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Deborah-Diane's InfoBarrel Earnings

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Online Writing Earnings

Starting a Writing Career

 Are you thinking about becoming an InfoBarrel writer, but wonder if this is a good way to earn extra money? That is quite understandable. Many people want to be writers, but aren’t sure they would be good enough at it to earn any money. My past writing experience has been similar. Before I began writing on the internet, I wrote several short stories to sell to magazines. I did succeed in selling one children’s story that I sold for $50. However, once the story was sold, that was the last money I ever saw from it. There were no residual earnings to follow.  Recently, however, I got back the rights to that short story from the publisher and turned it into an Amazon Kindle book called, "The Parrot Trap."  It is exciting to finally be getting residual income from it.

Deborah-Diane (38088)

Today, there are many great opportunities to write on the internet.  How much can you earn? It depends entirely on how many articles you write, how much demand there is for that information, how much advertisers are willing to pay to have ads connected to your articles, and how willing you are to put in an extra 15-20 minutes after writing each article by promoting them on various backlinking sites to give them extra exposure.

If you are serious about writing online and want to be successful, you should definitely read a few books on the topic.  To you get started you may want to use this direct link to Amazon books that explain how to make money online.

I joined InfoBarrel in April of 2010, but initially only submitted a few articles so I earned very little money. Shown below are my direct earnings, just from Adsense alone and, later, from InfoBarrel's separate payment system combined with Adsense. These amounts do not include other income I earn online.  As a result of my experience here at Infobarrel, I have also learned how to earn money from other writing sites and my own blog.  Not only have I found other sources of Adsense income, but my writing experience has lead me to begin making Amazon sales.  The numbers that I have shown below do not reflect any of these additional revenue streams.   Therefore, what you see here is just the "tip of the iceberg" as far as potential income is concerned.  That is why readers would be wise to purchase a few books and read up on all the different ways you can earn money by writing online.  It has truly amazed me all the opportunities I have had online!

Income in 2010:

Total Adsense for 2010  -- $116.39 


Income in 2011:

Total Adsense for 2011 -- $741.87


Income for 2012:

Total Adsense for 2012 -- $899.67


Income for 2013:

Total Adsense & Inforbarrel for 2013 --   $682.67


Reflections on other online income: 

InfoBarrel made some changes, beginning in March of 2013, that caused my income to drop a little, based on combining its private accounting and what I earn in Adsense revenue.  HOWEVER, the numbers above do not reflect the Amazon income that I earn from my articles.  Since I use the same Amazon number on several sites, including Infobarrel, it is hard to break down the amount.  I just want to say that I receive an Amazon payment nearly every month in amounts ranging from $10 to $25 a month.

In addition,  I continue to be pleased with the success of my blog, Baby Boomer Retirement.  I am up to over 15,000 page views a month!  People from all over the world are now reading it and I have received a lot of positive feedback.    I hope a few of you will pop over and check it out. 

Unrelated to general Amazon product sales, I also now have six books for sale on Kindle Direct Publishing (direct link to Amazon books by Deborah Dian), and I receive direct deposits for these sales every month, too.  This is another income stream that some writers will want to try.  The books do not need to be long, but you do need to be willing to publicize them a little.  My books are all available in both Kindle and paperback versions.

With planned future growth in my InfoBarrel earnings, income from other writing sites that I have not included the income for (such as Squidoo, Bubblews and DailyTwoCents), my Amazon product sales, my blog, my books and and other revenue sources, I now earn approximately $300+ a month from all my online freelance writing.  What's more, I just do this as a little part-time activity in my spare time and while I watch television. As I continue to add more articles and books, who knows what the potential income could be in another five years?!

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Jan 16, 2011 1:02pm
Thanks for giving us a look at your earnings and inspiring us to write more!
Jan 16, 2011 10:13pm
Nice growth in income and articles. Congratulations! Keep up the good work.
Jan 17, 2011 7:25am
Well done deborah, I think it took me eighteen months to get my first payment from adsense. But then again I was just writing for the sake of writing and enjoyment I was not doing any research or checking for best keywords. Thanks for sharing
Jan 18, 2011 6:14am
That's good to hear Deborah. It's really inspiring here to see how well people start out and develop their earnings over time.
Jan 18, 2011 10:03am
You're doing great Deborah and are an inspiration to other IB members not to mention the readers that are learning so much from your life experiences.
Jan 18, 2011 1:12pm
Thanks Deborah. I hope to be there too as I have a lifetime of experience to share, and I also got published once, and paid, once for a magazine, not an ezine.
Jan 18, 2011 2:10pm
Well done. you are an inspiration to us all. Thanks. ^^
Jan 19, 2011 3:36pm
Great Job Deborah, you are getting there.
Jan 31, 2011 11:48am
Thanks for sharing this information. It's very helpful.
Feb 9, 2011 6:01pm
great write-up! It's nice to see the gradual increase in your earnings every month. This gives me as a newbie some incentive to start churning out the articles.
Apr 1, 2011 8:17pm
Way to fight through the Panda update Deb - nice job improving over feb.
Jul 1, 2011 11:04am
Congratulations Deborah-Diane! I love that you are (and continue to) succeed in your dream of writing on-line. I admire your drive, spirit and good-will toward others.

I cannot think of anyone else who deserves this victory as much as you do. Your sweet spirit shines through everything you write - and here you are again sharing and offering to help others. Salute.
Peace today,
Jul 1, 2011 5:12pm
Venetia, you are so sweet, and kind in your words. I see that you are beginning to have success here at InfoBarrel, too, and I know you will be doing very well in another year, or less!
Aug 1, 2011 2:01pm
This is so inspiring! Thanks for the link!
Aug 1, 2011 4:02pm
Those are very good earnings. It gives me hope that I, too, can get up to your level in a reasonable time frame by continuing to add content here.

I agree with your thoughts about Webanswers too. It's a good platform to round out your Adsense earnings pretty fast. But it is heavily tilted in favor of constant activity. It gets kind of grueling to answer a dozen questions every day. I did it as I was getting started there, and liked the easy earnings. However, now I've fallen back to just answering a few questions per day on Webanswers. I'd rather focus more on my other freelance projects and building long term passive income with Infobarrel.
Aug 1, 2011 4:33pm
Wow, you are doing a great job! Keep up the good work!
Aug 1, 2011 4:51pm
Thanks for sharing this information, it keeps me going.
Aug 1, 2011 9:17pm
Great job Deborah-Diane, you are an inspiration!
Aug 2, 2011 3:21pm
How rewarding to see your earnings growing so well. Thanks for sharing some of you methods of earning extra too. Can you please explain what you mean by "This month, I made a few of my media pages clickable, and $2.09 of my InfoBarrel income came from media." I'm not clear on what you mean by media pages.
Aug 2, 2011 5:13pm
Certainly. This is something I learned from the forums. Click on the photo at the bottom of your article, below the comments. It should go to a media page (although it doesn't work on my older articles). Save the URL from the media page. Go back to your article, and edit it. Click on the photo within the article and hyperlink it to the URL for the media page. Then, if someone clicks on the photo, it will take them to the media page for that picture. See the photos on my article "Have Fun in Tombstone Arizona" for an example. There are ads on the media pages, so that increases your ad exposure for that one article. I just did it a couple of weeks ago, and saw immediate results ... and I only have about 20 clickable photos!
Aug 3, 2011 9:14am
Thanks for great article from a total newbie!
Sep 2, 2011 4:35pm
congratulations on the continued progress! Monthly payouts coming up =)
Sep 2, 2011 4:59pm
I enjoy reading these. Keep 'em coming.
Sep 2, 2011 5:12pm
Deborah-Diane, I saw you on my friends feed today with a new article and was amazed by the 22 comments, then realized it was started in January. That's a great idea to continually amend your earnings article. This is very inspirational to newbies and oldies. We are fortunate to have this great opportunity on the internet for residual income. Thanks for sharing and in such a concise format.
Sep 2, 2011 8:10pm
That's great Deborah... I hope to do it also... Congratz!
Sep 3, 2011 7:48am
Congrats on making payout! The more you do online, the faster you make payout month after month. I love reading about your progress!
Sep 6, 2011 5:53pm
WOW, I only hope to become more like you. I will continue to create decent and well prepared articles and hope soon to see an increase in potential revenue.
Oct 2, 2011 9:56am
Well done on that fabulous growth. And now I realize that I better get typing away, or I will be lucky to be on a dollar in 12 months.
All I need is some peace and quiet. Any patrons want to pay for boarding school for my children whilst I make it please?
Oct 2, 2011 10:10am
Congratulations Debbie, on your growing success. And thanks so much for once again sharing the details with us. I think seeing your numbers will encourage a lot of IB writers who might feel they aren't making much progress.
Oct 2, 2011 10:37am
Thanks for the update, DD.
Oct 2, 2011 11:52am
You are doing wonderfully, congratulations and great job Deb!
Oct 4, 2011 11:26pm
Thanks for sharing; it certainly helps the motivation.
Nov 2, 2011 12:03am
This is so motivating to me... I also really like the focus you've put into your own blog and its already earning money!!! that just speaks to the possibilities.
Nov 2, 2011 3:35am
Your October update is fantastic Deborah-Diane. You must be so happy to see that sort of increase. Well done and good luck with this month.x
Nov 2, 2011 4:03am
@ Deborah Diane-good work. Keep it up ;-)
Nov 2, 2011 6:23am
Keep going and pretty soon you'll be one of the top earners here, you're certainly inspiring me to do a better job.
Nov 2, 2011 8:12am
Well done Deborah-Diane on both the earnings and the increases. Thanks so much for sharing, it really does inspire. Your blog is excellent, I hope it starts to earn even more for you soon. I am sure it will as word gets out!
Nov 2, 2011 8:20am
As always, I appreciate your monthly reports. Keep up the good work and inspiration for other IB writers!
Nov 2, 2011 11:06am
Nicely done, I look forward to reading what you are doing next month.
Nov 3, 2011 3:54am
Thanks, very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!
Jan 7, 2012 4:41pm
Exciting news! Congrats on your success and your progress! These earnings articles are fun to read and inspiring. You are a good writer and it shows!
I had been wondering if you were still updating your earnings here on InfoBarrel. Glad to see that you are. Looking forward to future updates.
Jan 7, 2012 4:50pm
Thanks for keeping this infobarrel earnings report updated. I like how you also include back link income. I often forget that most of my back link sites are revenue sharing until I get a random click!
Jan 8, 2012 12:39am
Way to go! You are certainly making progress! Thanks for sharing!
Jan 8, 2012 5:07am
Great! I wish a better 2012 in all the hard work you put into your work :-) happy new year :-)
Feb 1, 2012 10:09am
This article was such a good idea. It's really interesting to watch the progress and very inspiring to other writers. Continued success Deb!
Feb 2, 2012 9:24am
Amazing job! Here's a 'high-five.'
Feb 2, 2012 11:06am
Thanks for sharing so much about your earnings! It really helps to get a big picture of other people's experiences. Keep up the good work. I can't wait to read more.
Mar 8, 2012 11:39pm
Well done on another payout! Feb was lower for Adsense for a lot of members as far as I can see, clicks were worth much less. Your blog is great, and I sure will earn much more as time goes on! It is great to compare the earnings month after month. Here's to an even better March.
Apr 1, 2012 11:16am
Keep at it DD It's going to be a great April.
Apr 1, 2012 11:41am
Deborah-Diane, congratulations on your success and perseverance. Thank you very much for sharing this information. Glad is getting brighter at the end of the tunnel by the minute, or the month! :D
Apr 1, 2012 1:33pm
Congratulations DD.
Apr 1, 2012 2:18pm
You are doing a wonderful job of growing your online business. Congratulations!
Apr 1, 2012 7:23pm
You inspire many writers here on InfoBarrel, including me! I wish you continued success!!
Apr 2, 2012 12:30pm
Fantastic...I notice the nice little bump during Halloween through year end. I hope that continues for us all. In general, I agree with Introspective, you inspire us all.
May 2, 2012 6:18am
I am glad to see that you are earning well still. Congratulations on your books too.
Jun 2, 2012 4:05pm
Good Job!
Jun 3, 2012 4:32am
That's great!! You are just further validation to the power of Infobarrel. Thanks so much.
Jun 4, 2012 7:36pm
Very encouraging and continued success!
Jul 6, 2012 1:59am
Great job. Nice to hear of your success.
Jul 6, 2012 6:40am
Another banner report that shows newbies that if you STICK WITH IT and DIVERSIFY you will earn OVER TIME! Thanks for sharing!
Jul 6, 2012 11:03am
Congratulations to you.
Jul 6, 2012 7:22pm
Congratulations, DD! You are a real inspiration to us all!
Sep 2, 2012 8:32pm
Fantastic!!...I just love to read these earning reports...such an inspiration...Thanks!
Sep 3, 2012 4:53am
Congrats! Success takes a lot of hard work. Nice to hear your success.
Sep 3, 2012 5:06am
I love your monthly reports! Keep it up...I know with your quality writing you will achieve your goals!
Nov 1, 2012 9:05pm
Awesome Deborah-Diane. I am going to check out your retirement site.
Apr 15, 2013 9:04pm
Thanks, everyone, for your supportive comments. This article does not reflect all the ways that I am now earning money from my InfoBarrel articles. However, I have become very pleased with my success and look forward to having this income as a supplement to my retirement savings.
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