Friday, 4 July 2008

A Writer's Incredible Means to Make Money from the Internet

Following on from ny last post Domains vs Free Blogs, I'd like to mention a great way to make money writing.

Writing content for your own websites is a very important part of developing an interesting SEO friendly home where readers can be certain of a good read.

But it doesn't end there. I’d like to extol the virtues of a truly great additional source of income for anyone who is interested in making some cash from writing. That’s a place known as Constant Content.

Constant Content are an article/content brokerage website resembling the popular Associated Content (AC). The difference between the two is that Constant Content accepts written work from writers situated worldwide, whereas AC accepts only writers that live in the United States.

The potential amount of money that can be made from Constant Content are much greater than you would expect to earn from Associated Content. This is chiefly due to the fact that the way of selling your articles is rather different for each company.

Associated Content will take your article and pay you straight away for it. The amount is normally around $5-$7 per 500 word article, although that figure may increase the longer you are a member and the greater the number of articles you submit (which are accepted) to approximately $10 per article. The articles you submit then become the property of Associated Content, which they can then sell on to website owners as “usage” rights. This means they are able to resell each of your articles again and again meaning they are not unique. I guess we all know what Google's take on duplicate content is by now.

Constant Content, on the other hand are rather different. When you submit your article to Constant Content, you state the way you want it to be sold. It can be from a choice of either "usage" (the cheapest), "unique" or "full rights" (the most expensive).

This is so important to know. The majority of content buyers visit Constant Content looking to buy "full rights" articles. This means they become the sole owners of that article and can put their name to it as their own work, which is the main reason why it's the most popular. It is also guaranteed as original and unique content, which further adds to its appeal.

As to earning money, for a 500 word, "full rights" article, the usual fee is around $40. Of this, the author makes 65% ($26), while the remaining 35% is taken as commission and expenses by Constant Content.

Another difference of importance is that Constant Content do not pay you, the author for your article right away as does Associated Content. What happens is that your article remains in your own portfolio on the site and waits for a content buyer to select it. That’s the major downside and one reason why so many potentially accomplished authors drop out. People are often impatient and don't wish to be made to hang around for their article to be sold.

However, for those writers that are prepared to wait, once an article is sold, you get paid by Constant Content at the commencement of each month. This is one way how to earn cash online. Logic dictates that the more articles you store in your portfolio, then the more articles you will sell. Over time, your portfolio will grow and provide you with a ongoing flow of earnings as long as you continue to keep submitting more articles in order to keep it growing. As an author, you will begin to become known by a lot of the frequent content buyers and if they like your work in your portfolio, you might very well be asked to do private work for them, which many of the main authors there do. This can actually become extremely lucrative.

Wouldn't you like to collect $26 for a 500 word article and maybe wait some time for it, than get a paltry $5-7 straight away.

If you feel like this might be something you'd be tempted to have a go at, please visit my website at the link in my bio box below.

I personally recommend Constant Content if you want to make extra cash from your writing work and don’t mind being patient.

Of course, if you need cash fast and don’t mine being paid less than a third of what you’re work is worth, go for AC by all means. Ok, that was a low swipe, but the truth often hurts!

Here are some timely tips.

Always continue submitting your best quality articles. While you may not sell any right away, have faith but submit more articles and before you know it, your first article will sell. Its a great feeling and will prompt you to submit even more. By submitting your work constantly and often, more sales will soon follow.

To help you decide what topics to write about, Constant Content publish a list of content requested by buyers both on the site and via email to each author. Even if they don’t buy yours, it increases your chances of selling your articles to another buyer. Its also a handy gauge as what subjects are hot amongst buyers.

If you want to sign-up with them, here is a handy link: Constant Content

So good luck with earning cash from your articles!

Terry Didcott
Terry Didcott
The Honest Way

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