How the system works
Just in case you missed my iWriter review, here is a general overview to let you understand exactly how the iWriter system works, to graduate from standard to elite writer.
- For you to graduate from standard to elite writer, you need to get at least 30 reviews/ratings averaging at least 4.6 out of 5 stars. A rating of above 4.0 and below 4.6 out of 5 stars will land you a premium status. But we are not into that, are we? Good.
- Sometimes you can successfully write up to 30 articles but still have less than 30 ratings. This might be because some requesters accepted your article but forgot to rate you or, the article was auto-approved.
- A rating of 1 out of 5 stars can cause massive damage to your overall ratings, especially if you have less than 30 reviews as compared to the same rating to someone who has written 100+ articles. Yeah, am not a fun of numbers either, so please do not even ask. But it has something to do with the reducing power of averages.
- Even after attaining the elite writing status, you need to work hard to maintain it. If your average ratings go below 4.6, then you will drop from the elite to a premium writer.
Tips to help you graduate from a standard to an elite writer on iWriter
Don’t be in a hurry for money: Think of your first few weeks at a standard level on iWriter.com as an investment. Invest your time and effort to produce quality work now and later on enjoy the significant earnings at an elite level
Watch the requester approval rate: I recommend that you should not take projects from requesters with an approval rate of less than 70%. They are likely to reject your work at the slightest hint of the spelling or grammatical errors.
Go an extra mile: Where possible, over-deliver in terms of the number of words and add a little more salt in the article quality. Just be careful not to be too wordy, that is what they call “fluff”.
Pick on small articles: Remember we are after the ratings, not the money. So go for the 150 and 300-word articles, or 500-word articles at most. Shorter articles will take you a shorter time to complete, and this means more ratings in a period time. By extension, this will take you lesser time to move from standard to elite.
Be smart: A 5 star on a 150-word article is the same as a 5 star on a 1000-word article, so instead of writing one 1000-word article, write five 150-word articles and get five ratings
Only pick on articles you understand and can write well about: If it helps, specialise on two or three niches that you feel comfortable with, and go for it. If you have already picked an article and you don’t seem to find sufficient information, just cancel it and pick another one. There are no consequences for that.
Research: Take some time to research about the topic or the article before you start
Follow the instructions clearly: Don’t be in a hurry; slowly go through the special instructions to make sure you understand what the client needs. Mark the keywords, keyword density, keyword placement, subheadings etc.
Message the requester if you feel that any directions are not clear: This is, however, more applicable to special requests. For regular requests, the client might not check back in time to provide the required clarification. I suggest you just go ahead and pick on another article
Work on your typing speed: The faster you can type the higher chances of delivering top quality articles on iWriter. Some software can help you practice and improve your typing and reading skills. Utilise them.
Keyword density: Don’t worry yourself so much about the keyword density, unless the requester has mentioned it. Otherwise, always keep the keyword density below 5%.
Timing: Try and complete the work in the shortest time possible, but long enough to write a 5 star quality article. You might need the extra time to revise in case Copyscape catches up with you. Also, you cannot submit an article after the allocated time elapses.
Requesters reviews: Bad reviews for the requester do not show on their profile on iWriter, so do not rely so much on their reviews. Overall rating of the requesters, however, remains the same. So avoid requesters with an overall rating of less than 4.5, unless it is a special request.
Be careful: After the requester has accepted your article, make a point of saying thanks to them, praise them a little and rate them high. If you feel confident enough with your articles, you can inform them to send you special requests whenever they have some work, do this in the message box though.
Put in more effort and work on more articles: At least 4 articles per day is a good start, but you are your own boss here-so who am I to put a number on it?
Dot your “i”s and cross your “t”s: Avoid those simple grammatical and spelling errors. This is a sign of unprofessionalism and will lead to the requester rating you low even if they accept your article.