time, and will essentially lose out on special relationships. This makes iWriter a terrible place for professional writers. Because of that, it means the quality of writing will significantly decrease for contractors. I personally used iWriter to launch my credibility with other sites, such as Elance, ODesk, and Freelancer. If you're looking for high quality, spectacular articles as a contractor, beware. You could receive Pulitzer Prize winning work, or that of a third grader's. The benefit is that the cost is very little when compared to other sources. Although I put every effort into any article I create, not everyone feels that way. Now that I'm established, I will be steering clear of iWriter unless I really need the extra $. I have a feeling that's how most professional writers treat the platform, because frankly, it's a nightmare. Articles disappear, then requests disappear, there's no way to track everything, timers change, and customer service regurgitates random quotes from the FAQ's instead of doing any actual investigation. All in all, it's a tremendous idea. With technical issues worked out (I. e. viewing how many writers have been requested for an article; autosave within the document; a corrections needed button added to complement the accept and reject button) It's a great launching pad for anyone with limited resources or limited experience under their belt, especially since it provides spun formatting. But when it comes to real income and professional gain, probably not the place you want to go as a writer. As a contractor, you may luck out and find a gem, but do your best to hold on to them, as they may be soon moving on to bigger and better things.
 
 


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avatar   by cleo07 on April 10, 2012 at 2:02 PM CST

 
 
 
Really Happy So Far

I have been using this service for about a week now to create content for my websites and it's working really well. I had them write approx 100 articles on various dandruff keywords. While not all of them were of excellent quality, it wasn't a problem because you don't pay for an article until you are satisfied with it. As I find a writer that I like, I add them to my favorite writer list and then I can submit new projects only to those writers that I think are excellent. The biggest advantage is how quickly you can have articles created. For example, on those 100 dandruff articles, I posted the job in the evening and by morning, approximately half were already written. By the end of the next day, they were all done. Anyway, loving it so far...
 
 


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avatar   by seankells on February 5, 2012 at 11:40 AM CST

 
 
 
Good Place for Writers and Requesters

I have been a writer at iwriter.com for just more than a month now and I already have only very good experiences.

Except a few requesters who invent reasons to reject your article, most are pretty awesome to work with. I have written for more than a dozen requesters. I have written more than 60 articles. 5 of them them are rejected. I will never write for the requesters who gave the following reason as rejection:

"i said no brand name" while rejecting a well-written article that didn't have any brand name.

"i am sorry, I already have an article written on the topic" That was very bad rejecting an article simply because he/she had that article. (keep in mind you request each keyword/topic as a separate request.

And, some requesters approve one article and reject nine. Those people are not worth the time of even the most amateur writers.

And, some requesters need top quality articles for $2 or $3 (are they even serious?) Anyway, I never respond to such requests.

The worst part is getting low ratings for rejected articles. It extremely disturbing to see a 1-star rating after a dozen 5-stars. And that too after doing the same job as 5-star articles.

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The good part is, most of the requesters are cool to work with. They appreciate your good work. They will even give you generous tips. So far, I have got $13.5 as tip alone (one requester gave me a $1.5 tip and another one game me two tips $2 and $1 for a single article).

I'm also hired by more than six people. They are the people who give you tip, good feedback and high ratings. They are just happy with your work.

*Tip for iWriter writers: Look at the rejection rate of requesters. If they reject more articles than they accept, avoid them like a plague.

*Tip for iWriter requesters: if you need good quality article, be ready to pay at least $5 per article. High paying requests are seen only by writers who have a steady 4star or higher ratings.

Don't complain the quality. You get what you pay for. I have told you what kind of requesters I write for.
 
 


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avatar   by hellomeme on November 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM CST

 
 
 
Account Can Be Banned if Writing Score Goes Down

I wrote articles that were approved initially then later articles did not get approved. I found the requests were not clear enough to know exactly what to write about. The pay is also low. I did not find articles for quite awhile that I was interested in writing so just simply let the account sit. When I went back in to get articles to write, my account was disabled. When I asked why, I was told that my account was banned as my score was less than 2.5, and I could no longer access the site. I had only earned $8.61 to that point, had only written a few articles, so am not sure what their reasoning really was. Anyway, I am trying to get my $8.61 put into my Pay Pal account but am not sure if I will succeed. Just be careful and be prepared to lose your earnings.
 
 


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avatar   by Kalamazoo on October 11, 2011 at 7:39 PM CST

 
 
 
Be careful getting your articles from iWriter

If you are considering getting articles from iWriter, be extra careful. The service seems to be pretty fast in delivery, but be aware of the quality, as it can be really below par.

Here is the issue. Every article that is provided will have to be approved by you as the buyer. You can accept or reject it. If accepted, you can rate the writer, which will facilitate other buyers in their writer selection. All fine until here.

However, if you (for what ever reason) do not review the article within 48 hours, it will be auto-approved, and your account will be charged for it. And, the writer will automatically get a 5-star rating (the highest rating). This really skews things, and is a major quality flaw.

Sure, it is your responsibility to review the article in time, as is clearly stated on the website. They even suggest that you have all articles auto-approve, as it saves you time. Well, with the quality of articles that is being provided, that is extremely bad advice.

I placed an order, and quickly thereafter got an article. Clearly from a someone who is not a native English speaker. The article seemed to be a bunch of scraped sentences, which were then spun. When reading it, the article and even several sentences did not make any sense at all. So I rejected it.

Not long after that, a new article appeared. This time I was not able to review it within the 48 hours, so it got auto-approved, and my account was charged.

That article had the same poor quality as the first one, and seemed again to be scraped together and spun to a level that makes the article pretty much useless. However, because it was auto-approved, the writer got a 5-star rating. That is clearly an enormous quality flaw in the iWriter platform, because it transmits wrong information to other buyers. That writer did not deserve a 5-star rating, but got it nonetheless because of auto-approval. The system seems to favor writers over buyers.

What does this mean, apart from having to be extra vigilant and making sure you review the article in time?

Well, when submitting a request for an article, you can select what level of writer you want: "All iWriter writers", or "ONLY the best iWriter writers". Selecting only the best writers means you will have to pay a premium. But are you really getting the best writers, if the auto-approve mechanism freely gives 5-star ratings just because the buyer did not review the article (and did not rate the writer!)? NO! The same non-english native article scrapers and spinners will sooner or later end up in that same pool of so-called "best" writers.

My advice:

1. ) Make sure you are able to review each article provided within 48 hours, or expect to get rubbish and having to pay for it.

2. ) Expect a longer time for article completion than meets the first impression. You will most likely end up rejecting articles many times before finally being able to accept, adding up and leading to a longer overall delivery time.

3. ) Forget the "ONLY the best iWriter writers" and having to pay a premium for it, as the system is clearly quality-flawed because of auto-rating. As long as iWriter does not differentiate between auto-rate 5-stars, and manually given 5-stars, that rating is meaningless for you as a buyer.
 
 


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avatar   by johnny1 on October 3, 2011 at 8:30 PM CST

 
 
 
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