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Dr. Jerry's Earning Report For June 2013

By Edited Jun 3, 2015 4 5

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Welcome to another installment of my earnings report in writing and trying to establish enough passive income to help meet some of my dreams. 

Some months are better than others.  Anytime someone says that you can almost bet it is this particular month that was not necessarily good.  This holds true for me this very month in respects to my writing.  I am even a little embarrassed about doing this report and had contemplated not even doing one a report for June.  I was thinking the people reading this my judge me for some mistakes I have made and lack of motivation.  Psychologically speaking we all think others really care what we are doing, but when it really comes down to it, most people, who do not know you, do not care what you are doing or not doing.  I would venture to say that most people reading this are do so because they want to compare what they did to what others are doing or just to find some motivation to do better themselves.  I understand that.  I hope you can find some kind of motivation is this dismal report.  So here we go.  

This is my sixth month of writing for income.  I have learned some great lessons along the way, most of which I have forgot to do in June or did not have time to do this very month.  I will explain this later and hopefully that will explain at least some of my terrible earnings for June.  I started in January 2013.  I still love it and find the actual writing rewarding in itself. 

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I will tell you my goals that I set in my May 2013 earnings report and let you know how I did on them.

Goals for June 2013

I had a goal that I wanted to add videos to 10 of my previously written articles.  I thought this might enhance the article and give the reader some other avenue to look up information on the topic of interest.  I only added videos to 2 articles, which means the goal was not accomplished. 

I said I was going to write 15 articles for Infobarrel in June.  I only managed to write 5 articles.  This is in comparison to the 60+ articles I wrote the previous month.  This goal was not accomplished. 

I think Infobarrel is a great place to write and make some extra money along the way.  I had a goal to help one person get started writing for Infobarrel this month through the referral program.  I did not get anyone signed up.  This goal was not accomplished.

I wanted to have 6000 views of my articles on Infobarrel.  I managed to get to 5227.  I am grateful for the people who are reading my articles, but I really need to do more to drive more traffic to my articles.  This goal was not accomplished. 

I wanted to make one sale on Amazon through their affiliate program this month.  I did not accomplish this goal.  However, with some advice from a fellow Infobarrel writer, I have a plan of how to get at least my first sale.  So even though this goal was not accomplished, it provided a learning opportunity.  Therefore, I am going to categorize this as a win.  

I had a plan to take a smaller break from Infobarrel after the previous month, but to work on an Ebook that I have many ideas for.  My goal for this was to pick the topic; do the keyword research, and write at least 30 pages on that Ebook. I picked the topic of bullying, did the keyword research and wrote 10 pages on that Ebook.  I stopped that one abruptly when the idea to do an Ebook over depression took my fancy.  I did the keyword research on it and wrote 5 pages on it.  I did not meet the 30 pages total even on either Ebook.  I was chasing two rabbits and catching none.  This goal was not accomplished and the lesson learned was to focus on just one Ebook at a time.

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I am from Missouri, the Show-Me State.  I need to be shown the money or at least the motivation to keep going on.  Money is not really my motivator but it does give me tangible goals to strive for. 

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Income Stream

June 2013

May 2013

Difference

Infobarrel Adsense

$2.15

$12.28

-$10.13

Infobarrel Tier 2

$1.08

$2.70

-$1.62

Personal Website Google Adsense

$4.24

$8.90

-$4.66

Bubblews

$29.32

$40.36

-$11.04

Infobarrel Contest

$0

$50

-$50

Amazon

$0

$0

$0

Total Earnings

$36.79

$114.24

-$77.45 (-$27.45)

 

As you can tell all areas are down, except for Amazon, because it was never up to go down.  The total earnings are down $77.45 but I did not go for the contest this month, so taking away that $50 from last month, I am still down $27.45.

I have a few reasons for the poor earnings; some are good reasons, but really only an excuse. 

My wife and I opened our home up for a child in foster care.  This is our first foster child and he is not Passive Income, Lol.  I wanted to give him the support he deserves during this time of adjustment to this new home.  I did a lot of my writing at night and did not get to do this a lot.  I see this as partly an excuse though, because I could have found more time if I really wanted to. 

I was sick a while this month and my eardrum ruptured and I still cannot help. I do not know why this is a good reason to not write, but I felt like crud and just did not want to do it.  I know this is an excuse.  I actually missed 2.5 days of work from the problem with the ears.  I could have occupied the time with some writing. 

My only true and reasonable excuse is that I was very unmotivated this month to do much writing.  I said early on in this earning report, I was embarrassed about the dismal earnings.  This is why.  However, being the psychologist that I am, I know writing this report and having to write about the negative stuff will motivate me to work harder next month, so I do not have to write another one of these reports with these bad of numbers and admit my mistakes and lack of motivation. 

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Goals for July 2013

Okay, I am going to have some of the goals carry over from last month.  I will have more motivation and drive to complete them this month.

I will finish writing one Ebook this month.  I will concentrate on just one of the topics to get it complete.  I will have to do some research to educate myself on the submission and marketing of Ebooks.

I will have videos on 15 pervious articles this month.  I had a goal for 10 last month and only did 2, so I need to do 13 more this month.  That seems easy now that I will be more motivated.

I will write 10 articles for Infobarrel this month.  I had 15 as a goal last month.  However, I still need to give the new foster son, our three children, my wife, and myself some attention.  Ten seems like a good number.

I want to do some things to get 7,500 views to my articles this month.  Writing new articles should help.  Using more of the social medias should help.  Promotion in a good way will help as well. 

I want to make $15 off of Google Adsense this month.  I know this should not be a goal

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because I cannot control if other people will click on the ads, but I want to have it in my mind as something to be on the look out for.  I want to make $3 on Tier 2 ads from Infobarrel.  I think this is attainable if I can get people to the articles and the ad placements are relevant to the readers.  At least I can wish for it. 

I want to make $50 from Bubblews.  This can be easily done if I just write a post or two a day.  I was making 20-30 cents on days that I did not even post anything on there. 

I still want to make one sale on Amazon.  I have some new information and will try some of it this month.  I think one sale can be accomplished if I follow the wise sage’s advice. 

I will continue to tell my wife and children I love them.  This is worth more than any money and those words last for the rest of mine and their lives.  You never know how much telling someone how much you love them can change them at that time.  You never really know what they are thinking and it might just be those words from you at that time, which will make the difference.  There is nothing more valuable than that.  I love you Mandy, Sarah, Hannah, Mason, and our foster son. 

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Comments

Jul 1, 2013 1:53pm
adragast
This is a great report and I really want you to know that we care about each other here (or maybe I am lured to think so) and we are happy for other InfoBarrelers to be successful (but yes, we probably also read reports to compare and to know what to expect).
About welcoming a foster child to your home, this is a wonderful idea and you should be proud of it. Taking care of a child requires a lot of time and attention and it isn't a surprise then that you did not have the same energy to write articles.
Also, online earning is a bit unpredictable. Sometimes you do great, sometimes you don't. But one thing is sure, if you give up, you won't do great.
So please don't give up. It was nice to see you doing well in so little time and I wish you the best in the coming months.
Jul 1, 2013 6:57pm
SocialGenius
Patience is what separates a professional from an amateur. Have patience and keep writing, it is something you love after all, just show up everyday like it was your job and get to writing. Pretty soon it will pay for itself. Also, I would recommend buying jcmayer777's eBook on writing for InfoBarrel. It's good stuff.
Jul 1, 2013 8:00pm
dlpoisson
I don't think you lack the motivation and drive, it's more that you lack the time. You have a family, job and you have been sick! There are only so many hours in the day to get things done.
I started my passive income journey about a month after you and you have accomplished much more than I have in terms of articles written and money made. You are doing a great job!
Jul 2, 2013 1:20am
iamsy
dlpoisson is right, you simply lack the time! And If my eardrum ruptured, I would probably not even think about doing anything else.

I read income reports to learn from others and after reading income reports from the same person for months, it's difficult not to care about what they're doing. This month may be awful but I'm sure you'll do better in the next!
Jul 2, 2013 7:15am
Zuke258
I am not even thinking about quitting. I am writing for the joy of writing. The money is only a gauge of one aspect of it. I feel great when i push that little button to submit an article. I was not trying to make excuses about why I did not meet my goals. I was just trying to accurately report the circumstances. I hope the story will inspire others to continue to write, even when things are not going as planned. Thank you all for the great comments. I hope you all have a great July.
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