Tips for submitting Articles

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Tips for submitting Articles

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Since the last one didn't work out they way I planed I'll do this one a little different. The last one I just picked the first person to write something, since I didn’t want people writing something and not getting paid. That didn’t seem to work because a bunch of people submitted anyway.... So this time I’ll just pick the best of who ever submits.

I need a Tips for Submitting Articles.

Tips should include:
Be sure to choose a category
If you want to add a new category select the main section (articles, tutorials, reviews) and the recommend a sub.
If your unsure of the word count of your articles there are programs that will count for you. These programs are:

Windows:
http://www.globalrendering.com/download.html

Macintosh OSX
http://www.supermagnus.com/mac/Word_Counter/

What ever else you all use

Describe Usage and Unique prices

Explain that it is up to the writers to sell their own article so be sure to include as much information as you can. We recommend adding 3-4 paragraphs so the customer can really see what they are buying. No one is going to steal half a article.


Winner gets $20
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Post by KatYares »

Are you wanting this similar to a FAQ? i.e., questions and answers or would you prefer just an tip article.

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Post by constant-content »

Just a Tips Article. Since most of these are just stating what they should do and not really question and answers.

Thanks
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Post by Eliza Ferree »

deadling? Tonight in an hour?
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Post by another_mother »

I'm assuming we should post here, rather than uploading an article?

I'm surprised no one submitted anything yet. What's the matter, no one wants to go first? :wink:
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Post by another_mother »

Okay, I'll go first, but that doesn't mean I don't get to win! :wink:

Tips for Submitting Articles

Welcome to Constant Content! Take a few minutes to look around and familiarize yourself with the site. Check out the Recently Sold Content link to see what’s hot, and make sure you take a look at the Requested Articles section.

When you are ready to start writing, just click on the Submit An Article link. There you will be asked to fill in the title of your article, choose the category it should be listed under, and give an approximate word count.

Make sure you choose the most appropriate category for your work, so buyers can find your articles. After selecting a main category, if you feel that your piece does not quite fit within a particular subsection, we have included a space for you to suggest a subcategory. We would love to hear your ideas, so don’t be shy about making suggestions.

The word count is just an approximate count, but we would appreciate it is close. If you don’t know how many words your article contains, we don’t expect you to count each word. There are several solutions.

Try these:

Windows:
http://www.globalrendering.com/download.html

Macintosh OSX
http://www.supermagnus.com/mac/Word_Counter/

If you have Microsoft Word, click on “tools” in the upper left tool bar and you will find a word count feature. It will count the words in the entire file, or the words in whichever section you highlight. Most word processing programs include a word count feature.

If all else fails, you can count the number of words in an average sentence and multiply that number by the total number of lines in your piece to arrive at an approximate count.

After the word count, you will be asked to name the amount you would like to receive for your article. Remember that your fee will equal half of the purchase amount, so price your work accordingly.

The first space is for a “usage” or a one-time use price. If you sell your piece in this manner, you will be able to sell it again. If your article is free, put zero in this space.

The next space will ask you to name a “unique” or exclusive rights price. Once you sell an article exclusively, the buyer owns it. It will then be archived, and you will not be able to sell it again.

Next, you will be asked to give a sample of your article. Develop a short synopsis and type or paste it into the first box. In the next box, offer a few paragraphs or key lines from your article, so the buyer has a good idea what he or she is getting.

It is up to you to convince the buyer that your work is something that he or she can use, so be as descriptive and creative as possible. Don’t be afraid to post three or four paragraphs so the buyer can really get a feel for your style and content.

Don’t worry, buyers don’t come here to steal a couple of paragraphs, they come here to buy quality content, and they want to know what they are paying for. They also want to get their money’s worth, so be sure you proofread carefully before uploading your work.

Finally, you will be asked to upload your files. It is up to you what types of files you offer, but the more options you make available, the better chance you have of selling your articles.

If you need help, feel free to contact us at support@constant-content.com

We are glad you are part of our team!
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Post by Eliza Ferree »

Tips for submitting articles:

Congratulations!

Welcome to Constant Content, the writing site that sells! Feel free to browse around check out the forums, the writers there are friendly and customer service is great. Check out what buyers want by clicking Requested Content. Take a peek and see what’s actually being bought by clicking Recently Bought Articles.

To submit an article you’ll need to click on Submit An Article and write your Title. The title is up to you.

Third choose a Category, you think best fits your article. There are many to choose from such as articles, tutorials and reviews. If the category you want is not listed click on the Recommended Subcategory. Type in what you think it should be under, making sure once again it is not in the Category section.

Word count is very important to buyers, they want to know exact or approximately. If you’re unsure of the word count of your articles there are programs that will count for you. These programs are:

Windows:
http://www.globalrendering.com/download.html

Macintosh OSX
http://www.supermagnus.com/mac/Word_Counter/

Microsoft Word will give you word count as well, just click on tools and scroll down to word count. If you don’t want everything counted just highlight the part you do want and click on word count.

It is up to you how much you want to sell your work for, whether you are trying to sell it at Free, $5 or $100. If you are selling it for free, then put zero in the box. There is no set amount that YOU must follow.

Usage Price (regular) means that the buyer can only use your article one time, one-time rights. You can still use it again.

Unique Price (exclusive) means they buy it from you and can do whatever they want with it. It’s their article now. You will not be able use it again.

A short summary is a brief teaser, trying to catch the buyer’s attention. A couple of sentences describing what your article is about.

Content Details is very important for the buyer to see if you have what they are looking for and if they like your style before they download your article. Don’t worry, they can’t view your entire article until they pay for it. It is recommended that 3-4 paragraphs be used for content details.

Click Next Step, it will bring you to another page where you will upload your files. Once you’ve decided which files you'll offer click on complete and you are done.

If you need help at any point, feel free to contact us at support@constant-content.com.

Have a nice day!
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Post by Guest »

Ooops! I just found a typo... :oops:

"The word count is just an approximate count, but we would appreciate it is close."

Should be: The word count is just an approximate count, but we would appreciate it if it is close.
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Post by Guest »

Anonymous wrote:Ooops! I just found a typo... :oops:

"The word count is just an approximate count, but we would appreciate it is close."

Should be: The word count is just an approximate count, but we would appreciate it if it is close.


The above was posted by me, another_mother. I signed in, but it still labeled me Guest...
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Post by constant-content »

I'm going to have to go with Eliza Ferree
on this one, but another_mother we will give you $5 for the effort. Thanks to the both of you.
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Post by constant-content »

both accounts have been paid!
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Post by Guest »

Thank you Constant.
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Post by Guest »

Just noticed it didn't let me sign in, the last post by guest was me elizajane202.
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Post by another_mother »

I guess I should have followed my own advice and proofread more carefully. :wink:

Thank you for the $5. It means a lot to know that you value our effort...
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