Content mills come and go. But, as all online writers know, a good content mill can provide a reliable source of income. Over time, unfortunately, writers may become too dependent on certain content mills for a large portion of their online writing income. Many writers use Textbroker as a source of their monthly writing incomes. However, Textbroker, like other online writing companies, have their ups and downs. And lately, Textbroker seems to be experiencing a downward spiral. The amount of available orders on Textbroker seems to have been decreasing since late 2013. Textbroker in 2014 is continuing to get less and less work. Additionally, the quality of writing assignments that Textbroker has been getting lately has also deteriorated. Some customers expect an enormous amount of research for a pathetic level 2 pay. That equals about 500 words for two bucks and change. No thank you.
The future of Textbroker is somewhat questionable. Although Textbroker has updated its website, it is doubtful whether that alone will attract enough new customers to provide enough work for many of the existing writers that currently depend upon Textbroker for part of their online writing money. Textbroker seems to have undergone a fundamental change lately. Maybe the loss of some key personnel is the cause of Textbrokers problems. Whatever the reason is, it is clear that Textbroker does not have the amount of writing opportunities in 2014 that it has had in previous years.
New content writing companies come online every day. With all of the new competition it gets harder and harder for an existing company to stay busy. Even powerful content mills like Demand Media are having trouble finding and keeping writing clients. Online writers that depend on Textbroker for steady work should be proactive and get ahead of the game and start looking for other writing gigs.
Who knows whether Textbroker is going down for good? But why take chances? Online writers should explore any and all writing opportunities so that you don’t get left in the dust if Textbroker goes out of business. If the writing is on the wall, read it.