Content is King
A pencil. Yes, a pencil. In my opinion, every great idea has started with a pencil. Sure, lots stay in someoneís head, but to me a great idea doesnít have any value until itís written down. Until itís written down itís just dust I wind: here today and quickly forgotten tomorrow.
But, every great idea needs a little something extra. Maybe youíre great at design, but you simply canít write worth a darn. Or, maybe, you have best idea for a website, but no real way to get word out. Either way, we all have different skills and we all have something to give and wouldnít mind getting a little something in return.
The website Iím talking about today is really about just that: getting something valuable in return for something valuable. Whether you are a website owner or a writer, this website has been rather successful at giving you what you need, when you need it.
Constant Content is all about giving webmasters content they need to make their sites great while at same time giving authors exposure and income they need to keep doing what they are great at. At itís core, itís about allowing people to play to everyoneís strengths.
The Gist of Gist
There are really two parts to Constant Content. If you are a webmaster, there are hundreds of articles available for you as free content, licensed content or exclusive content. Constant Content will even have content custom written for you if you donít find what you need!
Itís a little bit like having hundreds of writers sitting around at your beck and call. Some would call it spoiled, but I call it a dream come true.
The flipside of this equation is for authors. As you can tell, Iím an author. Iíve written articles, reviews, tutorials and curriculum for magazines, universities, booksÖ You name it, Iíve done it. For me two hardest parts about being an author are exposure and a revenue stream. Either you canít find enough work, or work you find doesnít pay you often enough or well enough to make life easy.
For writers, this is where Constant Content comes in. It provides you a place to showcase your work, to license it (lots of people buy, lots of money for you) and even to sell exclusive, lucrative, licenses of content you prepare.
As I said before, Constant Content really is about connecting webmasters and writers up to form a team. A very cool concept which works very well.
Webmasters, Put Your Hands in Air!
By now any smart webmaster should be aware that content is what makes site go round. Even if all you have is an Ecommerce site, itís still ultimately content on that site which gives it legs. Your users need to know certain things, and content is what fills them in. Whether itís articles, reviews, tutorials, essays or editorials, every site benefits from new, professional content.
Before we get in too deep to how you can get that great content right now, let me go through some of basics of how Constant Content works for site owners. The process is fairly simple. You go to Constant Content site. Then you find type of content you are looking for (there are several ways of narrowing it down). Once youíve found a piece you like, you are able to see a preview of it to make sure it fits with overall tone of your site.
You then have a choice. Do you want a ďUsageĒ license or a ďUniqueĒ license. A Usage license basically means you are allowed to use license, but so is anyone else who buys a Usage license. It gives you content you need, but does not guarantee you wonít find it elsewhere. The flipside of this is that content is very well priced: often in 10-20$ range, which isnít bad at all. If youíre looking for exclusive rights to a piece of content though, you will need to purchase a Unique license. This will guarantee that nobody else buys piece in question. Itís a bit like buying a print of a famous painting versus buying original. Both are great, both will work, it just depends on your needs.