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by PaulMaplesden
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Best-selling categories statistics
Replies: 3
Views: 2443

Re: Best-selling categories statistics

I suspect it is an outdated reference (although I could be wrong!) I collect data on what sells on CC, from the 'Writing Ideas' page and I haven't come across information that CC provides on the best selling categories. I do know that I periodically get an email from CC saying the categories that wi...
by PaulMaplesden
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How are your sales doing?
Replies: 9
Views: 4809

Re: How are your sales doing?

This is the number of public catalog articles being sold each day. It's not 100% accurate as there are pubic sales that don't appear on the writing ides page, but its a reasonable starting point.
by PaulMaplesden
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How are your sales doing?
Replies: 9
Views: 4809

How are your sales doing?

I know it's a quiet time of year on CC at the moment - Lots of people on vacation, and as you can see from the catalog sales that I've been tracking, overall purchases are on the low-ish side. http://i.imgur.com/mFPxUn9.jpg So, if you don't mind sharing, how have your sales been doing? I'm currently...
by PaulMaplesden
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What happened to assignments? Or is it just me?
Replies: 10
Views: 5079

Re: What happened to assignments? Or is it just me?

The editors are also pretty much back on top of reviewing and accepting articles in a couple of days. I am guessing that the yahoo Voices crowd may have moved on! Either that or it's just quiet in general and people aren't submitting that many articles.
by PaulMaplesden
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What happened to assignments? Or is it just me?
Replies: 10
Views: 5079

Re: What happened to assignments? Or is it just me?

Catalog sales are still ticking along; nothing enormously spectacular at the moment, but three or four a week.
by PaulMaplesden
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Update country?
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Re: Update country?

You need to go to 'Edit My Account' on the left hand side.
by PaulMaplesden
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What happened to assignments? Or is it just me?
Replies: 10
Views: 5079

Re: What happened to assignments? Or is it just me?

You guys want the 5000 word essay that's being outsourced from Elance from a guy who says he's not the student he's the outsourcer but you have to write to the student's specs? LOL Oh, and it's for $30. The business I help to run when not working here is a proofreading and editing agency - You woul...
by PaulMaplesden
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Data Analysis - Chances of Selling & How Much You Can Make
Replies: 20
Views: 9882

Re: Data Analysis - Chances of Selling & How Much You Can Ma

Kevin, all figures shown are gross amounts.
by PaulMaplesden
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Data Analysis - Chances of Selling & How Much You Can Make
Replies: 20
Views: 9882

Re: Data Analysis - Chances of Selling & How Much You Can Ma

Thanks for all your work on this, Paul - it's really excellent and useful. The statistic that would interest me the most is 'average money made per Public Request sale', and whether this has dropped (or risen) in the past 5 years. Though I have an 80% approval rate for my articles on Constant Conte...
by PaulMaplesden
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Yahoo Voices and an Influx of New Content?
Replies: 6
Views: 3459

Yahoo Voices and an Influx of New Content?

On other threads, it's been suggested that he recent shutdown of Yahoo Voices could lead to an influx of former YV writers submitting their content here. I've been tracking the inventory on CC for the last few weeks and thought it would be interesting over the next few weeks to see if a possible inf...
by PaulMaplesden
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Data Analysis - Chances of Selling & How Much You Can Make
Replies: 20
Views: 9882

Re: Data Analysis - Chances of Selling & How Much You Can Ma

The site has changed significantly over time. The sales list is now headed catalogue sales and I assume that means it doesn't cover sales of requested content, either public or private. We used to be able to make decisions on whether to write for public requests by watching for sales that appear to...
by PaulMaplesden
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Questions About Rejections
Topic: Rejection 'we accept only completely original content'
Replies: 14
Views: 8106

Re: Rejection 'we accept only completely original content'

Yes, I've currently got 17 articles waiting for review; it will be interesting when I do an inventory count in a couple of weeks to see how much the inventory has grown (or not).
by PaulMaplesden
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Data Analysis - Chances of Selling & How Much You Can Make
Replies: 20
Views: 9882

Re: Data Analysis - Chances of Selling & How Much You Can Ma

Yes, it's certainly *not* 100% accurate - Sometimes Constant Content doesn't update the list (I assume that it's a database glitch). However, I have now got data on 1,600 articles that have sold and $44,000 in license sales over the last few weeks, so I think it's a reasonable set of data to infer f...
by PaulMaplesden
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Common Place
Topic: Operation 'Write for a New Car' is on!
Replies: 21
Views: 32152

Re: Operation 'Write for a New Car' is on!

Hi Laura, Best of luck to you! I've been pulling together some data on what's selling on CC at present, and you might find the output useful in terms of best selling categories etc. You can find an in-depth analysis here: https://www.constant-content.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=76741 and here:...
by PaulMaplesden
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Putting in a byline
Replies: 6
Views: 3216

Re: Putting in a byline

I always put a byline directly under the title, in the article itself, for example:

How to Expertly Summarize a Document
By Paul Maplesden

Learning how to summarize a document...