Aiming High: Five Steps to Improve Your Current Textbroker Ranking
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Becoming a successful content writer requires time, effort, commitment, and patience. Of course, every Textbroker author already knows this. The main question rather involves what factors separate a good writer from one who is able to enjoy long-term success within an increasingly competitive community. We are not simply speaking of satisfied clients in this scenario. While there is no doubt that we all enjoy being praised for our hard work, the simple fact is that the majority of Textbroker authors rely upon this website for an ancillary source of income. This is when rankings come into play.
After all, it is difficult to remain motivated when your efforts produce little financial reward. This is why it is crucial to know the steps to take if you wish to improve your current Textbroker rating. If you have been stymied by poor reviews in the past or should you have difficulty encountering the motivation required to take your skills to the next level, the chances are high that you lack a clearly outlined “game plan”. Let’s look at five steps which will allow you to fully leverage your true potential and to ascend to the higher echelon of writers.
1. Have a Routine in Place
Some of us have embraced a rather romantic vision of the typical writer. This often involves an individual suddenly embracing a flash of inspiration and pouring out material that will charm and captivate the reader. While this may have been true in regards to authors such as Ernest Hemingway (who also claimed that it was best to write while drunk), it is rarely the case for those of us who are dealing with a regular schedule.
It is instead much better to develop a writing routine that involves a time when you are able to fully devote your attention to the task at hand. Not only is this important in terms of avoiding unnecessary distractions, but we should also remember that the mind will become accustomed to such regularity; enabling you to settle into a “groove” and produce content of a higher calibre.
2. Accept Criticism
Does your heart immediately drop when you receive an email stating that your work has recently been rated by the Textbroker staff? Try to remember that the job of the editors is not to chastise you or to belittle your efforts. It is instead to help you improve your skills by providing an objective point of view. After all, well-versed authors will drive in more business opportunities; a situation that will benefit everyone involved.
We can think of the editing staff as a sharpening stone designed to hone your mental edge. Take into account any feedback that you may receive. Whether praise is given for a job well done or you happen upon advice that initially seems to undercut your efforts, be sure to never take such criticism personally. If you are able to accept the opinions of experienced professionals, you will inevitably rise through the Textbroker ranks.
3. Great Writers are Great Readers
Stephen King was partially inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. Ernest Hemingway was said to have been influenced by Mark Twain. Fyodor Dostoevsky gained motivation by reading the contemporary works of Charles Dickens. In other words, great writers are shaped as much as they are born. This is the very same principle to embrace if you hope to augment your current skills as a Textbroker author. Many studies have pointed out that reading on a regular basis helps to further develop our analytical thinking and the neurons within our brains will likewise become realigned to facilitate how we break down complicated subjects into easily digestible chunks.
However, this does not necessarily signify that reading Crime and Punishment or Huckleberry Finn will improve your author rankings. Try to encounter subjects which you write about most often. If you primarily focus on marketing, Neil Patel can be a great source of inspiration. If you prefer topics such as art or literature, take a look at websites such as ArtReport or goodreads.com. Being exposed to other authors will provide you with a great deal of inspiration and enable you to think outside of the proverbial box when developing quality content.
4. Get Those Creative Juices Flowing
Trying to create a quality article when tired or uninspired is akin to running a marathon on empty. Not only does this represent a laborious process, but your ratings may be affected if you happen to produce substandard material. This is why it is always important to curate content when your mind is fresh and operating at peak levels. There are several ways in which this can be accomplished. Some individuals (myself included) tend to prefer writing immediately after a vigorous workout. Others may choose to meditate in order to clear their mind of extraneous thoughts. Some enjoy writing in the presence of nature (such as taking their laptop to a local public park). The key takeaway point is to find what activities enable your mind to maintain a clear connection with the material in question. Not only will you be able to produce quality work, but the chances are high that your ratings could very well improve as a result.
5. Remember that Every Diamond Began as a Lump of Coal
There are several reasons why the Textbroker rating system is in place:
- A means by which clients can choose the correct writer for the desired quality.
- Different pay grades to accommodate specific budgets.
- A source of motivation that enables writers to shoot for the proverbial moon.
This last point is particularly relevant, as relatively few (if any) authors are immediately awarded a five-star rating. You should be inspired to rise to the top; regardless of your current ranking. This system must not be viewed as a source of consternation, but rather as an opportunity to improve with time and effort. After all, every writer struggles on occasion and even the best in the business will make mistakes from time to time. The key point is to be willing to accept these minor pitfalls as opposed to allowing them to impact future projects.
Textbroker rankings are here to help as opposed to hinder. Their intention is not to illustrate your limitations, but rather to open up channels for personal improvement. Regardless of your experience or how long you have been writing, all of the suggestions mentioned above will prove to represent invaluable assets if taken to heart. As always, you can contact an editor in the event that a question or query happens to arise. Never forget that content creation is less about the destination but instead, it should focus upon the thrill of the journey.
About our authorRon first arrived in Barcelona, Spain in 2007. Although initially pursuing a career in wealth management and finance, he learned that the content writing community provided the highest level of personal satisfaction while still being able to personally help clients. He has been a full-time professional writer since 2011. Some of his other interests include martial arts and bodybuilding.