Well, I'm late again, but I wanted to share my residual income from the past month. I've got a few new projects in the works and I'm scattered all over the place at the moment. Here's how I did in October:
Ehow, once again, did not disappoint. I only added 4 new articles in October, and I still made a little less than $250. However, it appears this month is going to be better. I've already made about $10 per day in November and I'm hoping that trend continues. I'm going to try and add more articles this month, but we'll see how it goes.
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll know that I don't really write for Bukisa any more since I make much better money elsewhere. However, I did get around to adding two new articles in October and my earnings more than doubled! I went from making about $15 to $18 per month from Bukisa to my highest payment yet - $27.85 in October.
I have about 95 Bukisa referrals, but only a handful of them actually write and only one or two actually make enough money to be an advantage to me. I'm going to be using Bukisa to gain back links for other projects in the future. It never hurts to add to that balance a bit, methinks.
I've been much too neglectful of my Suite 101 account lately. I have a total of 30 articles there and I desperately need to add more. I'm making $30 to $40 per month, on average, and I know if I continue to write the earnings will grow exponentially. If only I had the time for all of these sites! Anyway, Suite still performs very well considering the small number of articles I have posted.
My Adsense continues to grow each month, although it's actually down for this site. I wonder if it's the new theme? Not as conducive to clicks? I'll have to experiment a bit and see what happens, so expect to see some changes in the future look of The Freelance Home Writer.
Also, I still get clicks almost daily from my InfoBarrel, Xomba and HubPages accounts, so this contributes to my Adsense balance. I'm making on average about $80 per month, but my new projects will hopefully grow this number much more.
New Adventures in Niche Blogging
For the past week, I've been feverishly reading everything I can get my hands on related to niche blogging and I think I'm finally ready to actually try and put some of these techniques into practice. I've started a few more niche blogs and I'm sure I can make them pay in the future. However, I've learned a few things. First, niche blogging is hard, hard, hard work. I have been working night and day on one site that has yet to rank in Google, but hopefully they soon will.
I think this is the reason I failed at my previous attempts. It's a lot of work and commitment. It's so much easier to publish articles on established sites than it is to start your own from scratch. But it's so much more rewarding when you've done it yourself and no one can take it away from you.
So, I'm going to continue on this path while still writing for DS to pay the bills and my residual sites for extra money. I'll be using the residual sites to write articles to promote my niche sites, gaining back links, referral traffic and more money (I hope). I'll update the blog with my progress in next month's residual income update post, and perhaps I'll add some tips and tricks I learn along the way. I'm not an expert niche blogger by any means (more of a novice), but I hope that will soon change!
How was your residual income in October? Have any tips on niche blogging or experience to share? I'd love to hear from you!