I came across a site called ContentCurrent.com. What attracted me to it was that it touted that it paid weekly by PayPal.
Writing for Content Current
The signup was easy enough. Simply inserting my name, email address, PayPal info and selecting a password. They didn’t request a social security number so I assumed this is an opportunity for international writers too. Once I signed up I had to agree to their terms of service.
The interface was pleasant enough so I decided to see what it was all about. In order to write for them you have to prove your writing ability writing a sample article. That’s when I decided I didn’t want to write for them.
Below is a description of what they want in the sample. It’s a 500 word piece for which I would not get paid. RED FLAG!
If you really want to see how I write, ask for a sample of previously written work or request a small 200 to 250 word sample on something that is not an obvious requirement for a website on which they will place my ‘sample’ article and for which I’m not getting paid.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates Content Current
Being the internet sleuth that I am, I did a little research and came across this thread . The posters to this thread did not give Content Current favorable reviews. One even threatened to take them to small claims court for payment. I couldn’t find too much else aside from the fact that it’s a new company and launched in November of 2008.
Maybe over time the company will grow and improve, but at this point in time, I’m not going to bother with Content Current.
About the Author: Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites which include Tidbits and Stuff, BLULOW, A Dose of Health and a few other sites/blogs scattered around the internet.