Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Power of Twitter

A great way to promote your articles and gain backlinks is by using Twitter.  If you have a lot of Twitter followers that is an instant audience for your articles, but you can also get readers through the power of re-tweets.  One example of "the power of Twitter" that I have experienced recently is by promoting my The Real Housewives of Orange County lens by tweeting a poll on that lens regarding readers favorite OC housewives.  A couple of days ago, I tweeted that Tamra Barney & Gretchen Rossi were the most popular OC housewives according to the poll (I had already had a few responses) and was sure to use their Twitter names.  Tamra retweeted my tweet and since then, there has been a constant stream of people voting in the poll and visiting the link.  I have also gained more Twitter followers and other users have retweeted my tweet.  Today, I have had over 200 readers of my The Real Housewives of Orange County lens and hopefully they are sticking around to check out my other lenses as well.  This boost of traffic is great for increasing my lensrank on Squidoo (equaling higher payouts) and hopefully for resulting in more sales through the page.  My The Real Housewives of Orange County lens has already had success in selling products through Amazon.  So keep in mind when writing articles to be sure to tweet your article or a portion of the article (such as a poll or quiz) to your Twitter followers.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


A paid to write site I haven't written about much, but that is a great paid to write site is Examiner.  At Examiner you must apply to write on a certain topic, but then are unlimited in what you can write about on that topic.  You can also apply to write on additional topics.  Examiner pays approximately $0.01 per view and offers a Local Incentive Program of $1 per article (max $5 per year) if you are a neighborhood examiner.  There is a lot of money to be made with Examiner provided that you are dedicated and write consistently.  I unfortunately have been very lazy when writing for Examiner and have not written enough articles.  Particularly stupid considering I am a neighborhood examiner and am eligible for an easy $260 a year before performance views simply from writing articles for Examiner.  My goal for the rest of the year and in the new year is to regularly write at least 5 articles per week for Examiner so that I can get the bonuses and increase my passive earnings from my articles.  If you want to start writing for Examiner, you can sign up here.

Yahoo! Voices Changes

As I previously mentioned, Associated Content is now Yahoo! Voices.  As part of the change, Yahoo! Voices has apparently decided to go through and purge several of the articles on the site.  (Apparently 75,000 to start and more as times goes by.)  The strange thing is how they are going about it.  I have two articles that were published over one year ago that I received e-mails regarding stating that they were rejected for publication.  The e-mails were written as if I had just submitted the content for review so the wording was weird given they had been published for over one year.

With the first article, it was "rejected" but in reality de-published for taking content from other sources.  It was a list of the 2011 Oscar winners, so obviously that is content that is published numerous locations and there really aren't a variety of ways to write it a different way.  Annoying, especially given it had gotten a lot of traffic in the past few months with talk of the 2012 Oscars, but no big deal.

The second article was "rejected" for upfront payment because it was too short.  The ridiculous part about that is that I have already received an upfront payment for that article.  In fact, I received upfront payment for that article in January, 2011!  So again, what are they going to do? Take the money back?

The only frustrating thing is that when the articles are "rejected" they are not only un-published (just because the 2nd article wasn't good enough for an upfront payment doesn't mean it's not good enough to be published) but you don't have the option of going back & editing the articles to resubmit.  The only options are to view the article or delete it.  At least you can view it which gives the option of cutting & pasting the article and either rewriting it for Yahoo! Voices or submitting it to another paid to write site.  I haven't decided which I'm going to do.  The 2nd article is a local article and considering I am the local writer for my neighborhood on Examiner, I will likely edit the article to make it more timely and relevant and fleshed out and submit it to Examiner.  The Oscar article isn't really worth much, but I may try to publish it some place like Bukisa or Triond to get the occasional view.  If I were patient I could also create a Hub, Lens, or Page on Hubpages, Squidoo, and Wizzley respectively regarding the 2011 Oscar winners and use it to promote the DVDs of the movies nominated on Amazon to try to gain affiliate sales.  I already have a lens like that ready to go for the 2012 Oscars.

Has the change to Yahoo! Voices affected you? What are your thoughts on the change?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Associated Content now Yahoo! Voices

On December 2, 2011, Associated Content was changed to Yahoo! Voices.  All prior blog posts and references to Associated Content will be kept on this blog, but going forward the site will be referred to as Yahoo! Voices.  Further, I recently created a page dedicated to chronicling my Associated Content earnings on Hubpages, that hub will only include my earnings from 2010 & 2011.  Going forward my earnings from 2012 and in the future, will be chronicled in the new Squidoo lens I created on my Yahoo! Voices earnings.

Writing Tip: Think Ahead

When thinking of topics to write about, try to think 1 to 2 months ahead as to holidays or event that will receive a lot of traffic. For example, right now it is early December, therefore you should think of writing articles about New Year's, Valentine's Day, and even St. Patrick's Day. The reason being that by the time people are searching for info on these holidays, you will have had the opportunity to properly backlink and promote your articles and search engines will have had the time to find and index your articles. Thinking ahead will ensure that your articles are primed to get the most traffic as possible.
Didn't think ahead? It's December and you probably have Christmas on your mind but worry it's too late to write about it--it isn't! Lots of people are searching for Christmas stuff now so you can certainly benefit from writing Christmas articles in December and even if they aren't as highly ranked as they could be or don't have much backlink juice yet, don't worry! They will be primed and ready to go next year when people start searching for Christmas themed articles.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

More Pages About My Paid 2 Write Earnings

If you're interested in learning more about how much money I am making writing articles online, check out my Squidoo pages about My Triond Earnings and My Bukisa EarningsTriond and Bukisa are both lower earning paid to write sites that going forward I plan to use to build backlinks for the more stronger earning sites like Infobarrel and Squidoo.  In fact, my short term goal for monthly earnings for Triond and Bukisa is only $1 per month because I am not concerned about making money with these sites as much as I am about using them to direct more traffic to my pages that have the potential to earn more money.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Infobarrel Earnings

I have created another Squidoo lens regarding my get paid to write earnings, specifically my Infobarrel earnings.  This lens only includes my Adsense and Chitika earnings from Infobarrel and not my Amazon Associates earnings from Infobattrl.  I started writing articles for Infobarrel in July, 2011 and have gone through spurts of writing a lot and then writing nothing for a month or more.  I currently have 60 articles published with Infobarrel.

Associated Content Earnings

I have been writing on and off (mainly off) for Associated Content for about two years and have made over $555 to date.  Therefore, in an effort to keep track of my earnings, I created a Hub on Hubpages that chronicles and shares my earnings and payouts from Associated Content.

Holiday Shopping--Write Articles About Gift Ideas

With the holiday shopping season upon us, it is a great time to write articles about gift ideas.  Articles about gift ideas are great because they will not only get great traffic during the holiday shopping season, but are also a great way to promote products for purchase and hopefully make some income from people purchasing these items.  Below are some examples of articles I have written regarding gift ideas.

Squidoo Earnings

I've been focused a bit on getting my Squidoo lenses up to snuff.  I've been a bit lax in the past and many fell into the "work in progress" category.  (All Squidoo lenses with a lensrank under 4,000 are marked as "works in progress" and not promoted on the Squidoo site.  Also there were a lot of lenses that were falling out of paid tiers (only the lenses with a rank of 85,000 or higher are eligible for a share of the income from ads on Squidoo).  Therefore, I updated my lenses, added content where needed, and published some lenses that needed to be published.  I also transferred some of my poorly performing lenses to a different Squidoo account to be worked on later.  I now have 71 featured lenses and 9 work in progress lenses.  In addition, I decided to write an article about my Squidoo earnings and payouts.  You can follow my journey of making money by writing articles and creating Squidoo lenses by checking out my Squidoo Earnings lens which will now be updated with each payout.  I consistently make payout every month with Squidoo and while I have not put in enough time to consistently get a high income from Squidoo, it is a steady income.

Squidoo Article Breaks Tier 1!

I have previously written about how my Daily Deal Sites Like Groupon lens is my most popular lens on Squidoo.  It has consistently remained in Tier 2 and occasionally flirted with Tier 1.  This weekend, however, it not only flirted with Tier 1, it full on broke into Tier 1! (I'm sure in a large part helped by the fact that it received a Squidoo Angel Blessing on Friday.)  On Saturday it hovered around 1,800  (Tier 1 lenses rank from 1-2000) but this morning it shot up to 633!  My articles is in the Top 1000!  I've never come anywhere close.  I'm going to keep promoting my Daily Deal Sites lens in hopes I can get it into the Top 500 and eventually the Top 100.  On of the major perks of being a Tier 1 lens is that when payout comes there is a huge jump in payout.  Last month a Tier 2 lens received a payment of approximately $8 whereas a Tier 1 lens was approximately $45!  Here's hoping my Daily Deal Sites lens stays in the Tier 1 for the rest of this month (enough to average as Tier 1) and all of next month!  It will be much tougher when the value of the Angel Blessing (giving any lens a tempoarary lensrank boost wears off) but it also gives me the motivation to backlink and promote my lens (by writing more articles on other sites) in hopes of keeping it a Tier 1 lens.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SheToldMe Now Charging to Backlink

I have previously written how SheToldMe was a great site to get backlinks for your articles and also get additional revenue as it offered a 100% Adsense share.  Well, SheToldMe has made a recent change that you must pay for a premium membership ($5/month or $12/year) in order to post scoops (i.e. in order to post links in order to get backlinks for your site).  This essentially takes SheToldMe out of the equation of backlink sites.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Infobarrel Challenge: Halfway There

So the halfway mark for my personal 30 articles in 30 days Infobarrel Challenge has come and gone. Despite a slow start, I made it through the first week ahead of schedule with 9 articles.  At this point, I should have at least 15 articles and have done some intense backlinking.  I have not been very diligent about backlinking and learned something--I hate backlinking!  It's a necessary evil for making money online, but I personally prefer to spend my time writing new articles rather than backlinking.  I have continued to stay ahead of pace and have written 18 articles in the first 15 days of my Infobarrel Challenge.

Halfway Through Challenge
Goal: 15 articles
Articles Written: 18

The articles I have published since my last update are listed below.
How to Manage Your Finances Using ING Subaccounts
How to Gain Admission to the New York State Bar
Vitamins That Prevent Blackheads
How to Prevent a Hangover
New York Attorney Notary Public Application
The Biryani House Cart (Liberty Plaza)
Places That Help Pay Rent

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Take Advantage of Popular News Items: Amy Winehouse Dead

Back To Black [Explicit]
I am overdue for an update on my Infobarrel Challenge, but first wanted to share a tip on getting paid 2 write online--take advantage of the headlines!  If there is a big news item that you know will be getting a lot of internet searches, jump on it and write something! Especially if it is about a celebrity and there's no bigger celebrity news than a celebrity death (except maybe a celebrity wedding or break-up!)

It was recently announced that Rehab singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home.  I quickly jumped on the news and wrote articles on sites that I knew had instant publishing (why waste time on articles that won't be published right away and miss out on the heavy spike of Internet searches as the news goes viral?)

So I wrote my first "Amy Winehouse is Dead" article for Triond: Amy Winehouse: Dead at 27.  I then backlinked this article on SheToldMeSo and RedGage.  I even backlinked the SheToldMeSo and RedGage backlinks to themselves.  With RedGage, I even uploaded a blog post with a trackback link to Amy Winehouse: Dead at 27 and submitted it for RedGage's knowledge based content.  (I've put examples of these backlinks at the bottom of the blog post.) 

Then I wrote an Associated Content article, only to realize that while in the past "Display Only" articles on Associated Content went live automatically, there is now a!

I then created a Squidoo lens about Winehouse's death: Amy Winehouse Dead at 27.  This was an opportunity to also backlink my Triond article as well as try to gain some revenue from purchases of Amy's CDs and singles which I promoted on the lens.  I also was able to use the Google News module and the Twitter News module to provide up to date content on the lens about Amy's death.  I also of course, backlinked Amy Winehouse Dead at 27 with SheToldMeSo and RedGage.

When publishing Amy Winehouse Dead at 27, I quickly threw something together and in the future will continue to add more and expand the lens.  Ideas include more detail about Amy Winehouse's life and struggles, utilizing my affiliate programs, such as AllPosters and Zazzle and promoting their products about Amy Winehouse and also creating new lenses and articles that can be backlinked through that site and backlink to that site, topics include surprising celebrity deaths and the dangers of drug an alchol addiction.

This is an example of how you can take an hot news item and work it to your advantage to gain views to your articles and webpages.

Here are my backlinks related to Amy Winehouse's death:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Infobarrel Challenge: Week 1

Well I've got to admit, my Infobarrel Challenge started out pretty weak. On the 15th, I was swamped at work and went out for drinks with co-workers so I had no time to write. I figured I could "cheat" and count an article I wrote about Groupon on the 14th that was published on the 15th as an article for the 15th.
The only problem? I didn't write any more articles until the 18th, however on the 18th I did write three articles.  As the first week comes to a close I have written 9 articles and am actually ahead of my 30 articles in 30 days pace.

Week 1
Goal: 7 articles 
Articles Written: 9

These are my articles from the first week of my Infobarrel Challenge:
How to File a Case at the SDNY
How to Not Get Buried by Student Loan Debt

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Most Successful Squidoo Lens: Daily Deal Sites Like Groupon

Before starting my Infobarrel Challenge, I wanted to give a bit of love to my highest ranked Squidoo lens, Daily Deal Sites Like Groupon. As many of you may know, Groupon is a popular "deal of the day" or "group coupon" site.  Daily Deal Sites Like Groupon lens gets the most traffic and is my highest ranked lens.  It is consistently a tier 2 lens and is inching its way towards tier 1 (hence why I want to give it some love).  If you don't know, Squidoo lenses are all ranked and lensrank determines how much revenue you received from the Squidoo adpool.  The higher the rank, the more you earn.  I will shortly post a blog entry about Squidoo and how the tiers and lensrank work, but right now my goal is for this blog post to serve as a good backlink for my Daily Deal Sites Like Groupon lens, so in order to have relevant keywords, etc... it's best if I talk about that lens.

Groupon has spawned many popular "Groupon clones" like LivingSocial or Social Steals.  Most recently, Google got into the daily deal game with Google Offers.  My Daily Deal Sites Like Groupon lens, offers a comprehensive guide to the many Groupon clone sites that keep popping up and describes each of the daily deal sites so you know what they offer and what cities they offer them for.  If you don't know what Groupon is (have you been living under a rock?!--jk!), well Groupon sends daily e-mails with group coupons that harness the power of social buying and offers discounts of 50 -90% off the best things in your city, such as restaurants, bars, salons, spas, and other retailers.  So if you haven't signed-up, sign-up for Groupon and go check out my Daily Deal Sites Like Groupon lens so you can learn about and sign-up for all of the other Groupon competitors--and hopefully help push my Daily Deal Sites Like Groupon lens to tier 1!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Infobarrel Challenge

Many people talk about a $1,000 Infobarrel Challenge.  The theory being that if you write 3 Infobarrel articles per day for one year, by the end of the year you will have enough articles to make $1,000 per month.  That's a great goal (although so far I have only seen this as a theory and have heard no stories of success) but quite frankly, I have a full time job and a pretty active social life that as much as I'd love to have the dedication and time to write 3 articles per day for a year, I know that between other paid to write sites, SEO research, and backlinking, I'd never have the time and would give up quickly.
Instead, I propose my own simpler challenge: One (1) Infobarrel article per day for one (1) month.  I will also vigorously backlink these articles through sites like SheToldMe, RedGage, and Best-Reviewer. (For more info on backlinking, check out my blog post on backlinking.)  I will also cross-promote/backlink these articles on other article sites like Bukisa, Associated Content, and Squidoo.
I have decided this challenge will start on July 15, 2011.  Therefore, I will have from July 15-August 14 to draft 30 articles for Infobarrel.  I will update with my status of getting articles published, but not my earnings until September 1.  I think that gives the articles a little bit of time to saturate and get listed by search engines.  If this challenge is successful, I will perhaps try the $1,000 challenge.  Want to join the challenge with me?  Leave comments and update readers on how your challenge is going.  Include links to the articles you have published as a great source of backlinks!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Real Housewives Obsession

I am a huge fan of Bravo's The Real Housewives and when I say I'm a fan, I don't just mean that I sort of like the show and it's my guilty pleasure, I mean I'm obsessed! My obsession for all things Real Housewives has spilled over into my Squidoo lens making and as a result, I have made several Housewives lenses about the different shows, about the books they have written and about the latest news about all things The Real Housewives.  I only wish I had started making Real Housewives lenses sooner as now there are so many franchises and there have been several seasons--not to mention spin-offs. ( I love Bethenny Frankel!) So please check out my Real Housewives lenses below (all of which are constant works in progress). Let me know what you think and if you are a Housewives fan, let me know what other lenses you would like me to create or things you would like me to add. If you haven't seen The Real Housewives, well you are missing out, but don't worry there are plenty of links on my lenses to watch episodes of The Real Housewives instantly on Amazon.

General Real Housewives Lenses
The Real Housewives...
Real Housewives News
Books Written By The Real Housewives

The Real Housewives of Orange County
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Real Housewives of Orange County News
RHOC: Season 1
RHOC: Season 2
RHOC: Season 3
RHOC: Season 4
RHOC: Season 5
RHOC: Season 6
Spin-off: Date My Ex

The Real Housewives of New York City 
The Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York News
RHONYC: Season 1
RHONYC: Season 2
RHONYC: Season 3
RHONYC: Season 4

Former NYC Housewife: Bethenny Frankel & Her Spin-off
Bethenny Ever After
Bethenny Frankel News
Bethenny Frankel's Empire

The Real Housewives of Atlanta
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Real Housewives of Atlanta News

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Real Housewives of New Jersey News

The Real Housewives of D.C.

The Real Housewives of D.C. has the distinction of being the first and only Real Housewives series to be cancelled.  For that reason, I have not prioritized making D.C. lenses.

The Real  Housewives of Beverly Hills
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills News

The Real Housewives of Miami
Real Housewives of Miami News

International Real Housewives Series
The Real Housewives of Athens
The Real Housewives of Israel

My First Infobarrel Article!

I finally published my first Infobarrel article! I hit a few roadblocks because some of my old eHow articles were either too short or (even though they have been 100% removed from eHow) were showing up as being published elsewhere.  So I got a little discouraged and took a break from publishing eHow articles.  Instead I wrote a new article about my experience with a horrible ear infection and remedies I have learned.

In April, I had a terrible ear infection that came on suddenly and painfully.  (I have a very high pain tolerance and this pain was unbearable!) It turned out to be a fungal infection, not the typical bacterial infection.  It was only a few weeks ago (2 months after the initial infection!) that the infection finally cleared up.  In the process I learned a lot of remedies for how to treat and cure fungal infections as well as  how to relieve the pain caused by fungal ear infections.  The most common and easiest home remedy is a solution comprised of 50% vinegar and 50% rubbing alcohol.  The treatment that proved most effective for me was the use of gentian violet.

Check out my Infobarrel article about my experience with my fungal ear infection as well as treatment and home remedies for fungal ear infections here: Fungal Ear Infection Treatment

More eHow Articles on Bukisa: How to Tell if Fruits are Ripe

One topic that I used to write about a lot on eHow were articles on whether fruits were ripe.  I guess this was one of my "niches."  It started simply enough.  One day, my boyfriend, who had recently purchased a mango asked me how to tell if a mango is ripe.  Neither of us knew and I figured if neither of us knew, there were probably plenty of people on the internet who had the same question.  So I did some research on how to tell if a mango is ripe and wrote an eHow article about it.  Very quickly it became one of my highest paying articles.  That's one of the tricks to getting paid to write, write about things people want to know.  You can have as many backlinks and sources driving traffic to your articles as possible but if no one cares about what you're writing about, no one's going to read your articles.

After I found success with my "How to Tell if a Mango is Ripe" article, I wrote several other articles about how to tell if fruits are ripe.  I have chosen to migrate these articles to Bukisa because Bukisa has their own "how to" format and I didn't think the articles were meaty enough to turn into Infobarrel articles. Also, as a way to create backlinks and also have a separate paying source, I created a Squidoo lens "How to Tell If Fruits Are Ripe" and linked to all of my Bukisa articles.  This will be useful to people who want an ultimate guide to whether different types of fruits are ripe and will send them to by Bukisa articles.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


A great and important way to get traffic to your website or paid to write articles is through backlinking.  Backlinking is also important for high rankings in search results.  i have recently been experimenting with backlinks at 3 different sites: RedGage, SheToldMe, and Best-Reviewer.  One of the positives about these sites are that not only do they help drive more traffic to your site, but you can also earn income throught them. For everylink shared on SheToldMe or Best-Reviewer, adsense ads with your adsense id are placed on that sites.  You get 100% of the adsense revenue from those clicks (adsense ads with the adsense id of the site owners are placed elsewhere on the page where your link is promoted).  With RedGage, you earn a set amount per thousand views of your link, this varies depending upon the success of the site as well as the quality of the link you are sharing. Right now it's about 60 cents per 1000 views--not a ton of money but remember your goal with RedGage is backlinks, the extra revenue is a bonus. I only joined RedGage yesterday and shared about 10 links, within a matter of minutes I had earned 3 cents. Not exactly going to retire on that income; but a nice start and encouraging considering on many other sites it takes days, weeks or even earn one penny. For more info on getting backlinks to your site or article, you can check out these books below that are available on Amazon.

Monday, June 20, 2011

How To Prevent & Eliminate Blackheads

Well, I found a Squidoo-worthy eHow article.  So instead of putting my article about how to prevent and eliminate blackheads on Bukisa or Infobarrel (I'm still waiting for the first article I migrated from eHow to Infobarrel to get approved), I decided to put my articles on how to prevent and eliminate blackheads on Squidoo.  No one wants blackheads and once you get them, they can be a pain to get rid of.  So be sure to check out the article for great ways on both how to prevent and eliminate blackheads.

If you have any tips that I missed, please share them in the comments section!  And if you're a Squidoo member please "like" the lens.  If you're not a Squidoo member, sign-up here and start making lenses & getting paid!

Here's the article: How to Eliminate and Prevent Blackheads

Best Romantic Comedies

While I'm in the process of moving my eHow articles to new homes, I thought I'd share a lens I wrote on Squidoo (on Squidoo you create "lenses" instead of writing articles--lenses allow you to include various modules & offer more freedom than a traditional article) about romantic comedies a.k.a. chick flicks.  This lens is about the top romantic comedies by actress.  Therefore, I've compiled some of the most popular romantic comedy actresses, such as Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, and Katherine Heigl, and compiled their best romantic comedies to make an ultimate list of the perfect Friday night chick flicks to enjoy.

Please check out my lens, Top Romantic Comedies by Actress and let me know what you think.

Pretty Woman (15th Anniversary Special Edition)Notting Hill (Collector's Edition)The Proposal (Single Disc)Sandra Bullock Comedy Collection: 4 Film Favorites (Miss Congeniality / Two Weeks Notice / Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood / Miss Congeniality 2 Armed & Fabulous)You've Got Mail (Deluxe Edition)Just Go With ItThe Back-Up PlanLife as We Know ItThe Ugly Truth (Widescreen Edition)How to Lose A Guy In 10 DaysBride Wars

Sunday, June 19, 2011

eHow Ends WCP & Where to Go From Here

I my spare time I have been writing articles online and gaining revenue both passive and active for these articles.  My biggest earnings came from several eHow articles I wrote when the Writers' Compensation Program ("WCP") was active.  Sometime last year, eHow stopped allowing writers to contribute new articles unless they applied to and were accepted to their Demand Studios writing program.  However, they continued to pay WCP members residual income for the articles they had written.  Starting May 5, 2011, they stopped paying WCP members their residual income and offered either a bulk payment for your articles or for you to remove all of your articles from the site.  I felt my offer wasn't worth what I could make on other sites, tTherefore, I had all of my eHow articles removed from eHow and will be migrating them to other sites.  That's where the tricky part comes in--where do I move them to?  I already write for Associated Content (no Yahoo! Contributor Program), Bukisa, Squidoo, and Hubpages.  However, none of those sites pay as much as eHow did--nor have I put as much work into them.  Associated Content is great for upfront payments, but not so great for residual income (only 1.50 for every 1,000 views). Bukisa has switched over to an adsense format so I'm still seeing how that is working out.  Squidoo lenses and Hubpages hubs are tailored differently and I'm not sure are the best place for simple eHow articles.  I am hearing good things about Infobarrel so I have recently joined them and will likely put my articles in a combination of Infobarrel and Bukisa.  I will let you know how it goes and as I post new articles I plan to do blog posts advising how it's going and which sites have give success.  I plan to use sites like Shetoldme, Best-Reviewer, Squidoo and Hubpages to get backlinks to my articles.

Are you a former WCP member? Did you accept eHow's offer or are you moving your articles somewhere else? What type of success have you had so far?

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Squidoo March, 2011 Payout

For the March, 2011 Payout, I did not meet the $1 minimum for payout from Squidoo, but I did generate earnings in January, 2011 that went to my "reserve hopper" for the next payout. These earnings came from two Tier 3 lenses (Daily Deal Sites Like Groupon and Top Romantic Comedies & Top Romantic Comedy Actresses) which each earned $0.26.

Total Earnings: $0.52
Total Payout: $0

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My First Squidoo Payout!

My first Squidoo payout was this month (February of 2011) and it was for earnings generated in December of 2010. I earned revenue for two lenses: Top Holiday Toys and Top 10 Toys for Grade-Schoolers .

From my Top Holiday Toys lens, I earned $0.26 because it was a Tier 3 lens and $1.89 from Amazon sales from the lens. Because this lens is a seasonal lens, I don't anticipate earning anything for the rest of the year. But hopefully the lens will gain more popularity in November and December of subsequent years and provide occasional income throughout the years.

From my Top 10 Toys for Grade-Schoolers lens I earned $0.69 cents for two Amazon sales from this lens. I had accidentally had my payout settings on this lens set to charity so all the income went towards charity rather than payout. Obviously, not a bad thing & I'm happy that part of my first earnings from Squidoo went towards charity.

Total Earnings: $2.79
Total Payout (minus charity & fee): $2.10