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My InfoBarrel Earnings for November 2011

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This is my first month writing for InfoBarrel and so far its been a lot of fun.  I started my review blog a year ago and then recently writing online as a way to get back to writing.  My real life job had kind of sucked the fun out of it for me.  InfoBarrel is helping to add the fun back in.


November Progress

Earned: $5.74 from Google Adsense

Articles Written: 24

Contest Points: 22


JiffyArticles (aff link).  This is a new service that I found when it was in beta and that I paid for at a reduced annual price because I was a beta user before it went public.  The current price for Jiffy Articles is $127 per year ($10.58 a month, ya'll) and members have access to a collection of over 5,000 article templates (and growing) on many subjects.  With the Jiffy Articles templates, I can punch out a 400+ word article in 15-30 minutes depending on how well I know the topic or how long I'm making the piece.  For me, the writing is easy.  Choosing a topic and organizing my material is difficult and these templates eliminate those problems.  I plan to generate lots of articles with the Jiffy Articles templates.

StumbleUpon, a randomized search engine where links can go viral if all of the right elements are in place (stay tuned for a series of articles on StumbleUpon, peeps).  While the majority of my articles that got stumbled range from 10 views to 300, one article, Tips for Getting Motivated in the Morning, went viral and to date has received more than 10,000 views.  This is where most of my Adsense revenue above came from.

Over time, as I build up a body of work here on InfoBarrel, I expect to use StumbleUpon less and Jiffy Articles more.


  • Writing pieces specifically for the December editorial calendar.  Looking forward to seeing if any of my articles get featured on the front page for December and if that plum space generates much income for me.
  • Working towards specific goal badges.  It was a fun way to keep myself motivated to work on more articles, post to the forums and comment on interesting work I read on InfoBarrel.

Some things I'm planning for December:

Sign up for Chitika.  I have only seen a few numbers for Chitika but that is still money I'm leaving on the table so I need to get that going.

Customize my user page here on InfoBarrel as well as the bios that appear with my articles.  The way they are now is just . . . blah.

Link my relevant articles to each other on InfoBarrel.  Internal links are always a good thing.

Double my InfoBarrel income and increase my revenue share by at least 10%.  I imagine the income goal will be easy for now.  Depending on what the December contest looks like, I may have to write longer articles to earn points and, while it would be great to win a writing contest, I would be accumulating points to work towards a larger revenue share on those articles.

Overall, I like writing for InfoBarrel.  The community is open and generous here plus the writing platform is easy for me to navigate (writing for websites with "modules"? not so much.).  The site owners seem to be committed to publishing quality material on IB and upgrading the site to make the experience richer for writers and readers.  

If you would like to make money writing for Infobarrel, sign up here.

See you next month!

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Dec 1, 2011 7:08am
Wow! Your numbers are really impressive for your first month! Good Job! I am looking forward to your StumbleUpon series and reading more of your articles.
By the way, Welcome to IB!
Dec 1, 2011 1:44pm
Thanks, my friend! Success for us all in the month of December!
Dec 1, 2011 2:34pm
Southerngirl is right, that is excellent. 10,000 views is awesome, so you got the ten thousand views badge already then! It's great you are taking the time to keep track and share, it really does make a difference motivating us all, and I know it was what kept me going here was reading other peoples earnings articles.

I hope you do even better next month. It sounds like you could write a great article on using SU successfully, and I have never heard of Jiffy articles. Will look them up now. Cheers
Dec 1, 2011 2:52pm
YOur earnings are great for your first month! Keep it up!
Dec 1, 2011 4:58pm
Very impressive targets you hit there. Good luck for December.x
Dec 1, 2011 11:28pm
Nice earnings report.
Dec 4, 2011 2:40am
One month in and you are doing great! Your number of views is awesome - I have still not reached 10K views and I have been posting on this site for what seems like ages.

Keep this up and I think you are going to end up becoming a top earner very quickly!
Dec 6, 2011 10:40pm
Inspiring! Thank you for sharing!
Dec 12, 2011 12:10am
Congratulations! I'll have to check out Jiffy Articles, sounds great and affordable.
Dec 12, 2011 12:15am
Good job. Don't give up on Stumbleupon - I understand it can really bring in the traffic - as you proved. Chitika signup is quick and painless. You don't even need to wait for approval actually. Just plug in whatever username you create at Chitika into the my Acct-Advertising Profile and your done.
Dec 13, 2011 12:54pm
Its great that you started earning after only one month and 22 articles.
Thanks for sharing. I look forward to more updates.
Dec 13, 2011 10:31pm
i appreciate everyone's encouraging comments! thank you!

i just passed the earnings mark for last month ($5.79 today lol). it will be tight if it happens but i just might realize my goal of doubling my infobarrel income in december if the momentum keeps up.

and since i'm terrified that the momentum drops off and i'm bored silly trying to backlink my first batch of articles, there's a good chance i'll publish enough articles on IB to make it happen.

but then again, who knows . . .
Dec 21, 2011 9:19pm
Very impressive first couple of months. It usually takes much longer to score your first $5+ day so keep up whatever you are doing!
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