1. Am I eligible to write for Verblio?
To write for Verblio, you must be 18 years or older, be legally allowed to work in the U.S., and have a valid U.S. Social Security Number (SSN). We require a W9 in order to prove that you are who you say you are. We do not require that your physical work location be in the U.S., so if you are a U.S. citizen but would like to work from overseas, feel free to apply.
Writers will need to pass a rigorous grammar test and plagiarism training module, in addition to completing a sample to be reviewed by our in-house team. If your sample does not meet our basic quality standards, you will not be accepted as a writer. However, if we think you’ll be successful with Verblio, you’ll be able to offer that sample for sale to a customer immediately.
We do not require that you have previous experience as a professional writer. If you do, however, you’ll likely move up through our levels much more quickly to access higher paid jobs. We personally review each writer’s first post and then we’ll review your work again once you’ve completed a few jobs and gotten the hang of our platform. If your work is exceptional, we may offer you an early upgrade to longer-form requests.
2. How do I get paid?
We pay invoices via PayPal every Monday. There is no minimum or maximum invoice. We use PayPal exclusively, so you will need to have a PayPal account in order to get paid.
Pay is based on the size of the job, which you will see before beginning work for that customer. You will be able to invoice for a job only once the customer has purchased your content. You do need to submit an invoice in order to get paid.
When you begin, you will only have access to our shortest jobs. As you write more at Verblio, you will gain points in our system to get access to higher-paying opportunities at higher word counts. Pay starts at $11.50 for a 300-400 word post and increases beyond that, based on the customer’s desired word length. We offer jobs from 300 to 3000 words.
3. What type of customers will I be writing for?
One great thing about being a writer for Verblio is the huge variety of customers we have. From real estate to manufacturing to blockchain to yoga, we’re pretty sure you’ll have no trouble finding someone to write for.
4. What types of jobs do you offer?
We now offer several different types of written content, including blog posts, newsletters, web content, ebooks, white papers, and more. We also work on large one-time projects in editing, product descriptions, and more.
For all of our jobs, you’ll be writing on behalf of businesses, which means you’ll be writing for their audience and from their perspective. This is professional writing, and we expect your content to be error-free, polished, and appropriate to the customer’s voice and tone.
5. Do I have to pay you in order to write for you?
Absolutely not. On the contrary, we pay you to write for us.
6. Do you hire editors? Translators?
Not officially. On occasion, we offer these types of jobs on an individual basis. However, these are uncommon and in order to be chosen for them, you’ll need to be a high level writer. We don’t currently offer opportunities for people who are only interested in roles as editors and/or translators.
7. Do I need experience in writing?
We welcome writers from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience to be a writer for Verblio. Writers who are just starting out in their careers in freelance writing and seasoned professionals alike should apply.
However, we do like to set some expectations: Professional and highly experienced writers will likely move up to higher-paying jobs more quickly than less experienced writers. We personally review your content at several stages and if your content is on point, you can earn early access to higher level jobs. If you’re new to content writing and writing for businesses, it may take you a little while to get up to speed and earn the type of income you’re looking for.
8. Can I put my name on the content that I sell?
No. Once a Verblio customer purchases your content, they own the rights to that content. You may not link to or republish that content in any form—to do so would be plagiarism and a violation of their copyright. Customers are not required to put your name on the content when it is published, nor to acknowledge in any way that they work with Verblio. Our clients are confidential and any action that compromises that confidentiality is a violation of our Terms of Service.
9. I’m in the military/ a digital nomad/ traveling around the world. Can I write for Verblio?
Yes! We welcome U.S. citizens living abroad.
10. Applications are closed. What happens next?
If you click on “Apply now” and you see a message letting you know that applications are closed, don’t despair! We receive an extremely high volume of writer applications and we are committed to carefully reviewing each one.
In this situation, simply enter your contact information so that we can add you to our waitlist. As soon as we have the bandwidth, we release groups of writers from the waitlist, and we’ll let you know by email when you’re free to complete the rest of your application.
You can also complete your Expertise Profile, which you can access by logging in to our site and clicking on the email address in the upper righthand corner of the site. If you have specific expertise that we’re lacking or that our customers are requesting in high volumes, we may be more likely to release you early from our waitlist.