I know it's been months since I've updated the blog and I thank all of my loyal readers for your concern while I was away, but I needed a break. There was just too much drama at the time and blogging wasn't fun anymore. I also disappeared from my social sites and forums because I was focusing too much on these things instead of making money.
However, I must admit I've missed it and I found tons of new things to share during my hiatus. I can't stay away anymore, so I'm back and plan to post at least semi-regularly until my next break. I don't think I'll be back on Twitter, at least not now anyway, but I do plan to check out the WAHM forums again. Things have really changed over there since I last visited, but I do love the new look.
First, I'll update on my residuals for the past few months. I haven't been focusing as much on residuals since DS has been providing me with so much work. I was actually able to save $1000 this month! It's going to be a good Christmas as long as we don't have any major crises spring up. (I hope I haven't jinxed myself!)
Now to the good stuff.....
Ehow Residuals July - September
What can I say? Ehow has been good to me. I have only written between 5 and 10 new articles per month, but my earnings have still increased each month. I had a low month in August for some strange reason, but aside from that, I'm quite happy with my progress. If I had been writing more articles, my earnings would be much higher now so keep that in mind when considering what I've made so far. I've updated the earnings in the sidebar so you can take a look at where I am.
I have two articles that have made over $100 each, both in the finance category. My others have made anywhere from $90 to a few cents each. I'm getting better at finding keywords that pay well and my earnings have reflected this. If you follow my eHow tutorials and write more than I do, I'm confident you can make a lot more than me in the same amount of time. I hope to increase my output of eHow articles in the following months, but we'll see how things go.
Other Residuals July - September
Okay, I'll admit it. I quit writing for Examiner. I still think they are a good place to write, especially if you have a popular topic, but I had too much going on and I was making the least amount of money there. Someone had to go, and unfortunately it was Examiner. I just can't be tied down to such a rigid posting requirement. It's not always possible for me to write three or four articles per week when I'm focusing on DS, eHow and other residual sites that pay more.
I have 30 articles on Bukisa, and I continue to make about $15 to $20 per month. I have one article that has made over $50, although the rest only make a few cents to a few bucks each. I've written one article there in the past six months, and all others have been there since the beginning of the year. I like Bukisa for posting low-paying keyword articles that get a lot of traffic. I wouldn't waste high-paying keywords there, though.
Suite 101 continues to be a great earner for me, although I don't write there nearly as often as I'd like. I have 30 articles there and I make around $40 per month. It's still one of my favorites and I hope to expand my article library there in the future.
I've made about $80 to $100 per month in Adsense revenue from this site, other blogs, Xomba and Hubpages. That's not too bad, considering I rarely post to any of these and have very few articles on Xomba and Hubpages.
I've also begun writing for another residual/upfront site, which I will explore in a new post in the next few days. I'm sure you'll be very excited about it, as it's very easy to get accepted and the pay is quite good.
The Future (I Wonder What They Meant, When They Said Repent)
I couldn't resist myself there, and bonus points for anyone who gets that. Hehe. Anyway, I will be back with a new post soon and I've got a few new sites to review, new writing tips and more fun stuff that I know you'll love. I'm also thinking of doing some videos, which I think will help the people who are struggling to understand keywords and SEO.
For now, I better get to bed, as I have a full day of writing ahead. Also, I know there are tons of unanswered comments and messages from the past few months, but I'm not going to go back and answer them. Instead, I will be answering any new comments and messages from this point forward. I just don't have the time to backtrack now. Thanks for understanding!