New home for idled hubs

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  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 9 years ago

    I've tweaked some of my idled hubs, and I've moved some of them. I decided to see how they'd do on Constant Content. I've sold some and have offers on others. Because they've been published before, hubs can only be sold for usage rights, but that's better than nothing! You might want to give CC a try for your "sleepers."

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      summerberrieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks habee!

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Welcome, SB!

  2. Angela Blair profile image68
    Angela Blairposted 9 years ago

    I'll definitely check this out -- thanks for the head's up!

  3. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 9 years ago

    Hmmmmm. Just posted one of my un-featured and hubs (also deleted) - I got a very succinct email back saying that the aritcle was not published - DO NOT SUBMIT IT AGAIN EVER!

    Apparently you're not allowed to write anything in the first person. So when I said - I found this video game to be blah blah blah - I should have written something different. OK I can accept that. But not to be allowed to resubmit is inane!

    Furthermore - just after that it said "Don't do this again or we'll close your account".

    Hmmmm great customer service eh!

    Now I'm not the best writer in the world, but I am not bad. I can amend my style if they want - but to be honest I'll give it a miss......

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image58
      MelissaBarrettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, yeah polite really isn't CC's strong suit.  They almost made me cry once.

      They will also spam email you to death.

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Almost made you cry?? Why those dirty, rotten...want me to beat 'em up for ya? I'll get the whole trailer park to help! lol

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image58
          MelissaBarrettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Is that a west Virginia joke? smile  This was a few years ago, when I thought writing for pay was the same as writing for professors.  It was all bad.  It's got better.... after the emotional bleeding stopped.

          Some of their public requests have paid out really well.  I just hate writing w/o surety it will be purchased... especially since the topics are sometimes a bit....obscure.

          1. habee profile image92
            habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            lol. Nah, it's a South Georgia joke!

    2. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      True, they don't accept first person. They're pretty strict with grammar, mechanics, and usage, but I've always found them to be polite. Maybe I've just been lucky!

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image58
        MelissaBarrettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        It's because everyone loves you.  No one could possibly bring themselves to commit a rudeness upon you.

        1. habee profile image92
          habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          lol I'm going to make hubby read this!

    3. GA Anderson profile image90
      GA Andersonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, they have human editors that do the article approvals - after all the auto filter stuff that is...

      You must have caught one on an off-day, or or as a rude and crude male chauvinist might say " ... "

      Anyway, don't be upset - just understand that CC is not about articles that get traffic, or promoting writers, they are in the article resale business. They want keyword articles content buyers can plug into their sites.

      I also sell on CC, and my biggest learning curve issue was understanding that brevity is king. Most desired content seems to be in the 500 - 700 word range, with some longer content if requested by buyers.


  4. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    I've done stuff (and sold stuff) on CC.  I'm OK with them, but they are pickier than a site like this one is.  Someone who actually encourages first-person stuff is Yahoo Voices.  They may/may not do upfront pay, depending on whether something is exclusive or not (and I didn't do a whole lot serious paying attention when I was scanning how it all works there); and I don't know how well the site works for whoever uses it.  My point here is really only that I saw that they do actually encourage first-person stuff.

  5. Randy Godwin profile image61
    Randy Godwinposted 9 years ago

    With the way the idle/featured program is going it's better to not put anything commercial here in the first place.  If they ever get rid of this mess it may be worth it again.

  6. Radcliff profile image69
    Radcliffposted 9 years ago

    I've been writing for CC for a little over a year. It's a love-hate relationship. I guess I have one of those with each of my writing outlets, come to think of it!

    Anyway, they will not take opinion pieces at all. I submitted one when I first started writing for them and received the same response: Do not resubmit. You have to look at it from the editors' points of view: they get a lot of people submitting and resubmitting stuff they don't want and it must be annoying as well as a waste of time.

    You can't take comments personally. Words like "rejected", "don't resubmit", or the like are things that you're going to read now and then. Also, someone may not like what you have to say in one of your articles and send you a message to let you know. You really just have to roll with the punches, so to speak.

    I think that habee has a great idea here, though. If an article is just going to sit anyway, you might as well give it an opportunity to attract a few dollars.

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      All they had to say was 'We're not currently publishing review articles' - had you not said this I would have submitted other reviews and made sure they were not first person.....

      ...thanks for the added info!

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    summerberrieposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for this additional info, Radcliff. I was just headed over to check things out. I was surprised by the word count on most of the articles. Good for me. I tend to have an economy with words. A quick question to save me digging around- does CC welcome book reviews?

  8. vocalcoach profile image94
    vocalcoachposted 9 years ago

    Constant Contact - ummmm sounds familiar.  Think I might have signed up once smile  But a good idea and I'm looking into it.  Thanks.

  9. Radcliff profile image69
    Radcliffposted 9 years ago

    I'm sorry--let me clarify: it's not that you can't write reviews, like articles about features or pros and cons of a cell phone or video game. The rejected article I spoke of wasn't even in the first person; it was definitely biased, though. There's such a fine line, sometimes it can be tough to judge if your piece is too opinionated or not. I will tell you that once you start selling some work, they're much easier on you. Especially if you turn in work that doesn't need corrections.

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      summerberrieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I actually have a few I think I'll give a try. I don't write in the first person so that want be a big hurdle for me--there might be others though. Worth a try smile

    2. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      True. I think you earn their respect by using proper grammar and mechanics and by showing you have at least some command of the English language. lol

      That thar slang stuff ain't gonna cut it with CC. I have to remember that sometimes when I submit articles to the site. I enjoy using a little slang and southern vernacular in my hubs from time to time.

  10. janderson99 profile image56
    janderson99posted 9 years ago

    I think is kinda sad that the forum is full of posts about:
    "What to do with my fabulous articles that Hubpages does not want anymore" written by fabulous established writers on HP, some with many hundreds of hubs.
    It says a lot about the status quo here, especially when HP States:
    "We believe HubPages is the ultimate place online for long-form, media-rich user-generated content. To make it clear to the world that HubPages is the home of thorough, high quality, engaging resources, we promote a select set of Hubs that epitomize this style."

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    sarahshuihanposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for this tip! It's always nice to find ways to use hubs or other articles you've written to good use if they're not useful elsewhere.

  12. macteacher profile image83
    macteacherposted 9 years ago

    I wrote an article about Facebook over a year ago, put it up on CC and forgot about it.  Just got an email yesterday that someone bought it for a $100.  I was pretty excited. I know it's going to take a while to build up residual income through Hubs, especially since I just started here.   So sites like CC really come in handy for some extra cash,  if you don't mind having every comma checked.  I kind of like their impossible standards - it keeps me on my toes.  But it's definitely not for everyone.

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats! Some of CC's clients pay really well.


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