Saturday, March 27, 2010

Late March 2010 update, my new eHow blog and StumbleUpon

March earnings haven't been great so far. I've just broken February's total, with over $17.00, but there are still a few days left to go in March, so let's see how it works out. Here's a screenshot of my 2010 earnings to date:

Also, I started a new blog where I'm listing all my eHow articles. Check it out, it's called my eHow articles blog.

Lastly, I've started using StumbleUpon to promote my articles. Several people have commented that it's a great way to get article exposure, but the problem is that you can only submit a few articles at a time from a given site, to prevent spamming. I'm submitting non-eHow articles to StumbleUpon as well, let's see if that allows me to submit more of my eHow articles to them (currently, I'm maxed out on the number of eHow articles I can submit to StumbleUpon. Maybe this DVD would help: Get Floods of Traffic To Your Website Using Stumbleupon!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

February 2010 earnings, March update and thoughts about keyword optimization

February wasn't that great of a month, especially with all the publishing glitches that eHow was having. Still, I managed to pull in just over $17.00 for the month, and March eHow earnings stand at just over $10 as of 13th March, so on track to exceed February takings, but not by much. Total earnings since I joined eHow (just under 3 months ago) stand at over $60.

Have been too busy to write for eHow lately, but hoping to bump up my article totals this month. Also, I've been paying a bit of attention to keyword optimization, and it seems to have helped a bit. Only a few of the articles on which I optimized keywords have earned anything, but they have done better than most other articles, so I think the lesson there is, if one uses search engine optimization techniques, then it pays off in the long run, as long as one keeps at it. Like with everything else in eHow, volume matters, so one can't just write a couple of good / optimized articles and expect it to pay off, but rather, keep at it for the long term.

Also, another tip I want to share is that it's better to be slow and steady on eHow rather than try to write lots of articles in a short time to bump up volume. The latter strategy quickly leads to writing fatigue. Better to write steadily and at a somewhat relaxed pace. Great if you can write an article every day, but even that can be overwhelming after a while. But if you can write an article or two every few days, that still adds up and you end up with a substantial article count over a few months. I raced to write a 100 articles in my first month on eHow, and am now taking it somewhat easy.