Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A bit of a let-down after yesterday...but still good

 Okay, so back to earth - I edged over the $10 mark and therefore should make payout for December, but just made over 50 cents yesterday. Not disappointed though - I guess yesterday's earnings were an anomaly, and today's are more typical. Still thrilled to have crossed the $10 threshold in my first week. Am am up to 27 articles on eHow now.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Liking what I see... almost at the 10 dollar mark!

So, I checked my earnings today just after 10:00 am PST / 1 pm EST (which is when updates on eHow seem to take place) and what do I see - my total earnings are just shy of $10!! Over $8 of that happened overnight! I was pretty blown away - I was hoping to cross the $1 mark, but this? Dare I hope for this trend to continue? Let's see, I've been on eHow for just shy of 1week, and my revenue trend has been: nothing for the first couple of days, then steadily increasing trickles of pennies for the next 2-3 days, and then a (relatively) whopping jump of several dollars! I have been adding articles at a good clip though - I'm up to 25 eHow articles in a week, although the pace is sure to slow down soon, once the holidays are over and I get buried in work. Still, even if I can write 1 or articles a day...

Regardless, I'm treating this as a fun gig. I do not want to get caught up in the chase for ever greater revenues. Am fortunate enough to not have to pursue this is as a major income source, and I don't want to turn this into a second job - if I wanted that, I would have taken up waiting tables, or tutoring, or something like that. I like the idea of writing fun little pieces that take up no more than minutes of my time, and seeing a little money trickle in. And I would have otherwise wasted that time doing silly things like clicking on random Facebook status updates, so this at least has me productively occupied. I'll see if I can change the title or byline of this blog to something like "the lazy way of making money on eHow" because that's what it's about for me.

Monday, December 28, 2009

My eHow earnings - up, up and up! (sort of)

So, just checked my eHow earnings update, and was pleasantly surprised to see them edging up, and each day seems to bring in a bit more than the previous day. We're still talking pennies here, my total earnings are ...(drumroll)....somewhere between $1.50 and $2.00 after my fifth day on the site, but I do like the trend. Am up to 23 articles now, let's see if I can do at least one article a day on weekdays and 2 or more on Saturdays and Sundays, as is my goal. So, watch out Bill Gates and Warren Buffett! :)

Just kidding, of course - it's not my intention to get rich from eHow, but I'll be ticked if I start to make money online in any significant manner through my occasional scribblings. More to come, stay tuned...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A quick update on eHow earnings

OK, things still looking good. As of now have just under 90 cents in earnings, and my article tally is up to 19. I know my eHow earnings don't sound like much, but I can't complain about making money online with such little effort. If things continue well, I hope to see some decent online revenues coming in. Stay tuned...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

First steps on eHow

Just started on ehow on December 23rd, am up to 13 articles now, and was thrilled to see I finally made a little money - just under 40 cents! Not bad for my first three days, I suppose. Let's see how it this space for updates