Selling Your Freelance Work Through Constant Content
What is Constant Content?
If you've never heard of Constant Content, the site is a place where any freelancer can sell their writing, photography and illustrations to buyers. There are a lot of places to sell your writing services and other Web content services, but few of them let you place your own prices on the work. Constant Content allows writers, photographers and other freelancers to price their items at any price they wish.
Not only can they price their work for whatever they feel it's worth, they can also sell whatever rights they want. Writers, photographers and illustrators can sell the full rights to their work, or they can sell only the usage rights and retain the rights to continue selling the work.
Each item that a member sends in to the site is checked by a Constant Content staff member to make sure that it is error free. Once that happens, the item is put up for sale on the site. Many people use Constant Content as a work at home job that they can do in their spare time or between other freelance writing gigs.
Write for Constant Content
How Writers Get Paid
The buyers pay Constant Content directly and the site pays
the freelancer once a month if they make the payoff amount for the month
before. If you had heard about the site but didn't want to wait to be paid
until you had made $50 through the site- you aren't alone. That used to be the
biggest problem with the site. Fortunately, they changed this rule a few months
ago and the payoff is now $5. They pay through PayPal during the first week of the month.
I very rarely have a month now that I don't get paid for something or other that sells over the course of a month. And, because they allow usage sales, it's usually for something that I've already sold elsewhere and continue to sell again and again through Constant Content.
Here's how to do this: Sign up to write for Associated Content and submit a few things. If you don't know how to do this, please see my Hub about how to do it. AC allows you to sell articles, essays, poetry and whatever else you like on that site. Sell your item for an upfront payment with performance payments and sell only the non-exclusive rights. Then, sign up for Constant Content if you haven't already and sell the usage rights to this same article or essay after it has been published on AC. It has to go to AC first or AC won't publish it. Once you've done this, you will have earned a payment for the article, you will get residuals from it from AC and you can sell usage rights to it an unlimited number of times on Constant Content.
Other Places to Sell Your Writing
If you are interested in freelance writing and you want to write about anything you want, there are a number of places where you can write about whatever the heck you want and still earn. They may not make you rich, but they are a good place to stay in control of your topics. I use a lot of these sites to write about whatever I want in between the boring writing work that I have do most of the time. Here's how they pan out in a nutshell:
Suite101: Decent money, revenue share, advancement opportunities
HubPages: Decent money if you write about popular topics, AdSense rev share, Amazon affiliate sales, easy to do, usually fun
AC: Getting a better rap now that they are more choosy about their content, payments are through up-front payments and rev shares. My payments keep getting higher every month even though I haven't written for them in over two years.
eHow: Write about whatever you want as long as it's in a how-to format, decent rev share. eHow writing must now be done through Demand Media.
Triond: Total crap. Took my stuff off and put it elsewhere, rev share- but a share of nothing is nothing. It can be useful for a backlink, but the money is nil.
Bukisa: Slow but growing, AdSense rev. share
Xomba: Kinda fun, AdSense rev share, can bookmark for rev share instead of writing, or do both. Nofollow links, but the AdSense shares are good and consistent.