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My InfoBarrel Earnings for August 2011

By Edited Jul 5, 2015 3 25

August was the best earning month for me ever. During August I earned a total of $180.76 on InfoBarrel.

  • Adsense: $163.57
  • Chitika: $15.32
  • Amazon: $1.87
  • Affiliate Sales: Nada

 I earned $29.87 more than last month. I am happy with this as August is generally one of the slowest earning months for Adsense.

 This month I will definitely write enough articles to earn at least 31 points for the monthly contest so I can get the bonus share for next month, but most of my efforts will be on my new supersite.

 I joined The Keyword Academy and have been following the TKA 2.0 methods. So far with my new site I have been receiving some great long tail keyword traffic. I am going to spend this month writing my butt off for my new supersite. I have written 21 articles so far for my site and looking at my traffic stats I can tell that I will probably be able to earn a nice chunk of change with it once I get more articles published.

 I signed up for The KeyWordAcademy (TKA) on August 11th. I published my first article on August 21st for my new site. I earned a total of $1.37 with Adsense during that period. Not a lot, but the site is new without much content. I can assure you my earnings with TKA will higher this month. I am happy with the traffic I am receiving considering how few articles I have and how new the site is. I am excited about this and will send most of this month doing articles for that site. By the end of this month I will have at least 200,000 words published on my site.

I researched keywords using TKA 2.0 strategies and came up with a list of green long tail keywords to use. I wrote a few articles for InfoBarrel using these keywords.

Localized and regional articles can be great topics. This weekend I am attending the Rocky Mountain Rumble 2011 Football games in Pocatello. Over the last few weeks I have been seeing a huge increase in the number of searches for that topic from Google searchers. I am going to take tons of pictures and have a huge article written and SEO for next year. The organizers don’t update their website or the FaceBook, so I will definitely be able to pick out the top spot in the search results for my keywords.

This month I started off the first day with over $10.00 in Adsense earnings, so I hope this trend continues.

Adsense and Analytics are often times different, and that is to be expected. However over the last month I have noticed a huge difference between my Analytics and Adsense earnings stats. I am wondering if some of this might be from my referrals to InfoBarrel. I have a couple of referrals that have pumped out some articles that are receiving a lot of traffic each month.

I have around 250 InfoBarrel referrals and only a handful of them are active, but a couple of them seem to be getting a lot of traffic. Is there a way to tell which of our referred writer’s articles we earn money off of when people click when our ads are showing for that 2 percent of the time? I don’t think there is but if you have an idea let me know.

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Sep 2, 2011 4:50am
Very impressive. A real inspiration to us newbies. Thanks for sharing.
Sep 2, 2011 4:53am
Thanks Emmy. I hope that my earnings will increase again this month. As long as my earnings increase each month with IB I will be happy.
Sep 2, 2011 5:04am
Wow... Congratulations; if August is a very slow month then November and December will be great for you.
Sep 2, 2011 5:25am
I am assuming that I will do better in November and December. I had a really crappy August last year as did a lot of people, but then it jumped up. I hope I get that jump this month and I might be able to crack the $200 mark.
Sep 2, 2011 7:13am
Pardon me if this is a dumb question, but can I know what you meant by "Affiliate Sales"? Its not Amazon as you have included that, am I missing something?
Sep 2, 2011 10:59am
I have integrated other affiliate links into some of my articles. I have used Commission Junction, Google Affiliate Network and a couple of individual ones. Occassionally I will integrate an affiliate link.
Sep 2, 2011 10:20am
This is great Ernie! I am re-inspired... again.
Sep 2, 2011 11:03am
Great article. Thanks for sharing. I'm at 13-14 articles and $0.00, but I know it will take some time.
Sep 2, 2011 11:09am
@ Capstone thaniks for the comment. I also get inspired wheb I read earnings reports from other writers. Pat Flynn and his monthly report gets me very motivated each month!
@marcel keep adding articles and it will add up over time. It can sometimes be hard to stick with IB when you are in the early stages but it is well worth it.
Sep 2, 2011 11:14am
@marcel I am on my Phone right now but when I get back on my computer tonight I will shoot you a private message back. I can not use the IB messaging system with my phone.
Sep 2, 2011 11:26am
I'm inspired.
Sep 2, 2011 11:41am
Keep going - and inspiring others!
Sep 2, 2011 12:05pm
You are a true inspiration Ernie and your monthly earnings report keeps me motivated to stick with IB, even though my earnings are almost non-existent. If August is a slow month then you will be raking it in come the winter months when things are meant to pick up.

I look forward to your future articles and future earnings reports!
Sep 2, 2011 1:11pm
I hope to be there soon! Great Work!
Sep 2, 2011 2:55pm
All the best with your supersite! Inspirational!
Sep 2, 2011 9:42pm
That is awesome!
Sep 2, 2011 9:52pm
I like reading your articles Ernie. Congrats, and good luck with your supersite.
Sep 2, 2011 10:58pm
I don't think there is a good way to tell how much (if anything) you are earning from referred member's articles. I suppose if you put every article in an adsense channel you could total the channels and compare the total to your adsense total. The difference would be referred writer earnings. Hardly seems worth the effort though. I suspect the big difference between Analytics and Adsense is more to do with the less than precise quality of Analylitics data than referrals.
Sep 5, 2011 6:19am
Thank you again for inspiring all IB writers! I love to read about your progress each month!
Sep 5, 2011 8:50am
This is such an uplifting article! I'm thrilled to see how well you are doing, because it means everyone else here can do just as well!
Sep 5, 2011 1:16pm
Thanks for the update and uplift. Slow and steady appears to be the right course of action.
Sep 7, 2011 3:02pm
Nice to read the details, your hard work reflects here and it is a motivation to all of us.
Sep 10, 2011 12:15am
You can use Adsense URL channels to track referrals. In Analytics, check out the landing pages under the content tab to see if there are referral articles. I'm curious to know how much you and others with several referrals earn since it's only 2%.

Keep up the good work and motivation!
Sep 22, 2011 11:34pm
I love reading your about your earnings. These articles are extremely motivational for a new member.
Sep 24, 2011 5:42am
I wish you the best of luck with your new supersite Ernie. I myself am struggling to get hits.
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