I remember when I first started out writing on InfoBarrel - I had no idea how to make my InfoBarrel earnings increase. It was a slow road. I had written at other article sites before but I was taking this more seriously than I had in the past. I wanted to make some money! But I wasn’t motivated and I didn’t really have a focus.

So, I know where you’re coming from. It can be confusing. That’s why I want to share these tips with you!

1. Just Get Started

Don’t get too hung up on the how and they why. The best way to get going is just do it. You'll never see any InfoBarrel earnings if you don't get some content up! Find something that you are knowledgeable about and write about it. Let the ideas flow. Your first Hub might not be a work of art, but it will be out there and once the first one is out there it is easier to do the second one. Once you have two, it gets easier to do three and four and so on.

Remember that there is an audience for everything so don’t think about your topic too hard. There is likely many things that you know that others do not so share it!

2. Don’t Be a Perfectionist

You aren’t writing for your high school English teacher here. You’re writing for the web. You don’t have to be perfect. You should watch for spelling errors and blatant grammatical errors but you don’t have to write an A+ paper. Just write something that others can enjoy. Write something passionate. Evoke emotions. Make people want more from you! There are many people who see their InfoBarrel earnings grow, even though they are not Pulitzer Prize winners! I know I'm not!

3. Longer Isn’t Always Better

Some people think that in order to write a good article it needs to be long. That isn’t always the case. It depends on what you are writing about. 500 words can usually cover a topic completely if you are writing on a narrow topic. Don’t put a lot of filler content in there though. 500 words of a quality article are better than 1000 words of gibberish and fluff any day!  Write longer if the topic requires it.  Write short if your topic is narrow in scope.  If you write on a narrower topic you can still write follow up articles later if you want.

4. Use Formatting

Good formatting always makes articles easier to read. Add visuals to your Hubs with pictures and charts (just make sure you have the right to use them and give attribution when you need to). Use bullets and numbered lists and sub-headings to make your article easier to read. Big blocks of text are not as easy on the eyes as an article that is properly formatted.

5. Share

Once you’ve published your article share it. You can share it on a variety of social networks and all of them can bring you traffic. If you build up your social networks and then share your articles with them you are sure to see your InfoBarrel earnings grow!

Some of the social media platforms that you might want to share your Hubs on include:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Google+

You can share your Hub on social bookmarking sites, too like:

  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • Tagza
  • SheToldMe

6. Be Patient

Don’t expect to make money or have huge amounts of success right away. It takes time to build up a following of readers. It takes time before you start seeing the money come in. Keep working at it and the money will come! Growing your InfoBarrel earnings is a marathon, not a sprint. Do you have what it takes to keep plugging along, even when it gets hard?

7. Don’t Let Rejection Phase You

It happens to everyone. It still happens to me sometimes. I log into my email some mornings and there is that notification that says that there’s some reason why my article can’t be published. Just pay attention. You are always told why your article has been unpublished so go in and fix the problem and try not to do it again! If you really can’t figure out why your article was unpublished, send a message to the InfoBarrel admin and they will clarify the issue for you.

8. Keep Writing

The most important thing is to keep writing. The ones that write and write and don’t give up are the ones that are most successful. Write and promote and then write some more. You will be amazed at how much you have to say.