On our third and final post in the series of how to succeed on iWriter, we will do a slight recap and then learn how to submit your work on iWriter, while improving your chances of getting a five star rating on the project.
Remember in our first post on the series we stated that working on iWriter is more of a strategy than luck. You have to be careful about everything you do. You might have unlimited access to opening accounts but it will be hard for you to make any progress if you keep getting your accounts banned. Remember, the goal of being a freelancer is not just to write but to get properly compensated for it. On iWriter, you’re looking to get to an Elite plus status. That is when you start milking the proverbial writing cow.
Now that we’re on the same page, let’s do a quick recap. At the beginning, we learnt how to pick the right article, when to work, why client approval ratings matter, and why you should pay special attention to client instructions. All this was covered in part I.
Part II covered all the neat tricks you might not have noted or read elsewhere. Like checking on the rating history of the client, understanding the instructions as well as how to research to get the best content. Keep in mind, the client will always rate for quality content. There is no shortcut here.
After you have done the work and you’re ready to submit, your quest for five star ratings is not over. There are a couple of other neat tricks that you can pull to improve your chances of getting a five-star rating. Keep in mind that your quest starts with picking a Five-star prone client. More or less the same as picking a target for a con (online cons can give you a lesson or two about this). Hope you get the comparison. So what else can you do?
Proof Read and, Proof Read again
If you can proof read it thrice and get an extra pair of eyes to go through the work, Great! Do it. You need to submit work that is error free. I can tell you both as a writer and a proof reader, nothing turns clients off more than work with typos. You might have a great article but if it is error-riddled, the client will reject it before they can finish reading it. So, make it nothing less of immaculate. Start with doing a simple spell check on your word document. I never advice people to use the text box on iWriter because its spell check features are infant at best. That can bring you serious problems.
After doing the spell check on word, you can use other third party softwares like Grammarly to run another spell check. These are more thorough and will also be able to identify problems that you might not have noted on your own. Then do a last run yourself by reading the entire article from start to finish.
You have to be careful here. After submitting, that is when most writers realize that they missed something and start pulling out their hair. Once your article has been properly formatted, run through the instructions once more to make sure you did not miss anything. Ensure that you have the proper keyword percentage and at the same time ensure your number of words is right.
Tip: The iWriter textbox does not support formatting. This means that if you would like to have bullets or numbering in your work to make it more appealing, it might not appear. But as advised earlier, use MS Word while creating the content and format it as you would wish. Once you copy paste it to the iWriter textbox, you will notice that the formatting disappears. Worry not, simply copy the content from iWriter afresh and paste it on the word document. You can use the tab or space keys to align them as you would wish. Then copy the formatted work again. When you paste it back on iWriter, the formatting will be just as you wanted. Simple!
Reaching out to the client
You need to share your enthusiasm for the work with the client. I urge all writer to approach this very cautiously. The last thing you want is to make the client feel like you are literally begging for the five star. Once you have submitted the work, it is always a good idea to inbox the client. Do not let them know that you want a five star unless you have a very subtle way of doing this. Just let them know that in case they would like any changes or edits you’re willing to get them done quick! It saves you from a funny rejection.
If you followed all the steps from the first post on this series and are a good writer, you should be able to nail and succeed being an iWriter without much trouble. But remember, before getting on iWriter, it is good to get a good trainer and mentor. These tips will not save your sinking boat if you’re a bad captain.