I Got Banned From Iwriter Due To Low Rating.
I signed up for iwrter with dreams of touching the world with my word prowess while making a name and some dollars.
All was going well- 5 articles and four dollars under my belt. Was starting to get excited, then one chilly cold morning, I type in my login details and what!!!? “You account is currently banned due to low rating”. And that my dear friends, was the end of that sad story- felt like a horror movie. But it marked the beginning of a new one. One where I was forced to criss cross the World Wide Web in search for answers, I didn’t know what to do or where to start. I turned blogs and forums upside down, seeking clues and tips. It paid off. Finally, I understood why iwriter bans writers; here my brothers and sisters are my findings:
I strongly believe this was the punch that knocked me out. Plagiarism can be simply put as the act of copying other peoples content and can be detected when four or more words looks exactly the same as others already published. It’s more of a copy and paste scenario. If you are familiar with iwriter you know every article submitted must pass through copyspace before the requester can evaluate it. Copyspace is the most trusted plagiarism checker.
The rule is simple; if the plagiarism trap catches you three consecutive times you are automatically banned.
What can I do?
To avoid plagiarism, learn how to do research and never copy paste any content. Invest in a copyspace account and check every article before you submit to ensure you are never caught.
Besides plagiarism, low quality articles will also get you the boot. According to iwriter a rating below 3.2 after 10 reviews will subject your account to a ban. Moreover, a rating below 3.75 after 20 reviews will also result to a ban. The requesters rate every article that you submit from 1-5 with 5 being the best while 1 the lowest. The average rating is then calculated by dividing the sum of all the rating with the number of articles reviewed.
Additionally, the requester can push the spam button on you. I am not sure which criteria is used to determine when the requester is allowed to push that button, all I know is that the spam button can send you home. However, this rarely happens but its worth to note that if a requester gets angry with you, perhaps due submitting spun or extremely low quality content he may just decide to send you packing.
What can I do?
More often than not low quality content is as a result of poor grammar. Take some time daily to improve your grammar. I spend an hour daily learning how to improve the quality of my articles.
What can I do?
It’s therefore advisable to read and understand the rules and regulations before you start working for iwriter or any other site for that matter.
If you already banned from iwriter, I suggest you send an email to the proprietor and argue your case if you feel the ban was not valid. Alternatively, some people have opted to open a new account and avoid the mistakes now that you understand them. Personally, I feel taking time to study and understand the world of writing before signing to iwriter or any writing sites is the way to go. But these are the options in no particular order.
- Sign up for iwriter with a new account.
- Try other sites: demand media studios, zerys, grammar girl, constant content etc.
- Join bidding sites (my next move):freelancer.com, guru, elance, odesk etc.
- Start a blog: write about what you like and sell adverts or affiliate products.
There my friends are the major reasons why iwriter may have banned you and their possible solutions. I am not sure whether there exist other reasons, but am looking forward for your contribution on the comments for more details.