Is The News Break Creator Program Legit?
The News Break Creator Program is a relatively new program for writers who publish regularly. It promises to pay creators a guaranteed monthly minimum if they reach certain achievable benchmarks. It also promises to pay an additional fee for each article read. I introduced the News Break platform here:
This Platform Pays Freelance Writers a Guaranteed Monthly Minimum
The News Break Creator Program is new. Get in early.
Is this legit?
Short answer: yes.
Long answer: yes, but it’s still in its infancy, and there are a few bugs to work out. For one, the analytics are extensive, but I don’t see a payment tracker yet. Also, the editor sometimes glitches when trying to move a picture. Finally, it seems that the reader login page is different from the creator login portal — which might mean that you would need a reader account if you plan to browse around or follow other users. I reached out to the News Break creator support team about this and will update this article when I hear back.
To join the creator program, you’ll need to fill out the application (see below) and submit a few writing samples (I used previous articles from Medium and other non-Medium publications). I heard back within 3 days, signed the creator agreement, and started publishing.
Full disclosure: this is my referral link. If you plan to apply for the creator program, I’d love if you used it — but if you’re not into the whole referral thing, you can navigate to News Break’s website, click Creators, and sign up without using my link. Either way, I hope that sharing my experiences helps you decide whether you’d like to give it a shot.
Frequently asked questions
- Is News Break a new platform? No. It has roughly 20M users at this time, and over 480,000 reviews in the app store. The creator program, however, is relatively new.
- Does News Break accept writers from countries other than the United States? So far, yes — but I can’t confirm whether they accept writers from all countries or just some. I have seen writers from the US, the UK, and Canada get accepted so far. I will update this article when I find out more. It seems that this will depend on their payment processor (Tipalti), but since Tipalti process payments globally, I have a good feeling about this being an option for writers who are unable to receive payments via Stripe.