Over the summer, I 've been working on building up my articles on Suite101 in order to raise my residual income there. As of now, I have 72 articles on Suite and hope to have 100 articles there by the end of the year. All summer I've also been adding articles to Examiner, Triond and my new blog, Health News, (drop by for a visit when you get a chance). But I've designated September to be my Constant-Content (CC) month. Now that I have a healthy amount of articles on my residual income sites, I want to raise my up-front earnings at CC.
Why I'm Building up Articles on Constant-Content
I am always telling all of you how wonderful CC is and I do believe that it is true but of late all I've had time for is to place Use Only articles for sale on CC. While this does bring in a little extra monthly income, I want to improve it substantially. I was going through my figures the other day and this is what I came up with:
I have 72 articles on Suite101 - If I had placed those on CC and had sold them for Full Rights for an average of $20 each (after CC took their commission - I could make more too) I would have earned $1440.00 from them. If my monthly residual income stays the same at Suite as it is right now, it will take me 36 months to earn that $1440. This was an eye-opener.
Now, that doesn't mean I am giving up on residual income. EHow has taught me that over time, I can earn a lot more per article than $20. But I also like making extra income on top of the residual while I'm waiting for that to grow. And CC is an easy way for me to do that.
Why I like Writing for Constant-Content
For me, writing for CC seems easier than writing for other sites. I can write on whatever topic I think is hot or will do well and sell there and I don't have to find photos to go with the article. If the article sells, I don't have to do anything to market it. I write it, someone buys it, I earn money. Simple.
Of course, there is always the chance that some of the articles won't sell - or take up to a year to sell. But if I want, I can always take the articles off of CC and use them for Suite or Examiner articles. So my time isn't wasted no matter which route I choose. And the best part is that when you have a large quantity of articles available on CC, you have the opportunity of earning money from them for months on end. I've had articles on CC sell right away, and I've had some sell months later. It is kind of like residual income. Just when you think nothing else will sell you find several articles have sold and you've earned a good monthly income.
Future Write Moms Posts
I've come across a few writing sites that some of you may find interesting and I will be doing reviews on them soon. I also plan to write a post on niche blogs and using affiliate advertising. Stay tuned...