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Is Your Content Constant?

Because of a recent argument I had with a professional writer, I thought I would talk about writing as a primary source of income. The argument was that you should not accept peanuts as a pro writer when you can find legitimate writing gigs. I argued heavily that you should not just focus on an immediate chunk of cash, but work on residuals as well. I do totally agree that you need to make money right now as well though.

As a writer who wants to make money right now, I totally recommend Constant Content because you get decent payouts for your articles. You can also earn residual income with them.

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The reason I love Constant Content is because I can earn residuals with them even if I am not actively writing articles. I make money when my referrals sell their articles. I have already earned residual income this way a couple of times, and am expanding on that with a few niche sites specifically for recruiting referrals.

You want to seriously consider making money through the referral route because this is done using leverage. Over time, you can build up a massive income this way.

Also as you know, writing articles is a great way to establish yourself as an expert on a subject. You can get a request by a ‘buyer’ who loves your writing style and wants you specifically to write their article. This kind of thing happens all of the time.

One of my referrals has made $300 from less than 13 articles in 2 months time to start. That is great for a “usage” fee on his articles, and shows that you can make some ok money with part time effort. Imagine if he spent once every two days writing articles for Constant Content.

Not the only game in town

Constant Content may be one of the best for income and a large buyer database, but it is definitely not the only game in town for a writer seeking an income. Associated Content is another source of cash. I know that the initial $2 range for upfront payments can be discouraging, but you also get paid per CPM (thousand page views) on your articles. If you utilize associated content like you would a social network and connect with other writers, you can easily drive that traffic. Not to mention the traffic you can already bring your articles from your social profiles like Facebook and Twitter.

The great thing is that you can establish a large residual income every month by adding content to AC regularly. It takes time to establish, but consider it to be an extension of your blog. Never keep all of your eggs in one basket. The immediate term from AC comes with driving traffic to your blog or website.

Not just for spam

Craigslist is known for the millions of visitors it gets daily. It is also known for lots of spam, but the good thing is that most of that spam gets flagged off quickly. As far as writing gigs go, I have been contacted by people looking for ghost writers to author their book or screenplay. In addition, I have found writing jobs posted in the writing gigs section that have panned out pretty well.

Alternatives to Craigslist is Kijiji.com and Backpage.com but they are less popular and contain more spam. Once they have had more time to establish themselves, one would think that the spam will go down and more relevant posts will be added.

Freelance is more than a name, it’s a place.

And the place is… Freelancer.com and other sites that help freelancers find work. These sites have categories for writers. Take into account the requirements of such gigs though. If they require complete rights to the article but only pay a few dollars, then it simply is not worth it. Remember that you are not getting traffic that way either so there is no benefit in doing cheap work.

Conclusion:

As a writer, how do you find paying work? If you don’t write for cash, what do you do it for?

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Brandon Connell

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10 Comments

  1. Jason
    Twitter: jasonmanheim

    So Constant Content is an article selling service? I’ll have to give it a look when I get home.

    Posted on 26-Oct-10 at 3:39 pm | Permalink
  2. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Yes it is. And a very nice one with an mlm-type setup that allows you to earn commission from referral sales.

    Posted on 26-Oct-10 at 4:09 pm | Permalink
  3. I’m really not sure if my writing style fits it in, but I will take a look around in Constant Article and see if a dude like me who’s writing style is almost different from average blogger can make in a month… oh… thanks for recommending Constant Article… never knew about it… till I step into your blog for the second time… talk to you soon….

    Posted on 27-Oct-10 at 6:56 am | Permalink
  4. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Good stuff man. I noticed that you did sign up on Constant Content. Congratulations on paving your way to a better financial future!

    Posted on 27-Oct-10 at 9:43 am | Permalink
  5. From my personal experience with article marketing and the works, if your writing skills are sufficiently developed and your buzz tapping senses are in tune with what brings in the traffic, you’re better off blogging. In the long run, if you set up your blog properly and develop a following, active readership, your ROI will be nowhere close to comparing with article marketing.

    Posted on 27-Oct-10 at 9:39 am | Permalink
  6. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Hello Dan. I fully believe that as a writer, your blog comes first and foremost. But as I said, never keep all of your eggs in one basket. Besides. Using 3rd party services to promote your brand will only improve your financial outlook.

    Posted on 27-Oct-10 at 9:42 am | Permalink
  7. Now that’s a whole other discussion Brandon 🙂 Branding and promotion are a complementary part of your writing. You brand yourself (your style, to be exact) and your blog\other publication venues. You promote your blog (for instance) to gain exposure and possibly even receive paid content orders from whomever.

    Posted on 27-Oct-10 at 9:48 am | Permalink
  8. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Tis’ a topic you brought up Dan 😉 I am promoting the idea that “cheap” avenues like Associated Content will not be cheap forever as you are building up your content and network. And at the same time you are waiting on your payday, you are promoting your own blog or other online asset which is making money currently.

    Posted on 27-Oct-10 at 10:17 am | Permalink
  9. TrafficColeman
    Twitter: TrafficColeman

    Seems like an good way to earn a little more cash..let me tip toe over there and see what they have to offer.

    “TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

    Posted on 28-Oct-10 at 7:12 am | Permalink
  10. Seems like a nice way to make cash. I love writing but not so much on technical issues I prefer real life issues and situations. I will definitely take a look at it.

    Posted on 04-Oct-11 at 1:56 am | Permalink

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