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My 6 Months at InfoBarrel

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 2 4

Already 6 months!

As said in my last report (3 months), contrary to other writers here, I have decided to write reports every 3 months, starting from the date I joined InfoBarrel. So, no "October report", "March report", etc... but more 3 months at InfoBarrel, 6 months, etc... This is because I am not active enough to have something interesting to say every month and because I feel it may be interesting to some people to see how much you can earn after X months writing articles online.


A bit more about me and my adventure...

I know, you want some figures  straight away, but I think it is important you know who I am before you look at them. I am French (it takes me more time to write articles than an native speaker), I have had several websites/blogs in the past but never was serious about making money (I don't think I made more than a dollar or two last year). Joining InfoBarrel was a turning point where I decided to try making money online.

I have been quite active the first 4 months then I took a 2 months break (trying to start again soon). There are several reasons for this break. First, I wanted to know how good I would do without publishing new articles. I felt I was getting some attention as long as I was writing something but that as soon as I would take a break, my articles would quickly get forgotten (read further to see if this is the case). I also wanted to expand my income sources. I did not want to depend on InfoBarrel only or even Adsense only. Therefore I started writing for Seekyt, Squidoo and even Zujava.


You could see it on my profile, but let's start by saying that I have written 34 articles (this is my 35th one). 7 were featured on the front page and I have between 5 and 10 that are help pages for InfoBarrel members (no ads). My most successful articles are Beginner Tips: How to Get More Readers (469 views) and History of the Olympics (436 views). 

Moneywise, I have made no money whatever with Chitika or Amazon. I have made a bit more than $5 with Adsense. My daily page views is between 10 and 20 now (despite the 2 months of inactivity) and I had a peak during the summer Olympic Games (I have 3 articles about them)  with 120 views a single day. But what I like most is that I am getting more money per page views than before. If I include my website (almost completely inactive) and my 2 blogs (1 quite active, the other mostly passive), I don't get days with $0.00 anymore. The last time I had an absolute 0, even for RPM (revenue per thousand impressions) was the 11th of July. Since then, I have had at least $0.02 RPM and to me it means a lot. Making a tiny thing vs making nothing.


I would like to get started again at InfoBarrel. My aim is to reach 50 articles and of course to get my first Google check. I saw on the forum that Multiman (another writer at InfoBarrel) got his first check after 10 months. I will not manage it (just 4 months left and only half way) but maybe in another 6 months... That would be great.

Otherwise, it would be nice if I found the time to update my existing articles. Both readers and Google like updated articles. I should also have a look at this Amazon category/keyword as I have not made a single sale til now...

That's it for this report. If you are a member of InfoBarrel, good luckyourself reaching your goals, if you aren't, don't be shy and join us! Infobarrel is a great community, it will help you achieve your goals...




Nov 17, 2012 11:55am
I don't know if your article depreessed me or enlioghtened me--but either way--well done and two thumbs up from me
Jan 14, 2013 6:32pm
Thanks for the update Adragast. I think you are really making a difference. As long as you continue to write useful articles I don't see how anything could be lost. At the very least you are helping others and that means something to people like myself. That is great that you are doing all of this and it is not even your native language. Thumbs up!
Jan 15, 2013 8:39am
Thanks for your comment. It is a real delight to get such a feedback message! I have taken a break from blogging but I may come back thanks to people like you :)
Jan 15, 2013 8:51am
You're welcome. I was in Paris, France for a day back when I was stationed in Germany. I loved the Louvre, and all of the ancient architecture. Take care and best of luck to you.
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