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My InfoBarrel Earnings for April

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 5 16

April was filled with both disappointment as well as days of extreme glee. I was expecting to make $100 in the month of April. I did not come close to that. I did however make more than I did the month before.

My original goal for last month was to write 100 articles for InfoBarrel. I did not come close to that. A lot of the reason was I chipped by elbow and had too written with one hand for a few weeks. I also had a minor surgery that took me out of action for a few days. My chipped elbow really slowed me down but I am back to typing with two hands again!

Even though I was slowed down, I still managed to write 35 articles for InfoBarrel. I also wrote a few articles for TextBroker. I plan on writing some more articles for TextBroker so I can get some quick cash, but I still want to concentrate on InfoBarrel by adding 90 new articles this month to my InfoBarrel folio.

For last month, April 2010, I earned on InfoBarrel;

  • Adsense: $51.02
  • Chitika: $5.00
  • Amazon: Zilch!

$56.02 in total InfoBarrel earnings for the month of April. I also earned a $25.00 Amazon gift certificate in the monthly InfoBarrel Contest.

The month before I earned a total of $52.68 on InfoBarrel plus a $50.00 Amazon gift certificate.
My Chitika earnings are a bit over $5.00. Chitika stats are down right now. I know I may just over $5.00 but will list it as $5.00.

I am not guessing what my earnings will be this month. I know they will be higher. I hope to make at least a $100.00 but if I can reach $75.00 or more I will be happy.

I had 2 days where I earned nothing at all with Adsense. I had one day where I earned a whopping .02 cents with Adsense. I earned everyday with Chitika. I can see a lot of potential with Chitika. Chitika will never earn as much as Google Adsense but if you have a folio of 2,000 articles you could easily earn an additional $40.00 a month with Chitika.

My three largest days for April for Adsense earnings were:

I had 48 articles that earned money during April. 18 of those articles earned over a $1.00. My top earning article made me $6.05. The cool thing was that article only got 3 clicks. I earned over $2.00 for each click!

My Top 5 Articles By Earnings For April Are:

My Top 5 Articles Ranked by Page views For the Month of April Were:

My Top 5 Articles Ranked by Unique Page views for the month of April were;

My Afghan article has a lot of return visitors. I assume that they are using it as a resource to find afghan patterns. The more times people return to an article the better chance I have of the visitor clicking on an Ad.

My goals with InfoBarrel this month is to write 90 new articles. I still have the goal of reaching 1500 articles on InfoBarrel by the end of this year.

Las Vegas
Las Vegas related articles seem to do really well for me. I love Las Vegas, I Love Las Vegas history, and I love the fact that my Las Vegas articles seem to consistently earn for me. Some of the Las Vegas articles earn little to nothing, but others do extremely well. I will continue to add new articles related to Las Vegas.

Top 3 Referring Search Engines
  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • AOL

Google sent the highest percentage of visitors to my InfoBarrel articles. Yahoo also sent a nice chunk of new visitors. AOL surprisingly surpassed Bing as the third place referring Search Engine.

InfoBarrel Potential
I am still excited about InfoBarrel. I know I do not make as much money up front; the long term residuals are what excite me. I know that once I get 1500 articles I will make a nice amount of money each month, even if I do not write anything new.

InfoBarrel Additions
InfoBarrel just introduced their top 100 Writers list. I like the fact that you can order the top 100 writers by achievement points, total articles wrote, and number of forum posts.

This is a great way to not only help you track your progress in comparison to other InfoBarrel writers, but also to help motivate people too write more. The more articles that other people write for InfoBarrel, the more it benefits everybody.

InfoBarrel Contest
I was luck to eek out a third place finish in the monthly contest. The final results:
  1. Msmuffintop 298 points
  2. Sookie 279 points
  3. Ernie 108 points

Msmuffintop and Sookie really racked up the points last month!

In April I was slowed down, but I hope to gain ground this month as I proceed towards 1500 articles on InfoBarrel.

I have no writers block currently. I have a ton if article Ideas. I just need to get writing when I can, and write a lot.

InfoBarrel writers have the potential to earn a lot of money. In order to earn a lot on InfoBarrel you need to publish a lot of articles. I hope that my earnings can be supercharged over the next few months as I rapidly add a lot of new articles to my InfoBarrel folio.

My motivation for InfoBarrel is still very high. I do however have a new project that will begin in 3 weeks that will zap some of my writing time. This project will help to drive additional traffic to InfoBarrel articles. I am very excited about my new project and will share details of it in the near future once it is up and running.

My Other InfoBarrel Earnings Articles

5 Week InfoBarrel Update
January Earnings for InfoBarrel
February Earnings for InfoBarrel
My InfoBarrel Stats Update for the Last 30 Days
My InfoBarrel Earnings for March


May 1, 2010 8:14pm
Nice info here ernie. I think you could make way more than $40 a month with Chitika off 2,000 articles though. I made $10 in April and I only have 140 or so articles. I found that some of them pay pretty good! I had a similar experience as you this month. A few day of absolutely nothing making me bummed out followed by a few really promising days. I can't wait until I have so many articles that it's damn near impossible to see a day that bums me out. Keep it up ernie!
May 1, 2010 8:25pm
Thanks for the encouragement Travis! I would really like to hit 500 articles by the end of this month but don't think I will.

Chitika is a nice bonus and I can't wait to find out how much we will make when we get over a 1,000 articles.
May 1, 2010 10:13pm
Sorry to hear about your elbow and surgery issue. I hope that you are feeling much better, and I also hope you reach your earnings and writing goals this month, now that you have two hands to use. It is good to find out what some people are earning for their writing efforts here on Infobarrel, as it helps to motivate others, including myself to put in a more consistent effort in my writing.
May 1, 2010 11:42pm
Ernie, I hope you are feeling better, I am sure the month of May is going to be a great month for you. I too am gradually making money. Posts like this one, help to give motivation to me and I am sure other writers on this site. Thanks, great article!
May 2, 2010 6:52am
Good luck ernie, its good to hear that people are earning on info hope you make it better still next month good luck cheers
May 2, 2010 7:30am
Do you think our course has helped at all, Ernie?
May 2, 2010 8:07am
A good way to increase your amazon earnings Ernie is to add amazon affiliate links into your article in the second paragraph.
Anchor text and bold it so that it stands out to the reader. You will be surprised you only need a few clicks each day and you will make sales. I'm making around 1 to 2 sales every day now just off these links.
Good luck and I'm 100% certain that your income is going to keep growing, because you are writing articles each month and helping Infobarrel to grow.
May 15, 2010 12:25pm
Thanks Ernie!

As a month-end review, this provides a nice breakdown by income channels, top performers, and motivational topics.

Easy to understand and informative.

As a new member starting 4-5 months after you, this is the type of clarity that helps to maintain focus on hitting the keyboard daily. (much appreciated) -Jim
May 15, 2010 12:31pm
@Blogger - thanks for the Amazon earnings technique and strategy.
May 15, 2010 6:02pm
I will continue to do a monthly review and breakdown of my articles. Thanks for all of the comments.

@x3xsolxdierx3x yes your course has helped a lot.
May 28, 2010 8:21am
Wow, it's nice to see some real stats from people. I'm sure my fellow hubbers on hubpages are making up their incredible earnings!
May 30, 2010 9:33am
Hey Ernie,

You have so many great articles that are beginning to seriously pull in traffic from the search engines....would you ever be interested in being an affiliate for our course?

(Honestly, you can make a killing with affiliate commissions if you just posted it under your author profile, attached to every one of your articles....)

Let me know!
May 30, 2010 10:06pm
Email Sent Howie!
Jun 9, 2010 1:10am
So, you are saying that you made approx $0.2 per article that you have written for infobarrel (approx $50 for approx 250 articles). I am sure that you will make a lot of money for the additional articles that you are going to write. But if you make $0.2 per article per month on an average, then it take 25 months for you to make $5 per article that you write. Are you ok with that?
Jul 13, 2010 8:23pm
Thanks for writing about your earnings for april Ernie. Keep up the good work and never give up. You are on track to reach your goal.
Jul 31, 2010 10:53pm
Thanks for the update. It's nice to see somebody is making money and that it does add up. I just started and I'm looking forward to the aditional income.
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