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Constant-Content.com First Impressions

Updated on March 22, 2018

Warning!

This information is accurate as of August 7th, 2015. The information may not always be accurate. Proceed with caution.

For a more complex look at Constant Content, please refer to this article.

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What is Constant-Content.com?

Constant-Content.com is an article sales database. Run by RevenueWire, an ecommerce service, Constant-Content sells articles written by freelancers. Companies can also request their own content. They have millions of articles in their database spread over thirteen categories. Each category has many sub-categories.

The Seven Dollar Minimum

The base price for articles on Constant Content is $7. This is put in place to ensure the website's owners have enough money to continue running the website.

Unique Rights

So few people bought unique rights that Constant-Content officially phased out the option. It allowed people to buy articles for themselves, but not modify the content of the articles. There were complaints people could not verify if purchasers modified their content.

How Articles Are Purchased

When an author writes an article, they upload it with prices and descriptions. People that are looking to purchase articles can view the articles for sale and buy the ones that are to their liking. They can search by category, tags, or time posted.

Purchasers that do not find content to their liking can order some in a request. Authors can fill these requests, making sure the content is to the purchaser's liking.

There are three types of rights options for sale. Usage rights can be cheaper, but limiting, as the article can be found elsewhere on the internet. Unique rights are more expensive and grant purchasers exclusive rights to the content, but it can not be modified. Full rights grant the ability to modify content that has been purchased. Full rights are the most popular sales type. Some authors will make all the rights options the same price to encourage a full rights sale.

Article Sales Data for Popular Writers

(click column header to sort results)
Writer Username  
Articles for Sale  
Full Rights Licences Sold  
Unique Rights Licences Sold  
Usage Rights Licences Sold  
Word Gypsy
9916
8690
83
756
Kevin Campbell
2185
1552
7
88
Dr. Kristie
8838
4008
15
3383
Celeste Stewart
5528
5213
22
116
KatherineD
396
392
0
1
Data collected June 8th, 2015.

Submitting an Article

When an author submits an article, it must go through an approval process. This makes sure the content is high-quality and there are no spelling or grammar issues. An editor may accept an article, or they may send it back with notes. The article can be corrected and resubmitted to the approval queue.

The time it takes to get an article accepted depends on the article's origin. Articles submitted for a request and resubmissions are reviewed in 1-2 days. Articles in the public queue are reviewed in 3-8 days. Articles are usually reviewed in the order they are submitted, but there are some inconsistencies.

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Time to Sell an Article

Articles in the public pool can be available for a very long time. Some articles are purchased in the same week they are uploaded, others stay unsold for years. My research has found the average time to sell a public article is six months.

First Impressions on Submitting

I have published thirteen articles on Constant-Content so far. Out of those, one has sold. By my estimates, six of them will eventually be purchased. I have used their service for three months, and my articles have been viewed 178 times. If nothing else, people are looking at the articles I have for sale. While some of them were accepted on the first try, others were not. The staff are helpful when suggesting editorial changes. Wait times can feel long, as many people submit articles at once, but the articles are eventually seen.

First Impressions on Requests

Requests are not held to the same standards that articles are. While most requests are written clearly, there are some requests written in mangled English, requests with unclear or missing information, or requests in the incorrect category. This can make it very difficult for an author to respond to the request.

Notable failures I have seen:

  • a request for people to interview local politicians with no mention of where "local" was
  • a request with an important sentence left incomplete
  • requests with major formatting problems, such as walls of text

I have submitted two articles in response to a request. Neither were purchased, so they went into the public pool. Two data points are not a good sample, so I'm not sure if I'll continue writing for them.

First Impressions on Communication

When sites like Hubpages make important changes, they make an announcement on a blog. Constant-Content decides to not inform their users of most major changes. The Unique rights were scrapped with only a note on the submission page. The list of popular search terms seems misleading, with results currently including "BS7671", "hes", and "rita". The terms are updated every few months, so they should cover all three months. The list of recent searches has not been updated since I joined the site three months ago. There is no easy way to communicate with staff. Constant-Content does have a moderately active forum with a few users.

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First Impressions on Payment

In June of 2015, I made roughly $70.00 in sales. The full amount was sent via Paypal. Paypal's fees could did not reduce the amount I was paid. Interestingly, despite being a Canadian company, they sent the money in United States Dollars.

Have you tried Constant-Content? What are your thoughts about them?

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      Molly Layton 2 years ago from Alberta

      How strange. I wouldn't know what's wrong, but you could ask on the forums if you're really confused.

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      Christina 2 years ago

      @Molly I am late reviewing this article because tonight I Googled "never heard from Constant Content" and got to this comment thread. Kalinin is definitely not thinking of a different website. Their disclaimer says 5 days for review, that was a month ago and I have heard nothing. I waited two weeks before I submitted a question to their customer service about the wait and heard nothing back from them either. I hear stories about people doing well with them, I have done well elsewhere, so I am not sure what to make of this.

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      Karen Hellier 2 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for this. I have been looking for recent feedback about Constant Content because prior to this hub, the most recent thing I could find about that site was from 2013. I have recently been accepted as a writer for this site and look forward to giving it a try.

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      Molly Layton 2 years ago from Alberta

      That's interesting. I think you only need the evaluation to get access to certain parts of the website, unless they changed their rules. It definitely doesn't take six months. Perhaps you're thinking of a different website.

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      Lana Adler 2 years ago from California

      Basically, I couldn't get through their initial evaluation process, so I never had a chance to put any of my articles in the system. Someone told me their evaluation process takes like 6 months so I should be patient. Well, eventually I just stopped waiting. I'm pretty sure I didn't get any response - neither positive nor negative.

      You're right about the niche writing. My collection of articles on HP is pretty diverse so I'm still figuring out what people are most interested in, and whether I want to write about it :)

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      Molly Layton 2 years ago from Alberta

      No problem! What do you mean by "not hearing back from them"? Articles go through their system in at most a week. You look like you know a lot about marketing - that tends to sell.

      It might look like people who write 1-2 articles a day make the most money, but Constant Content accepts much shorter articles than Hubpages. Some people write four 300-word articles while others write one 1200 word article. They might make the same amount.

      There are so many other variables to consider when writing articles. Writing a really solid article in a niche can make you more money than writing a dozen weaker articles. You've got over 50 articles in your Hubpages account. That could tell you some things about what people are most interested in.

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      Lana Adler 2 years ago from California

      Thanks for the helpful review! I applied to Constant Content like 2 years ago but never heard back from them. I know some writers make good money with it, but they have a big turnout. Like 1-2 articles a day. Personally, I could never write that quickly or that much. Voted up

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      You're welcome Molly. I'll consider it. I'll let you know.

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      Molly Layton 2 years ago from Alberta

      You should try writing for Constant-Content again. It's been a decade. You might get accepted this time. Thank you for the vote.

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      Molly Layton 2 years ago from Alberta

      It is very helpful.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for sharing the useful information. Molly. It's interesting to learn about different writing sites and how they work.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      This is so useful, Molly. I've heard so much about this website. I believe I submitted to them a decade ago and got turned down. This site was mentioned on 100 websites to get paid on Pinterest, which included HP, too. I might consider this! Voted up!

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