Some time ago I wrote a post on Constant Content. Actually, the post was about Constant Content and Celeste Stewart’s book, Celeste Stewart’s Secrets to Success on Constant-Content.com. Anyway, I’m writing to share my teeny tiny experience with giving Constant Content a try.
Going Around the Mountain
I have a very small history with CC. Back in 2010 I wrote a couple of articles for them. Of the 3 written, two were rejected. Having had my ego bruised, instead of pressing on, I decided to make my fortune elsewhere.
Here I am 3 years later and I’m giving Constant Content another try. This time I have the benefit of Celeste’s book. Her book made me feel better because she explains, “Your first few submissions will likely be rejected for one reason or another…” So, as I look back at my 2010 experience, I don’t feel so bad.
It’s not my intent to recap my earlier post, but a little background info is necessary. Constant Content allows authors to sell three types of rights to their articles. Usage (for work previously appearing elsewhere), unique (I’m still not clear on this level) and full rights (brand new work never appearing anywhere). Of the three levels full rights earn the most, then unique, and of course, usage is the least (you set your own prices).
Selling Old and New
I decided to sell a combination of old articles (those taken down from Suite 101) and newly written articles. As all you ex Suite writers know, every article we’ve ever written on Suite has been plagiarized several times over. I should have considered that before submitting any of them.
So far I had two rejections. One rejection, in retrospect, was my fault. I took an article from one of my not-so-popular blogs where I write under a different name. However, if you click on the name it will lead you to information about my true name and a little about the authorship and ownership of the blog.
It is my guess the CC editors are busy and don’t want to spend time searching through a blog to see if the author is who she says she is. That’s understandable.
The second rejection was an older Suite article. Need I say more?
Bumpy Ride but A Ride Worth Taking
I got off to a bit of a rough start, but I’m willing to see it through. With all of the changes occurring on the Internet, I’d rather just write and earn. Constant Content seems to have a nice following and a decent reputation. I believe if you write good, relevant content it will sell.
They pay twice a month as soon as your balance reaches over $5. So far I have $2.70 on account. I have to thank all of my readers who signed up under my Constant Content affiliate link. Being that I’ve not sold anything yet on CC, it is my guess that some of you have and I earned a bit of commission from your sales. Not too shabby for doing nothing more than spreading the good word.
Why Constant Content?
Three words: Demand Media Studios. After my last stint at DMS, I knew I just couldn’t do it anymore. With Constant Content I get to write about what I want in a format that is more conducive to my writing style.
It took about a week for my first article to be reviewed (and rejected), but during that week I kept on writing. Oh, and by the way, if you’re new to Constant Content, you should know you are initially limited to having 6 articles in the review queue. Once you have 10 or more articles approved, that 6-article submission limit is removed.
That’s where I stand at this point in my online writing career. I’m writing for Constant Content and adding posts to my own blogs from time to time.
How are things with you? Anything new and exciting?