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16 Dec

Advance Payment Program Update

By Ryan 2 comments

As we approach 500 articles approved in the Contentgather Marketplace since launch, we feel that it's time to scale back the advance payments that we are awarding writers when articles are approved for the Marketplace. We are scaling back towards a program that is more sustainable for the growth of Contentgather. We are currently awarding 20% advance payment to any Silver or above writers when their articles are approved for the Marketplace. This payment is sent immediately and available for withdrawal immediately. The remaining portion is paid once the article sells. As you might imagine, this can result in quite a negative cash flow for Contentgather for something that may take ...

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14 Dec

For Writers, The Holiday Season Can Be a Struggle

By Cheryl 0 comments

‘Tis the Season. We can feel it in the air – a growing excitement tinged with panic. Our fellow shoppers, with furrowed brows, are distracted from the outside world as they endeavor to get it all done. In traffic, tempers are shorter. This is a difficult time of year for many. Some are face to face, once again, with recurring family issues as we congregate in celebration. Some mark one more anniversary without loved ones we’ve lost. Some feel very much alone in a sea of holiday joy. Even those who otherwise enjoy the holidays may struggle with a ghost of inadequacy, always wanting to do more, and to do it better. As freelance writers, we are subject to any of these issues, but our biggest challen ...

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9 Dec

Content and How It Affects Your Presence Online

By Deejay 1 comments

A ccording to MarketingProfs, over 2 million articles are published online every day. Still, only a few articles and websites rise to the top in their respective niches. According to Chitika, an online marketing firm, 94% percent of users never go beyond the first page on a search engine while looking for information or products The digital marketing industry blossomed in the first half of this decade because organizations and individuals wanted to get their content to the relevant audience and build their presence. This may have been due to a variety of reasons: to increase readership, to attract new buyers, to go viral, or to be known as an authority figure in a certain n ...

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5 Dec

Referral Program Launch - Spread the word and get 5%

By Ryan 0 comments

We're launching our referral program today. The process is very straightforward. Tell all of your friends about Contentgather, whether writer or buyer, and you can receive 5% of all of their earnings or purchases. All that you need to do is send them your referral URL, and we'll handle the rest. You can access your Referral information in the sidebar on your Dashboard. On that page you will find your unique referral link and also a list of all clicks and conversions. We're working on some ad banners for your use as well, in case you would like to publish on any other w ...

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2 Dec

Changes to Writer Level Determination

By Ryan 6 comments

We have recently made some changes to the methodology behind Writer Levels at ContentGather, and we feel that it's appropriate to both explain what exactly this "Writer Level" is and what changes were made.

What is "Writer Level"?

As a ContentGather writer, your Writer Level is the quickest way to measure the value of your contributions to date. We base your Writer Level on the following factors: - Ratings that your content receives - The percentage of your content that is approved vs rejected - The number of your articles that were approved for the Marketplace - The number of sales that you have made (Marketplace or Custom Job) - The length of time that you have been a member at ContentGather These things together give ...

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