Content Mills

ContentGather Review: Legit or Scam

ContentGather is a website that you can join to sell your content in the marketplace or search on the site for content to write for a client. The site is a combination of a content mill and a content sales site. You can write up different content and add the content in the marketplace for sale. If a person buys the content that you are offering, you’ll be relinquishing the right to the content upon the sale. When you join the site, you can write blog posts, product reviews, press releases and more to add to the marketplace for sale. Furthermore, there are many freelance writers who go to the site so they can sell the content that was rejected by another client. This is a good site to recycle your content on and try to recover some money for the time you spent writing this content. Furthermore, you can apply for and write custom jobs for clients.

How Does it Work?

  1. The site requires that you are 18 years of age or older before you can join.
  2. Part of the requirements is that you are an English speaker. You don’t need to live in an English speaking country, however, you do need the writing skill of an English speaking person.
  3. They are looking for people who have a very strong grasp of the English language to join the site.
  4. Before you join the site, you’ll need a PayPal account. The site only pays you through PayPal so it is best to have an account before you join. If you don’t already have a PayPal account, it is easy to create a free account with PayPal.
  5. If you’re a freelance writer, you can go to the website and create your account.
  6. Once the account has been created, you’ll need to create your profile. The site has an extensive profile that they require you to fill in. The profile will allow prospects to see who you are and give them an idea about your writing skill and background as a freelance writer.
  7. In order to get started on the site, you must start to add articles to the marketplace for sale. This gives the site a baseline so they can measure your talents as a writer.
  8. If you don’t add any articles to the marketplace to sell, you won’t have the opportunity to search for custom jobs on the site.

How To Submit Your Articles To Sell:

  1. The articles you submit to the site must be 250 to 1500 words only.
  2. You’ll upload the articles to the site
  3. The staff will review your article and either approve the article or reject the article. If the article is rejected, it will be returned to you. At this time you won’t be able to make any revision to the article and resubmit the article to the site.
  4. You can always resubmit a different article to the site for approval.
  5. However, a few articles that are returned will require you to edit these articles and make changes. Only those articles that are returned for editing can be resubmitted to the site.
  6. Once the article is accepted and placed in the marketplace for sale, it can’t be submitted to another website that sells articles. The article must exclusively be sold on the site and not on another website.
  7. If you have placed one of your articles on another website for sale, you can’t submit this article to the site for consideration.
  8. The site wants to be the only one who is selling this article.

How To Earn Money:

  1. You can submit articles that you’ve written to the site for approval. The articles must be original content and cannot be found anywhere else online, the site won’t accept any articles that contain plagiarism. If you try to submit such articles to the site for approval, the articles will be removed and your account will be banned.
  2. Once your article is approved it is placed in the marketplace under the appropriate subject. Anyone can now go to the site and search in the marketplace. If a person is interested in your article they can purchase the article from you.
  3. You can also apply for custom jobs on the site. A person will post a custom job for the content they are looking for. You’ll need to read the details of the job and see if this applies to you.
  4. If you qualify for the job, you’ll need to claim the job from the custom job board and fulfill the job.
  5. The job is uploaded to the site once it has been completed.
  6. The client will review the work you’ve done and either pay you for the job or ask you to make revisions to the job.
  7. Once the client accepts the job and the job has been paid, your account will receive the credit.

Advanced Payment Process:

  1. If you are a Silver member on the site it is possible to receive an advanced payment for your articles.
  2. Silver members just need to submit their articles to the site for approval.
  3. When the article has been approved and placed in the marketplace for sale, you’ll be paid upfront for your work.
  4. The Silver member doesn’t need to wait until the article has been sold before they are paid.
  5. You are given a percent of the total price your article will sell for in the marketplace. Below is a chart of how much the site will give you when the article is placed in the marketplace for sale. Once the article has been sold, you’ll receive the rest of your payment.
    1. Silver Member receives a 5% advancement on their payment and can have a maximum of 20 articles.
    2. Gold Members will receive a 7% advanced payment on the article they’ve listed in the marketplace. The Gold member can have up to 25 articles.
    3. Platinum Member receives a 10% advanced payment for the article they list in the marketplace. The Platinum member can have a maximum of 30 articles.
  6. If you submit more than the maximum number of advanced payment articles to the marketplace for sale, you won’t receive an advanced payment for these articles. You’ll need to wait until the article has been sold before you receive any money.

Rating and Writer Level:

  1. The site gives you a rating based on your content rating and your approval rating. Furthermore, the site will use your transaction completed and the age of your account to determine your overall rating on the site.
  2. Content Rating: This is based on all the articles you’ve placed in the marketplace and the custom articles that have been completed. This is a total overall average based on the staff rating of your work and the rating that you received from the client when the custom article is completed.
  3. Approval Rate: This is determined by the number of approved articles, versus the number of rejected articles that you submitted to the company for the marketplace. Furthermore, is your work on the custom jobs this rating is also taken into consideration. If a customer rejects your work this brings down your approval rate.
  4. Transaction Rating: This is based on the number of completed transaction you have in your account. The number of articles sold in the marketplace and the number of accepted and paid custom job articles you’ve done.

How Are You Paid?

  1. The amount of money you earn on the site will depend on your level as a content writer. Furthermore, this will also depend on the job you’re working on.
  2. The site will pay $0.02 to $0.12 per word.
  3. When one of your articles is sold in the marketplace, you’ll receive your asking price, minus a 20% commission the site takes.
  4. This is the same for all custom jobs you work on. The site will recover a 20% commission from you before you are paid.
  5. You will need a $5 balance in your account before you can request a payment from the site.
  6. The site takes 24-hours to process your payment.
  7. The money is sent to your PayPal account.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site, you can join as a freelance writer. You have two options for earning money from the site. You can sell your pre-written articles in the marketplace or you can work on custom jobs and earn money from the client. The site is looking for native Englis speaking writers who live in the United States, Canada or in the UK. You must be 18-years of age or older to join the site. This is a great opportunity for a new freelance writer to earn money writing content for different clients or selling their work in the marketplace. Just keep in mind that you won’t earn any money from the site unless one of your articles is sold or you take a custom job.

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Revenue Sharing

HubPages Review: Legit or Scam

HubPages is a content writing site and a revenue sharing site for freelance writers. The HubPages platform allows any freelance writer to join the site and create a weblog or mini blog using their platform. You’ll be writing your own articles and sharing them on the site’s platform. This is an excellent way for a new freelance writer to get noticed and show off your work online. Furthermore, the platform allows you to earn money through your own affiliate programs and advertising networks that you partner up with. You can join Amazon, Google Adsense or any other network that allows you to earn money sharing ads or affiliate links. You basically will write your own article and display it on your personal weblog. The revenue you earn from your articles will be yours and isn’t shared with the company. However, the company does have a revenue sharing policy that they spit with the author 60/40. This means that 60% of the time your word ads are displayed on your pages and 40% of the time HubPages displays their ads on your weblog.

How Does It Work?

  1. This is a free site to join and all you need to do is visit the site and create your account.
  2. You are required to create a username on the site. The username that you choose will create your sub-domain name on the site.
  3. When selecting your username, make sure it relates to your blog and what you want to write about. There are quite a few sub-domains on the site so it will be necessary for you to look around and see if your username has been taken or not. Choose your username carefully, because this will be how you will share your articles on your social media accounts and also how search engines will find them.
  4. Once your account has been established it is easy to write for the site. You’ll be creating your own articles called hubs and posting them in your sub-domain on the site.

What Is HubPages About?

  1. Articles: The site allows you to publish your own articles on your sub-domain. The articles you publish on your own hub can include reviews, a niche article, videos you’ve created, different maps, polls or even quizzes.
  2. Earning: The site will split the revenue with you on an impression basis. You can add your Google AdSense account and also the HubPages’ Ad Program to your hub. You can earn revenue from Google AdSense ads, contextually placed ads, Amazon links or products and different contests the site has to offer. The site has a HubPages Earning Program that you can check out and see the different ways you can earn money as a Hubber on the site.
  3. Community Interaction: The site has many bloggers or Hubbers on the site who will interact with the articles that you write. This is a unique community of blogger or freelance writers who have come together in a single community online.
  4. Educational Resources: There are plenty of educational resources that you can find on the site.
  5. Article QA: The site has a section you can write different articles for that will allow visitors to comment on these articles. This gives you a chance to answer the visitor back. This section was set up for authority bloggers who want to help people.
  6. Referral Program: A great way to earn on the site is by linking your referral code to different articles on the site. When a person visits the article on the site after clicking on your link, you’ll receive a 10% share of the impression and earning during that time.
  7. Contests: The site runs a different contest that you could earn $25 to $50 for writing an article about a certain topic or theme.
  8. As long as your content is published on the site you can continue to earn money each month for the ads that are placed on your pages.

Creating Your Articles:

  1. It is easy to create an article on the site. Just click on start a new hub at the top of the page.
  2. Like any blog site, you must first create your title in order to begin your article.
  3. Like all blog sites, all you need to do is insert your content. You can write this directly on the site or create your content in a word document and add it to the site.
  4. Once you’re done, all you need to do is hit the publish key and publish your article to your own personal hub.
  5. When you first create your article, you’ll be working with a capsule. The capsule is the building block the site uses for creating new articles.
  6. The site uses different capsules when writing or creating your content. You’ll need to select the correct capsule to use. You can select a text capsule, a photo capsule, a map capsule, a video capsule or check out the other choices the site has to offer.
  7. It is possible to embed different links in your articles for your affiliate programs. This is a good way to earn extra revenue from the site when you write a review of a product and post it on your hub.

How Are You Paid?

  1. On the 28th of each month, HubPages sends out the payments to each person who has earned money from the site.
  2. The company uses PayPal only and you’ll receive your earnings in your PayPal account.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site to join to earn money writing your own articles and posting them online. The site is a weblog or a mini blog site platform that you can join and create your own sub-domain for free. Furthermore, this is a great way for a new freelance writer to get established and create a portfolio for people to see. You can earn money on the site through their revenue share program or by using affiliate links in your own articles that you write. This site was established back in 2006 and has grown over the years. it is one of the most visited sites online and many people have their own personal weblog online through this site.