Sunday, December 11, 2011

Paid to Write: Constant-Content

Constant-Content is an online marketplace. To put it simply, writers sign up, create a profile, submit their original, never-published content, write a brief description, and set a price. Once submitted, the content is listed on the Constant-Content market. Potential clients can search for content using keywords. If a potential client likes what he sees, he can purchase rights to your work and then you get paid.

Constant-Content is my favorite paid writing platform. I love having the freedom of setting my own prices. Recently, Constant-Content also launched "Public Requests" and "Casting Calls" sections. In Public Requests, you can see what kinds of articles clients need and then submit your article for consideration. In the Casting Calls section, you can apply for longer-term writing opportunities.

Constant-Content Payment

Payment for Constant-Content is made via PayPal in the first or last week (it seems to vary) 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.

Please consider that Constant-Content takes 35% of what you make. That is a very big chunk of change. You retain only 65% of what you make, so if you sell an article for $30, you'll receive only $19.50. To remedy this, I price my articles to make up the difference. I've sold over 30 articles.

Constant-Content Earning Potential

Earning potential varies greatly with Constant-Content. Because I cannot say how many articles will actually sell, I can't tell you how much you'll make. Not to mention, there are a number of factors, including the price you set and the clients' needs at that particular moment.

Clients' needs change constantly. You'll never be able to pinpoint which posts will sell before others, or if they'll even sell at all. I've had an article that sat for years and finally sold a couple months ago. You just never know.

For shits and giggles, let's do a guesstimate. This guesstimate does NOT take review times into consideration (reviews can take up to five days).

So, let's say that to increase your chances of selling, you check the "Writing Ideas" page every day. Once you know what types of posts are selling, you produce 6 articles per day on the same topics and price them all at $50 each. Just because you wrote six articles doesn't mean all six will sell. 

We will assume that your sale rate is 50%, so you're selling 3 articles per day, priced at $50 each. Once Constant-Content takes their cut, you're down to $32.50 per post. By selling three articles, five days a week, you're making $487 weekly. Not bad.

However, are those numbers realistic? People in the forums say so. In fact, many claim to be making four figures per week with Constant-Content.

If you're interested, you can check out my Constant-Content profile and then sign up.

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