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jcmayer777's InfoBarrel Earning Report - December 2011

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Santa Was Good to Me!

I’ve decided that this will most likely be my last InfoBarrel earning report.  I’m afraid that since I started doing them, there have been about a dozen people consistently spinning my content and posting it on other revenue sharing sites and blogs.  I might continue to do them if I break a record or have something really cool to share, but for the most part, this is it.  As always though, if you need help with anything, just send me a pm and I’ll do my best to help you out.

Something New – Free Keywords

Most of you reading this know that I sold keywords for quite a while.  I sold thousands of them in fact, to various people online.  I quit this practice a while back since it was too much work for the return.  I’ve had several people ask me if they could still purchase them, so I decided to come up with a new method to benefit everyone.

Starting now, if you sign up under my Wizzley or Seekyt referral link, I’ll provide you with free keywords to write on those sites.  I understand people will want to use the keywords on sites like InfoBarrel and some others as well and that’s not an issue, so long as the writers post on the referred sites as well.  If there are other sites you have your eyes on, just let me know and I might be able to add them to the list or make an exception.  For now, I’m going to concentrate on these two online revenue sharing websites and see how this all pans out.

How it Works:  After you sign up, send me a PM either on the site you registered with or on IB.  Let me know what you want to write about with as much detail as possible, and I’ll send you 5-10 different keyword strings.   As long as you post at least some of them on the referred site, I’ll continue to supply you with more as you request them.  Need help with LSI words for the keywords you get?  Just ask.

Keywords are actually a lot of work, so I feel this is a good compromise to make.  I’ll make a few bucks over the long haul and you’ll get free keywords in the niche of your choice.  Plus, you’ll be able to diversify your online earnings on some other sites, which we can all agree is a good thing.

My Earnings for December, 2011

Here are some pretty fun stats and numbers that I think most will enjoy.  December was a pretty good month for me.  I cannot wait to see what springtime brings.

AdSense Income:  I finished up right about $2480 on IB in December.  It was a good month overall and I have nothing to complain about.  I wish every month was like this, but I know it will dip down a little in January.  Last January was good, but not quite was the Christmas season was.

Total Income:  Amazon was about $150 for me.  I was honestly expecting a little more, but I’ll take what I can get.  Not that many of my articles are true retail product type articles, so I’ll probably never be an Amazon guru.  Chitika was good to me this month; I ended up a little over $180.  This puts my total at about $2,800, which is about the same as November.

Cherry Articles:  I had six articles pass the $100 mark this month on InfoBarrel.  Interesting, I had a total of 10 articles do at least $70.  I was surprised a little by the latter and hope that will continue moving forward. 

Best Earning Article:  The article that will not be named continues to bring in the dough, despite not getting a ton of views.  It was about a $300 month for that one article.  If only they could all perform like that.

Unusual Trends:  My ecpm (RPM or whatever they want to call it now) was very low.  I expected this since many of my Christmas articles get great views, but produce low CTR’s.  It was still kind of odd to see the low rates when I logged into my account.

Christmas Articles:  I had 4 Christmas related articles make at least $40 for the month.  I’m not really big on seasonal content, but it did provide a nice boost.

Great Earnings From Other Sites:  Seekyt has become my second favorite site.  I blew past $300 there this month and most of my articles aren’t seasoned yet.  I fully anticipate this to be a $500 per month site in the very near future.  I also turned off the HPads on HubPages and saw a very nice increase, finishing up at about $200.  Unfortunately, I didn’t turn off those pesky HPads until the 5th or 6th, so it could have been better.  Xomba was down a little and Posturown held steady from last month.

Outlook for 2012

For InfoBarrel:  I’m not sure how big this site will get over the next year, but I have to suspect it will continue to get bigger.  I doubt IB will crack 2k on Alexa or anything, but with the content added, the quality standards, the spam limitation, and all the pesky rules some of us don’t like at times, the year should be fruitful for anyone that sticks with it.

Publishing Goals:  Unless I get a wild hair up my arse or my position gets cut at my “real” job, I probably won’t submit more than 10-15 articles per month on InfoBarrel.  I love the site and it’s been great to me, but I want to continue to diversify and find some other sites that can boost my earnings.  Of course, with me, you never know.

Monetary Goals:  I want to crack $3,000 on IB one of these months.  I have a feeling I might have to wait for November, but it’s what I ultimately want to see.  Not that it will be a really big deal, but it will be self-satisfying.  At the risk of sounding like a conceded jerk, I “predicted” this with IB.  No, I didn’t know exactly what the future would hold, but I could tell by the content rules and the preapproval process this site had awesome potential for the future.  The recent Panda granny slap the other rev sharing sites felt wasn’t felt here.  Some of the other sites still haven’t learned their lesson – anyone can publish anything at any time on many of them to this day.  I personally hope there are 5 more Panda updates this year.  My content on IB will only benefit.

Do You Need Help?

Anyone that needs any help at all with anything on InfoBarrel is more than welcome to contact me.  I answer a lot of requests and just do the online thing in my spare time, so it might take me a day or two to get back to you, but I will get back to you.  Best of luck to you and your earning goals on InfoBarrel.



Jan 1, 2012 9:41am
Those are some great earnings and I hate to see that people are spinning your stuff. I think the idea you came up with to have people sign up under you for keywords is genius. Hope the new year treats you well, you have definitely got the karma going for you.
Jan 1, 2012 1:40pm
Thanks for the update, it was inspiring. It's very...pathetic that people have to steal others content. There are countless keywords out there that deliver great results without ripping someone off. It saddens me that you share so much and, some people take advantage of that. I hope your diversification continues to bear fruit. See you around Infobarrel!
Jan 2, 2012 1:13am
excellent news from december! thx for posting your earnings and i'm a bit grumpy that they have to stop due to theft. you've truly got serious passive income going on here considering you're just watching the earnings pile up and adding a few more articles each month. tres inspiring!
Jan 2, 2012 1:30am
Thanks jcmayer777
The way you break this all down is very helpful to a newbie like me! Congratulations and best of luck meeting your goals for 2012.
Jan 2, 2012 4:55am
If I said "Thank you" over and over again, without stopping to take a breath or go to bed, for the next six years, it wouldn't be enough. Between inspiration and information, I get pretty darned jazzed about cranking out IB articles each time you post a new infobarrel income update.

Bummer to hear about people snagging your articles. I've had that happen with a few of mine, and I'm not nearly as successful here as you are. It's a giant kick in the balls no doubt. Especially with everything you do around here.
Jan 2, 2012 8:21am
Jason you are just a really cool dude with a serious good karma stash. I think it just highlights how you CAN be really successful and HELP others too. In fact there is more than enough to go around.

I've recommitted myself to IB primarily because of you and a few others who just give me that extra jolt that I can't even get from starbucks. LOL..

I hope you keep outdoing yourself..month over month/ year over year.
Jan 2, 2012 8:59am
Jason, you are the motivation whilst my efforts are rewarded with monkey nuts. I guess about the spinning thing is lazy people who see what you earn and think that they can get the same outcome from ripping you off. I guess they really don't get the hard work and recruitment part hey?
I wish you every success in 2012.
Jan 2, 2012 9:27am
to add something about the spinning thing..that really sucks. If only people knew that you ultimately get a hell of alot farther on your OWN merits.

I think in the end though good always prevails.
Jan 2, 2012 9:51am
Amazing Jason! Truely amazing. And I love the thing you are doing with signing up for other rev share websites! As I already had a account over at Seekyt I signed up at Wizzley and sent you a message :)
Jan 2, 2012 10:41am
A great read, as ever. I had noticed the spinning of your articles too and am ashamed people can't think for themselves, it's not as if you are not teaching us and giving us the tools to fish ourselves. Not that you ever had too, but we are certainly grateful. I felt like I had a reasonable handle on the kw stuff but the allintitle: certainly makes me more certain of a kw now, cuts down the odds one stage further!

So what if we already have Wizzley and Seekyt accounts? Guess it means we were switched on enough to recognize these sites as being a great bet, eh? Seekyt is awesome, ctr is great there. I hope you get lots of signups, you deserve it. Thanks for all you have shared. And as the Writechick275 says, good always prevails. Happy new year.
Jan 3, 2012 4:07pm
Great! Will miss the report though. Thanks for all the reports.
Jan 8, 2012 6:08pm
I think I looked for your earnings report before Pat Flynn's this month...
Jan 10, 2012 12:11pm
Nice month again. I understand you not wanting to publish in the future. You need to protect your investment. I will say that your monthly posts have been very inspiring.
Jan 11, 2012 11:43am
Hi JCMayer777, I tried contacting you through PM system, but apparently the system won't let me send a message to you unless you accept me as a friend. I guess I already sent you the request. I wish to sign in on Seekyt using your referral and just wished to confirm if the keywords list offer still holds good.
Jan 11, 2012 12:24pm
Pm sent.
Jan 11, 2012 1:03pm
As always, an inspiring report. Sorry that the rotten apples have to spoil it for the rest of us, but I totally understand.
Jan 11, 2012 7:31pm
This is very inspiring and I'm smacking myself for waiting so long to become active on Info Barrel. Especially after relying on Demand Media Studios so much and now everyone is scrambling to get back into revenue sharing and Info Barrel seems like it works great for you!
Jan 17, 2012 1:28pm
I've been on here for awhile but never taken it seriously until I read this article. You are very inspiring and I think I am going to start working harder now!~ Where do you suggest anyone who is a newbie here start?
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