Sunday, January 8, 2012

2011 Review and 2012 Plans

It’s been a while since I posted here.  I have been busy working on a variety of different projects and working on expanding my knowledge.

I didn’t end up making my 2011 goals, but I knew that with about half the year gone.  I lost some private clients and I lost some of my ambition and drive to write.  But I have had some other good things happen.

I currently have 3 blogs:
I had started working on making residual income this year, but due to Panda in early 2011, my earnings have not been where I would like them to be.  Even though I have still been adding content, my earnings have decreased so I have expanded into other areas of online income.

I have started some projects to help increase Adsense earnings as well as Amazon and other affiliate types of income.

I have also changed the type of writing that I am doing for other people.  I don’t think I actually have any private clients right now and I am not sure that I will go looking for more.  I have a few plans to help me make money.  I also have found some sites that have ongoing work that you can work on when you want to, so I have started doing that.

So this year, my plans:
  • Continue my blogs and see where they go
  • Create these residual sites
  • Create e-books and find places to sell them
  • Work on writing sites

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Part of the residual challenge I am involved with has involved tryng a variety of content sites and seeing what works and does not work.  I had heard good things about Wizzley, so I decided to try it out.

I am glad I did!  I only have 4 articles up,with the first one going up on the 19th, and I'm at almost a dollar through Adsense.  Per article, that is an awesome return!  I have adsense setup now to track each article so I can see what is doing well going forward.

Want to check out Wizzley?  Please click on my link, I earn 10% of what you make, but it does not take away from your earnings!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Let the Residual Income Flow!

I have recently embarked on a new challenge to increase my residual income.  This challenge entails posting more articles onto Hubpages and seeing how they perform.  So far in 2 days I have made 2 cents.  While this does not sound like much, and it isn’t, in four months I have only made 21 cents, so it seems I am on the right track.  You can also access my hubs from the sidebar on the right.  :)

There have also been changes over at one of my other residual sites, Suite101, so I am hoping that my income there will go on the upswing again.  I am going to hold off posting any more articles there for a while though while I wait to see what happens.  

I have also taken on more work for a private client.  It is not a lot of money, but it is still more money than I have now and it is easy work as it is more general and on topics I know. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The August Update

July and August have been pretty quiet on the writing front.

Writing articles on topics which held no interest to me was quickly becoming boring and tough for me to do, so I quit doing it.  So far this month I have picked up a few content mill articles that do interest me and I have continued with a blogging job that I have.

Unfortunately, I have now hit that time when I was hoping to be consistently making residual income, and that is not happening.  So far, I am not even anywhere close to where I wanted to be and not making enough to even really consider what I am making.

Not only this, but I am looking to make some changes in my life.  I am not sure what exactly they are at this point, but they are in the works.  I have decided to take two night classes this fall (yes, I am insane) and then see where I go from there.  These classes do not really get me anywhere, but it is two more under my belt and a bit closer to finishing some sort of diploma. 

I want to increase my candle business and what I am doing there.  I have been neglecting it a bit, only my own fault and I want to reverse that.  Right now, this is one of the easiest sources for me to make extra income so I need to use it to my advantage.  The best way is for to get parties/events, which will take time out from other places.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mid-Year Goals and Reviews

Goals - $1490
Earnings - $816.72
Deficiency - $673.28

My earnings have not gone as well as I had hoped for a few different reasons.

Earlier in the year I experienced some burnout and did not want to write and I still have those bouts as time goes on.  I do my best to get over them quickly but that does not always work.

My residual income has not been going the way I had planned which I blame on the updates that Google did earlier this year.  I track my various sources and I have seen them decrease by 75% or more.

The main paid to click site that I clicked on did some updates as well which decreased my income as the rules have changed and I am no longer make money there.  That was $25 every two months.

I need to do some re-evaluation of what my goals are.  I need to find more private clients.  I need to promote my blogs and increase my affiliate earnings that are coming in from them as right now it is pennies.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another Update

I’m so bad about updating here, and I will apologize, but that really doesn’t make a difference as I’m still likely to forget to post again.

I have been up to the same old.  I ended up taking a class in May and June for six weeks, twice a week, so that was a bit time consuming.  I’ve been writing as well, and had my second best month in May but I am still looking for more work, especially that which pays better.

My content mills are undergoing changes again, so I am not sure what to expect from them in the coming months. The one has increased its pay but it is also increasing its expectations.  One of my residual sites is re-vamping, so I hope that it may come back to life again.   

My blog has not been going as well as I had hoped and I am struggling for content at the moment.  I am a bit burnt out after writing well over 100 posts on it so far this year.  Due to its lack of traffic, I am sure no one has noticed.  :(

I am considering going back to school, just a class or two at a time, but I have not fully decided yet for a variety of reasons.  If I do, it will cut back on my writing time.  I will need to decide in the next month or two as classes do start back up in September.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A small update

I kinda fell off the hubpages wagon.  I am hoping to get caught up though and get my 30 hubs done.  I see a lot of writing in the future!

Do you like paid to clicks?  I do several of them, one of the newest being Neobux.  One of the neat things about this is that you can rent referrals instead of having to try and get people to sign up with you.  I just got my first ones, but please feel free to join me!  Just click on the ads each day.  Its not a lot of money, but every bit helps, right?