Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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
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! 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
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
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)
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
If I don't post a new article until Dec., you'll know why.
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
July: $23.96 (EDITED)
July: $0.77/day (EDITED)
Number of Articles:
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.