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by remoteriverman
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Life after Constant Content?
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Life after Constant Content?

What happens to writers after they leave Constant Content and start going after their own clients? In my case, some very good things.... http://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/fina ... #more-8919.

Cheers,
Kevin Casey
www.thejetsettingcopywriter.com
by remoteriverman
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Request via Inbox
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Re: Request via Inbox

"I've contacted support three times so far and had no replies to any of my emails."

Ah, I see nothing has changed here. :roll:
by remoteriverman
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Ebooks for Passive Income
Replies: 8
Views: 3965

Re: Ebooks for Passive Income

For non-US eBook writers selling on Amazon.com, getting paid involves receiving a paper cheque from the US in the mail - a strange situation from a company that makes so much of its money through PayPal. Very 1970s! Check out a writer named Yuwanda Black - she lives in the Caribbean and is a very pr...
by remoteriverman
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Improving A Poor Sales Rate
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

Re: Improving A Poor Sales Rate

I think you're right, Lysis. These days the public pool work isn't what it used to be. There was a heady time in late 2013 when it was possible to crank out high volume, reasonably well paying writer pool work and make decent money. What's on offer in 2015 is a whole other story, unfortunately.
by remoteriverman
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: Improving A Poor Sales Rate
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

Re: Improving A Poor Sales Rate

Hi Pellucidean - My sales rate while I was writing for CC always hovered around (or slightly above) 80%, but I think that kind of rate was easier to achieve back when there were more consistent writer pool opportunities. Because of a range of issues (poor admin communication, strange site glitches, ...
by remoteriverman
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Author Exchange
Topic: What is your CC "Eureka" moment?
Replies: 194
Views: 118647

Re: What is your CC "Eureka" moment?

Looks like no one has had a 'Eureka moment' on CC for over a year now. Perhaps if the question was rephrased: "When was your Eureka moment - when you realised you didn't want to write for this site any more?" this thread could be given new life.... :)
by remoteriverman
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: fairly priced spec vs. underpriced team: which is better
Replies: 57
Views: 20620

Re: fairly priced spec vs. underpriced team: which is better

A couple of quick things: Judith - I don't disagree with anything you said. I think writers on this site have to take personal responsibility for underselling themselves. I even call this 'a serious mistake' in my eBook. But I think CC, by having a 'Make an Offer' button on their site, seems to be e...
by remoteriverman
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: fairly priced spec vs. underpriced team: which is better
Replies: 57
Views: 20620

Re: fairly priced spec vs. underpriced team: which is better

Firstly, thank you Eric for replying to these issues. As you know, I started writing for CC last year and had a positive experience in my first few months on the site. I sold 80% of my articles, made about two grand in my first two months, and even wrote an eBook: ‘The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Ma...
by remoteriverman
Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: fairly priced spec vs. underpriced team: which is better
Replies: 57
Views: 20620

Re: fairly priced spec vs. underpriced team: which is better

Never-ending issues with editors, inability to respond to writer's emails, and now CC wants its writers to do rush jobs for next to no pay. There seems to be a race to the bottom going on here, and it's gaining speed. What a shame.
by remoteriverman
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Phone number for CC
Replies: 3
Views: 2239

Re: Phone number for CC

Don't know about the 1-800 number, but their normal phone number is no secret - it's in the online Canada Yellow Pages: 250-298-6055. Why isn't their phone number on their website? Good question. It certainly is for most businesses...

Cheers,
Kevin Casey
by remoteriverman
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: When you have no professional certificates
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

Re: When you have no professional certificates

Is there a requirement now for professional certificates? LOL. Never heard of it. Been here for a year. Never went to college, don't have a certificate of any kind, have written 5 books, sold hundreds of magazine articles to clients all over the world, get regularly published in assorted magazines a...
by remoteriverman
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: The Wisdom of Lowering Prices?
Replies: 3
Views: 2249

Re: The Wisdom of Lowering Prices?

I started at Constant Content a year ago, and never lowered my prices for anyone - and I've been fortunate enough to sell 80% of those original articles. I think article price reduction is just a recipe for financial disaster. You're better off pulling them off CC after a year or so and submitting t...
by remoteriverman
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Another suspension
Replies: 40
Views: 17458

Re: Another suspension

I really don't know what has happened to this site since the start of this year. It seems to be constantly (no pun intended) shooting itself in the foot. Where are its decent writers going to come from, if it can't even communicate properly with its existing ones and treat them properly? Renee, I wi...
by remoteriverman
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Having Trouble Getting Accepted Into CC
Replies: 33
Views: 15753

Re: Having Trouble Getting Accepted Into CC

I would definitely not recommend Textbroker as a good place to start anything that you hope to make money from. Four or five dollars per article there is the same thing as going backwards. I also agree with Lysis that many of the hobby writers who think they can write actually can't - at least not p...
by remoteriverman
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: CC useless for non-SEO/blog placements?
Replies: 14
Views: 6124

Re: CC useless for non-SEO/blog placements?

Hi A.C. - CC is definitely not byline-friendly, and the more publicly popular topics will sell here much more readily. I just sold "12 Delightfully Nasty Facts about Nicotine" this morning, for example, but I suspect my piece on forensic footprint evidence for crime scene investigators wil...