Wednesday, October 5, 2011

GhostBloggers is a new online marketplace like Constant Content

Because of the immense demand for unique online content, there are countless websites out there where writers can sell their work. However the vast majority require them to write to quite stringent specifications and sometimes tight deadlines as well. Of course that's hardly surprising. The work is being commissioned, and those who will ultimately publish it get to call the shots.

As someone who's been a bit spoiled by the freedom of blogging over the years, I find it very hard to warm to this particular way of doing things. Basically, if I'm going to get into writing content for others I want that to be more on my terms. I'd much prefer just to write what I feel like writing, then offer it for sale. If someone wants to buy it, that's great. If not, no trouble. I'll just keep writing for the fun of it.

I'm sure there must be countless other bloggers who have this attitude, and quite a few webmasters seeking content who are also okay with it. That's why I've long found it a bit strange that there are so few "online content marketplaces" using the model described above. The best known of these is Constant Content, of course, and there are a couple of others.

That's why it's good to know that another one has arrived on the scene just recently. It's called GhostBloggers and it looks like a well run site, with many writers signed up already. The default pay rate it has for work on offer looks very good for writers. (One of the sad ironies of the internet is that while the number of writing opportunities has gone through the roof, the average price per word that writers can charge for their work has just plummeted!)

I encourage other bloggers to sign up and put some articles out there for sale. I'll do the same if and when I find the time. And if anyone has had any experience using GhostBloggers, please feel free to include your thoughts in comments below.

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