Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wizzley

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!
Wizzley

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?
Neobux

Friday, April 1, 2011

Do you know about Hubpages?

Do you have an account on Hubpages?  I do!  I'm taking part of a 30 day challenge and I am going to be writing about my adventures of getting into affiliate marketing/passive income.  Come on over and follow me!

http://hubpages.com/profile/SKCandles

Monday, February 28, 2011

February is Dismal

I can tell you right now, my February was very quiet and dismal for earnings. 

I was off work for 2 weeks so you would think that I would get a lot of writing done.   It was the opposite.  I had no ambition to work and did not accomplish much. 

Also in February, Google has made some changes to their algorithm and I am hearing that some of the content sites have been hurt by this.  While I am not on a lot of sites, I am on Suite101 and I am hearing people are finding their earnings have gone down on this site.  I'm not sure I have enough up for it to make a difference.

I will be back in a few days with my results.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm a bit Behind

Bit behind on my income goals thsi month as I took 5 days off and went and visited a friend.  And now I am considering some other methods of making income, but not as passive or potentially as easy.  Right now I am just in the thinking/planning stages, so I'm not sharing much in case I jinx things.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

2011 Goals:

My goals for 2011 are to increase my residual earnings from a variety of sites so that I do not have to do aas much work to make the same amount of money.

For residual income at this time I have:

Articles on Suite101
Articles on Hubpages – Adsense, Amazon
Blogs – Adsense, Amazon

I also plan to continue with the private writing as well as the other things that I have done in 2010 for extra income.

Overall, I hope to make $3,000 this year.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

2010 Earnings:


Grand total - $2162.84 and my goal was 2,000

Breakdown:
Private Clients - $1885.55
Content Mills - $113.95
Revenue Sharing - $12.44
Paid to Clicks - $59.92
Surveyhead - $28.48
Sidetick - $50
Saskwatch - $26.50
Swagbucks - $115
Crocheting - $32.75 (I know this isn’t online, but I figured I’d count it
Paypal Fees - $161.75

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January 2011 Earnings



Writing - $232
Residual – 7.82
Swagbucks – 8.33 (calculated based on 450 points for Amazon Gift cards)
Paypal fees – 9.44

Total earnings – 238.71