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Writing for Constant Content: Is It Worth It?

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While I worked for clients for many years, I prefer not to deal with people whenever possible. Writing for Constant Content makes it possible to mostly avoid the human side of things (though they do have editors and are remarkably responsive). Many people decide not to write for this site because they are very, very strict about the submissions that they accept. However, I feel this is a good reason to write for them.

Pros of Writing for Constant Content

Better pay. If you want to make more than a few bucks an article, then this is the place to do it. I’ve personally sold articles for up to $100, but I’ve seen others go for more than this. You set your own price, so you decide what your work is worth. Just remember that the site gets a cut. My articles regularly sell for $25-50.

Great reputation. This site is well known for their harsh submission requirements. If you have one comma out of place, you’ll probably get rejected. This can be frustrating for writers, but on the other hand, it means clients know where to go when they want top quality writing. You can get more for your articles because of this.

Passive income. Once you have a good catalog of articles, you an expect to see fairly regular sales for months to come. At one point, I was no longer putting up new articles because I was busy with other things and the money continued to roll in until nearly all my articles were sold. Now that I’ve added more, I’m seeing regular sales again.

Requests make it easier to sell. Clients can request specific keywords or article types and writers submit their articles to the request. If there is only one article needed, the competition is usually too high. Recently, however, there have been HUGE requests where a client wants hundreds of articles and nearly everything is sold. You can make hundreds of dollars in a short amount of time with situations like this.

Easy to use. The site itself is incredibly simple to use. You write in Microsoft Word and upload your article as a .doc file, then fill in the description, pricing, title, etc. You also add a minimum of 1/3 of the article content.

Cons of Writing for Constant Content

You’re writing on spec. This means that no one is paying you to write an article for them. You write the article in hopes that someone might like it enough to buy it. Truth be told, it’s not difficult to sell on Constant Content, and most articles eventually sell.

They take 35%. This is a big enough con for some people that they will never even try the website. Before you discount writing for Constant though, consider whether you are selling your articles for more than $10 elsewhere. I personally love what the site has to offer. In the early days, there were only a few sales overall each day, but now there are a LOT every day and it’s far easier to sell, thanks to the traffic.

You will be rejected. It sucks to hear that your work isn’t good enough, but you will most definitely hear it when you submit to Constant Content. No one emerges unscathed! The good thing is that this improves your writing. The bad thing is that you can be blocked if you consistently submit poor quality articles. However, if you improve and are able to make the corrections, you will be able to get your articles accepted and sell them.

The editors are not always in agreement. Sometimes I will have an article sent back for one error, fix it, resubmit and a different editor rejects it for another issue. This can be very frustrating and sometimes it’s easier to simply put the article somewhere else. This doesn’t happen often, but it is annoying when it does.

In the end, it will depend on how well you write and how much editing you are willing to put up with. Constant Content may not be right for you if you just want to whip out quick articles and sell them fast. It’s also not for you if you want to sell immediately and not wait for a sale. However, if you don’t mind waiting a bit and would like higher payouts, this is the perfect place to check out.

Writing for Constant Content: Is It Worth It?
General Contributor
Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

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