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The Long Term Goal: Retire from InfoBarrel

By Edited Jul 1, 2015 1 6

The idea about retiring from writing wouldn't even be contemplated a good few years back (apart from your famous authors and the such like).

But InfoBarrel (in my opinion more so than any other current content revenue site) has given us the platform to just do that.

Below I have compiled a plan backed up with some maths on how to do just that.

Although the figures below are all estimates, and extrapolated data.

It does represent a goal and a plan of action, which is better than nothing at all as it provides me with a direction of what I want to achieve, and what needs to be done in order to achieve these goals.

I hope the figures below are slightly pessimistic also, but if the plan isn't well 'going to plan,' I can readjust and adapt the plan to suit the goal.

(Even if this means going for a whole new ball game)

So every month I will produce an income report, alongside my progress right until I reach the goal where I am actually able to retire and not work.

I am only 20 now, so if I can retire in 10 years time this would actually be ... amazing!

Not many people can say they have retired at 30!

So .... the meaty maths.

Over the next ten years I will have 3650 days to work with.

If I manage to produce three articles every day for the next 10 years.

(sounds really heavy when said like this, but it  doesn't quite sound as bad as 9 to 5 for the next 50 years!)

In total I will then have approximately just under 11,000 articles.

Then from the 11,000 articles, I need to try and be aiming to reach an average of three views per article per day (according to my4hourworkweek.com) this is quite pessimistic.

So in total, I will be gaining 33,000 views per day.

Then, the blog my4hourworkweek.com also estimates that you earn roughly $15 per 1000 views.

33 x $15 = $495 a day.

Then if we mutliply that by the 365 days to get my overall salary: $180,675 per year

I think that this will be more than a sufficent wage.

This hasn't even taken into consideration my referral strategy.

I am going to give an overview on the long term here.

Hopefully I will be looking at signing up 15 referrals on average every month, like I have done this month (hopefully more towards the end, as more articles will reach more people and my blog will have gain a bigger audience etc.)

So if I manage to acheive my target of averaging 15 referrals a month for 120 months (ten years) this should give me a total of 1800 referrals.

Hopefully on average they will produce at least an average of five articles at least each.

In total I will then recieve a 2% advertising comission from over 9000 articles!

But I do know not to put all my eggs into one basket...



Jul 23, 2011 10:21am
Information is where the money is....but, it's not JUST about providing information....success also has to do with identifying the sites to use that give you the highest likelihood of earning. You'll find that, with time and growth, InfoBarrel's content will become worth more and more--and, writers will earn more and more--as it continually matures into a very high authority site. Early writers here have a tremendous amount to gain. THIS guest post I wrote, on Super-affiliate Jonathan Volk's blog, may just validate your goals....in the next few months, you'll begin to see huge growth on IB, and that will correspond to higher writer earnings, as IB begins to rank very high for both long and short tail keyword phrases...


Jul 23, 2011 2:03pm
I like the numbers. It seems that all online earnings come down to hard math in the end.

It's worth remembering the number one rule of investing: diversification. This is why Infobarrel is a major part of my online money making strategy, but not the only one. Consider building up a niche blog or putting the odd article on other sites too. That way, if something should ever happen here or to the Google algorithm that allows articles to rank, or to Adsense, you'll still have some income streaming in.

The average retirement plan calls for investing in different types of stocks, bonds, and commodities to build wealth. Similarly, I think a retirement or passive income plan based on the web should call for making money from different types of affiliate programs, advertising, and different websites.
Jul 23, 2011 5:44pm
Excellent plan; you have done quite well for your age! Retiring at 30 is a dream for many people; I will have to work much harder if I want this to happen as I only have 37 articles at the moment. Good luck and keep me posted.
Jul 28, 2011 5:50am
cool plan :-)
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Aug 20, 2011 5:44am
I would like to retire by the age of 30 too, but I got another 7 years to do it. I got to get my skates on!!!I have to write put out those 11000 articles within 7 years, doesnt seem too bad.
Aug 21, 2011 10:26pm
You are intimidating and inspiring all at the same time.
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