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How to succeed as a writer in Wordapp

As a freelance writer you are responsible for delivering a great text to the editor. Make sure you understand the requirements of a project, explained whenever you see a new project.

And don’t forget to take it slow to allow for feedback on your first couple of texts.

Just getting started?

Join one of our Webinars where we help you write and get paid for your first text. Also, please to check out our FAQ section.

Don’t hesitate to get started by yourself though — it’s easy!

  1. Make sure you read the instructions in the left sidebar. There you can find all the general information you will need about the project you are working on.
  2. Start with the “sample text” button link. If you click it you will see a text that someone has previously written. It helps you understand what is expected from you.
  3. Check the “keyword URL” button link, it generally has more information that will help you with your text.
  4. Start with the instructions of the first template item (in the right upper corner) and start working your way down. Once you’re done, click submit! Your text will pass through a plagiarism scanner, if it passes it will automatically go to the editor.
Always ask yourself:
"If it was my own website, would I put this text up? If the answer is anything other than YES, you need to keep working on your text."

The “template” and “rules”

The template and its instructions are designed to help everyone who is good at their language write a great text that fulfills all “SEO” rules necessary to make the text work on the web.

Some explanation on the rules:

Character count / Word count

  • Min: the minimum count
  • Max: the maximum count
    • If max is empty there is no maximum
  • Current: the current count

Keyword rules

  • Min and Max
  • Current: the current count, we pre-publish the minimum amount of keywords necessary
  • Exact: write exactly as given
  • Stem: instead of e.g. “bike”, you can also write: bikes, biker, etc.

Select keywords

  • Select one of the given keywords of your choice
  • Min: minimum keywords you must pick and use
  • Max: maximum keywords you must pick and use
  • Current: the current count

Getting feedback

The most frequent feedback, especially on the first texts on a new project is “tone”. This means that your text is not according to the tone of the client’s website. Check the Persona and sample text to adjust. Other “triggers” are:

  • Spelling and grammar mistakes (typo’s and minor mistakes are obviously fixed by the editor)
  • Fillers e.g. talking a lot without saying anything, just to hit the minimum word count

Feedback affects your quality score, which in turn dictates your task feed.

Flagging tasks

By flagging a task you can send it back to the Project Manager. Reasons can be:

  • Wrong/misspelled keywords in the template
  • Rules not working
  • Anything else preventing you from ‘finishing’ a text

Always flag tasks if anything in the template forcefully prevents you from completing the task.

“Helping” the system like this is good for your quality score.

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