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I cannot upload my work sample and/or higher education diploma photo. What should I do?

The sample essay should have an extension of .doc, .docx, or .rtf. Your diploma can be sent as an image file (e.g., .jpeg). If you are having problems with the upload process, it is most likely that our system does not recognize the format of the document you are uploading.

If the format is correct and you still cannot upload the file, send it to us via email at support@writerbay.com

What is the maximum score for the test?

The maximum score for the grammar test is 15 points, there is no minimum score but the more you earn – the better.

What are the requirements for the work sample?

Your work sample has to be written on the topic specifically assigned to you (you can find out what the topic is in your profile after you finish the test). The sample should be plagiarism-free and should contain 275-350 words. If you use any outside sources, make sure you cite them properly. There are no specific formatting requirements, however Times New Roman 12 pt. font is recommended. The work should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

What is the status of my application?

In order to check the status of your application, you need to log into your account and find the Account Information box. Make sure there is no orange box at the top of the page. If there is one, it should be asking you to re-submit one or a few steps of the application form.

Do I have to pay for the registration? Are there any fees associated with working for WriterBay?

Both registration and membership are absolutely free of charge. You will not have to pay us anything ever.

How long will it take for my account to be reviewed?

It usually takes up to two business weeks for us to review your application after you submit all the required documents.

It has been over two weeks since I submitted my application. Why have I not received a response yet?

Make sure you have successfully uploaded your writing sample to our system. Your application cannot be processed until you complete this step. If you have already done so, then the delay is from our side. Please do not worry and be patient, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

I cannot log into my account even though I am entering the correct log-in information.

Please check your Spam / Junk folder. It is possible that we have sent you an important notification your email system has automatically flagged as spam. If this is not the case, contact our Writer Support Team.

My application was denied. Can I reapply?

Please note that the decision we made is final and cannot be changed. You may apply again in no sooner than a year.

How do I start working?

After your account has been activated, go to the "Available orders" page in your user control panel. There you will find a list of available writing jobs with their respective topics and the money amounts you could make for each job. Each case also states the number of pages/slides required and the deadline by which the completed work should be submitted.

Choose an order that matches your area of expertise and apply for it.

Make sure you familiarize yourself with "Paper Details" and the uploaded materials, if any, before applying to the order. If you are sure you will be able to follow the instructions and complete the job on time, enter a valid reason for us to assign you and click the "Apply" button.

If you have been approved to take on the job, you will receive an email notification.

Can I apply for more than one order at a time?

Yes, there is no limit to the number of orders you can apply for. However, make sure you apply only to the ones you know you can complete. Keep in mind that only a reasonable amount of orders can be assigned to you at the same time.

Some orders I applied for are still listed as available. Why don't I get assigned to them?

These are several possible reasons for this:

  • The customer wants a specific writer to work on their case
  • The customer has not yet listed the instructions or has not yet uploaded all the required materials. If this is so, the order will remain available until both instructions and the required materials have been uploaded
  • Your area of expertise, experience or academic qualifications do not seem to match the order requirements.

Can the customer request a revision for free?

Yes, they can. According to our Policy, we provide free revisions in case the revision instructions do not contradict the initial ones. The customer can request a revision any time before the approval or within 14 days after approval.

The customer requested a revision that requires extra research. This was not mentioned initially.

If the customer modifies initial instructions in any way, please let the Writer Support Team know. You should also write the customer a message and let them know that research was not part of initial instructions. If you are ready to apply the required changes for additional payment, you are welcome to specify the amount you would like to receive for the work done.

Can I suggest the money value of the order to be changed?

Yes, you can. The money value of the order is fixed and determined by 3 aspects: deadline, number of pages and academic level. However, if you see that the available order requires a lot of time and research, and the offered money is not enough to cover your time and efforts, you can suggest your own price (make a bid). It will be considered when you apply for the order.

Likewise, if you see that the available order is a piece of cake and that you would be able to complete it easily, you can make a bid that's lower than the amount of money offered. This way you can increase your chances of getting this specific order.

Can I re-sell or publish the texts I write through WriterBay? Can I include them in my portfolio?

No. Doing so would violate our Terms and Conditions and put under threat our further cooperation with you.

How do I become a PRO Writer?

You need to work on the website for at least two months and meet the following criteria:

  • Ability to write at least 100 quality pages per month
  • No major issues with quality and lateness
  • Positive feedback from customers
  • Ability to complete at least 20 Urgent and Help Needed orders monthly
  • Be always Reachable and Responsive in the course of work on Orders

If you do not meet the above criteria, you might still be eligible for the PRO Light or Advanced Plus status. We have to be satisfied with your writing skills and the work statistics to provide you with a promotion. If you keep delivering high-quality work once you've obtained PRO Light or Advanced Plus, this may be a basis for your further promotion to the PRO Writer status.

In order to apply for the promotion, you are welcome to log into your account and press the "Get a promotion" button. Note, applications submitted after the 21st of the month are checked during the next promotion period (21st – 26th of the month correspondingly).

In case your request for promotion was declined, you can re-apply for the preferred status in two months after the previous application.

What benefits do PRO Writers receive?

  • PRO Light Writers receive a 15% bonus on every successfully completed order
  • PRO Writers get a bonus in the amount of 25% for each order.

Both PRO Writers and PRO Light Writers have the possibility to automatically take orders as soon as the "apply" button is hit. Exceptions apply to the orders that require further clarification.

Do you have any Loyalty program?

Definitely. You may reach Regular Plus I, II, III, IV levels depending on the amount of orders you complete with us. These levels also presuppose possibility to take some orders automatically as well as some extra bonuses to your salary.

Note, to achieve the required level you should apply for it via the “Get a promotion” button. More details are available in the Performance Overview section of your WriterBay profile.

What are the formatting styles?

Formatting styles - APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard - are standards, according to which academic papers should be formatted.

We suggest you check out the links presented below for your writing experience to be more pleasant and productive:

  • MLA

Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Useful resource that includes all the MLA style requirements. The resource is easy to use and understand. Here you can also download a sample MLA paper.

Official MLA Website

An official resource of the Modern Language Association that developed the style guidelines. Offers for sale the latest editions of official publications.

  • APA

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide

Here you will find the most current requirements of the APA formatting style. You can also download a sample paper formatted in accordance with the official American Psychology Association's guidelines.

Official APA Website

This is an official website of the American Psychological Association that developed the APA style. Here you can find APA style FAQ and order the style manual.

  • Chicago

Purdue OWL: Chicago Manual of Style

Here you can find a useful guide to the Chicago style. You will have a chance to become familiar with the detailed description of the latest style requirements for the formatting of different types of material.

Official Website

Here you can find the style FAQ and can order the style manual.

  • Harvard

Harvard System of Referencing Guide

Here you will find useful information on the Harvard referencing style and examples of proper formatting.

Can you give me any writing tips?

Of course. Below you may find some services that can help you out:

  • ThoughtCo Writing Tips

    Here you can find a lot of useful information on writing tips and ways of improving your writing.

  • Guide to Grammar and Writing

    On this resource you can find many writing and organizational tips. The website also offers various quizzes and tests for you to find out what you have learned from the website.

  • Grammar Checker

    An automated proofreader and your own grammar coach. Check your writing for grammatical and punctuational errors.

Where can I find more information about different types of papers?

You may visit some of the links below:

How can I receive updates about my orders?

We offer various means of communication including email-notifications regarding all the order changes, SMS-reminders about urgent matters, and phone calls in case of emergency.

You may download our application (available for IOS and Android) and track your projects with its help. Also, we have launched Telegram bot to receive timely updates via a convenient messenger with lots of available commands.

Can I be fined on Writerbay.com?

Yes. Below is a list of things you could be fined for (in accordance with our Terms and Conditions):

  • Plagiarism
  • Errors in the formatting of the paper
  • Not answering the call
  • Late submission
  • Withdrawal from the case without a valid reason
  • Delivery of a poor-quality work
  • Not following the order instructions

Is it ethical? Is it legal? Will I get in trouble for writing such papers?

Academic writing service is ethical and working for us is absolutely legal. This is not about writing and selling papers for students. These works are often needed by people who want to save their time and conduct a profound research for their scientific works.

Papers you write for our website's customers can be used only as examples of high-quality writing. That means that the company retains the copyright and any other rights to use the product.

How can I be sure that WriterBay is not a scam?

If you have doubts, you can contact our Writer Support Team through the contact form, live chat or by phone at any time of day and night to make sure we are who we claim to be. You can also see our Terms and Conditions page to make sure we are not going to rip you off.

What is the referral program?

Referral Program lets you earn additional income. If you refer your friends to us,you will be receiving 3% of all the money your friends make on our Website.

When do I get paid?

All the payments are processed between the 1st - 5th and 16th-20th of every month. The minimum amount we can pay is $100. You will receive the money only if your account balance exceeds $100.

We do provide exceptions for the first payout as the limit for the funds withdrawal is $50. In this case you should submit your payment details 4 days prior to the beginning of the payout.

The money was released but I haven't received my money yet.

The funds withdrawal takes place on the 1st and 16th, the transfers take place within the 2nd-5th and 17th-20th. Note, it may take up to a couple of days for the money to transfer to your account. The time it takes for the transfer to happen depends on the payment option chosen.

The payment period has started, but the money has not yet been released. Will I receive any money this payout?

If you have more than $100 in your account and your payment details were submitted before the beginning of the payout, you will receive the money. Note,the money may very well be released the very last day of the payment period.

I have more than $100 in my account but the money hasn't yet been released. What should I do?

Make sure you have provided us with a payment option you wish to receive the money through. Please let us know what your payment option of choice is at least four days before the very first payment period.

How do I receive my money?

We offer several payment methods, so that you can choose the option that best meets your needs. To get more detailed information, visit our Payments page.

Do you offer direct deposit or wire transfer?

You can choose Global Bank Transfer service (powered by Payoneer), which includes local bank transfers, wire transfers, and US ACH. This service offers bank transfers to more than 200 countries, in over 50 currencies, starting at only $2.99 per transfer. To get more detailed information, visit our Payments page.

I have completed the order but the money has not yet been transferred to my account.

The customer has to approve the submitted work before the money can be transferred to your account. If the customer does not get back to us within two weeks, the order will be automatically approved and the money will be transferred to your WriterBay balance.

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