There are two main ways on how you can get paid on ContentGather. One, you submit a pre-written article to a pool referred to as the "marketplace". You earn if someone buys it. Two, you browse through the "custom jobs" section and look for articles that have been requested by members who are in need of content. You get paid if the "custom job" you claimed, wrote, and submitted gets approved by the requester.
Just a bit of disclaimer: ContentGather used to be Postloop. This was a service provider that connected forum owners with people who wanted to earn some extra cash by posting on forums. I was an active member of Postloop and I made quite a few hundred dollars there in the few months that I've been there. Postloop shut down its services and the owners decided to take another direction. The direction they took is content creation and that's how they came up with ContentGather.
How to Join ContentGather
The process is quite simple. All you really need is an email address and a PayPal account. You should also be at least sixteen years of age. Wherever you are in the world, you are welcome to register and join as long as you can write good content in the English language. Having a PayPal account is a very important requirement because it's the only method of payment that ContentGather offers. If you don't have a PayPal account, then there's no way for the company to pay you. Becoming a member of ContentGather is easy. It will take you just a few minutes. After confirming your registration, you can start submitting articles for sale. Of course, these articles will be subjected to a review by editors before that are forwarded to the "marketplace".
How to Get Paid on ContentGather
As mentioned above, the company only pays through PayPal so make sure that you have one before you sign up. You can request for a payout as long as your accumulated earnings are $5 or more. The company will process your request within a 24-hour period. You should also keep in mind that ContentGather takes 20% of the price that you put on your articles. For instance, if you submit an article and priced it at $20, you will only be paid $16 if someone buys it. The difference of $4 is the cut that ContentGather gets which is 20% of $20.
Rules and Requirements for the Articles You Write
The most important requirement is that your articles are grammatically correct and follow accepted sentence structures. Furthermore, the word count shouldn't go under 250 nor go above 1,500. You should also keep in mind that the articles you submit to the "marketplace" will be reviewed first by the staff before these can be purchased by buyers. The staff is very strict about the submissions. If they reject the article you submitted, you aren't allowed to resubmit it for reconsideration. That said, make sure that the article is perfect before you click on the submit button.
Direct Hire Feature
Members looking for articles can also directly hire your services on the site. When they view your profile, there's a "Hire Me" button on the right top corner which they can click if they want your writing services. Of course, people will need your services more if you have a lot of articles in the "marketplace" and if you have high ratings from both the staff and people you wrote for.
The ContentGather Referral Program
Yes, the site has a referral program wherein you earn 5% of the amount that your referrals earn. Whether you referred a writer or someone looking for content, the referral percentage of 5% remains the same. You can check and track the people who signed up with your link on the Referrals section of your profile.
Based on the information discussed above, do you think ContentGather is the right writing portal for you? If your answer is a yes, then head over there right now and sign up and start earning money.
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