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Forget Graduates Jobs: There is InfoBarrel

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 2 4

Now everyone knows in this current economic climate that getting a job is difficult.

But no-one knows this better than students.

Where students are now leaving university in 2011 to face 'intense competition' with a recent survey indicating that there is a thirty three percent increase on top of the already ridiculously high application ratio, seventy to one.

However, to all those who lost out on getting a graduate job, it can feel like all that effort into a degree has been wasted.

Perhaps this could be your answer.

Enter: InfoBarrel

(If you want to know more about InfoBarrel please click here).

I am going to present how InfoBarrel can actually be a viable alternative.

The average UK graduate salary is just below £25,000 a year, but we will round it up to keep the numbers nice.

So using my InfoBarrel statistics of The Long Term Goal: Retire On InfoBarrel.

"$15 per 1000 views, and that you get four views per article per day."

First I will do the conversion of pounds into dollars.

Today that currently reads as £25,000 = $40,975.

Again to round it off we can call it at $41,000.

So how many  views do I need to hit $41,000 per year.

We can do this by simply dividing 41,000 divided by 15 and then multiplying it by a 1,000.

This works out to be around 2,720,000 views a year.

Seems big .. but you are forgetting two things.

First that we need to divide this number by 365 (as it is a yearly figure).

So this takes us to around 8,000 views per day.

But this is a daily viewing figure, so we need to then divide it by four to calculate how many articles that we need to produce. 

We then need to produce roughly just under 2,000 articles to hit a graduate salary.

Now that might seem a lot ... well it isn't.

As soon as you start university for three years (which is 3 times 365 days = 1,095 days).

If you just write two articles a day you should be going beyond your 2000 target and then ultimately ending up with the above average graduate salary wage, upon graduation.

But wait there's more ....

You aren't even having to work for your graduate salary, as the income is entirely passive, meaning that you are earning from your articles without additional effort.

Where as with a job you are having to go to work nine to five.

You are flexible - you can work when you want, where you want - all you need is you, access to the internet and a laptop.

You have set your 2000 articles and now you can live from them.

Then if you want a bonus, you can make your own bonus by simply writing more articles.

You aren't relying on one income source, you are relying on 2000, compared to a job where you are just the one and all it takes is two words for you to lose that source.

"You're fired!"

And your degree has come in to use really well, you will probably use it for inspiration for most of your articles, that you are going to write on InfoBarrel and you will become a better writer as a result of your higher education.

InfoBarrel can also be used as a form of revision - like being paid to revise

Good Luck with InfoBarrel.



Aug 4, 2011 8:57pm
I got 8000 view on just one article when listmyfive was a writing site and I made around $9 on that article. I have had articles I didn;t make one penny then all of a sudden after a year be my best earner. Their is know way to know how an article will earn.

Great Article!
Aug 5, 2011 7:52am
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Aug 5, 2011 7:52am
Thanks a lot tamron, I know it is difficult to guess how much that particular article can earn. But if you check out the thread http://www.infobarrel.com/forum-topic.php?id=1763 - Travis_Aitch has come up with a way of better indicating what type of articles are more likely to earn you more money.

Aug 21, 2011 9:11am
Nice article. I don't think the type of articles I write will earn me much but I'm enjoying the experience and that's important to me.
Sep 8, 2011 1:44pm
In your about me section you wrote "$15 per 1000 articles", did you mean "$15 per 1000 views"? That would make more sense.

This is an inspiring article for budding writers but I'd exercise alot of caution with your formular. Your target views are realistic for sure, but rpm is wildly difficult to calculate. Especially when the rate per click has no constant. So you can definately stick to the formular to get the views you want, but without the clicks, and without being able to guarentee a steady price per click, calculating $15 per 1000 views is not a safe place to start.

I've only been on here a week but on my adsense url channel it shows my best viewed article (15 views) had 1 click, and that 1 click generated...3p. That made the rpm £2.42. The difference between that and $15 is the difference between writing 1500 to over 5000. My point being, slight fluctuations in the numbers have massive implications on the reality of being able to make money this way.

I would suggest you take the estimated revenue on your adsense account so far for infobarrel articles, and divide it by the number of articles you have written. Then times that by 1500. Does it make 20k a year? More? Less?

Answer on a post card please :)
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