Welcome to 2013! I had a great year in 2012 and significantly grew my earnings. I haven't done an official earnings report in 2 years but I thought now was a good time to start them up again. I'm going to try to make this short and sweet.
Adsense: $55.08 (-$38.15)
Amazon: $181.02 (+$116.62) - Sold 2 items on 12/31 that haven't been added yet.
Chikita: $0.67 (+$0.15)
Total: $236.77 (+78.62)
Total number of articles: 160
I saw a significant increase in my Amazon earnings this month thanks in part to the new Amazon modules. However, I also saw a significant decrease in my Adsense earnings. I think part of that was due to the virus attacks/hackers on the site. My articles dropped in the serps during that time but they have since recovered now that the site has been fixed.
Niche Site Adsense (4 sites): $44.72
Amazon (Squidoo): $51.57
Squidoo Main Account #1 (4 lenses): $0.00
Squidoo Niche Account #2 (31 lenses): $128.17
Squidoo Niche Account #3: (13 lenses): $10.49
Total: $234.95 (Squidoo tier payments not included)
I really hit the jackpot with my niche Squidoo account. Only a small handful of the 31 lenses are earning money. I actually added 36 lenses to my main account in the past week but I didn't count them because they are just beginning to rank in Google and haven't seen much traffic yet.
Total Online Earnings for December: $471.72
My goal in 2012 was to make $2,500 a month with InfoBarrel. While I'm a long ways from reaching that goal, I think I made good progress towards it. Here is a chart of my InfoBarrel earnings over the past 3 years:
My goals for 2013 are not going to be monetary because I realized that I can't control how much money I make. I can control how much content I make and how I promote that content. The more content I have, the more money I should make. For that reason, my goal for 2013 is to publish 500 Squidoo lenses. I would love to make $2,500 a month and I hope that publishing 500 lenses will get me there. I will also keep publishing at InfoBarrel, mostly to backlink my Squidoo lenses, but I don't have any specific goals when it comes to InfoBarrel. Getting over the 250 article mark would be great but it won't be a priority.
I hope this little glimpse into my online earnings has motivated you to start creating your own online income. Maybe I'll be reading your success story next year. :) Before I end this report, I just want to thank the admins for making this the best site on the web for user-submitted content. I love the new Amazon modules that you worked so hard to create and I think it's great that you take our suggestions to heart. No other site cares about its writers more than this one. Thank you and have a happy new year!