Constant Content Review
Introduction to Constant Content
Constant-Content is a website that specializes in bringing together above average writers with clients who need above average quality writing. This is a website that is open to writers, but holds high editorial standards for the articles themselves. Writers can choose to answer public requests, or simply work on articles about whatever topics interest them. The writers get to set their own prices for usage, unique, or full rights content. While the editorial standards here are high, this also allows writers to charge much more on a per article basis. For beginning freelance writers who naturally have a lot of talent but don't have the connections or experience, CC is a site that offers a lot of potential to get top notch editorial feedback, help you learn and understand how the freelance writing world works, and still allows you to earn some pretty good scratch starting right off the bat. So if you've been looking for a good place to up the online writing income, getting started at Constant-Content is a good way to get started and get moving.
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Constant Content Writing Tips
There are many freelance writing tips that can be very good advice for writing for Constant-Content. Probably the best one right off the bat is to realize that this online website is not like other online freelance writing sites. You want to only deliver your best work here, and learn how to set true value on your work so you get paid well accordingly. If you want to cut to the chase and really get top notch advice, Celeste wrote an excellent e-book on writing for CC entitled: Secrets to Success on Constant Content. I highly recommend this book. Celeste is one of the all time earners at Constant Content, and has probably made more of CC than most online freelance writers dream of making in their online writing career, period. Plus, the book is less than $10, which makes it a ridiculously good deal. As for some of the tips I would mention right off the bat based on my experiences writing for CC:
- Write in clear concise sentences. Don't get fancy.
- If in doubt, price your article $10-20 higher than you think it's worth. You'll be surprised how often articles will sell at that level.
- Write for the public requests that ask for a batch of articles, as opposed to just one or two. This way you have more of a chance of your article getting accepted.
- List articles do very well. I've found consistently that "5 tips," "Top 10," or "20 things to know about..." or other similar articles do exceptionally well for me over at Constant-Content.
I hope you found these tips helpful. And I strongly recommend the e-book. For $10, seriously, save yourself the months of learning curve and get making money on CC quickly. This should be a no brainer. If you want to learn more about Celeste and writing for Constant Content, Jade Dragon over at Innovative Passive Income has a great Interview with Celeste as a Constant Content Success Story that is definitely worth checking out...after you're done with this lens, of course :)
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So Where Does CC Fit In?
For the talented online freelance writer, Constant-Content should definitely be a part of the online writing portfolio. While the obvious drawback is that no article you write is guaranteed to sell, you can sell your articles here for much higher income than most other online sources, and a full time income is possible. That's something most online content provider sites for freelance writers definitely can not claim. While I definitely understand the need for making cash now, for paying the bills, for keeping the collectors at arm's length, Constant-Content allows writers to build a pretty large portfolio of work that is available for premium prices that they set. In addition, Ed is as tough an editor as they get. If you can prove that you can consistently write to his standards without having to revise all the time, then you can take stone cold confidence in the fact that you have the ability to write for anyone.
So get started today, and make sure to leave your success stories in the comments section for the rest of us to read. Thanks for reading!
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Quick Update - 2013
When reviewing Constant Content, or any other online writing website, it's very important to keep up to date. What can be a pro or con one day can change drastically the next. Anyone who lived or suffered through the eHow/Demand Studios fiasco can attest to that. On the other side of things, sometimes a site changes year to year. When I started with CC all the way back in 2005 it was great and I loved getting started with them. Then there was a time when wait times to find out if an article needed revision or not could take weeks. Good news: as of May 2013, I'm finding the average turnaround time is 3 days which works a lot better. Think of CC as long term and a great way to make cash on the side.
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Other Links of Interest
There's a lot to learn about freelance writing that applies not only to Constant Content in particular but also to freelance writing in general. Whenever you're doing your research you don't want to end up getting scammed, so always look for the best information you can. Hopefully these links can give you some help in finding what you're looking for.