We can’t wait to get you up and running with Constant Content.

Before you can start writing and earning, you need to create an account and get set up.

To help, we put together this quick start guide for writers.

Let’s jump in…

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1. Create a Free Account

The first step is to create your free account. There are 3 steps to creating an account, and the whole process should take less than 5 or 10 minutes depending on how long it takes you to write a sample.

  1. Register – Registration involves simply filling out some basic information like your name and email. This step takes just a few seconds.
  2. Quiz – To pass the quiz you need to get 4/5 or better. The quiz isn’t meant to be overly challenging for native English speakers or talented writers.
  3. Sample – The last step is writing a short, unique sample. Unique means that the sample can’t be copy-and-pasted from another article you’ve written elsewhere. The most important thing to remember for the sample is to follow the instructions.

The instructions for the writing sample are:

  • A strong introduction with an easily identifiable main idea high in the piece
  • Proper use of punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure
  • Correct spelling and grammar
  • Thoughts grouped and organized into paragraphs (Use at least 2 paragraphs)
  • Absence of the first-person POV
  • Original thought–No clichés!
  • Inclusion of enough information to be useful to the reader and for the reviewer to determine where your writing strengths lie

 

2. Add a Profile Image and Bio

It can take 1-2 business days for our editors to review and approve your application, but once you’ve been accepted the next step is to fill out your account details and bio.

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Having a complete and professional looking profile and bio will help you land new clients.

The My Profile page is where you’ll add an image and professional bio. If you aren’t sure what to include here, we have some advice on creating a professional profile.

 

3. Update Your Request Settings

Next, head over to Edit My Request Settings.

Request Settings essentially tell our clients and account managers about your strengths as a writer, which helps them decide if you’re someone they want to work with.

It’s very important that you fill out these settings.

Start by filling out your education. While education level doesn’t translate to writing ability, some clients may be looking for writers with a specific educational background.

 

Next, move on to the Areas of Expertise. These are the topics that you have some knowledge or experience writing in.

Clients and account managers use these Areas of Expertise when looking for writers with experience in a particular vertical or niche.

In short, filling out this section means you’re more likely to be found by clients and more likely to land new business.

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Lastly, fill out the types of content that you write.

While there may be some overlap between the different content types, it’s important that you specify the ones you focus on.

If you aren’t 100% sure which categories you fall in to, check out this post on the differences between a content writer, copywriter, and content strategist.

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4. Submit Your First Piece of Content

Congratulations, you’re all set up as a writer!

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At this point, how much you write is up to you.

You can submit as many articles as you want to the catalog, at whatever price you choose.

If you’re not sure how to submit an article to the catalog, this video explains it.

 

5. Browse the Public Requests

In addition to the catalog, you can also browse and claim public writing jobs.

Public Requests are essentially where a customer sends a project to all our writers and gives you the opportunity to apply.

There are a couple different types of public requests, which we’ve explained in the video below.

 

6. Grow Your Practice

At this point, you’re in control.

  • You can submit the articles you want to the catalog.
  • You can apply to Public Requests that fit your budget and skill set.
  • You can receive Private Requests from clients directly—and it’s your call to accept them or not.

But before you open the content flood gates, be sure to check out the Writer Guidelines.

Write on!

Have a question? Feel free to ask in the comments.


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