I Passed the 5-Star Author Test on Textbroker!

Guys, after writing 800+ articles for clients on Textbroker over the past nine years, I have finally passed the 5-Star Advancement Test =D

Now, it doesn’t mean that I’m a 5-star author yet. But it’s still a huge step forward toward that goal – kind of like being on The Council but not a Master.

Past Failed Attempts to Reach 5 Stars

I’ve only taken the test two other times in all these years.

The first time I took the advancement test, I got one or two answers wrong and failed the test.

The second time I took the test, I passed it. But I had to google some stuff while taking it in order to pass.

Since I didn’t legitimately pass the test that time, I never tried taking the next step (at the time, I think the next step was to email Textbroker and ask to be evaluated for 5-star advancement).

And then that was it.

I stopped trying.

Until today.

As you already know, I’ve been writing for Textbroker on and off for almost a decade. I even quit and deleted my account more than once lol (something about burning the boats on the beach and blah, blah, blah). I was trying to force myself to move on to higher paying work and get my own clients.

But that never worked out, and I kept going back to content mill work. Turns out I prefer the anonymity, the freedom and the chill environment of content mills (it’s an anxiety thing).

But I ALSO prefer getting more than 3x the pay that 4-star authors typically earn, so there’s that.

Making the Decision to Be a 5-Star Author

So when I signed up (again) at Textbroker a few months ago, I set a goal to become a 5-star author.

I didn’t have a whole lot of faith in myself tho.

I didn’t set any kind of timeline to achieve 5-star status. I didn’t come up with a plan to make it happen. It was just a nice goal somewhere in the back of my mind. Honestly, I mostly just thought it would make an interesting series of blog posts to document my attempts to do it.

But I never got around to it until today.

And you know what? I wasn’t even going to take the test yet.

I was just gonna check it out, maybe take a screenshot and blog about what you need to do to become a 5-star Textbroker writer.

But the test popped up immediately when I clicked the Advancement Test tab. I was expecting some other instructions or something first idk. But there it was. And when I looked it over, I thought to myself, “I already know all this sh*t. I might as well just take the damn test.”

So I did.

And I passed with a score of 100%.

So the next step is to review the material in the Textbroker University pdf course put out by Textbroker. I guess there are links to additional quizzes after each section. Then, when I pass all of those, an editor or staff member will review my latest articles to see if they are 5-star quality. And then I’m in.

So it’s going to be a long process for me. I know for a fact that I need to really study that material and work on some of my writing issues before I’ll be good enough.

But that’s where I’m at this morning.

I’ll write an update here on my blog when I take the next step because I know some of you guys are interested in freelance writing and websites like Textbroker specifically.

Okay, have a good week!

Chris