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Why I Choose to Write for InfoBarrel?

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THE BEGINNING – An Unexpected Start

Strangely, I came across InfoBarrel by chance (this is the best way to put it, but I do not believe in chance!), having no intention or plan to write articles for a living. What I was looking for was implementing a great system that could bring me an increase in money flow on a monthly basis. I was expecting this by building a subscription list, then creating a product – things in order to start my Internet-based business. As I have great plans and big expectations for what is possible in terms of earnings, I did not really consider that writing online was a notable source to take into account until I came across Pat Flynn's SmartPassiveIncome site and Eric Gati's My4hrWorkWeek blog. I have no idea that it is possible to earn passive income through writing even if you are not Carrie Bradshaw from "Sex and the City". Platforms such as Squidoo, HubPages, and others were familiar to me only as great places to have backlinks and nothing more.

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Quickly after discovering through blog posts and articles the earning potential of revenue sharing websites like eHow and InfoBarrel, I came accross the InfoBarrelSuccess and a few other proven solutions that are not only prospects online, but proven methods of gaining wealth by online work. And here comes the best part of the entire equation – I love writing. I started right away in my early childhood years when my grandfather came to me with a gift of a 200 pages copybook with his strong encouragement and recommendation to keep a daily journal to write down my thoughts and some of the most important life events. Actually, he himself was a great writer even if the only book he published was a translation from a French tote. He had a dozen of preaching copybooks written by him as he was an orthodox priest, but those books were never published.

Anyways, I followed his advice and even if I have already burned many of my early journals after I reread them and found them very childish, I still have a big box with my latest writings, and writing remained constant all my life. Things came out in such a way that I arrived at a conclusion that writing for InfoBarrel can be an extremely wonderful business to start because it is something that can be a hobby for me, what I am really looking for at this particular moment is a business model. Based on the many sources and testimonials, I know that the best business model is one that integrates a business owner's hobby and passion. This is the best for the simple reason there are far more chances to grow and expand in time.


The more I evaluated things, the more reasons I have discovered to sustain this idea. Here is a list of all the pros and why I decided to really apply myself and write for InfoBarrel.

  • The truth is that English is not my primary language and one of my goals is to greatly improve my English fluency and writing. This can be a solid opportunity to achieve this.
  • As a passionate Internet surfer with a wide list of interests I have tons of ideas and topics to write on that can be better established on InfoBarrel because of its several available formats and endless subjects as opposed to a blog where I have to narrow the subject matter.
  • Having the ability to write on InfoBarrel about many subjects also gives me the opportunity to learn and TEST my articles' SEO, backlinks and other useful marketing methods which will have a greater impact on my articles being part of this PR4 site (as of writing this article).
  • As I have the intention of launching a blog it can be a kind of practice to write here and also a firm support later on. Even so - I intend to keep the businesses separate and use and promote InfoBarrel per se and not as a way for me to gain backlinks.
  • Apart from starting a blog, which is a more personal, individual thing, writing for InfoBarrel means entering and being a part of a community as well, - which is great and what I love, especially when the community is such a supportive and pleasant one. For me, it also means that I am no longer alone to keep track of my progress and objectives because as long as I made them public I become accountable and this is exactly what I plan to do (big savings from a personal coach to keep me on track -:) ).
  • I am a big fan of contests. - I recently dedicated a portion of an article to contests, emphasizing their role in overcoming procrastination. A contest is a great opportunity to keep you motivated and focused. I definitely love the contest section of InfoBarrel and I want to participate in all of them to the extent that I take them in consideration when laying out my overall business plan.
  • Transparency is another feature that I value very much at InfoBarrel. It is inspiring and offers confidence. As being one of my own values, this is a perfect match. I plan on being as transparent as possible regarding my plans, goals and earnings.
  • I like helpings others and this is a great place for doing this by either participating in the forum through comments or through comments on articles. As I read articles here at InfoBarrel, I find a lot of unanswered questions through the comments and I think that a lot of them could make great topics for new articles.
  • And yes, for the earnings, a $2000 / month passive income is something that is really worth paying attention to (this is my first goal here).

In a way, my reasons are very personal and probably entirely different from others. I did not write this article to persuade you to write for InfoBarrel, but more as a personal opinion about how things turned out for me in the last 3 months and a way to introduce myself to the community.

In conclusion, I have powerful and good reasons to contribute to the growth and success of this platform and to be an important member in the community by helping others to implicate and succeed here. What about you? You're currently in the best place possible at this moment. Write when you want! Write what you want! And best of all earn money in the process. If you're not currently signed up, please take a moment to signup so that you can also comment on this article because comments are encouraged and much appreciated.

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Oct 27, 2010 3:32pm
I am reading this article again. I read it when I first started with IB and it was an encouragement. Now I find myself going over it again for inspiration. Thanks!
Nov 8, 2010 5:07pm
Wow - I am happy to hear this dpeach! You're welcome.
Nov 8, 2010 2:26am
Your good points about writing articles at InfoBarrel will be an inspiration for many!
Nov 8, 2010 5:04pm
Thank you askformore for your kind words!
Nov 18, 2010 6:42pm
Thank you Pat Flynn and thing85. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have met LoveSpaces.
Nov 19, 2010 3:11am
Wow - what a nice compliment! Thank you freedomw.
Nov 22, 2010 8:37am
Hi LoveSpaces! your article made me smile because I can totally relate to many of the things you mention. Like you my mother tongue is not English either, I used to write daily journals (even do so occasionally but off-line and with pen and paper, not on my lap top) and I too am using the monthly contest to overcome procrastination. Good luck to you and your endeavours and thank you for commenting on my articles!
Nov 23, 2010 8:44am
Hi Maya! I am glad that you relate with what I shared here. I really like your articles and as I noticed you have already quite a quantity of articles out there in the cyberspace. Good luck to you too!
Nov 23, 2010 8:51am
thanks :D
Nov 23, 2010 7:41am
I wish you much success on your Infobarrel journey!
Nov 23, 2010 8:45am
Thanks pwarlick!
Dec 2, 2010 1:45pm
You'll definitely hit your $200/month goal LoveSpaces. If not this month then probably January since you're writing so many contest articles.
Dec 2, 2010 1:46pm
Whoops I misread it. You might take an extra couple months to hit $2000 but you'll get there the way you're going!
Jan 3, 2011 2:43pm
You have definitely inspired me to start building up my articles and keep setting goals for myself!
Jan 9, 2011 6:47pm
I agree with you. There are definitely more pros than cons to working for infobarrel. Way to go, keep up the good work!!
Jan 13, 2011 3:10pm
Thanks fan an interesting and inspiring article. I hope you are near your $2000 this month, you deserve to be.
Jan 30, 2011 8:36am
It sounds like you have a good plan in place. I'd love to know if you have an article planned that details your progress to getting to $2000 a month.

Good luck and best wishes
Feb 2, 2011 9:19pm
Thanks for the inspiration. It does get tough to continue with something when you feel it isn't working. But it does take time(that's what they are telling me) LOL.

Thanks again for sharing your story.
Feb 4, 2011 7:18am
Thanks for your sharing this. I have some of the same reasons and you have given me some good for for thought.
Feb 5, 2011 8:25pm
Good luck on your goal! You are an important member of our community and I cannot wait to read your article about achieving our goal.
Feb 9, 2011 12:08pm
Good luck accomplishing your goal. I'm new to the community here and am very excited to see what the future holds for myself and Infobarrel!
Feb 27, 2011 4:08am
Thanks God for this very inspiring article. I have just been registered yesterday and is about to create my first article for this site. I have already two articles with Bukisa and another one with Triond. Your article and the others that I have also read ahead of yours are boosting my energy to go on. Like you, English is not also my native language. I am a Filipino. More power to you.
Mar 5, 2011 12:55pm
great article, as a newbie it is inspiring :)
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