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How to Make Money Writing for InfoBarrel

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 8 22

It is completely reasonable (and expected) for you to want to know if it is really possible to make money writing for InfoBarrel. Knowing that other successful stories of writers earning a great deal of money on InfoBarrel can help validate, to you, that it is worth the time and effort that you spend writing articles for InfoBarrel. Afterall, who wants to really write for a website without knowing if it will really pay off or not? I wouldn't and, besides the 6-Book Info Barrel course that I wrote with my partner, this InfoBarrel article is meant to show you how you can at least take the initial steps to making money on InfoBarrel.

Long before you even begin writing for InfoBarrel, there are a few things that you will need (and should want) to do in order to ensure that you really earn money from your writing efforts on InfoBarrel. My ultimate goal with this InfoBarrel article is to help you maximize your time invested in InfoBarrel, while also providing you with quick resources and short-cuts that you can tap into in order to greatly expedite your Info Barrel learning curve, as well as, your ability to earn alot of money here.

View My InfoBarrel Profile anytime. I know what I'm talking about, and want the best for you.

NOTE: I published this article in 2010. It is now 2013 (currently). Since writing this article, I stumbled across a VERY powerful tool called Market Samurai. Like a Warrior Samurai gracefully exploits weaknesses in his enemies' armor, you can literally laser target highly profitable keywords and earn front page rankings overnight.

While you can certainly succeed on InfoBarrel without it, I do strongly believe that this was the most powerful weapon I have added to my arsenal. Fortunatly, you can also download a completely FREE trial version. I did that nearly 3 years ago....and I haven't stopped using it since!


Things You Will Need

  • Step #2: an InfoBarrel Account
  • Step #4:a Google Adsense Account 
  • Step #6: a Chitika Account
  • Step #7:an Amazon Associates Account
  • Step #8: a Clickbank Account
  • a Linkshare Account
  • a Commission Junction Account
  • My Exhaustive InfoBarrel Course
    • * on Website: $97
    • * Warrior Forum (Launch Special Offer): $77
    • * Affiliate Inquiries Below

    You Can CLICK on the Pictures of Each Associated "Step" in Order to See a Much Larger Version of Each Picture!

Step 1

Website Comparison Chart for Info Barrel
Many won't recommend that you do this, however, it is absolutely important that you realize the inherent potential of the Info Barrel website. Many before, including myself, have done a significant amount of research regarding why we truly believe Info Barrel is poised to become a leading online article submission and revenue sharing community. At the time of this writing, Info Barrel has been realizing tremendous exponential growth.

Realizing the potential of Info Barrel, while taking in some success stories and talking to other writers about their Info Barrel experiences, can help you stay motivated in your writing. There will be many variables at play that will determine whether or not you make money on Info Barrel quickly, or if your experience here turns out to be a long drawn out process with only cents achieved here and there.

Earning upwards of $30-$50-even $100 daily, on Info Barrel, IS possible, but you must keep yourself motivated.

Step 2

Bearing in mind that you may have found this Info Barrel article from a variety of ways, I can't necessarily make the assumption that you will already have an Info Barrel account established. Had you found this article as a result of a Google search, you may very well not have an Info Barrel account already.

Creating an Info Barrel account now can afford you many great benefits as you embark on your journey of earning money with Info Barrel. If you feel that jumping right into article writing and publishing is too daunting of a task, you can always use this time to explore the articles of others, or participate and ask questions on Info Barrel's very active user community forum.

Step 3

My Info Barrel Data
Once you have signed up for your own Info Barrel account, you can now begin to ADD the information required in order for you to begin earning. While you can address each of these individually, and at different times, you will greatly expedite your chances to earn on your articles if you begin applying for the listed accounts immediately. If you already have accounts established with Chitika, Adsense, and Amazon, then you can simply plug in the required information.

The longer you wait to apply for and establish these accounts, the longer you will be relinquishing the revenue earned from these avenues, if you have articles published. It is clearly in your best interest to begin establishing these accounts now, because they will be tied directly into each of your Info Barrel articles, and they will be the main methods by which you will earn.

NOTE: You can begin earning without these accounts, however I will detail those methods later on in this article. You will want to use those methods, in conjunction, with establishing accounts with Chitika, Amazon, and Google Adsense. Certain earning avenues will require a degree of patience while your application is pending review and approval. When you register with Chitika as a publisher, it will take a few days until your application is approved. This is why it is so critical to begin applying and solidifying these avenues NOW before your articles are approved by Info Barrel management.

Step 4

Adsense (16781)
Google Adsense program will be the primary, and most lucrative, means by which you make money from your Info Barrel articles. Logically, the display of your Google Adsense advertisements will be above both your Amazon and Chitika advertisements simply because of the earning's potential of Adsense. When a visitor "clicks" on one of your Adsense ads, you could earn several cents to a few dollars dependent upon alot of things. From the limitations of advertiser budgets, to an Info Barrel writer's ability to master the science of article writing and construct articles that maximize search engine visibility and profitability, these topics are simply to detailed and vast to cover in one simple article.

Our Info Barrel course has covered these topics quite well, and has expounded upon them to the point that many other Info Barrel writers are beginning to realize tremendous success already.

Once you are approved for a Google Adsense account, you will then simply inject your publisher's idea into the previous mentioned "My Data" section under your Info Barrel manage profile section. You will not be paid from Info Barrel, but, rather, if your advertisements are 'clicked-on' while they are in generous rotation, your earnings will be reflected in your Adsense account. Info Barrel currently gives writers 100% of the revenue generated (yes, 100%!), when their Adsense publisher ID# is displayed up to 75%-90% of the time!

Step 5

In order to understand exactly what you will be receiving from Google Adsense and InfoBarrel, it is important that I expound upon what exactly you will earn. I had mentioned that InfoBarrel's website platform affords writers the opportunity to earn 75%-90% of the Adsense revenue on their articles. In order for one to earn 90% of your Adsense revenue, you must essentially earn 30 points in any given month. InfoBarrel's point system is directly related to the LENGTH of your articles, in word count.

In order to earn 90% of your revenue share on InfoBarrel, you would have to write Six 1,000 Word articles in any given month. (6 articles x 5 points each = 30 points)

For monthly specialized content requests, related to each contest, a writer can also earn a 1% revenue share increase, for each submitted article, up to a 5% revenue share increase. Specialized content may include writing an article about a Holiday, or seasonally significant activity. Writers do not earn over 90% revenue share. Even still, this is an incredibly generous revenue share compared to the payment structure(s) of even those most Elite revenue sharing websites online today.
  • 1 point for 500+ words
  • 2 points for 800+ words
  • 5 points for 1000+ words

Step 6

NOTE: As of 2013, Chitika is no longer used on InfoBarrel!

Along with your Google Adsense advertisements, that are hosted on each of your InfoBarrel articles, as a visitor or reader proceeds to read your article, they will find a similar looking block of advertisements located directly under your related articles section. With each text advertisement flanked by a random image, Chitika shouldn't necessarily be looking upon as your primary means of earning on InfoBarrel, but, rather, a great complement to your other monetization methods.

You will not earn nearly as much with Chitika as you will with Google Adsense.

One way of looking at your Chitika advertisement placement is to consider that it may help you monetize a visitor who has proven to be disinterested in your Google Adsense advertisements. Rather than loose your monetization capabilities altogether, Chitika will afford you the opportunity to at least convert something out of your visitor, even though Chitika has proven to be a much lower paying advertisement network than Adsense. Afterall, if you can't earn 30 cents from a visitor, would you rather 10 cents or nothing at all? That is the same situation you will encounter with Chitika.

On rare occasions, some do report that a single "click" through their Chitika advertisements has generated in excess of $1.00. This is not the norm, however, it is possible. It helps an Info Barrel article to think of Chitika as just one element of an overall monetization strategy.

Step 7

Amazon Associates
Amazon Associates

Step 8

Signing up for a Clickbank account can be a great way to complement your already existing hosted Google Adsense and Chitika

Step 9

a Linkshare Account

Step 10

a Commission Junction Account

Step 11

Info Barrel Course
My Info Barrel Course

Just like many other making money ventures, writing for InfoBarrel will require a bit of patience, and a consolidated work ethic. Fortunately, after a great deal of research and experience, I have strong reason to believe that InfoBarrel is among one of the best article submission revenue sharing websites available online today. Few websites even come close to their generosity in revenue share, and, those websites that do, suffer from stagnant growth and a severe inability to gain for themselves any kind of search engine authority that will prove to be monetarily beneficial to writers.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't see your hard work and effort on InfoBarrel manifest into earnings, don't loose hope and don't give up. Your current articles may only require a few subtle additions or changes in order to really start earning. Stop by the InfoBarrel community forum anytime if you ever have difficulty with anything!


May 17, 2010 8:30pm
A great article as usual. I think that the ability to increase the revenue share that you can earn here is not promoted nearly as much as it should be.

When you look at the percentages that other sites offer, they do not even come close to what info barrel offers it's writers.
May 17, 2010 10:14pm
Another great article. The percentages here are higher than other revenue sharing sites. But I also like the sense of community here. It helps to keep you motivated, and so do articles like yours!
May 19, 2010 3:08am
Awesome stuff Howie, very detailed article. Great job!
May 29, 2010 1:06am
This is a GREAT article. However, just some feedback: It'd be nice if you expanded a bit more on the last few steps. I was left wondering, "What do I do with steps 8 through 11? How exactly do I implement them with Info Barrel?"
Other than that, great stuff.
May 29, 2010 1:14am
Working on that, Diablo....some of my articles have been really massive, and something comes up where I have to step away...but, I'll finish it later....
May 30, 2010 11:57am
Nice article, but again more info on linkshare and commission junction would be great!
May 31, 2010 9:07pm
What great info! I'll be keeping on eye on you so I can continue to glean knowledge. I just was about to sign up for Chitika but had a question--what info are they looking for in the "About Site" category? Just "www.infobarrel.com" and an approximate impression count?
Jun 1, 2010 5:57am
Hi, I signed up for infobarrel but I forgot all about it because I write for a few writing sites. I came back and read your article and I joined linkshare adn chitika because I already joined the other sites. Your article is very helpful.
Jun 1, 2010 5:58am
Hi, I signed up for infobarrel but I forgot all about it because I write for a few writing sites. I came back and read your article and I joined linkshare adn chitika because I already joined the other sites. Your article is very helpful.
Jun 4, 2010 10:23am
Thanks for this article, I enjoyed it!

Do you think you'd be able to expand out some of the later steps. At this point, I'm not 100% sure of what those other sites can do for me.
Jun 4, 2010 12:04pm
I'm new to Info Barrel. Thanks for your tips. I found them extremely helpful and informative. Cheers!
Jun 27, 2010 1:30am
I'd like to see more on how to incorporate the affiliate sites like CJ & Linkshare. I'm also hoping that Chitika gets their update done and starts approving accounts soon.
Jul 23, 2010 7:14am
wow i really didn't know most of this stuff. VERY VERY useful!!!

and i never thought baout putting in clickbank
Aug 10, 2010 10:02pm
I arrive here knowing nothing about this InfoBarrel "phenomenon" I call it - and after an extensive research I am thrilled and ready to contribute and be an important member in the community. You do here a wonderful job! I brought also the info barrel success books to assure a right start here.
Aug 10, 2010 11:13pm

FORTUNATELY, you found Info Barrel at the best possible time....while it is in it's infancy, although growing exponentially. This means that, with time and as Info Barrel achieves greater search engine authority, our articles will be earning more and more. Just watch...Info Barrel will be a top ranked web property sooner rather than later....

I really hope you enjoy the purchase of our course, LoveSpaces....if you need any help or support....any at all....anything that needs further explaining or clarification....don't hesitate to contact me via personal email/facebook/etc....

On a side note, if you don't mind me asking, how did you find your way to Info Barrel?
Aug 10, 2010 11:33pm
It was a long journey - first of all i arrive somehow at Justin Brooke site for the 90 Challenge contest - and he wrote an article with a link to ViperChill site - and from there I found Pat Flynn's blog and from there I arrived here at Info Barrel. All these readings of mine took several weeks. I want to know about the points that counts for a contest - how many come from articles (as percent), how many come for comments or other activities - in your case.
Aug 10, 2010 11:45pm
Hey again LoveSpaces,

One criticism I have had of Info Barrel (and an easily remedied one), amongst MANY praises, is the fact that it can be quite difficult to actually find information regarding how the site runs/operates. In this case...how points work....

I have recommended to IB ownership that they strongly consider developing a handbook, that would be delivered and made readily available to each new user upon signing up. We discussed it in the forum...and, the consensus would be that I would just do it...lol...I have yet to find the time though....

Info Barrel actually incentivizes the LENGTH of articles, so, in that case, a 1,000+ word article would be 5 points, while, I believe an 800 word article would be 2, and a 500+ would be one point. You can read about how this is directly related to your potential for a revenue share % increase each month: http://www.infobarrel.com/contests.php#

Not that your achievement points aren't valuable, but, outside of providing incentivization to achieve more (and serving as a display of accomplishment to other Ib writers), they really don't count for much beyond that. They have been EXTREMELY effective though in incentivizing the platform, and motivating writers to achieve more.

Did that help?
Aug 10, 2010 11:43pm
And yes - I know I found Info Barrel at the best possible time! I am fortunate also because I really like to write and it is the first time ever I consider to write for the potential earnings - I have not any other experiences in this area (used other sites ONLY for marketing purpose!).
Aug 10, 2010 11:49pm

Also, many here get sucked into a bit of tunnel vision, thinking that the only real way to earn is through Google Adsense. I would highly encourage you to look into Clickbank, Linkshare, Commission Junction, etc....

Where a single click from Adsense (although better than Chitika, for instance) would bring in .50-$1.00 (sometimes less, sometimes more), Clickbank can gain you 50-75% affiliate commissions....articles here can be monetized in so many ways.....

There is a thread on the Info Barrel Forum entitled something like "Info Barrel's Bounce Rate %" that I began...I would highly encourage you to read that....
Aug 11, 2010 1:35am
Thank you - I am certainty look to monetize my articles in every possible way. Thank you - about the forum topic - I will go there also.
Aug 19, 2010 11:50am
Thank you for the article. There were some great tips that I liked towards the end.
Mar 15, 2011 8:57pm
This is a wonderfully helpful article. I'm new to Infobarrel after writing articles and blogging elsewhere. I'll definitely be implementing these tips, and looking for other strategies. I acquired the Infobarrel e-book course awhile back and let it sit, but I'm about to revisit it. I could tell from skimming through that it's jam packed with information.
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