What is Zerys Interact Media? Is it a content mill? Or is it a job board, where writers can bid on posted jobs? This Zerys review (for writers) will help you find out.
How It Works
Basically, clients can sign up and then post jobs on the open job board. They can also choose how much they will pay, with choices of 0.7, 1.4, 2.1, 2.8, 3.5, and all the way up to 3 cents per word. Writers can accept these jobs, which have a 24 hour deadline for articles of up to 500 words and 48 hours for articles of between 500-1,000 words etc.
The client then has 5-7 days to approve it, reject it, or request a revision. After 5-7 days, it is auto-approved. (The exception is for those who sign up as an agency. These agencies are supposedly large companies and have their own hired editor to review the articles before the client himself looks at it, and it will take 14 days before it is auto-approved. If the editor hired by the agency reviews it, the client then has another 14 days before it is auto-approved, for a total of possibly14-28 days. I’m not sure how many agencies actually use this platform and go to the expense of hiring their own editors. I think most people simply sign up as individuals.)
You can also set up your profile, and if clients contact you directly, you can actually negotiate the prices for these direct orders yourself. The Payment Process Payments are made every 1st and 15th of the month, but it may be up to three business days late. Payments are only made via PayPal.
The Application Process
Zerys accepts writers from worldwide. In order to apply, you must submit a writing sample. You can, however, use a sample you have previously written. You then select between 10 and one hundred categories that you have knowledge in. This is officially so that they can list you on Yoexpert, another thing that they run, and people can hire you to write about these subjects. They also appear on your profile. You then are given a rating based on your sample and your rating will then depend on the average of all the ratings you have received from clients. I think your rating determines how high you can get paid, though I am not sure. You can also apply as an editor. So,
Is Zerys Worth It?
I don’t see why not. The truth is, that oftentimes the open job board is absolutely empty. Sometimes, you can see nothing, and other times you can see dozens of jobs. Also, a lot of clients simply choose to set their rates at the lowest possible, at 0.7 cents per word. You will see higher paying jobs also, such as 1.4, 2.1, and 2.8 cents per word, maybe even higher.
The thing is that you can choose to be notified either every hour or once a day of any available jobs via email, so if you sign up and that, you don’t have to constantly sign in to see if any jobs are available. The guys over there who run the place seem like nice fellows.
Although there doesn’t seem to be a lot of high paying jobs available, it doesn’t hurt to be notified about them by email without ever having to log in in order to check for available orders.
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