I haven’t been over to textbroker for a while. There are a few reasons.
#1- I’ve faxed in my w9 and apparently they didn’t get it. Even though the fax machine said the transmission succeeded and all the other documents I sent that day, to several other companies were received just fine. I don’t have a fax at my house so I have to drive into town, it’s 50 miles round trip so I’m not in a hurry to gather my documents, my 6 children and either A- pay $3.50 a page at mail and more or B- leave my kids in the car while I fax from a friend’s back office
#2- I applied to be a 5 star writer in May of 2010. I’ve had 4 stars for a really long time. They put out a “cattle call” for writers who had at least ten 4 star ratings. I didn’t scroll through every page, but on the front page of my history, 49 out of 50 articles were rated as 4 stars (meaning that they lived up to the expected standard of quality) Some impressed the purchasers so much that they ended up sending in direct orders, even though I raised my direct rate to above the 4 star level.
In applying for five stars, I was told that it would take a while, but honestly I didn’t expect it to take 3 months.
Because every member of our editorial team will review your work, it may take some time. Please continue to submit articles so that we can evaluate you in a timely manner.
So what do you think. Has anyone else had trouble with their evaluation process?
And what’s up with not accepting a w9 by email? Everyone else does. There’s no logical reason to cause such a drama-of-logistics for a w9. Honestly, it’s ridiculous.