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Can you really make money writing online? Yes, indeed! You won’t get rich, and you certainly won’t “get rich quick,” but you can add significantly to your income by becoming an online freelance writer. I’ve done it, and if you’re a decent writer, you can do it, too. There are plenty of online writing sites and writing jobs from which to choose.

I began my freelance writing career on Helium. I’ve written two articles about how I earned $1,000 per month writing there. To read them, click the article links found below this hub. I’ve also made money writing for online magazines, and I’m still a regular contributor for Horseman magazine. I wanted to expand my horizons, so to speak, so I checked out Constant Content.

Constant Content differs somewhat from Helium and Hubpages. For one thing, their editors are very strict about grammar and mechanics. If there’s even one mistake – even a tiny typo – the article will be rejected. After three rejections, you’re out. They're serious about their writing jobs!

For my first CC article, I answered a request from a customer. I think it was about painting techniques. Anyway, I wrote the article, submitted it, and waited for my acceptance email. I didn’t get one. Instead, I got a rejection email. I was sure the article was grammatically correct, but I re-read it…several times. I still couldn’t find any mistakes, so I read the rejection email more closely and discovered the problem was with formatting. It wasn’t in 12-point font.

After changing the font, I re-submitted the article, and it was accepted. It was purchased the next day! Since then, I’ve sold numerous articles on the site. In fact, I just sold one for $200.

Once you join Constant Content, you’ll receive emails every time a customer requests articles. You can then go to the site and submit an article for consideration. If your article is purchased, you get 65% of the purchase price, and CC retains 35%. They pay once a month, through Paypal.

One thing I like about CC is that you name your own price for your articles. You can either offer the article for usage, unique usage, or full rights. For usage, you retain the rights to the article and can sell it over and over. For unique usage, you can’t re-sell the article, but the buy can’t make any changes to the article or claim it as his own. If you sell an article for full rights, the purchaser can do whatever he wants with the article.

Another thing I like about CC is that there’s less competition for articles there. At Helium, for example, there might be as many as 100 other authors vying for the same title on Marketplace. At CC, it seems that there are only a handful of writers competing for the same sale. Of course, since CC has stricter standards, the competition might be a bit stiffer, even though it’s fewer in number.

I also like the fact that you don’t have to copy and paste articles to Constant Content. You just add the link from your documents. You can’t do this with Helium or with Hubpages. I just find it more convenient to do it this way.

In addition to articles, you can also market your videos and pictures on Constant Content.

Something I don’t like about CC is their editorial policy. I don’t mind the strict rules, but from what others have said, they don’t give you any specifics in your rejection emails if you’ve made grammatical errors. They just say that the article doesn’t meet their standards. I’ve read forum posts where writers were scratching their heads trying to find the mistakes in their articles. Luckily, this hasn’t happened to me…yet.

I also had to get used to giving up 35% of my sale money to them. Helium charges only 20%, and that’s taken off the top. In other words, when Helium advertizes an article for $100, you get the whole amount if your article sells. They take their cut before pricing the article. I didn’t realize CC was different until I sold my first article for $100 and received only $65. Live and learn. Keep this in mind when you’re pricing your articles on Constant Content.

When you submit an article to CC, you write a short summary of the article on the submission page. Don’t make any mistakes there, either. I made a typo once in a summary and had to re-do the entire process. Another note: NEVER write in first person, even when explaining what the article is about in the summary section. If a publisher specifically asks for a first-person account, email CC explaining why your submitted article is in first person.

You can write on CC without answering requests. They have a wide range of topics on which to write, and often, an article will be picked up by a publisher that way.

I strongly recommend Constant Content to writers with a good handle on writing skills. It’s free to join, so you have nothing to lose. Just be sure to proofread your articles before submitting, and make sure they’re in the correct font. Read the submission guides carefully before submitting. The web address is www.constant-content.com.

Writers can make extra money writing online!

Writers can make extra money writing online!

Comments

Fiona from South Africa on May 30, 2013:

I've sold everything I've ever placed on Constant Content but I do get frustrated with the waiting time for articles to be approved.

Kangaroo_Jase from Melbourne, Australia on March 04, 2013:

Holle,

I just performed a search on 'how much money can I make on Constant Content' and this hub came up on search in the number four spot. An opportunity for a revision to get it up the ranks I think. This mean means your being outranked by silly forum posts!

I have been a member for two years and not yet submitted a single article due to their submission restrictions. Time for me to bite the bullet.

Melissa Cooke from Eutaw, Al on November 07, 2012:

I love Constant Content I made 65.00 on one article my first week.

Teresa Schultz from East London, in South Africa on July 21, 2012:

Also sharing this. I joined Constant Content some time back, and submitted a few random articles (not written for anybody requesting them) with usage rights only. Sold one the very next day. I forget that I'm even a member there, but from time to time I get another article sold (or the same one sells again), and I get notified. I keep meaning to add some new articles to Constant Content, so I'm glad I saw your hub as a reminder. I have not yet tried selling any with full rights, and may attempt to do that this time. I like it that full rights articles can generally earn more, but then I also worry about how many times might I have sold the same article over and over again, so even if for less money each time, over time it could have earned me more. Hm, decisions, decisions.

Rema T V from Chennai, India on July 20, 2012:

Very useful information here habee. Thank you. I am sharing it for other hubbers to gain something from this hub. Cheers, Rema

Patty Sierra on March 28, 2011:

Great info! It is crazy how big social media is. Every time I read someone's article, I learn about a different website. Thanks for sharing!

-Patty

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on February 16, 2011:

Hi, Ginny. I rarely write for Constant Content now. I'm too busy with freelance writing online for clients!

Ginny on February 11, 2011:

I see where you earned $1,000 per month with Helium.

How much do you average monthly on Constant Content?

Thanks!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 22, 2010:

Kudos, Teresa! Best of luck with writing jobs!

Teresa Schultz from East London, in South Africa on August 22, 2010:

I spent a good few hours reading about Constant Content before joining them 4 days ago, but missed this brilliant hub of yours. I'm really happy I joined - and I hope to charge as much as you do for your articles there sometime soon. I submitted 2 articles and they were accepted within just a few hours. I sold one for usage rights only, about 24 hours later - for $17 - about $11 for me, but I can sell it again and again. I submitted two more 2 days ago. One has been accepted, (took two days this time though, not just a few hours) and I'm waiting to hear about the other one still. I'm going to submit a lot more. Constant Content is super!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on April 15, 2010:

You're welcome, Jim!

Springboard from Wisconsin on April 15, 2010:

This is definitely something I'd like to check out. Never heard of it before, so thanks. :)

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on December 15, 2009:

Give it a shot, Cheeky! Thanks for reading.

Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on December 15, 2009:

Interesting info on Constant Content. Appreciated!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on December 03, 2009:

Hi, Rad! Just heading over to your hubs!

radjfreak327 from USA/Costa Rica on December 03, 2009:

The web site is: www.constant-content.com With a dash. Hope you can find it this way!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on November 15, 2009:

Oh, Cheeky - you're making me blush! You are an excellent writer! I honestly think you have a freelance future. Many publishers will appreciate your sense of humor!

Cheeky Chick on November 15, 2009:

A friend of mine suggested Constant Content to me. He plans to purchase some articles for his financial company's website.

Your article was such a great help. Now I know how to approach Constant Content with an article. I've just got to stop writing in first person - it'll be good practice, I'm sure.

Thanks habee! You are such a wonderful resource and mentor to the rest of us.

-Cheeky

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 24, 2009:

Good luck! Thanks for visiting!

directsaurabh on October 24, 2009:

I am looking for such kind of websites. Wish me good luck. Thanks and GOD bless

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 19, 2009:

NO! Don't be scared! Just be sure to proofread extra carefully before submitting!

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on October 19, 2009:

Oh, I would have a hard time with the typos. I started reading this thinking that it was time for me to try to make actual $, but now you've scared me away. haha.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 18, 2009:

Thanks, Don. I've had good luck with CC, but I haven't tried Demand. BTW, I just sold another Helium article for $52.

Don Simkovich from Pasadena, CA on October 17, 2009:

I submitted once to Constant Content and couldn't quite figure it out. I haven't gone back. I submitted an article to Demand Studios. Each site has their own unique learning curve. I'm impressed with the amount of writing you do, habee.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 15, 2009:

As far as I know, Ethel. I'm not on the site much except to submit articles. Good luck!

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on October 15, 2009:

Thanks this sounds promising. Helium was my main site until recently. I am now looking to expand as they say:) I assume UK writers receive the same pay etc?

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 15, 2009:

I don't think I'm a pro, but thanks!

trose on October 15, 2009:

Thanks for the information. It's great to have a writing pro like you to learn from on hubpages! Thanks habee!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 14, 2009:

Aw, thanks! Nice of you to drop by!

Animal World on October 14, 2009:

Sounds like a great oppertunity, however my articals would never make it through there obsticle course,..LOL. You write very well by the way.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 14, 2009:

Good luck, Lisa! And thanks for visiting!

lisakprice from Ohio on October 14, 2009:

Thanks for the website. I'm going to check it out!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 14, 2009:

Thanks! Sorry, I left out the hyphen in the web address. I edited and added it.

I was frustrated at first with CC, but once I got the hang

of it, I began to enjoy it! I agree that the site is much stricter than some other writing sites.

nlhouser from Central Nebraska on October 14, 2009:

It is http://www.constant-content.com for lisakprice. This article is good and has exact info in it. I had signed up for Constant Content awhile back but have preferred to work with Helium for the past couple of years. Constant Contant has always been pretty hard to work with...my opinion only.

suziecat7 from Asheville, NC on October 14, 2009:

Constant Content is really tough. They rejected both articles I submitted - one because of format and one because I used the word "Facebook". They never offered a chance to correct in either case so I gave up.

lisakprice from Ohio on October 14, 2009:

I don't get any website at www.constantcontent.com. Can you let me know if there is a better web address? This sounds like a great place to write and I would love to check it out.

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