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Where Do We IB Writers Go from Here?

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536 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

I am still writing here, mostly finishing off draft articles that I have had on the back burner for a while, and earning a few cents.

Besides, I really do like to keep in touch with the rest of you now and then.

2,217 posts
Member since Jun 23, 2010
mommymommymommy said:

I guess we can keep the forum alive by sharing our other online endeavors and supporting each other like the old days.

I love that idea - We can take over the forum - Take it back from the spammers

 

Love it

423 posts
Member since Sep 28, 2013
Yindee said:
shar-On said:

I used to love it here, but like everyone else I gave up. I have not earned a cent since oct 2017.  I still come and have a look but gave up writing on my daughters site too.  Eileen

 

I will continue to write articles.I love my online collection - part of me to the extent I share articles with people who need advice from our website and the Facebook extension. I don't get paid, but am honoured to share this space with people like you. Don't give up!

I spend more time travelling these days, although at the moment we are renovating a bus. (12 month project slow process) maybe one day soon we will get away again.cheers

24 posts
Member since Mar 6, 2013

Remember  your article on how to propagate veggies? I planted my discarded beetroot tops. I now have lots of leaves, also leeks.Handy for soups and stir fries. Not sure about the piece of potato, but it has a few leaves! 

2,217 posts
Member since Jun 23, 2010
Yindee said:

Remember  your article on how to propagate veggies? I planted my discarded beetroot tops. I now have lots of leaves, also leeks.Handy for soups and stir fries. Not sure about the piece of potato, but it has a few leaves! 

Beware doing this with potato - You can introduce potato blight to your soil that can stay there for 3 years. I lost a potato crop because I used peelings in the compost I used

423 posts
Member since Sep 28, 2013
Philtrate said:
Yindee said:

Remember  your article on how to propagate veggies? I planted my discarded beetroot tops. I now have lots of leaves, also leeks.Handy for soups and stir fries. Not sure about the piece of potato, but it has a few leaves! 

Beware doing this with potato - You can introduce potato blight to your soil that can stay there for 3 years. I lost a potato crop because I used peelings in the compost I used

I have never had any problems with my potatoes like that just dug up another crop last week. I also grow celery, leeks, bok choy and many other similar ones from the base of vegies.  Just fertilise and keep the pests down.

2,434 posts
Member since Apr 14, 2010

Yindee ... I just followed your website on Facebook.  I think we all need to reach out to each other beyond Infobarrel.

2,434 posts
Member since Apr 14, 2010

HLesley, SharOn and Philtrate - I agree that we could take over the forum and give each other support outside of Infobarrel.

536 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

Absolutely, Deb Di.

I would like to know what you are doing outside of IB.

And in the meantime content websites continue to die slow deaths. Even my on line teaching is not as profitable as it used to be. My monthly revenue has dropped from somewhere between $500 and $800 a month to less than $200. My search for other computer based revenue continues. I have been getting some content writing through Upwork and am doing proofreading for a private client.

 

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Member since Oct 21, 2016
Yindee said:
shar-On said:

I used to love it here, but like everyone else I gave up. I have not earned a cent since oct 2017.  I still come and have a look but gave up writing on my daughters site too.  Eileen

 

I will continue to write articles.I love my online collection - part of me to the extent I share articles with people who need advice from our website and the Facebook extension. I don't get paid, but am honoured to share this space with people like you. Don't give up!

Very positive response. 

Looks like I missed the golden days of InfoBarrel. Was hoping to learn a lot from the people here that have found success.  I have been developing my brand but it seems there is still a lot to learn. I would love to get some feedback from anyone that is willing to provide and maybe even collab. 

www.gabrielkjones.com is the link 

All feedback is welcome. 

 

Thank you

2,645 posts
Member since Jan 13, 2010

It has been a while, but I updated my article Can You Still Make Money Online in 2015 with a few new sections for 2018. The answer is yes, but it is not like it used to be.

2,217 posts
Member since Jun 23, 2010
KwesiHarrison said:
Yindee said:
shar-On said:

I used to love it here, but like everyone else I gave up. I have not earned a cent since oct 2017.  I still come and have a look but gave up writing on my daughters site too.  Eileen

 

I will continue to write articles.I love my online collection - part of me to the extent I share articles with people who need advice from our website and the Facebook extension. I don't get paid, but am honoured to share this space with people like you. Don't give up!

Very positive response. 

Looks like I missed the golden days of InfoBarrel. Was hoping to learn a lot from the people here that have found success.  I have been developing my brand but it seems there is still a lot to learn. I would love to get some feedback from anyone that is willing to provide and maybe even collab. 

www.gabrielkjones.com is the link 

All feedback is welcome. 

 

Thank you

Quick Feedback - Phil@PTurnerWriter.com - I do copywriting nowadays - 

Please don't take offence - I'm blunt here

Something's wrong with the form at the bottom of Home Page.

Looks good - I like that your home page is benefits-focused. However, you need to carry that through to your About Page:

Focus it on the questions/problems you know users have - THEN talk about how you can use your knowledge to help them. That way you will engage emotionally much more.

Your THE SHOP link to Amazon is less than impressive. You lose readers for the sake of a 4% commission of a few low cost items. 

I dislike the FINANCIAL AWARENESS page which looks like a blog, but with ALLIN CAPS headlines that make me immediately want to go somewhere else VERY quickly.

 

2,645 posts
Member since Jan 13, 2010

Here is a valuable forum thread that is not spam!

536 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

Your articles may still be getting views but the earnings are not being updated because there seems to be a glitch. It started happening after the last time Admin did an earnings update in June. When they did that they addressed the Spam issue and did a retroactive earnings update for the previous 5 months, but since then - nothing.  I know I am getting article views because I am getting likes on Google + and Facebook, but there has been no change in my view stats for the last 2 months. I have messaged Ryan and Kevin about this on Facebook several times. Ryan basically passed the buck to Kevin and Kevin has not given me the courtesy of a reply.

536 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

I just copied Lebenlernen's post and e mailed Ryan and Kevin with it. I told them they should either solve the income issue ro man, close the site and send us our accrued earnings (I have about $28 at the moment), even though we haven't reached the $50 payout threshold.

I don't know if we will get any joy, but its worth a try.

2,645 posts
Member since Jan 13, 2010
lebenlernen said:

Is IB viable as an earnings vehicle or is it in a full death spiral? I return to check my IB account from time to time and still see "0" earnings on my account. In fact, I can't remember the last time I received a dime from IB -- I think it was two years ago or longer. I'd start writing content here again if I thought there was a future in it; however, every time I check it still appears dead or on its last leg. Is there an ACTUAL profitable content website to write for these days???    Seriously folks -- is there anyone steering this ship or has it run aground on the rocks, haul ripped through, and half-submerged -- dead in the water???

 

I can only answer this for myself.

Is it in a death spiral? No.

Is it in decline? Yes.

I find it hard to believe that I have not written a brand new article here in three years. I only update my older ones by season. Currently and slowly, I am updating seasonal fall articles that I feel are still relevant and worth reviving (many are not). I update products and create a new image to pin using Canva...thus making it brand new in the eyes of the Pinterest world. It has worked since I just sold a new product that replaced an old one that was out of stock.

But I do this in small pockets of time. I am currently spending most of my free time updating products and creating new Pinterest images for my blogs. 

Invest in your own blogs and websites. Good luck getting your issues resolved. Ryan told me via a FB message that Kevin is in charge of all things IB now.

536 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

Yeah, well, I Kevin is ignoring all my Facebook messages ...........

536 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

Well the good news is the earnings seem to have been updated for July, and I earned more this month than I did last month!

2,645 posts
Member since Jan 13, 2010
HLesley said:

Well the good news is the earnings seem to have been updated for July, and I earned more this month than I did last month!

I appreciate you telling us about the update since I don't bother checking that. Congrats on earning more!

2,434 posts
Member since Apr 14, 2010

More good news.  I finally, after a number of months, hit $50 again.  I am waiting to see if they actually pay it, but I'm hopeful!

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