Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stumble Upon & Marketing

In my efforts to spend more time marketing my published articles and less time writing new articles, I've found that the most hits are coming from Stumble Upon. For example, a few days ago I submitted an old article, "He's cute, but is he single?" and by the morning I had more than 75 hits. Another example this morning is an article, again old, that I wrote about women seeking a divorce and some practical advice for what they should do. In less than an hour after submitting the article, it had nearly 30 hits. Marketing and promotion does work for gaining hits and readers. What is important is that I'll have to keep up the marketing and if I'm lucky, one of those articles will hit a nerve with an audience and the big numbers of hits will come.

I'll keep you posted of my progress. Thanks for reading and thank you for all of your suggestions on how to reach my goal of earning $1/day publishing with Triond.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009


It's good to see that traffic has picked up here. I'm hoping to get some good advice from Triond veterans and even new writers should have some experiences to share. I am moderating comments, but for the most part everything will get posted unless you're spamming or selling, so thanks to those who have commented. I've added some subscription and follower links for the reader who asked, I hope these help.

My hits on published articles have more than doubled in the last few days. I'm seeing the value of marketing. It does take time, but not nearly as much time as it does to write the article. So, I do need to consider the marketing aspects of an article as part of the publishing process. I have so many good, solid articles published, it is too much of a waste not to promote them so that many people can benefit from the information.

Again, thanks for visiting the blog. I'll keep posting, and writing, AND promoting!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Marketing Matters!

During the weekend, I made it my goal to take care of marketing my current articles. I completely took the focus off of writing new articles and to catch up with the cashe of published articles I have.

Marketing matters! It really does. I used Stumble Upon, Digg and Reddit and while I didn't get a ton done (the sites are slow and they only allow new people to link a few articles at a time), the difference over night has been noted. My typical earnings doubled. Instead of a .25 gain, it was a .50 gain. Not enormous dollars, but it does show how this works.

I've received a lot of comments from Triond friends about what works for them and what doesn't. For some, they don't have the time to devote to all the marketing sites I've listed above, so instead they market through Triond friends or their own email list or other Web sites with a common interest. Either way, it's marketing.

What have you done to promote your work? What works best for you? Share your ideas and I'll post them here!

Thanks for reading and keep writing!

Friday, July 10, 2009

First post of 2009 -- Much to update

Ok, I've not been very up to date with my posts here. Sometimes, life gets in the way of Triond, writing and all the other stuff going on. But alas, here we go...

The last income numbers I posted were from Dec. 2008, so I'll start with this year:

Jan 2009: $25.37

Feb 2009: $7.65

Mar 2009: $6.21

Apr 2009: $6.23

May 2009: $5.97

June 2009: $6.36

Some information on articles and publishing. I published two articles at the end of December and then published nothing until June 2009, and then only three new articles. So, all the income for the first six months of 2009 is coming from the cashe of articles -- nothing new.

I currently have 83 articles publishes. I've been lame at promoting them, but getting better about using technorati and delicious. I'm also getting much better at adding links in the articles to help people find my other relevant articles.

But, the bottom line is, I've not yet reached my goal of earning $1 a day publishing for Triond. Any suggestions?

Thanks for reading.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I am HOT!

Check it out. I'm back on the Hot Users list -- and at the top of the list to boot! That's cool. The article topping the chart is getting nearly 200 hits today.

New Year/New You: Having the Home of Your Dreams

Enjoying the break from school and the chance to churn out a few articles at a leisurely pace. I've submitted two this afternoon.

Anne (aka The Hot Chick)

Catching up on stats and income

Looks like this post is right on schedule...

I had a terribly busy semester that limited what I could publish with Triond. However, I have made quite the leap in views and income during that time. To begin with, my initial goal of earning $1/day publishing with Triond has been exceeded once and I've come close on one other month. Here's what has happened, in reverse order:

Dec 15, 2008 -- $66.34

Nov 15, 2008 -- $3.78

Oct 15, 2008 -- $4.08

Sep 15, 2008 -- $8.07

Aug 15, 2008 -- $23.96

Jul 15, 2008 -- $7.90

Jun 15, 2008 -- $0.68

So far on the current month of December, I'm looking to end the month with about $24. Of course, looking at the Dec. 15 payment, you may be wondering, what the heck happened there? Well, one of the first articles I wrote on housekeeping went viral. It has generated more than 28,400 views. The income for that article alone is more than $80 (split over two months). It was an exciting run watching the views exceed 1,000 per day.

I realized at a certain point (although too late) that I need to start imbedding links to other articles within each article I publish. I'm working much smarter now, but kicking myself that I didn't catch onto that sooner.

The Secret to Having a Clean Home Without Really Trying

Check out the above story to see what all the fuss was about.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Current Stats: 73 Articles Published

I'm slowly increasing the number of articles published by Triond. I go in writing spurts, so I'm not very consistent in how much or how often I write. The summer has been rough with a full time job and now getting ready to head back to school. I'm looking at my workload just for the classes I'll be taking and there may not be much time for Triond writing. It's going to be hectic and I don't even know what my teaching schedule is yet, however, I've been told I could have up to 100 students.

If I don't post a new article until Dec., you'll know why.


Earnings Error @ Triond

Man! That was a bummer that I didn't really earn the extra $375+ that showed up in my earnings a few days ago. I knew it was an error, but lots of folks are so mad they don't get to keep the money.

No worries...just keep on writing!


Improving vocabulary improves earnings

I want to update the stats on the article I wrote July 6, Seven Easy Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary Without Even Trying. Currently, the article has reached 6,142 views and has earned $12.02. For those who believe the earnings are too low on Triond, here is a reality check: A newspaper with a readership of 25,000 subscribers may pay $25 for a similar length article. Comparing the views with subscribers, the Triond income is far better than newspaper publishing.

The added bonus with this article was that it got me into the Top Ten and now I'm on the hot users list. That's gotta be good for earnings!


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Stats for July 2008

Well, my third month publishing with Triond was definitely my best. Here are some stats on how the month ended:

July: $23.96 (EDITED)
June: $7.90
May: $0.68

July: $0.77/day (EDITED)

Number of Articles:
May: 7
June: 38
July: 21
Total: 66

I am making progress on my initial goal to earn $1/day publishing on Triond. However, I can see that the goal is going to be attained sooner than I had expected. Getting an article into the Top Ten has truly made a difference. It's amazing what 5000 views can do to your income overnight (or in an afternoon!).

I'm not sure what my second Triond goal should be...I'd like to keep my goals dollar-focussed. Any ideas?

Thanks for reading.