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I am in my third month of trying EHow through Demand Media Studios and thought I would update you on my progress so far. For those of you not familiar with DMS WCA EHow, basically it is creating your own titles and articles for EHow (WCA=Writer Created Assignment) through Demand Media Studios and earning residual income from those articles. It is almost the same as using the old EHow except your titles have to be approved as well as your articles.
DMS EHow Earnings
I basically started placing articles through this program in November 2010 and earned my first payout at the end of December 2010 of $10.61. (See more info about December earnings here.) In January, I added only 4 more articles to DMS EHow and reached payout by the end of the month - a total of $12.33. In the three months I have been writing for DMS EHow, I've earned a total of $22.94. Considering I will continue to earn money each month from these articles as well as any new ones I add, I think I am off to a good start.
Another factor that makes me believe DMS EHow is a good way to earn residual income is my ever-growing income on my regular EHow account. My earnings in January were up 18% over December 2010's earnings and are up 53% from April 2010's earnings when we were no longer allowed to submit new articles to that account. If my new DMS EHow account earnings continue in this same trend over the next year, it will definitely be worth my time submitting articles.
If you are not a member of Demand Media Studios, I urge you to apply and try the WCA EHow program. And if you were a former EHow writer and were already approved for a DMS account but haven't tried it yet - you really should. If you enjoyed your former EHow earnings, you will be happy with EHow through DMS also.
DMS Blogger Program
First of all, let me say that I never thought I'd be an advocate for anything Demand Media Studios offered, so it surprises even me when I not only promote their DMS EHow program but am also now involved with the Blogger's Program. (Read more about blogging with DMS here.) However, I didn't think it would hurt to try it, so I linked my Health News blog to it and have now been with the program for one month. In that time, my posts have been linked to DMS affiliates, Chicago Sun Times, Answerbag 2010, Livestrong and EHow and have received 27,170 headline views. Unfortunately, I haven't earned a cent in residual income yet. The traffic to my blog has picked up, but it's hard to say if it is because of its affiliation with DMS and its sites or if the blog itself is just doing better. Whatever the case, I plan on trying this for at least 6 months and if I don't earn any income from it I can disable the blog from DMS and no longer share it.
I hope all of you had a prosperous January and would love hearing from anyone who is also involved in the DMS EHow program or the DMS Blogger program.