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Article Marketing Strategy for Revenue Sharing Sites: What Earnings New Writers Can Expect From InfoBarrel

By Edited Jun 4, 2014 14 30

There has been much talk recently about expectations from revenue sharing sites and article marketing strategies, especially on the InfoBarrel forums. For people just starting out, the question of expected earnings you may or may not generate from your hard work is an obvious one and shouldn't be ignored. After all, the reason that we're writing on revenue sharing sites is that we like the monetization possibilities here, as opposed to being paid a set amount to produce an article for someone else. So – what earnings can new writers expect from their efforts here at InfoBarrel?

Article Marketing Strategy Point One: you have to write to earn

And a few articles do not count. If it is part of your strategy to give revenue sharing sites a serious shot at making money online – then you need to have a serious shot. You're taking a really great step in looking to establish a writing business that can earn you residual income! Even 20 or 30 is probably not going to be enough. To have a serious shot at making money on revenue sharing sites as part of your strategy you'll need to push it a little harder. I don't think that you need to be writing a library of articles every day either – a consistent stream of contributions will do it. The bottom line is, InfoBarrel is a revenue sharing site OK? So to share revenue with you you'll have to generate some revenue. That means page views, and clicks of course!

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Article Marketing Strategy Point Two: You have to write and wait to earn

Writing 50 articles in a week and then giving it another week before giving up on the whole enterprise is silly. Again – if you are serious about writing for a revenue sharing site like InfoBarrel, then you must be patient – it's not a get rich quick scheme and it is not going to happen overnight. But if you're a consistent contributor and a patient one too, your earnings will happen, not only that but they will increase over time. Why? Had a look at the Alexa rankings of InfoBarrel? I'm telling you (and I'm not the only one singing this particular tune either) that site is on the way up. The higher the site ranks, the more money the contributors to the site make, that's just how it works. Revenue sharing remember?

Article Marketing Strategy Point Three: How long to I have to wait

How long is a piece of string? OK you're still reading because you want an actual answer, I get it. What I'm trying to say is that it will be different for most people. I'll explain my increased earnings theory below, but most people seem to be under the impression that it's not until between 50 and 100 articles that they start seeing more consistent clicks (and therefore revenues). I'd lean more towards 100 myself – but I'm a big fan of the "the more the merrier" theory. So each author will have a different timeframe I think – depending on their writing style, what topics they write about, keyword usage, SEO techniques etc etc – the list will go on. However the key point is that the earnings will happen.

Article Marketing Strategy Point Four: My harebrained theory about earnings timeframes

Right, here goes. Before I write any further can I just say that this makes sense to me and may be ridiculously off the mark, but may on the other hand be completely right – see what you think. To begin with a sweeping statement – you must contribute articles consistently for a minimum of four months before you can honestly guage whether or not InfoBarrel works as a revenue sharing site for writers. Why? I'll explain with the help of an example…

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The example…

InfoBarrel's revenue sharing percentage is a minimum of 75% (at the time of writing anyway – it may be different in 2021). So let's say I join up (bright eyed and bushy tailed) on January 15 and start writing articles. I may get some pageviews, and I start following the progress with interest in my Adsense stats. Some articles are doing well, others not. That's the way it is. It's February 15 now and I have a massive 15 articles up on the site – contributing about one every two days. Nice.

Haven't seen any clicks yet, wondering whether this will work. Keep trying – people earn money off this thing don't they? The contest is on but I don't stand a chance at winning – so I'll just keep on contributing my 400 word or so articles so the things get indexed like the submission guidelines say. It's March 15 and it's been 2 months already. I've had one click for $0.50 and that's it. This article marketing's no good, people can't possibly be earning money doing this. My contributions start to dwindle off but I check my adsense stats every now and again. Fast forward to April 15 "That's it. I'm not writing for that site anymore – revenue sharing's a joke, and so is article marketing."

Example over – back to reality – let's dissect that

What happened to our enthusiastic writer? Got a dose of a get rich quick bug perhaps? Unrealistic expectations? Probably, definitely. The thing with article marketing, especially with revenue sharing sites like InfoBarrel, is to contribute as much as you can, every day if you can. Set targets, get yourself visualizing goals. Get excited, but be reasonable too, make those goals achievable. If you think you can write 5 articles every day without letting your children starve and the yard getting horribly overgrown then go for it. If you make the goals achievable you'll have so much more success in the long run because you'll stick with it.

The percentage of revenue sharing is important. What I love about InfoBarrel is that the percentage is variable. This is where a little article marketing strategy comes into play. Seriously now – the contest run each month is not just a chance to win a gift voucher from Amazon OK. I'm too busy with my family and writing articles to read a book anyway. The contest is all about your revenue sharing percentage – and more precisely, increasing it. The way you do that is my submitting articles that are at least 500 words long. Earn points to increase your revenue percentage. Set goals, plan ahead. Think about it! The possibilities!

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Article Marketing Strategy: Why give InfoBarrel four months before deciding whether to quit?

Because the first month is a write off – you sign up halfway through a contest and you're just starting to figure out how to navigate the site, how the whole revenue sharing concept works, and how to submit an article. The second month gives you an opportunity to participate in a full contest and increase your revenue share percentage to the highest level of 90% - and it's not that hard OK. The third month gives you a chance to see what's worked on your past articles, and what hasn't too, and make the necessary edits. The fourth month you will be able to reap the rewards of consistent writing and submitting, patience and hard work. Nice rewards too, which will only keep growing as the site does. Please don't write for a month or two and give up in disgust. If you are serious about making money from revenue sharing websites, you're in the right place – just keep at it. To paraphrase awfully an awful movie I once saw – write it and they will click. More than one writer on InfoBarrel earn a good income just from this one site - and more and more contributors are joinging them.


Jan 20, 2011 7:28am
I agree write, write, write. Make sure to spread your writing across the internet with bookmarks, and backlink.....
Jan 21, 2011 12:41am
It takes time, both to earn and to pass fair judgment.
Jan 23, 2011 12:18pm
Good Clicks come to those that are exceptionally patient.
Jan 24, 2011 5:01pm
great article, gives one the push to keep on pushing on.....thank you
Jan 24, 2011 11:30pm
The learning is also very important here - look at the last experiment of earning with a single article + backlinks and SEO
Feb 20, 2011 3:23am
As a newbie to Infobarrel, I think you zap the "get rich quick" bug right from the start and give a clear blueprint of what to realistically expect. But there must be some great payoff for those who are diligent. Thanks for the great info!
Apr 20, 2011 4:30am
Thanks a lot for enlightening me. I am here to work at it and see for myself. Best of Regards.
Apr 29, 2011 7:04am
I was under the impression that this was going to be a great article... until you alluded to "Field of Dreams" being an "awful movie".

All kidding aside, great article.
May 4, 2011 2:34am
That kind of put it in perspective for me... nose to the grindstone.
May 4, 2011 8:42am
Very new to this and your comments make sense.
Jun 22, 2011 7:26am
Just joined but may I ask: what is the "good" income that is allegedly attainable at InfoBarrel? Are we talking $1000pa - or $40,000pa? If I was to write two articles every day for a year, say 600 articles, that's 1200 hours work. (I'm talking about good articles :)) I'd want to see an attainable goal of $20,000 for that effort, or I'd be better off pulling pints at the pub. Has anyone ever achieved that level of income?
Aug 17, 2011 10:05pm

Good income is the amount that justifies your time. Earnings vary depending on topics, SEO knowledge, number of articles, etc., so it's not just a matter of writing 600 well-written articles. If you spend two hours writing an article and evaluate your earnings within six months you may not be satisfied, but look again in two years. Those two hours can generate thousands of dollars over time.

Realistically, if you are new to article/internet marketing you have to spend time learning SEO, keyword research, and so on. It takes time, but you can build a library that earns you money while you're doing something else rather than an hourly wage and tips at the pub!

It's really not about "allegedly" attainable income. You can earn money.
Jul 15, 2011 11:30am
Thanks for the encouraging (yet realistically sobering) post! It's good to be reminded that great things happen over time as a result of consistent effort and determination.
Aug 20, 2011 4:24pm
Seems reasonable, writing has never been an easy option.
Aug 20, 2011 4:24pm
Seems reasonable, writing has never been an easy option.
Sep 23, 2011 8:40pm
I'm glad I came across this article, it gave me encouragement to get moving in the right direction.
Oct 14, 2011 3:54pm
Well I have written my third article today and now I am writing my 4th article so maybe I won't make money this month but I will surely make it next month you wait and see.
Oct 17, 2011 6:36am
Very good points that you present here.
Oct 20, 2011 6:54am
Great article - I really enjoyed reading it. It confirms that I am going through the normal process - I can be patient!
Nov 18, 2011 10:33am
Thanks for a really helpful article. I was going to say 'great article' because it is but I've just read that 'great' is one of five words not to use!!
However, it was still a great article. I joined on 25.10. 11 so am a real Newbie but have managed 11 articles published and one pending. Still a long way to go but I've got determination to persevere, especially now I know making money won't happen tomorrow!
Feb 9, 2012 3:55pm
OK, it's been five days and I'm a little frustrated. I need a new car, already. Seriously, thanks for the perspective. I think most writers here just want the unvarnished truth so that they can make a reasoned decision.
Feb 9, 2012 5:20pm
Well thanks all for great responses to this article - it's really appreciated! It can be really easy to burn out writing articles, but it is incredibly satisfying once those articles start getting read, liked, plus oned, commented on (and of course earning). The key to success in this business is to maintain focus on where you're going, and what you need to do to get there, then just knuckle down and do it. Good luck!
Feb 22, 2012 2:49pm
Thanks for the insight! I am new here and have just submitted my first article (pending, here's hoping!) and was glad to see this article. I didn't know what to expect either and now I know to just keep going at it for a while and that the results will come :)
Mar 6, 2012 3:09pm
I think that writing for infoBarrel should not be approached merely as a source of income but rather viewing it as a means to learn, train, and expand your knowledge and experience in online business. There is much to be gained in getting into the habit of writing articles on a regular basis. It improves your vocabulary and writing skills, it hones your ability to express oneself (which can translate to public speaking skills), it sharpens your research skills and knowledge in the topic that you are writing about as well as the inner workings of the online world (SEO, back linking, etc.). I believe if people approaches this as an educational endeavour and to consider the pay only as an additional bonus, the overall experience would not feel so much of a chore and will be more enjoyable. Think of the journey, not the immediate destination.
Mar 6, 2012 9:26pm
You're right JTanton - I think that Infobarrel is a great way to learn the IM business generally, as well as to generate good, solid writing habits. If you keep an eye on the forum you'll also soon learn who knows their way around SEO better than others - and you'll always be learning. Thanks for a great comment!
Mar 10, 2012 3:57am
I haven't had much success yet, so lost a bit of interest. From now on I'm going to see if I can re-spark that interest. Also some keyword research and SEO will do the trick, I'm sure. (And of course, more articles). Which brings me to Infobarrel University. I think there are a lot of non-relating articles there. When I click on a link that says: "Infobarrel University", I expect to be taken to articles that relate to ways to improve your articles, thus "how-to" articles that help newbies to find their feet with keyword research, SEO, etc. Just my two cents.
Mar 10, 2012 8:30am
To put the fact that people sometimes only give this 6 weeks and give up, I have given myself 3 years to earn a decent amount.
Aug 6, 2013 3:26pm
I'm glad I read this.
Aug 16, 2014 9:19am
I've been dabbling. Now it's time to get serious and not worry about technical details my mind throws at me. "What will you write about? You don't know that much. Am I passionate about that many things?" One step at a time, dear Joyce.
I'm going to return to this article over add over, for it has motivated me and helped me come to terms with reality -- write!
Aug 16, 2014 9:20am
I meant over and over...
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