Writing for Constant Content
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Constant Content is a platform for buying and selling articles. There are two different ways to make money writing for constant content. Writers can either fulfill a request for an article, or they can post articles on the topic of their choosing and hope for a buyer.
I signed up for constant content several years ago and never got started. It seemed there were rarely requests, those that did pop up were taken quickly, and my confidence was not to the point of writing whatever I wanted and hoping someone would buy it. However, in preparation for this review, I have begun paying attention to my emails again, and it seems that there are many more requests posted than there once were. Some of them are standing requests, or requests for more than one article on a particular topic, meaning several writers could fill the same request.
What about the Money at Constant Content?
Constant Content pays at the beginning of each month via PayPal as long as there is at least $5 in the writer’s account. For accounts being paid out $500 or more, there is also a direct wire option straight to the writer’s bank. While I have not found any instances of writers not getting paid, they make it clear on their website that the buyer’s payment must clear before they pay the writer.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
When selling your content without filling a request, you have a few options when it comes to rights. You can choose to give up all your rights, require your name be listed as the author but be used exclusively by one buyer, or leave the article to be purchased by multiple buyers. Typically buyers pay more for more rights. Additionally, setting the price can be tricky as Constant Content takes their cut, of course. One writer who writes for them notes this is as much as 35%, with the writer keeping 65%.
Writing for Constant Content Conclusion
Constant Content has been around a long time and they are definitely legit. The pay per article is typically much more than other content mills (several are listed now for $20 to $50 each), but in the past the available work has not been as steady. It appears work is increasing however, and that has me excited to give them another look. In the end, Constant Content is a great egg for a writer to have in their basket, but not likely a great sole source of income. It could also be a great place to post articles you have already written for other content sites that may have been rejected for one reason or another.
Take a look around Constant Content to see more about how writers are setting up their rates and the variety of article subjects! See if writing for Constant Content is for you by registering a writer’s account.
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June 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm
Don’t write for Constant-Content. The site is easy enough to navigate and use but there’s just too many problems. The 35% they take is bad enough but wait until you submit something for approval.
Submit something for approval -> wait 3 days to get told what revisions you need to do. Submit the changes requested -> wait 3 days to hear that they have one more change they missed the first time. Submit those changes -> wait 3 days -> approved but by then the customer request you submitted for is already over.
They need to get off their butt and hire more staff. The way the site is currently is just sad.
October 31, 2013 at 3:55 pm
I LOVE this platform! It’s a stellar passive income stream for anyone who may be good at churning out high quality content.
Now, you do have to get articles approved before they are submitted. But most of the time, the content is rejected due to writer’s error – incorrect punctuation, poor grammar, things like that. You can usually circumvent the back and forth by just proofing your work before you submit it as you would with any other writing client.
One thing I adore is if you miss the submission deadline for a work request, there’s a good chance you’ll still sell the article if it’s any good. And compared to typical content mill rates of 1 to 3 cents per word, the 8 to 10 cents you get paid to sell all rights (and even the 3 to 5 cents you’re paid just to license the content non-exclusively) is well worth the time investment. Constant Content gives bidding sites like Elance a run for their money. Seriously.
October 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm
As a buyer of a few articles from them I have found them to have high quality work that makes it worth paying the extra price. I hope more companies will begin expecting buyers to pay well for quality work!
December 27, 2013 at 5:50 am
Thanks for the review. Looking for a good technical writer that not only understands SEO but understands it’s nature.
February 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm
My own experiences with Constant Content have been quite positive. In fact, I netted about $2000 there during my first two months writing for them. During Nov/Dec 2013, I wrote 71 articles within 61 days, and sold 57 of them (writing only 20 hours per week, and not straining myself at all).
This site works, as long as your spelling/grammar/sentence construction is solid, and you can write engagingly on subjects that customers are interested in. Yes, there’s some grumbling about the editorial system, but it’s just there to keep the standards up. I haven’t had any real problems with it.
I have just published a Kindle eBook called ‘The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Making Money on Constant-Content.com’, which guides beginners (and experienced writers too) through the CC writing process, and can lead to much better profits (and fewer rejections!) on the site. Here’s the Amazon link:
The secret to succeeding on Constant Content is to grab as many Writer Pool and Public Requests as you can. Also, you should proofread your submissions at least 3 times before clicking on that ‘Submit Article’ button.
On Constant Content, the more articles you submit, the better your profits will be. As I say in my eBook, Constant Content is not a get-rich-quick scheme for authors looking for easy solutions; it’s a get-compensated-fairly-over-the-long-haul scheme for decent writers you can write quality articles that people want to buy.