Sunday, December 11, 2011

Paid to Write: Constant-Content

For some reason, I was under the impression that I had already posted about Constant-Content, but after going through my previous posts, I don't see it. Shame on me! I'm still not sure how I've gone a year without listing them here on Freelance Lady, but I did, and for that I do apologize.

Constant-Content is an online content marketplace. To put it simply, writers sign up, create a profile, submit their content, write a brief description, and set a price. After that, clients have the ability to search for your work based on keywords that you specify. If they like what they see, they have the option to purchase certain rights to your work, including usage, unique, or full rights. You may set different prices for each license.

Payment for Constant-Content is made via PayPal in the first week of each month if the amount is less than $500. Your account must have at least $5 in it for payment to be made at the next payday. If your account exceeds $500, the money will be direct deposited into your bank account.

One thing that people should consider, however, is that Constant-Content takes a percentage of your pay. Each time I've sold a $30 article, I've received $19.50 for it.

Earning potential at Constant-Content depends on how many articles you submit, the price you set on the articles, and the subjects you're writing on. Because the needs of clients are constantly changing, you can never pinpoint exactly which articles are going to sell quicker than others, or if they'll even sell at all.

I've done some browsing through the forums and I read that once you submit 5 articles, you have a 70% chance of selling one. I found this to be true. After my fifth article was accepted, I sold my first article in a matter of two weeks.

If you consistently submit articles and replace articles that were sold for full rights, you'll have a much better chance at selling on Constant-Content. As a head's up, it seems that SEO and business articles have been the top sellers for quite some time now.

Since the recent DMS First Look announcement, I've been gathering as much information as I can about Constant-Content, even submitting a few articles. To date, I only have 9, but I have sold 3. Currently, I have 11 articles in the making that will be sold exclusively on Constant-Content. If you're interested, you can check out my Constant-Content profile.

There was apparently a referral program in place at one point in time, but it has since been ended.

Sign up for Constant-Content!

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