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!
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…
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!
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.