Make Money by Writing Short Articles and Web Content
Writing short articles for online use will suit you if all of the following statements apply to you:
With the massive growth of the internet in the last few decades there is a huge demand for concise, well-written content for use online. Most website owners are always interested in new, fresh material for their sites.
Short copy is also often used in marketing and to gain exposure, both on the internet and offline. Many writers are capable of writing this type of material but have no idea how to get paid for it.
Finding buyers can be time-consuming (which takes you away from your writing) as well as complicated and risky (for example if you get a bad client that takes your material and then does not pay you afterward).
Working through article brokers can be an easy solution. Basically they work one of two ways; either by buying the articles directly from writers or by introducing writers and buyers and taking a percentage of sales made this way. Most have some sort of payment validation or escrow in place with customers so the writer is guaranteed payment.
I'd like to sound a warning here though; there are many different sites out there ranging from excellent to terrible, as well as some that are just plain scams. Some are what are kindly referred to as Content Mills and less kindly as Writing Sweat Shops - (AMS/London Brokers and Demand Studios are two of the most controversial of this type of business). Good writers are craftsmen and should be paid a decent rate in line with their skills and the effort they put into their work.
I've worked with several such sites and had both good and bad experiences. Recently I discovered Constant Content and it is fast becoming my favourite of all. It is a legitimate business that allows writers to sell their work for decent money, not the few dollars some others in the market offer.
Unlike some organisations, mostly the lower-paying ones, Constant Content does not buy articles from writers. Instead they act as an introduction service / facilitator between writers and customers. Standards are fairly high and all submitted articles are edited to make sure they meet Constant Content’s guidelines and quality criteria.
Writers can sell articles in two ways; either by writing an article on a topic of their choosing and offering it for sale, or by responding to a customer request on a specific topic. Writers can offer to sell three different types of rights to an article at a price that they determine. A PayPal account is required for payment.
I personally really like this site despite the, in my opinion, high commissions levied. They have a large and diverse customer base making it fairly easy to sell articles provided they are of a high standard.
The rigorous editing that takes place can be a blessing or curse depending how you look at it. It is much harder to get an article accepted than at lower paying sites (or free article sites like articlesbase.com and ezinearticles.com) where standards are much lower and acceptance is virtually automatic.
The editing process and feedback given will make you a much better writer though, and this is a good place to hone your skills. If you can write and sell content that customers like it is possible to make decent money writing for Constant Content.
There is no signup fee and I would advise anyone wanting to improve their skills, gain experience and make money writing articles to register an account and submit a few articles.
If you come across other similar sites please let me know. I’ll have a look at them and add my opinions here.
CLICK HERE to be directed to Constant Content's website