Freelance Writing Site Info: Constant-Content.com Review

Freelance Writer Guide Asks: Is Constant-Content.com legit or is Constant-Content.com a scam?

If you freelance with any frequency, sooner or later you’re going to end up with orphaned articles – pieces of writing that, for whatever reason, haven’t moved on. Sometimes a client ends up flaking out or rejecting a piece, or maybe you were itching to write about underwater basket weaving and the words just flowed. Sure, you could keep these on your hard drive in the off chance that you’ll find a use for them, but where’s the fun in that? Getting your pieces out there can only help your credibility and wallet in the long run.
Constant-Content.com is set up to be an eBay-like sales platform for prewritten articles. You’ll need to click a button on the left (circled in the picture below) and  pass a short 5 question quiz to prove you know what you’re doing.

Take your time. Read each question carefully, Google grammar rules to double check if you have to. These aren’t easy questions for the rule-impaired.

Constant Content Quiz Answers

Once you’re in, you can start putting up your stray articles or writing fresh ones for the marketplace. All articles need to be in 12 pt Times New Roman and in a word doc, so convert if you need to. I recommend adding as many “tags” as you can possibly think of, as this will help your work pop up in search results within the site. Submitted articles can take anywhere from a single day to the better part of a week to approve and be posted, so be patient.

Once your work is up on the site, market your heart out! I give all of my posted Constant Content works the hashtag treatment on Twitter at least once a day, more often than not. Doesn’t take long, and if I sell an article a month it’s more money than I had before. I also use my Constant Content portfolio to demonstrate to clients what I’m capable of – the image-based writing preview system closely mirrors my own and the site’s “log in to view” requirement helps scare off the scrapers and thieves.

Is selling through Constant Content going to produce a liveable income by itself? Probably not.

Is it, however, a vital part of a diversified approach to finding freelance work? You bet!

4 thoughts on “Freelance Writing Site Info: Constant-Content.com Review

  1. Good, objective review of Constant Content. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing for them, and made @ $2000 during my first two months there, only working about 20 hours per week. I think a lot of writers are scared of the in-house editorial system, but I haven’t had a problem with it. And the money is so much better than other sites.

    For writers who want to know how to succeed more quickly (and profitably) on CC, I’ve just published an eBook on the subject: ‘The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Making Money on Constant-Content.com’. Here’s the Amazon link:

    http://www.amazon.com/Freelance-Writers-Guide-Making-Constant-Content-com-ebook/dp/B00IJN6RNO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392952277&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Freelance+Writer%27s+Guide+to+Making+Money+on+Constant-Content.com

    As you say, no one’s going to become a millionaire, but it’s a great introduction to online article writing (if you can keep your standards up) and a nice stepping stone to other writing gigs.

    Cheers, Kevin Casey
    http://www.remoteriverman.com

    • Thanks for the comment, Kevin! I left your link intact because I appreciate your actually taking the time to read the post rather than spam blanketing WordPress. Please let me know if you’d ever be interested in swapping guest blogs, you clearly know your stuff. 🙂

      • Hey thanks! I’m one of those rare people who doesn’t own a mobile phone, and (equally shocking) I’m a writer who doesn’t have a blog. Been too busy writing other stuff (my Twitter feed is dead in the water lately too)! So we can’t swap blog posts, but I’m happy to write you a guest post about my experiences with Constant Content. Just let me know where to post/how long/any specific details, etc.

        A blanket made of Spam – I’m trying not to visualise that…

        Cheers, Kevin Casey
        http://www.remoteriverman.com

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