How to Grow as an Author for Textbroker: One Author’s Success Story
In this week's author blog, author Doreen shares her story of working to become a 4-star author and shares some tips to help you do the same. Doreen has been a Textbroker author since 2012 and has written hundreds of orders for happy clients. Read more about Doreen in her author spotlight at the end of the article!
From 4-star Author to 2-star and Back Again
When I first signed up for Textbroker, I started with a 4-star rating, but I quickly lost it and dropped to a 2-star rating. I could make a nice turn of phrase, but I did not have good habits to ensure consistent quality. So, I began diligently working on developing good work processes and habits to try…show more content… This was an epiphany for me. Ever since then, it has been far easier for me to simply say nothing negative. I used to really struggle with this standard requirement.
I have been a consistent 4-star author for a while. Although I had to take it more than once, I eventually passed the proofreading test. This is the first step towards becoming a 5-star author. I hope to eventually get there.
Humility is a virtue
I have a strong academic background and was seen as a strong writer in school. But it wasn’t the kind of writing that is worth money. I had to set my ego aside and accept that what I knew about writing was academic. It wasn’t relevant to the real-world goals of business writing and content marketing. What Kristopher had to say about swallowing your pride resonates with me.
Author Spotlight: Doreen Tell us a bit about yourself. (hobbies, interests, etc.)
I’m a blogger and avid health nut.
How did you hear about Textbroker?
Through an online acquaintance.
What is your favorite book or blog? Why?
Two of my favorite books are The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Peter Principle. I tend to like practical information you can apply to real-world problems. These both meet that criteria.
What piece of advice would you give to a new Textbroker author?
You need to be prepared to look things up on your own and figure out how stuff works independently.