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.