Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First Post- Casting Your Lines in All Directions

I've been submitting articles to ehow since March 2009 and wanted to create a page to document those articles and their earnings and also ponder and discuss the entire ehow experience with others.  Currently, as of today 9/23/09 I have 20 live articles on the site and a few brainstormed titles that I need to finish and publish.

The articles I've listed above are in order of top money maker to zero money makers.  The first article was published on eHow on 5/12/09 and has earned $5.92 with 585 page views.  The bottom 7 articles, which have yet to earn any money, consist of 3 being less than 10 days old and the other 4 being published during 3/30/09 thru 08/11/09 with much fewer page views than my top earners and obviously less popular topics. 

Although, those unlucky 7 articles remain penniless, any one of them may have been responsible for attracting some views and ad clicks on my other more lucrative articles so I do not feel that writing any of them was a waste of time. Here's why.....If a web surfer finds the eHow site while searching for "How to Find or Make Inexpensive Halloween Costumes for Your Kids" they may also be intrigued by my other articles and stay awhile to read more and click some ads.  So, that one article may have been the bait and another one could become the line that actually hooks the fish.

I know I can increase my earnings by posting more articles on a regular basis. I envy those writers who set goals for themselves, like 100 articles a month or 5 new articles a week and actually meet those goals. I'm sorry to say I'm not one of them.....yet! For now, I'm happy to just continue writing when I'm inspired to do so. What about you? Do you set article writing goals? Do you have so many eHow articles that you can just sit back and relax and collect your Paypal payment every month without a care?

21 comments:

  1. Just stopping by to say hello. And let you know that your blog is looking good.

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  2. Good Blog! Blogging is so much fun,so enjoy.

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  3. Your experience on eHow is similar to mine and patience is the key!

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  4. This is a great idea! Thanks - harrisdy (eHow)

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  5. I agree that this is a great idea to cast a wide net. Hope it works out for you.

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  6. Good luck with this site. I'm following your blog now.

    Looking forward to updates.

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  7. Hiya Bestmommy!

    What a fabulous way to network with each other and help teach newbies about the exciting opportunities with eHow. Check out my blog at http://consignmentchic.blogspot.com. I'll follow you, if you follow me! Good luck with your blog, I look forward to new posts!

    Consignmentchic

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  8. Hey! you have a great blog. You already have many followers too, and I will be one of them. Keep on rocking fellow eHow writer!

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  9. Good blog. I'll give it a plug on my eHow ebook.

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  10. Just stopping by to comment and follow from your eHow message. Great idea! Thanks!

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  11. Thanks to all my eHow friends who've visited, commented, followed! You should see your profile link in the left sidebar under "Get to Know my eHow Friends." Let me know if I've missed anyone. I'll be adding more links as people respond.

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  12. Great idea to help fellow writers!

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  13. Great start to your blog! To answer the question in your post, no I don't set writing goals either! Sometimes I go a while without writing anything new then I'll get several ideas at once and write 5 articles in one day. It's very sporadic for me, but I do have a large bank of articles since I've been on ehow since fall 2007 so I just like to watch and see my paypal earnings roll in each month. :)

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  14. Hi Kathy,
    I started eHow in November 08 when I left my job to become a fulltime mom. Since then I've written 175 articles...non of which have been written in the past two months. During that time I've been concentrating on getting established with Examiner.com. However, they have been my most lucrative months with ehow paying me $250 for doing nothing! So far I've made over $1500. I know some people make that in a month, but hey I'm happy where I am. When I come across a good keyword I'll go back and write another article or two. Anyway...my best articles make upwards of $15-20 a month. Ironically the first article I every published is STILL sitting at $0!

    Please add me as an Ehow friend on your blog! I'll be back. NewMama (aka Melissa)

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  15. Hi Melissa,
    You're story is very inspiring--175 articles-- wow! Thanks for sharing and visiting--next time you come back look for your link in the friends section. See you at MBC and Moms Making Money Online

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  16. Great blog! Please add me as an eHow friend. My profile name is alexagape

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  17. haha no I definitely can't. I'm still working on that first $10.

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  18. Hey! nice blog. Thanks for the invite through ehow. Feel free to follow me as well at www.ihateloudobbs.com! (not ehow related)

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  19. Thanks for posting. See you at E how!

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