Welcome to Part 1
Anyone who has spent any time writing online in the hopes of a passive internet income knows that both the market and source of readers can be variable and unreliable. The reasons for writing on multiple revenue sharing sites are not just diversification, there are other reasons too.
I wanted to write this article and share my experience to help those internet writers who are wondering what type of content does best on which sites on the Internet. This was a forum question, and I think it is a great one to ask! I am not writing about the advtantages of backlinking these though that is a given, more what can each page do to earn you money.
I have 220 articles now written mostly since September and I have a much better idea of which articles perform best where, but I am far from mastering any one site. Your own websites in the form of blogs, and even POD companies like Zazzle, if you like design, help round things out further.
I am not an SEO or affiliate expert, but can see patterns emerging and have evolved a plan that might be interesting or useful to article writers. In my last earnings report for Dec and Jan you'll see I have proof I have earned a bit and if you got back to Nov and Octobers, you'll see how recent it is and how quickly it has worked.
I feel like I just really figured out how this works and feel like I have some significant earnings, and that something is working. After you read about my earnings, you can decide how much attention to pay. I can tell you though, despite strange traffic patterns, February has been even better so far for Amazon, and I am not selling Valentines items!
I presently write for Seekyt, Infobarrel, Squidoo and recently started writing for Wizzley and have some alias accounts too.
Five main reasons I write on more than one site.
1) I like to receive the maximum return for the minimum effort, I want to make every word I write, pay as well as it can (with as little backlinking as possible)
2) I get bored easily and like and need a variety of formats and styles of articles to keep me interested and writing. I totally go by what I feel like writing and where form one day to the next, with no definite plans ahead of time. I know I am in the minority but that works for me.
3) I want a mix of incomes, location and types. So if an Adsense account is shut down or Amazon decides not to pay Canadian associates anymore, I do not lose 100% of my income all at once. Some income is more passive (Adsense) than others more active (Amazon) as links to products need to be updated unlike Adsense.
4) I want to fast track and earn more quicker to stop work sooner. I don’t want all active income, but I enjoy what I am doing and do not mind tending my pages on the internet if it means I earn more with Amazon than Adsense and can quit work sooner.
5) I can backlink, complement and write about a niche and related keywords while I am familiar with a set of products and LSI in multiple locations all in the same week.
Disadvantages of writing on more than one revenue sharing site
1) Keeping up with TOS if you are not on them all regularly.
2) There is more to learn initially as to how they work, and progress can seem slow.
3) If you are a steady person that thrives on repetition, it may be distracting.
4) If doing 4) above simultaneously, you do not have time to get sales and traffic feedback from your "scout" articles to see if the niche is worth investing in further
5) Social interactions, commenting and forums with these excellent communities can eat into your time.
Now for the strategy to make the best use of your time!
In Part 2 How and When Strategies, I go into way more depth with the sequence, pros and cons and uses of each revenue sharing site and earning the most money for your time, this was just the introduction, but it got very long and this was the only logical break.
Also there are ways to get the most out of each site. I am certain Doing these 10 Things to Write Successful Articles on Squidoo here are the key to my earnings jump there.