Monday, August 17, 2009

August is halfway done...

This has also been kind of a slow month, but I will definitely make payout on eHow, so I am happy about that! I can't wait for the kids to go back to school, so that I can get back to writing again! There aren't enough hours in the day.

When I started wring last December, I had no idea that I really could end up making money doing it! I didn't even know when I joined Web Colleagues that this was what I was going to be doing! I guess I really owe it to those guys that gave me the idea (and the eHow site) in the first place. I would totally recommend them, mainly for the help their course gave me on how to start a blog and all of the technical stuff that I learned in the process. I really could have been scammed, though, so anyone starting out really needs to be aware that most sites are just trying to get your money, at least in the beginning. Everyone wants to make money online, but it is much more time-consuming and difficult than people make it seem! Not to mention the marketing aspect!

Marketing my articles has been the hardest thing to learn, and it is the reason that I don't make a LOT of money doing this article thing. It takes time and effort to become a part of a community like eHow and Hellium, and you really have to keep up with it in order to get page views. This in and of itself takes time. I am glad to have been recommended to the Traffic Swarm site.

Click on that link above and start getting more views for your eHow articles! I spend about 10-15 minutes a day clicking on other people's sites, and now that I have been doing it for about a month, I feel OK recommending the site to others without fear of it being a scam! My earnings have gone up, no doubt about it, so give it a try!!!

Hope this post finds you happy and earning big! Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

July was a bit slow...

I had a great time in July, but I cannot say I made what I consider to be my normal amout of money as far as online writing goes. I did not make my eHow minimum, but I only missed it by about a dollor, so I will most certainly get paid at the end of August. I will also perhaps make a little more from Hellium, I am still not sure how one gets paid there, but I do see my balance going up almost every week, and I don't even publish there very much.

I have found Hellium to be a good site, though. I like the way they are set up in the fact that you can search any subject, look at titles and get ideas for articles, even if they will be for another site! I never copy articles, mind you, but researching subjects is a great way to get ideas of my own!

I was really annoyed at eHow this past month, to be honest. I stopped writing for a few weeks after TWO of my article ideas were used by eHow Editors and ended up getting featured on the Home page. It was SOOOO obvious, too. I put up an article called How to Clear Out the Clutter and don't you know that one week later an eHow editor had an article about uncluttering your life, and it was featured????!!! I was mad, but not as mad when the next week I wrote and article named How to Plan Ahead and Eat Healthy and sure enough a few days later an eHow editor was featured yet again with an article called How to Plan Ahead and Eat Healthy!!!!!! I was so mad I stopped writing, but I did go back and just wrote a few new ones just to keep in practice.

How to Get Better Restaurant Service

How to Go to the Beach on a Budget

How to Keep Animals Out of Your Vegetable Garden

How to Make Cheez Whiz Sauce

If you have time check them out, and thanks for stopping by my blog!