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Earnings on Infobarrel after 6 months.

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 3 16

Is this what writing does for you?

Before and after work

Earnings on Infobarrel over the first 6 months

I have been writing here for a little over 6 months now, and started writing just as the Panda gave out its first strike of its claw. So I can not dissect pre Panda data. I in some ways find that better, as I have seen a lot of more matured writers become despondent because of the view drops. This is how I have done however.

 

Well, I could leave this blank, but that would be an unfair impression of this fantastic writing platform that is InfoBarrel. 

 

The start. February 2011.

 

Well I joined, and then had no idea what to do or where to go in my writing style, so there was a complete void of articles that month, and funnily enough another void in March.

The second start in April, after what some would call a false start.

 

Still no earnings in April for me, however, I was starting to read the forums and learn, also to socialize, mainly with others I knew from other sites that also write here.

 

April saw my first two articles published, finally. Still two is a drop in the ocean in this business, so hardly surprising I am still broke.

May and June 2011.

Still only simmering, I only had another article published in June and none in May. The ever impending School holidays loomed and I could not concentrate on my writing. I love my children, but the idea of them being home for 7 weeks in a row scares me to death.

July and August 2011.

Only one article published again during this time, I was really struggling to find the calm zen like state I need to write and gather my thoughts. No way was that on its way with 4 children at home.

When you see the growth of successful writers, you will see that by now they will have multiplied their hubs by 30 and 40 articles a month at this time. Decipher from the difference that seeing it has been suggested that at least a few hundred articles are  conducive to a relatively nice income, my efforts were never going to cut the mustard.

 

 

September

As I write this we have only just said goodbye to September 2011. There is some fantastic news. My page views have increased and I managed to publish 2 articles. Only around a few hundred articles short of where I should be now. But all is not lost. I have been learning. Learning about keywords and Seo. I have learned how Google ignores you when you do not know any SEO, and then hates you when you learn it and use too much.

I am much closer to people in the community and my motivation is propped up by them all. Thank you all of you.

So here comes October and my future earnings. With 10 articles in draft I am going to aim for at least the 30 articles this month. I will get there, and so will you if you learn and keep writing. No content is no income.


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Comments

Oct 3, 2011 4:04pm
macolom
Nice article! Keep on going! I just joined a couple of weeks ago and have managed to squeeze 5 articles. Considering I have a full time job and write in several sites, I'm happy with my aprox. 60 page views!

Thanks for sharing
Oct 3, 2011 4:29pm
skeffling
I love your earnings article! There is no wrong or right on here, no need to feel guilty, just feel great when you do publish! Summer holidays are closer to 12 weeks here in Canada, so consider 7 weeks lucky!

I am personally aiming for the 31 content points each month, with as many Featured topics as I can and still enjoy them! Doing the odd extra rewritten article on Squidoo saves some research time.

Learning the 'art' of SEO and article writing and cruising the forums for gems and nuggets of great info is time consuming, but fun. Thank goodness for the IB forum and supportive writers! Those and the odd click make us more determined to rise to our unique challenge! I look forward to reading your earnings update in a month!
Oct 3, 2011 6:17pm
EGreen
I enjoyed your article too. It's slow going for newbies but the others who are doing well are an inspiration. I have yet to get a single click but I am going to keep at it. Many of the forum members have been real helpful and I hope to return that help to others as well. I am sure the clicks and income will pick up for all of us provided we stick with it.
Oct 4, 2011 8:56pm
alwritetea
Nice format, easy to read! Is it OK if I alert you to some spelling errors? You have one under the heading May/June 2011, and one under the July/August heading.

Not trying to be the Spelling police, just trying to help!

Happy writing!
Oct 5, 2011 2:14am
Ddraig
Always appreciated alwritetea. Thank you kindly, I have remembered to run it through the spell check now.

It should always be OK to give constructive criticism and always appreciated by myself when given in the polite manner you have.

I appreciate you reading my piece.
Oct 8, 2011 11:17pm
eileen
Good luck and keep on plodding away even 1 article a week will add up at the end of the year and as the articles mature your earnings will start to pick up. Also try doing some back linking.

Just another idea as you have children you could probably earn money submitting lots of photos to redgage. The potential is there to earn. Good luck
Oct 8, 2011 11:54pm
oxfordian
Hang in there! I've only been here for about a week -- but I have almost the opposite problem. I'm addicted! Here it is almost 2:00 am AGAIN and I'm still typing away. I joined a few sites at the same time, so I've had to try to figure out how all three work, and I can tell you, it's not easy. Sometimes I have an "AH-HA!" moment and it inspires me to go on. I still have NO idea how to tell if I earning anything. Hopefully, that will be my next ah-ha!.
Oct 9, 2011 5:19am
Ddraig
Eileen, I certainly will keep plodding on, I love this writing lark. Redgage is one that I have registered for, but not concentrated on yet.

Oxfordian. I know you have applied for your Adsense account. To find out what and where you have earned anything, go to your account, look at the tabs and you will see that there is a tab for "performance", click that and look down the side, you will see the word "sites", click that and you will see a chart for how many visitors, clicks and what sites.
Oct 10, 2011 10:01am
Danlord
Nice one there. I like the fact that you didn't brag about making so much money within a short space of time. I also joined about the same time. And I was lucky to get two of my articles indexed in the search engine (don't know which one though). I make like $0.2 every week now. But i think most of the traffic comes from some of my blogs on blogger. Everything adds up to an average of 30 views every day now. My two articles that are doing well on infobarrel gets like 5 hits each every day. Little advice-write about current events and put the date on it. Write about movies or sports event and you might get lucky ("j) Danlord
Oct 10, 2011 2:53pm
Ddraig
Your advice is extremely kind and helpful Danlord. It is very appreciated.
Oct 11, 2011 4:07pm
Danlord
You are welcome ;-). Be rest assured that we are all going to make it. Let's just keep working hard at it. Hey! U could also try constant-content, a place where u can sell some article rights for good pay. Their rules are very strict to join but read it well and work carefully with it when submitting articles to their website and it will help too. I tried following their guidlines and ever since that time it has improved the way i write for infobarrel too. Cheers ;-)
Oct 19, 2011 2:03pm
pastorkayte
Very interesting article thank you for sharing it with us.
Oct 20, 2011 3:11pm
Ddraig
Pastorkayte. Welcome once again and thank you. I look forward to seeing yours when you feel you want to do one.
Oct 20, 2011 5:37pm
Deborah-Diane
I can remember a year ago when I was carefully watching for every view and every penny. A year later, however, and things are dramatically different. The money starts to come, and becomes more consistent, and suddenly you will begin to feel successful at this! Plus, you'll have a lot of fun.
Oct 21, 2011 2:17am
Ddraig
I am already having the fun and loving the new people I meet. However, I think my husband and my bank manager are desperate for it to start bringing money in so I can pay bills.
It is good to know that I am not alone in my behaviour, which is slightly obsessive on hourly checks, (laughing out loud).
Mar 21, 2012 3:51pm
Megan_tweet
Hi Ddraig, I just love how you write and that's why I follow your articles. Keep it up and thanks. Good luck with the bills xxx
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