Writing Opportunity: Daily Article

>> Friday, August 27, 2010

Daily Article has been around since 2007. It was created to give website owners a place where they can purchase high-quality articles and so writers could sell and promote their articles. If you have never heard of the Daily Article, the best way I can describe is that it's very similar to Constant Content. But there are a few differences between both websites.

Are Articles Reviewed?

The editors at Daily Article do review the articles to make sure they are original content and there are no duplicates. The editors use Copyscape to make sure the articles are 100% original. Unlike Constant Content, articles at Daily Article are not checked for grammar and spelling errors. So writers don't have to worry about going through this process.

How are writers paid?

Writers are allowed to write about anything and are able to choose the price of their articles. When an article is sold writers receive 80% of the sale of the article and Daily Article keeps 20%. Payments are made through Paypal. At Constant Content, writers receive 65% of the sale of the article and the company keeps 35%. Even though writers at Constant Content are paid a little less the website does have a referral program which is one thing Daily Article doesn't have. Writers receive 5% of all of the referral's sales.

Article Usage/Rights

Compared to Constant Content, you don't have a choice between several different article rights at Daily Article. Articles are automatically sold as full rights. Once your article is sold the buyer will be given the full rights and will also be allowed to change the article if he or she chooses to. After the article is sold writers will no longer be able to republish the article.

How to Upload Articles

At Daily Article you are required to upload your article using a text file. This means you will not be able to use programs such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Works. The best way I found to upload your articles is by using the Notepad program. The Notepad program is available on every computer.

My Personal Experience with Daily Article

I joined Daily Article in 2008. I have posted 5 articles to the website and have sold 3. One of the articles only took one month to sell and the other two took about three to four months. I did remove an article I wasn't able to sell and posted it on Constant Content and was able to sell it within three months. If you do hear negative reviews about Daily Article just remember there are some people that have had success selling articles on the website.


Why You Should Never Stop Looking for Writing Opportunities?

>> Tuesday, August 24, 2010

If you are a newbie or a veteran freelance writer you have probably gotten comfortable with your current writing opportunities. But depending on those websites/clients, particularly if you are depending on one or two writing jobs, as your main income source could hurt you down the road. Sometimes those writing opportunities could easily go away without warning. That's why it's a good idea to be prepared for the worst case scenario just in case you lose one of those income sources. One way to make sure you have a steady flow of income is by working on your residual income. It might take a while to build up but it will be worth it in the end. A few websites that offer residual income that you might want to consider writing for are Hubpages, Bukisa, Triond.

While you are searching for more writing jobs you should always remember to not take on more writing opportunities than you can handle. You should take the time to figure out if you can add more writing jobs so you won't be overwhelmed.

I have recently started looking for more places to write for because I wasn't happy with the articles that were available at Demand Studios and Textbroker. Lately it seems like Demand Studios has some of the weirdest titles that are hard or impossible to research. Because of this I decided to take a leap of faith and applied to two places. I was recently hired by one but haven't heard back from the other. I have also done a little research about the earning potential with websites that offer residual income, such as Bukisa, and I plan to start focusing on that area of writing.

To help you with your writing job search I have included a link to three websites that have a list of writing jobs. The list on each website is updated weekly/daily.

Freelance Writing Gigs

Online Writing Jobs

Freelance Writing Jobs


Procrastination.....A Writer's Worst Enemy

>> Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Well it may not be a writer's worst enemy but it's at the top of the list. Procrastination can be a huge setback for a writer and can have a negative impact on their income. It can also block writers' creative process and cause them to miss good opportunities.

This is something that I'm currently dealing with. Sometimes I just don't felt like writing and I've had a hard time coming up with topics to write about. I have come up with a few ways to stop procrastinating. If you are also dealing with this problem, hopefully the following information will be useful for you.

  • To-Do List - I will start using a to-do list so I can keep track of the most important things I need to do. It will help me to focus on important tasks and to spend less time on activities that are time wasters.
  • Schedule - I will use a schedule to figure out the amount of time I should spend writing and to spend my time wisely so I can get more things done.
  • Work on mindset - The purpose of working on my mindset is so I can have a positive outlook and find ways to remind myself of the importance of finishing writing assignments so I won't continue to be a procrastinator. I will improve my mindset by listening to positive audio messages and reading positive books.
Once you figure out the best way to stop procrastinating those creative juices will start to flow again and you will be well on your way to getting back into the zone.


My Personal Experience with Constant Content

>> Monday, August 9, 2010

The purpose of this post is to give people who are interested in Constant Content a good example of how long it might take to sale articles on the website. Please remember your results with Constant Content will be different from mine.

Constant Content is a website that allows you to write about anything you want and you're able to choose the price of your articles. I joined Constant Content January of this year. I was unsure of the success I would have with the website so I decided to sale an old article I have never published on another website. Before I joined Constant Content I was a member of a similar website called Daily Article. From the beginning I noticed one of the differences between both websites is that at Constant Content you have to wait for your article to be reviewed
for grammar errors and approved. You don't have to worry about this at Daily Article. I submitted the article to Constant Content on March 3, 2010. The type of article I submitted was health related. Before the article was accepted it was rejected two times because of a simple grammar error. The article finally sold on June 10. So it took about three months for the article to sell. In my opinion, I believe articles can sell much faster on Constant Content if you upload more and choose good topics. Once buyers get use to seeing your name and know that you're a good writer you should be able to sell articles faster. I haven't experienced this myself because I have only added one article but I know this is possible because some people are making a full time income through Constant Content. Maybe in the future I will take the time to add more articles to see what will happen.

If you would like more information about Constant Content check out this great review written on Jane Dragon's Blog. Click Here to check out the review

If you are interested in joining the website Click Here to Join.


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