For those of use who like to write, we do it because we have to. We have this sensation that builds up inside and bursts out onto the page. However, we do enjoy getting paid as well. This has brought many aspiring writers into the world of freelance. The internet has only furthered this freelance culture by providing a direct link between freelancers and their buyers.
Constant Content is a site where authors who sign up for free, can post their work. In fact, authors are allowed to set their own prices and choose whatever topic they would like to write about. One of the good things about Constant Content is the price that some articles can fetch. In fact, by setting your own prices, you are not disappointed when you are offered an insulting amount of money for an article you spilled your heart and soul into.
Yet, there are downsides to the Constant Content site. Although you may not get disappointed with a pathetic offer, you can become downhearted when an article doesn’t sell or doesn’t sell right away. In fact, the wait involved can be another downer as you are waiting on a buyer which takes longer than if the Constant Content site were buying the articles themselves.
Constant Content also has a $50 threshold. This means you can not get your money until you have made at least $50. You also have to remember that Constant Content is not doing this service out of the goodness of their hearts. As such, they take half of the amount you receive. They mentioned that they are rethinking the percentage of commissions they receive, but have not made up their minds to do so as of yet.
Another downside is the fact that the requests posted on the site can create a competition. You may go out of your way to develop an article to a specific request and find that the buyer chooses another one. This can leave you with an article whose topic is one that is not profitable anywhere else. This can make you a little hesitant about writing articles to the request.
However, if you do not write an article in response to a request, your odds of selling it go down. Yet, it is always a good idea to have a few places to submit articles to. As one article might not sell on one site, it may sell on Constant Content and vice versa.