Constant Content - Earn Money Writing Online
Constant Content is a website for freelance writers to upload and sell their articles, or to write articles in response to requests. Unlike other sites where writers bid against each other to take on projects for mere pennies, on Constant Content writers set their own prices for their articles.
Constant Content gives you the option to retain ownership of your work, or to hand over the rights to the buyer to do as they like with the article.
You have three options when selling an article on Constant Content:
1. Usage License - You retain all rights to the work. The customer buys the right to use your article on their website, but they must credit you as the author, and they must not change the article in any way. You are free to re-use and re-sell the article as many times as you like.
2. Unique License - As above, the customer must credit you as the author and use the article exactly as provided, but they have unique rights of usage. That means that you cannot reuse or resell the article.
3. Full rights - In this case, you relinquish all rights to the article. The customer can alter it, resell it and even claim authorship of the article.
You can offer all three options on an article, with a different price for each. I usually charge $70-100 for full rights, and $20-30 on a usage license.
How Much do Articles Sell For?
I regularly see articles selling on Constant Content for $50 or $100. The highest prices are usually commanded by high-quality, informative articles of at least a few hundred words, which are being offered with full-rights.
Constant Content take a commission of 35% on any article you sell. That sounds like a lot, but remember the work they are doing in terms of marketing your articles to potential customers who otherwise would never have heard of you as a new writer. The guarantee of quality that CC offers their customers also means that you will likely receive a much higher price for your articles than you would if you sold them elsewhere or did ghostwriting through other popular writing sites such as textbroker.
My latest sales on two 500-word general-information articles brought in $70 (full-rights sale) and $30 (usage license sale).
How do I get started?
You can sign up as a Constant-Content writer by following the link and clicking on the yellow "Want to Write for Us?" button.
2. Write Content!
Once you have signed up, you can begin uploading articles. These can be on any topic you like, with the exception that they can't be poetry or original fiction. If you're stuck for a topic, take a look at the list of recently sold content and see what categories are selling well, or write an article in response to one of the requests on the "Requested Content" tab.
3. Sell Content
Once your article has been uploaded and approved by an editor (and please note, it has to be completely free of spelling and grammar errors to be approved), it will appear as available for sale on your profile, where it will remain until a buyer purchases it. All of the articles on your profile are searchable by customers browsing the site, so choose informative titles and tags for your articles and wait for the sales to roll in.
4. Be Patient
Some articles can sit on the site for weeks or even months before the right customer comes along. However, they usually do come along eventually. Be patient and spend your time building up a portfolio of work or writing in response to requests.
Constant Content Writer Pools
Constant Content has recently added writer pools to their site. This means that if you have a particular specialization - say you're an expert in technology, for example, or you're experienced at writing blog posts or sales copy - you can apply to be included in a writer pool, which makes it easy customers to identify you and contact you with work opportunities.
The benefit of Constant Content writer pools is that you can claim jobs posted by clients as yours, meaning that no other writer is able to see or work on them. You are then almost guaranteed a sale of your work once you submit it to the request.
Every week, I write around 10-15 writer pool articles of 500-600 words each. At a sale price of $40 each, this is a very good source of income.
You can apply for inclusion in a writer pool after being accepted as a Constant Content writer. The process isn't too arduous - they just want a brief example of your work and a few lines about why you are suitable.
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For Many, Constant Content is the first step on the journey to becoming a full-time freelance writer. For others it is simply an easy way to bring in some extra cash. Whatever is the case for you, I wish you the best of luck. Please feel free to leave feedback or ask questions either on this hub or on the CC website.