Thursday, January 21, 2010

Slow going in earnings, but progress is progress, I suppose...

I don't think it's just me, as many others on the eHow community forums have been complaining that their eHow earnings are way done. Still, am on track to make payout this month too - at the moment, a bit over $15 for January. I've been managing to turn out articles at a pretty good clip - now up to 77 articles, which is not bad considering I started just before Christmas (less than a month ago). It's also hard to discern a clear pattern in which topics do well in terms of revenue and which ones do not - on the one hand, some articles on saving money or shopping or general financial advice have done well, but others haven't brought in a penny. And some recipe articles have brought in some earnings as well - not tons, but I was pleasantly surprised to see them bring in something, since I had assumed that people reading recipes were not looking to shop, just to learn how to cook something. I guess this goes to show that it's good to diversify the article base - you never know up front which article is going to be a big earner, and besides, it keeps things more interesting to write on multiple topics... Aiming for a 100 articles total by the end of the month, let's see how that goes.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

First payout on eHow !!!

Was thrilled to receive my first ever payout from eHow! I had managed to just clear $10 in my very first week on eHow (which was also the last week of 2009), and today they paid out as I had hoped they would. So there is something to this eHow thing after all....And am looking forward to getting paid next month as well, since I've just cleared $10 for the month of January already. Total earnings stand at just over $21, with 55 articles and over 1600 views - not riches, but not bad either for a little side project like this...

Friday, January 8, 2010

eHow earnings trend is still good

As of today, I have made over $17.00 in just over two weeks. eHow article count stands at 43. Not sure how much longer I can keep up the pace, but for now I'm still able to think of new topics to write on. I wonder if I can ever write hundreds of articles like some of the others on eHow? There are only so many ideas I can come up with. Let's see how it goes. I wonder if these books might help...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lackluster earnings lately, but still an upward trend...

So I guess I had beginner's luck, as I seem to be back to earning dimes a day - still, glad to see I'm making something every day. Just over $12.00 now with 36 articles (in 11 days since joining eHow) - so not bad all things considered. Some interesting trends are emerging - money-making articles have mostly to do with money management, shopping advice and health - not all that surprising really.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First update of the New Year

eHow had not updated their earnings and page views for a couple of days at the end of 2009, which was causing a fair amount of angst in the eHow community, judging by the emails in their forum. However, things seem to be back on track, and my one day earning for Jan 1st 2010 were between $1.50 and $2.00 - a pretty satisfactory state of affairs in my opinion, given that it's the second highest daily total I've amassed so far (the highest was over $8.00 less than a week into my eHow venture!). Article tally now stands at 33.