If you’re a writer, you may be looking for ways to make money with your skills. One way to do that is to sell prewritten content through Constant Content. Here’s a step-by-step guide on making money as a writer with Constant Content.
Start making an impact today! Start writing on topics that you’re enthusiastic about and get compensated for matching your enthusiasm. You’ll begin producing interesting, high-quality material for clients while getting money in your sleep when you join the Constant Content editorial staff!
You can make money by writing articles that you add to the catalog with a pre-established price you decide on or by accepting custom request articles where you’ll fulfill an order.
Some writers earn more than $70,000 per year responding to custom content requests.
Write Content Faster
Setting Up Your Account
Branding yourself as one is the first step in becoming a marketable and professional freelance writer on Constant Content. Starting with uploading a decent photograph to your Constant Content profile and creating an intriguing bio are two ways to show you’re a professional writer.
Next, add your author bio, preferably written in the third person. You can use up to 120 words that describe your skills, experience, and qualifications related to writing. Remember, your bio will help a client decide if they want to work with you.
Clients frequently ask for content from those who have previously written the type of content they are looking for. Write your bio to reflect your experience.
Once approved to write for Constant Content, you can join an Expert Group based on your experience or qualifications. The Expert Group content generally sells for more as it’s considered expert-level content.
The catalog is where you can submit articles for sale in any niche. You’ll need to follow the guidelines Constant Content provides when uploading your document. Once you upload your article, you can submit it to the editorial team for approval. This can take up to five days.
Once you are an approved writer, you’ll be able to access a list of recent catalog sales. These include your sales and the sales of others. You can gain insight on pricing, niches, and topics to create articles around.
For Example, The following articles were sold at the time I’m writing this article:
- Write SEO-Friendly Alt Text for Stock Images in Just 4 Steps: $135.00
- Essentials of Creating a High-Conversion Landing Page: $37.00
- The Outdoor Workspace is the Latest Landscape Trend: $69.00
Write Content Faster
The categories tab provides a bird’s eye view of the entire catalog inventory at a glance. Within this perspective, you can determine which categories are most popular with buyers. Specializing in a category might assist you in generating Private Requests from clients who require that specific content.
Here’s an example of the top-selling categories today.
- Online Business
- Home Improvement
- Real Estate
- Pets Animals
- Mental Health
The search topics tab reveals what clients are looking for now and in the previous three months. Knowing your clients’ needs may assist you in ensuring that your work is in demand.
Here are a few examples:
- Content Marketing
- WordPress SEO
You can choose to license your content in a variety of ways, including full rights, usage, or uniqueness. The writer sets the license type. You’ll need to set it as a usage license if you want to sell an article multiple times. Generally speaking, full-rights licensed articles are more expensive yet give the buyer full control over the article.
Full Rights License
With this license, the client has full and exclusive rights to do whatever they want with your work after purchase. They can change the article, remove the author byline, add links, make themselves the author, and even resell the article. A full rights article can only be sold one time and not reproduced to sell to others.
Content written under a usage license can be sold to many buyers. While they can only use the article once, you can sell it to more than one buyer. The buyer can’t change the content, add links, or remove the author’s byline. They use the content for publishing but can’t “make it their own.”
When someone purchases an article with a Full Rights License, they get exclusive use of the content. Once you sell it to a buyer, you can’t sell it again to another buyer. In this case, however, the buyer is limited in how they can use the content. They can’t add or edit words, remove the writer’s byline, or post to websites they do not own.
Accepting Custom Request
In your Account Settings, you may change your request settings. You won’t be able to get any requests if you make yourself idle. Custom request notifications are enabled if the available status is selected.
To be eligible to receive custom requests, you must have 1 or more articles accepted by the editors to achieve access level.
Your Access Level determines whether you qualify for Targeted Requests.
Your access level is determined by various criteria, including the number of articles you’ve accepted, editorial feedback, attention to deadlines, and profile completeness. Improving your Access Level is easiest if you regularly submit high-quality, error-free content.
Type of Requests
Private and public writer requests are available on Constant Content. All writers can accept public requests, whereas a private request or private pool will go only to the writers chosen by the client.
Responding to Public Requests
Constant Content allows customers to submit requests for articles from other writers. These demands are open to any writer on Constant Content. You may access these requests by going to your dashboard and selecting the Requested Content option.
You’ll need at least one published article in the catalog before accepting requests.
A client will post their request and expect a rapid response. You’ll need to be quick and understand that others are also responding to the request.
When a customer requests, they are looking for a specific type of article. You’ll want to take the time to read the request carefully before submitting a response. It’s important to understand what the client is asking for and ensure you can deliver before submitting your proposal.
Your response should be a brief, one-paragraph overview of what you can offer. This will let the customer know that you understand their request and gives them an idea of what to expect from your article.
They are likely to review your portfolio to see if you are a match.
Public Request Types
The buyer can post their request as a casting call, call for articles, or as a standing request.
Casting calls are made by clients who need writers to apply for a specific project to see whether you’d gel. If you’re interested in casting calls, go ahead and fill out an application for the client by clicking the Apply button.
Call for Articles
Clients submit this request when they ask all writers to submit articles for their topics. Simply attach your article or send the requestor a message. Articles that aren’t purchased are added to the catalog after three days.
Constant Content’s standing requests are inquiries for articles generated based on what they believe will sell. They’ll issue standing requests when they need more content for certain categories in the catalog. Articles you submit for standing requests will be permanently added to the catalog.
When a client requests that you, personally, create content for them, it’s referred to as a private request. When your portfolio is well stocked, and your bio is well-written, you’ll be positioned to receive more private requests.
When receiving a private request, you’ll be able to accept or decline the work through messaging with the client.
Writer Pool Requests
When a client makes an order, Constant Content will establish a “Writer Pool” to generate the request. It will create a “pool” or group of writers who match the demands submitted by a client and then make the request available to that group.
Clients submit Targeted Requests so that a writer with the required credentials will respond. Make sure your Education and Expertise and Areas of Expertise are accurate; those features are used to match you with clients’ Targeted Requests.
If you’ve been accepted to write in an Expert Group, you’ll be able to claim these requests.
Project or Team Requests
Only those writers on the project’s team that the client has added will be able to claim these requests.
Writing For Projects
Clients often create projects when they need content on a regular basis. Clients can use the “My Projects” tool to share their needs, information, templates, files, requests, and other information with groups of writers.
Writers are added to the projects after a casting call and can apply to be a writer on the project. Once accepted, only the project’s writers can respond to the customer requests.
You’ll be able to share files, access the project calendar, message the client, and respond to requests.
Pricing Content and Making Money
Pricing is always a difficult topic, but it’s important to get it right. You don’t want to price yourself out of work, but you also don’t want to sell yourself short.
When pricing your services, you’ll want to remember these three factors:
1. The time it takes you to write the article
2. How well you write
3. The quality of the article
Constant Content takes 35% of the sales price as their commission. You’ll earn 65% of the article’s sales price. If you list your article for $100.00, you would earn $65.00 when it sells. While pricing can be established however you see fit, many use the 10 cents per word formula.
Therefore, a 1000 word article could be listed for $100.00 if going by the 10 cents per word pricing model. When it sells, you’d get $65.00.
You can’t charge less than $7.00 for an article, and custom request pricing is set by the customer.
The first article that I sold was 1697 words long and sold for $75 earning me $48.75. It took 3 months to sell and was the only article in my portfolio at that time.
The more you write, the more earning potential you have. Constant Content has established that about half of your articles will sell within 6 months. Writers earning the most money are often answering custom requests.
Payments are issued during the first week of the month as long as you have earned at least $5.00 since the last payment period. Payments are made via paypal.
When you first apply to become a writer with Constant Content, you must pass a short test determining your English language abilities.
After that, it all comes down to quality unique content and formatting. They won’t accept poetry, first-person point of view articles, or fiction. You can’t include any personal promotion, active links, or author info.
They are strict at first, but once you learn the appropriate formatting, you’ll be getting approved quickly.
So, if you’re looking to make some extra cash writing articles, Constant Content is a great place to start. You set your own prices and determine how much work you want to take on. The more you write, the more money you can make. And since payments are issued every week, it’s a great way to get regular paychecks. Just be sure to follow the formatting guidelines so that your articles are high-quality and sell quickly!
Lori Ballen is a real estate agent in Las Vegas. She’s a digital marketing specialist, speaker, and marketing coach and loves to share her “Ballen Method” to generate website traffic and leads online. Lori’s specialties are SEO content writing (ranking on the search engines), social media strategies, and affiliate marketing. Need a website? Contact Lori’s brothers Jeff and Paul Helvin at Ballen Brands.