It’s always exciting to see payday come around for the various online sites where I write. With eHow, you see the amount going up day-by-day, so it’s not really a surprise but it’s always sweet to see the final amount deposited into Paypal. Since I no longer write for eHow, it is all residual income from the 488 articles that I wrote for the site over a two-year period. The November payout was $353.29.
With List My 5, I’m only on my third month there so haven’t reached minimum payout yet. I have 60 lists posted to the site and the earnings are still in the pennies stage. So far, I’ve accumulated about $5, so it may take another month or two to reach the $10 payout. Why keep writing for such a pittance, you might ask. I remember that with eHow, it started out slowly and I didn’t make payout for several months. My first month on eHow (February 2008), my articles earned $1.74. It takes time for Internet content to “age” and build up an audience. The search engines, ranking of the site, and backlinks factor into this. Anyway, as time passes, the magic of the Internet happens and more and more people view what I’ve written and it starts to make money for me. With List My Five, the site is new and it will take awhile, but I’m hopeful it will become a good earner over time. In the meantime, it’s fun to make the lists and post them there.
My big excitement this month was Squidoo payday. That happens around the 15th of the month. The site buzzed with lensmasters anticipating good returns for traffic in October, November and December. Today, the 15th of December was payday for sales and traffic on the lenses (webpages) in October. Total earnings = $395.64! What is even more exciting is from all indications, my November and December earnings should be even better. I’ll know for sure when those paydays come around in mid-January and February. What I like about this, is I’ve been seriously making lenses since September 2009. The first holiday season on the site wasn’t that exciting for me, as I focused on making webpages on family topics. These were personally satisfying, but not lucrative.
Total it up from Squidoo and eHow, and I made $748 this month. Quite nice. Can you make money writing online? The answer is YES.