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My experience with Infobarrel after 3 months

By Edited May 10, 2014 6 15

I have been writing on Infobarrel now for the past three months. Since I joined the site, I have been trying to add at least one article per day. That sounds easy, but at the moment I have only written 65 articles.

I am not a fast writer by any means. If it is a topic I am interested in, I can write a 400 plus word article in around 15 minutes. If it is a topic that I am not familiar with or requires some research, sometimes it can take several hours!

Even though the interface is not so great, I enjoy writing articles here and I like the small community, even if there is not much way you can communicate with other members. A private messaging service and/or a forum would be great additions for the website.

So how much have I earned so far with Infobarrel?

Last month I made $15 and this month I have made $6.40, which is not much money, for the time I have spent here writing articles. Also, I use Infobarrel to get visitors and backlinks to my many other websites I run. Overall my Adsense earnings have been up the past couple of months, since I started spending more time writing articles here and on other article websites.

Other members have been earning around $1.50 an article per month, which I think is fairly decent revenue, especially if the articles continue to rank well in the search engines.

I know I would do better if I spent some time trying to promote my articles on either social media websites or other article writing websites.

Some advice from my experience with Infobarrel

For some articles, I do keyword research using Google's keyword analysis tool and I would definitely recommend it if you are interested in trying to get a lot of traffic to your articles.

I think attractive titles are important to get people interested in your article. Anything with "secret" in the title definitely draws more attention. It is important though to deliver on what you are promising with the title of the article.

I have seen some problems with including any funny characters in titles of articles and the way Google indexes them, so I would suggest just leaving off characters like "?" and "!" in the title.

Definitely add Google Analytics to your Infobarrel account, so you can get a good idea about what kind of articles get more traffic and where your traffic is coming from.

If you have come to Infobarrel so you can quit your day job, you might be a little disappointed. If you are using Infobarrel to promote your other websites and blogs and make a little bit of money in the process, I am sure you will be happy with the results from this website.

I have also started a blog about making money with Infobarrel if you are interested in reading more about my Infobarrel experience.


Nov 12, 2009 9:28am
Thanks for that. Useful information for a new member, such as me.
Nov 12, 2009 9:53am
Hi, thanks for this information. I read a blog (called makemoneyonlinewithseo.com) where the guy said he made $15 a day with over 100 articles on Info barrel. Have you seen this blog? The Post is called The Info Barrel Challenge: 100 Barrels in 30 days. What do you think about what that guy says? I wonder what kind of articles he writes.
Nov 12, 2009 12:45pm
Hey guys,

A lot of what you are going to make depends on the niche you are in, and what kind of keywords you go after. If you do your research with the Google Keyword tool, turn on the average CPC, and turn on EXACT phrase matches.

Try to find exact phrases that have at least 500 searches a month and have a half decent cpc. For the most part, Infobarrel tends to rank rather easily for keywords drawing 500 searches a month.

Think of it this way, if you wrote 100 articles that brought in 500 searches/month. That is 50,000 page views. Now, if you averaged just $10 eCPM, which really isn't too tough if you find keywords that pay decenlty, that is $500/month right there.

Instead of writing broad articles, try to find some really tight niches, and cover a number of topics under one niche. To help them rank even better, try linking your articles together, this will help out a ton.

I could probably make this into a post on its own, but what it ultimately comes down to is, the people who make the most money have learned the ropes through trial and error. Learn how to use the tools that are available and you will eventually see a very clear cut path that leads to making dramatically more income off much less efforts.

Another thing to consider is not all content gets the same CTR, while some content such as recipes may only see a couple percent CTR, other topics may land CTR's much higher.

My advice is to keep track of your articles, use URL channels, use the Google Keyword tool, and keep going until you find a niche that is working for you.

Hope my tips help!

Nov 12, 2009 7:43pm
@Novalove Yes, I know that blog. I think it is entirely possible to make that much a month with Infobarrel, provided you research the topics of your articles (keyword research) and try to get at least one link to your articles.

@Ryan Thanks for your comment, all great tips.
Nov 24, 2009 7:41am
great article and helpful too like your other articles thanks eileen
Dec 9, 2009 9:56pm
Thanks for the tips on keyword tool and analytics.
Jan 4, 2010 8:11am
Great article. I can certainly use your tips. Thanks bunches.
Jan 13, 2010 4:50pm
Nice job, and keep up the good work.
Jan 23, 2010 3:40pm
Thanks. I haven't tried google analytics- guess I have a new project!
Mar 16, 2010 11:51am
I appreciate your honesty sharing your earned revenue using InfoBarrel. I'm sure in due time your revenue will increase but all in due time.

It is easier to write about topics/subject which we are familiar with and know much about but when I have to do research about a topic that interests me but don't know much about I too take hours to write an article online.
May 17, 2010 10:15am
Thanks for the tip about the funny characters in the title.
Jul 29, 2010 8:55am
Thanks for including how much you made in the article. It definitely motivates me. I only have a few articles on here and I didn't do any keyword research. I will try writing a few optimized articles and see how it goes.
Aug 5, 2010 5:13pm
Thanks for sharing your income and insights. Definitely helpful! I need to integrate analytics for sure. Great article.
Aug 26, 2010 8:34am
I think you can earn much more if you write product review, and use the signature space for affiliate link.
Sep 24, 2011 11:54pm
Thanks for sharing your tips, Nice article.
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