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Adragast May 2013 Earnings Report

By Edited Feb 5, 2016 5 14

I can start by saying that May has been a very strange month for me. It has started as a very bad one and is still one of the worse in the history of my blogs in terms of revenue (not a single click, problems with ads that do not show up, etc...) but ended up as a very good month overall.

1. IB Earnings

Unfortunately, I did not do great this month at InfoBarrel despite 1 featured article. About $1 only for Tier 1 and Tier 2. I would like to point out that I am not making any money at all with m.infobarrel.com. Not sure why, or if anyone is making money with it...

2. Other Article Websites

Seekyt was great this month: $3.5 but I am not 100% satisfied with it because I feel it is more due to luck than to me managing to get much traffic. I am still ranking pretty badly for keywords I used there.

Zujava was disappointing in terms of earnings this month (not even $0.5) but I believe it will change from next month. I have now 1 leaf in Tier 1 and 3 leaves in Tier 2 + 1 referral who has 8 leaves so earnings in the future should be much better.

Squidoo: 2 lenses in Tier 3 giving a total of $0.56. Again, this will rise as I have about 10 lenses in Tier 3 right now.

Hubpages: $0.03! Just wanted to mention it :)

My own blogs: *taboo* too low to even mention it.

3. Amazon!

Ok, I generally don't include a paragraph dedicated to Amazon as I generally don't have any sales, but this time I do!

3 sales through Zujava id (actually, it was made at the end of April but I only discovered them in May so I did not include them in my April report and I include them here). Total earned: $1.29

And, incredible but true, 4 sales through my own id. 2 are coming from Seekyt (one product I recommended and something related) but the other 2... I have no ideas. Total earned: $1.90.

4. Bubblews

I hate to say it but Bubblews is doing great. I am still unsure whether it will last or not, but I have redeemed twice this month. I don't know how much money I had at the end of last month, but let's just say I made about $50 there.

5. The Best of the Month

But the best thing that happened this month is not even related to earnings.

I have had several people signing under my referral on various sites (2 at InfoBarrel, 1 at Seekyt, 2 at Zujava, ...) and it is great for me! One of them even took contact with me saying he/she knew I was writing for InfoBarrel and wanted more info about this site. Isn't that wonderful?

I am very happy as I like to help newcomers and I am starting to know these sites pretty well (how to add an image, where to set up the Adsense id, etc...), so really, this is something great for me.

6. Next Month

I think I will take a little break. I said this last month but I think it will work this month as my list of articles I want to write is getting smaller. 

If I find the courage, I would like to go through all the articles I have written that do not bring any readers at all and try to tweak them a bit. Maybe add some keywords, improve interlinking, etc...

I have also submitted some articles for the IB frontpage and maybe 1 or 2 will be featured, who knows?


I made about $57 this month, $7 apart from Bubblews and I have had several people using my  referral links, so I can say this was a great month. I am just disappointed in Adsense in general (if it was not for a few clicks that may have been lucky), especially on my blogs.

As usual, don't hesitate to leave some comments.



May 31, 2013 4:56pm
Hang in there, Adragast! Summer months are historically low for all earnings, across the board, online...typically because people tend to be outside more (going to the beach, etc). I would use this time to 1) begin diversifying (as it sounds like you are doing, with Amazon, etc) and 2) Possibly prep articles for holidays like Halloween, Christmas, etc. Keep up the good work!
May 31, 2013 5:09pm
Thanks! I am actually starting to think about Halloween. I would like to find a micro niche a bit original but still related to Halloween. Not so easy to find...
May 31, 2013 7:07pm
I have written about 5-6 article related to Halloween. Of course they are not making money yet, but, i hope they will in the future, closer to Halloween. I have had a few surprises this month with the writing. Some are good surprises and some not good, but I am learning all the time. Thanks for sharing your earnings report. I hope mine, yours, and all of use make a lot of money in June.
Jun 1, 2013 2:53am
Thanks! I also wish us all the best for June (and the future in general).
May 31, 2013 8:09pm
What content do you have on Bubblews? Is the $50 revenue from affiliate links or is it purely from ad revenue? If so, how many articles did it take to earn your 50 bucks?
Jun 1, 2013 2:55am
I use Bubblews mainly as a paying Facebook. No backlinks, simply short posts with my thoughts, what is happening to me or around me, etc... I have written about 100 posts for this. Some make around $1 per post, I am closer to $0.5 myself.
May 31, 2013 9:54pm
It's good that you've diversified a lot. Something I need to do now. Well done and keep it up!
Jun 1, 2013 2:58am
Thanks! I think you have diversified a lot too. At least, I saw you at Bubblews and Squidoo too in addition to here!
Jun 1, 2013 10:43am
I loved hearing how many different revenue generating projects you are involved in! Being brand new to passive income models, my plan is to focus on one at a time, so this month, it's Infobarrel--I really want to dig in deep and learn about keywords. I enjoyed reading about your strategies. Thank you for sharing :).
Jun 1, 2013 1:07pm
Thank you so much for your comment, it is really nice to get this kind of feedback! Good luck in your online adventure!
Jun 1, 2013 8:26pm
Hey, I kind of forgot about Zujava :O I signed up through your link too. I'll try to get out of the Petting Zu in June! :)

By the way, how do you check your earnings for m.infobarrel.com? I have views on it but I don't see separate earnings
Jun 2, 2013 1:25am
You did use my referral for Zujava, thanks again for it! I check my earnings on Google Adsense (I am still using my own id) and there, you can differentiate between www.infobarrel.com and m.infobarrel.com
Mar 17, 2014 12:33pm
I would like a clarification please - since I am, let's say, a newborn in passive income models of any kind, so, bear with me: are the sums you talk about totals or per article or something?
Mar 17, 2014 5:18pm
Don't worry, we all started a day :) The sums here were the total for all my articles. I am not doing too much money per article as most of them are not attracting enough visitors/advertisers. Wish you the best!
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