There are many naysayers who think writing for residual income sites like eHow is a waste of time for a "true" writer, but I don't feel that way. Residual income writing sites can be lucrative if you are willing to invest your time into them. Writing keyword-friendly articles and articles that spark an interest in the general public can help you build up money-making articles on residual income sites. If you have the luxury of waiting for income to increase and build, residual income writing sites can pay you more in the long run than many up-front paying sites. For those who need to earn money up-front, you may want to try investing a few hours a week in building up a residual income as well so that within a few months you will be adding to your up-front income. Remember also that the more places your writing is seen, the better chance you have of being hired for writing assignments from other websites.
My Top Earning Articles
Here are my top five earning eHow articles so far. I am placing the date they were published so you know how much time it took to earn this amount.
6/11/09 How to Stop Belly Bloat $26.18
7/22/09 How to Improve Your Health with the Benefits of Lecithin $15.47
8/13/09 How to Lower Bad Cholesterol with Simple Diet Changes $19.55
8/25/09 How to Prevent Acid Reflux through Diet and Lifestyle Changes $8.79
8/29/09 How to Make Your Small Kitchen Stylish and Efficient $13.28
I currently have 75 articles on eHow and many of them have earned in the $7 - $8 range while others are lower. The good part about residual income, however, is that in one year those lower earning articles will slowly grow in earnings. That goes also for the higher earning articles. While some people may think that $26.18 isn't much money for an article, just think of where it will be 6 months from now. Or 12 months from now. The earning potential is endless.
Highest Earning Articles on Associated Content and Triond
Generally I don't think of Associated Content and Triond as big earners, but over time I have done fairly well with these sites. On Associated Content I have one article that has been there since 8/08 and has earned $17.68. On Triond, my top article that was published on 4/08 has earned $37.53. Most of my other articles are in the $2 to $12 range. As I said, not big money but a nice little additional income each month from both sites that continues to grow.
While I do also write for sites where I sell my articles for much more money each, like Constant-Content, I enjoy writing for residual income sites. Building a monthly income that keeps paying over time is a good investment of my time. How about you?
(Okay, so these puppies have nothing to do with residual income sites, but aren't they cute?)