Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How December Went and What's Going on In January

Happy to say my income is increasing!
Hi all,

We are well into January 2011 and I hope you are all having a good writing income year so far.  Sometimes we all tend to make big resolutions to do big things and after a couple of weeks are disappointed when we can't deliver the goods.  I hope your resolutions are going as planned - and if not - don't beat yourself up too much - we're only human.  I have been busy doing some residual income writing and working on other writing projects that I hope will work out in the long run.  Whether it is residual income or another type of writing job, it seems there is always some sort of gamble we take (will the client pay me?, will my residual income grow?, will my book sell?) as writers but we have to try anyway and see where we end up.  I wanted to share what is going on with a couple of the writing sites I earn money at.

DMS EHow Income

For those of you who have been following my experiment with EHow through the Demand Media Studios site, I am still satisfied with how it is coming along.  In December, after two months and 11 articles, I reached payout.  This month I have 13 articles total so far and have earned $2.04 in residual earnings.  I'm sure I will have to reach the 25-35 article mark before seeing a good profit each month, and it is my goal to place more articles there in the next few months.  I do believe the earning potential there is as good as it is with the old EHow, so I look forward to increasing my income there this year.

For those of you not familiar with DMS EHow, it is writing revenue share articles through DMS that is placed on EHow.  I choose to create my own assignments instead of choosing a DMS created title.  This seems to work best for me because I am now familiar with which topics that have high potential of incurring income because of my experience with the old EHow and other sites.  If you are not already a member of Demand Media Studios, you can click on the link and apply, then start writing once you are accepted.  There are many ways to earn money through DMS and EHow revenue share articles is only one way of many.

Regular "Old" EHow

I continue to marvel at how the residual income keeps climbing for my articles at the old EHow.  In December, my income was double what I normally earn - a wonderful surprise.  Of course, I thought that would end come January but surprisingly this month's income is currently up 31% over what I earned last month on this date.  If this continues for the entire month (I can only hope!) then I will far surpass what I earned in December.  I'm sure a lull will occur in the coming months but I'm going to enjoy this income spurt while I have it.  Are any of you also seeing an increase in your old EHow account earnings?

Google Adsense

I was thrilled to see that my Google Adsense earnings in December climbed to $20.00 for the month.  I'm not sure what provoked this rapid income growth, but I do know that most of the income came from my articles at Triond and some came from the share-site Infopirate and my blogs.  This month it is business as usual with my earnings only a few cents per day but at least I had a big start to my next payout and will hopefully reach it faster this year than I did last year.


I finished out December selling 6 articles at Constant-Content which added up quickly to a nice amount of money.  I had looked ahead to January and written a couple of dieting/weight-loss articles which sold quickly.  Even after selling over 200 articles there, I still get excited when I see that one has sold!  I plan on adding more articles on CC this year than I did last year so I can increase my income there for 2011.

My next post I will share with you my new experiment through DMS - Stay tuned!

Happy Writing,

1 comment:

  1. Things sound like they’re going well for you. In my experience, I’ve found that everything goes along just fine for a bit and then suddenly (and you won’t know why or when), things start to pick up. Sounds like your eHow earnings are picking up.


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