Associated Content Versus Constant Content: Battle Of The Lowballers!
Is this my last Amazon capsule? That's up to Amazon.
HubPages is still where this writer hangs his hat.
Click edit above to add content to this empty capsule.
So this all started when I looked at my dismal Amazon and Adsense earnings which, combinedly rang in around $3.50 for around 1400 views on my articles here on HubPages. As fellow writers here have advised me, search HubPages for information, and I did, there is a ton to be gleaned.
I ran into this great Hub article by Tatjana-Mihaela:
Where she revealed how she proved that Amazon only pays out on about %5 of purchases through any venue including HubPages. Reading down the comments section I noticed a resounding referral for a content site called Constant Content. I think Amazon better reevaluate their approach, or they might lose a lot of HubPages content, starting with mine.
Associated Content and Constant Content battle it out on the blogosphere...
HubPages is still where this writer hangs his hat.
So I did what any modern day computer saturated writer does, researched via the blogosphere via Google search. I did some reading at Constant Contents regular site, which boasts payments that the writer sets for selling various types of rights to their articles. I could feel the temptation setting in, I went to my secret spot and dug out my old dusty page of passwords and usernames, would I jump ship! Philander away from my dear HubPage friends already?
Well like I mentioned, I went further exploring the deep, dark and oft grammatically bizarre world of the blogosphere and stumbled upon a major debate Constant Content versus Associated Content, both advocates touting the phrase, "Content is King". After reading you realize if content is king then we writers are the keyboard peasants, but that's another matter.
After reading one blog for a bit, I realized some people were advocating Associated Content heavily. So I began to read their website, thinking wow this one's great too. The crinkly password page trembled in my hand, dare I sign on to either, or both?
I've heard that it's good to diversify as a writer, to find more than one venue. Ideally to have your own blog, which is this writer's plan anyway. In the battle of Associated Content versus Constant Content, Associated Content supposedly will pay $3-5 per article plus $1.50 per 1000 views. These numbers are relevant to my way of thinking if you look at the value I've come across thus far. Both sites supposedly edit more, won't allow single person point of view, etc. But even that measure of discernment has come into question as I read the blogs.
I will post the links to both blogs here, both are hosted by two engaging writers so they're worth checking out. What's more, you get to see all the ping-pong action between the two advocates.
What I gathered though, from reading both, was that in the battle of Associated Content versus Constant Content, HubPages still comes out smellin' like a rose! That's because, although both Associated Content and Constant Content pay a little more upfront, neither of them allows you any residual from Adsense or other affiliates. It sounds like they both offer some sort of cash flow residuals, but what I got from all the bickering, was that both sites have questionable results in paying out those residuals. But don't take this writers word for it, check it out yourself. One last caveat, despite the title of this article, it seems to me some writers are doing well with Constant Content and Associated Content, so I don't want to condemn them! I'm just trying to raise a yellow flag here.
Meanwhile, I'm still pondering diversifying my venues. I've heard of some fellow Hub writers enjoying their work on e-How, which I've always liked the ring of because it sounds like a cowboy wrangling and branding subject matter: EEEEhow!!! Come on little doggies! Meanwhile, it's more articles on HubPages for yours' truly!!!
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Well after a little disappointment from rejection due to my own syntax and grammar errors I put off Constant Content for awhile! But lo and behold I woke up this morning to find that one of my stories, written a few weeks ago, was purchased! I made over $50 !!! Not bad! Looks like I'll be taking my own advice and taking a second look at Constant Content!
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