Recently at our local Chinese restaurant (we only have one, small town) my husband opened his fortune cookie and got this message, "Slow and steady wins the race". We all laughed because we sometimes refer to him as a "turtle" (sometimes he moves sooo slow) so the fortune fit him to a tee. However, what is really funny is that this fortune actually does apply to anyone who is trying to build up residual income with their writing. Working steadily will eventually win you the income you are working for.
The eHow Residual Income Race
When writing for eHow, writing consistantly and perssistance is the key to finally earning income. I have only been with eHow for three months, however in that time I have seen people join and give up because they were not making the big bucks fast. They work as fast as they can to drop 20 or 30 articles on the site and then stop because they have run themselves down. Generally the articles are low quality or of little use to readers, or are just not SEO friendly and do not earn the income they so desired. Then they just give up and walk away, discouraged with the site.
I already knew that residual income from writing sites depended upon the content you created and how well the advertising did on your articles, so I didn't expect big bucks fast. I did continue to write articles that I hoped were helpful for the reader and also of some quality. It wasn't until I had published 36 articles on eHow that I began seeing the potential of good income. All of a sudden, as if by magic, the income began to grow much faster than it had been. By the 10th of this month, I had already surpassed my income from last month and I am hoping to triple that income by the end of this month. I am at 40 articles now and hope to be at 55-60 articles by the end of the month. Even though it took some time, I am seeing a good return on my work and hope to continue growing this income in the months ahead.
And the Message Is...
So my message here is - if you are wondering if the work you are putting into residual income writing sites is worth it, the answer is yes. If you are writing quality articles and are building up a body of work on a residual income site then you will eventually reap the rewards. Don't give up after only a few articles - keep writing so you can begin to earn the money you deserve. "Slow and steady wins the race"!
eHow's New Article Submission Guidelines
For you eHow'ers who have had problems with articles being deleted because they were not up to snuff, or those of you who are new to eHow, you will want to check out the new and improved article submission guidelines on the forum. If you follow their guidelines then you won't have to worry that your hard work will be deleted on the next article sweep.