Sunday, November 13, 2011

What Would You Like to Know?

So, this isn't an income report but it does have to do with increasing your income.  And it is a request, too.

You see, I decided to monetize my YouTube account and see what would happen.  I didn't think I'd really get much because I don't have a LOAD  of traffic there.  I actually only have one video that gets much action.  But I figured I would try it out anyway.

And I was shocked!  Now apparently it is against Google's TOS to talk about click through rates and stuff like that but what I can tell  you is that my CTR is much higher than any other site that I have monetized.  And the amount per click is generally higher, too.

So, if you have a YouTube  channel that you get any kind of traffic to - get in there an monetize those videos now!  It is super cool and I'm so hyped about it.  I've put up three new videos lately - I'm just trying to figure out what gets the traffic.

If there is something you'd like to know about Blogger blogs or WordPress blogs or residual earnings or writing or social media - please ask and I'll make a video about it.  If you have a site I'll even leave a link to your site in the description of the video so you might get some traffic, too!

Leave me a question in the comments!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Create a One Page Wonder with a Blogger Blog

You might have heard me talking about One Page Wonders on Facebook or other places and wondered what I was talking about. Well - this is it! A One Page Wonder gives you so many more options when it comes to residual earnings through article marketing sites!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Home Workouts

Being healthy and active is not easy but many people find it easy to do so when they have a home workout routine that they are interested in and consider fun.  That is why this week's theme was home workouts.

These are the HubPages I did this week:

Rebounders Are Great for a Home Workout

An At Home Stairmaster Workout

Get a Low Impact Workout with an Elliptical Machine

The Benefits of a Pilates Home Workout

These are the InfoBarrel articles:

The Benefits of Exercise Bikes

4 Things You Can Do for a Healthier Life Today

Basic Essentials for Your Home Gym

Outdoor Trampolines - Fun For the Family

This is how I linked them all together:

These are the toplists I made to link to the articles and hubs:

Top 4 Pieces of Exercise Equipment for Your Home Workouts 2011

Top 4 Ways to Lead a More Active Life 2011

I've also submitted all of the links to IMAutomator.

Group Project!

I think I mentioned that I joined a group of ladies that also are trying to really make something with residual income last week?  Well, I've really been having some great chats with these ladies and last night this chat turned into an idea for a group project.

I don't want to get too into details because I want to be able to put it all together later but basically it involves working together to create on fabulous network of articles, backlinks, and one One Page Wonder (OPW). If you're not sure what a One Page Wonder is it is basically your sales page that gets people to BUY.  When you write HubPages or InfoBarrel or Ezinearticles articles, you can't put in affiliate links.  But you can point people to a page that does have your affiliate links on it.  And that is what the OPW is for.

It is going to be a smallish group to start off with - 5 or 6 of us.  We are all in the process of picking a general topic. Once we pick the topic, each of us is committed to writing one article a week.  That one article will be linked to the OPW and each person is responsible to do their own backlinking. There will be a certain amount of backlinks required for each member to build.

Once each member has their article ready, we will link them together in a small open wheel.

The OPW will be linked to a Master List of articles so that people who want to know more can go to the list and find other articles on the topic. That gives each article written another link in.

Those who are participating in the project will have the chance to earn more from their articles (through adsense or whatever they use) and will be able to earn on an affiliate project of their choice.  The OPW will have links to each person's affiliate program of choice.

Sound complicated?  Maybe a little.

But I predict that this is going to change a lot for us.

I'm truly excited about it and hopefully by the end of the year I'll have some exciting results to post!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Difficult Teen Years

I thought  that you might like to see how I am working my themes in my residual earnings efforts.   So, I am going to show you what  I did for my Teen themed articles.

Here are the articles I did for InfoBarrel:

Are You Monitoring Your Teen's Computer Use?

5 Things You Must Discuss With Your Teen About Sex

Teens Using Ecstasy - The Club Drug

Tips to Deal with Teenage Risk Taking

Here are the articles I did  for HubPages:

Don't Let Your Teen Become a Statistic

How to Tell if Your Teen is Lying

Teach Your Teen About Alcohol Abuse 

Troubled Teens - Do You Have One? 

This is how I linked them all together (click on the picture to make it bigger):

These are the backlink toplists I did:

Top 4 Things to Think About When Raising Teens

Top 4 Concerns for Parents Raising Teens

I've linked everything with IMAutomator.

And now?  Now I let it sit for awhile and get some age.  I'll add a reminder to my calendar to go back and do some more back linking in a couple weeks.

So, what do you think?  Suggestions?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Time To Make a New Plan!

Highway 1Image by MoonSoleil via Flickr - This is what I am working for!  Beautiful scenes like this to enjoy every day!
So, I'm a tad off target with my residual earnings plan aren't I?  LOL

That's ok.  Sometimes you just gotta stop what you were doing, refocus, and get inspired again.  And there's nothing better to get you inspired than...

...a challenge!

A couple of writing chicks that I know have gotten together to inspire each other with a $50 a month HubPages challenge.  And I love this type of thing so I jumped in even though I was not on HubPages before.

I've put up my first two hubs and have decided I like it so I'm going to give it a go.  I'm still going to do InfoBarrel as well but I'm going to lay off of Bukisa for a bit.  I have a lot of content there and while I get more traffic there, the click throughs are not fabulous.  HubPages has a multi-earning thing going on (you can earn from Adsense, the HubPages Ad program, and Amazon) so I think it might be worth exploring.  And the community seems pretty nice, too.  That's one of the things I love about InfoBarrel so I figure that will be a perk at HubPages, as well.

So, what is this plan you might ask?

Well, once again, I am being aggressive.  I don't do anything half way.  I figure that I can dedicate an hour a day to MYSELF so I'm going to do 1 article at HubPages and 1 at InfoBarrel from Monday - Thursday.  Friday is going to be backlinking day.

One thing I am going to do a little differently is I am going to have a theme for each week.  Like this week, the theme is teens.  So, by the end of the week there will be 4 teen themed articles at HubPages and 4 teen themed articles at InfoBarrel.  The HubPages hubs will be interlinked to each other and to the IB articles and vice versa.

I'm also going to use other sites to build links, like - they are pretty cool because you can build a list and each point can have a dofollow link in it.  I'm going to use Blogger by creating a blog on that theme with a 100-200 word summary of each article and a link to it (and of course, the blog will be Adsense and Amazon optimized as well).  And then I will use my other bookmarking sites to create links, too.

I'm going to try to check in here weekly to share what I have done.
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Is Your Teen Lying to You?

Do all teens lie?
No. But it is common. Teens lie just because they want to test the boundaries. They are trying to see what they can get away with and what they can't. If you think back to your teen years, you likely did the same things. Or maybe you didn't. I didn't. I was one of those weird kids that didn't try to pull things of an actually believed that I should listen to my parents.
Click the title to

Do You Have a Troubled Teen?

Are you worried about your teen? Are you concerned about their activities outside of the house? Are you always looking for signs of trouble? You are not the only one!

Click the title to

Monday, August 8, 2011

I'm Lusting After...

Logitech C910Image by yoppy via Flickr
Ok - I'm in a rambling mood today and I know this post is kind of off topic - but its my blog and I can ramble if I want to!

I've just been browsing around and thinking about some of the bigger purchases I might buy before the year is over.  One of the things I'd really like is an iPad - but that's not likely going to happen!  I have to be a little more realistic.

One thing I did find that I want is the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910.  I've been having a lot of video conferences lately and going in Google+ Hangouts and I have to tell ya that I'm not overly thrilled with the webcam that came with my laptop.  I don't know, I thought it would be better than it is.  I've also been thinking of doing some videos for another one of my sites but my web cam certainly isn't up to par for that. So I thought this might be a little - or a lot - bit better.

Have any of you used it?  Thoughts and opinions?

Of course, I'm going to do a little more research online and find out some more about it but so far what I've read seems good.  People seem to like it and it looks like it has all the features I need.
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pre-approval and The Keyword Academy

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It completely blows my mind that the month is almost over!  How did that happen?

The month isn't a complete loss though.  I've learned a lot and I have added quite a few articles to my residual earnings sites.  Not as many as I wanted but getting there.  I know that one of the things that is holding me back is the fact that I really, really need to get a schedule.

Honestly, schedules have always been the thing that stops me from getting past a certain level of success.  If I could get a grip on this schedule thing I know I would accomplish so much more.  So, I'm going to focus on schedule in June and nothing else.  The amount of articles I write and the amount of money that comes in will be secondary.  But the truth is that I think if I develop a schedule and stick to it, both of those will increase as a result.

I've still got 2 and a half days in the month so  I'm not going to give you any numbers here.  You'll have to wait until my update!  LOL

But I will tell you that I got pre-approval at InfoBarrel, which means no more waiting for articles to be approved.  That's a good thing.  I'm enjoying automatic publishing now! LOL

Oh, and I joined The Keyword Academy.  I figured why not - the first month is free so why not see what they have to offer.  I doubt that I'll continue on past the first month because I find that I am suffering from information overload.  I have enough reading to do as it  is. I have to say the forum is pretty good and the Wordtracker tool is cool too.  But  I'll likely let you know  how it goes later in June.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Keyword Luv

If you are looking for some new ways to get some backlinks to your blogs and your articles you should consider doing some blog commenting.  People have been doing this for ages to get traffic to their blogs but now there are some blogs where you can not only get a good "dofollow" link but you can also get quality anchor text, too!

Keyword Luv is a WordPress plugin (I don't think you can use it on Blogger but I'm going to check on that and update later) that allows you to leave a comment with a "dofollow" link back to a blog or article and by typing "@your anchor text" behind your name, search engines will recognize "your anchor text" as being the keywords that identify your blog.

I have used this for my blog before (my main blog) and I plan to try it for a few of my articles as well.

Here are some of  the blogs that have Keyword Luv enabled (just make sure that you leave valuable comments - none of this, "Great post" BS!):

Oh!  and don't forget me!  My main blog is The Social Freelance Writer and I love comments - even if you aren't a writer!  I have Keyword Luv and Comment Luv enable and you can leave your Twitter url, too!

What are Link Wheels?

Since my last post I've had a few people ask me about link wheels and I figured that since there has already been so much information written about it that I would share some links with you:

What is a link wheel?

Here's a video that I found helpful:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Way Behind

Well, I started the month off with a bang but things got busy and before you know it I am way behind.  It is only the 20th though so there is still a possibility of catching up.  Maybe.

I am seeing more clicks on my ads though.  I'm almost at the same amount as last month so I should have a little more incoming ad clicks yet.

I'm starting to think that I should do more stuff in bulk.  Like write 20 articles and then do the backlinking and other stuff.  One of the things I've seen suggested is to write articles in set.  Like 5 articles about being an administrative professional all with different keywords and then doing a linkwheel that links to each of those articles and each other.  Does that make sense?

This is what it would look like (click to see bigger):

So, five articles on InfoBarrel, 6 articles in the linkwheel.  Each of the articles on InfoBarrel are linked to each other with anchor text.  Each of the linkwheel articles is linked to all 5 of the InfoBarrel articles using their anchor text and to each other.  Every article (all 11 of them) have backlinks going to them from Stumbleupon, Tagza, etc.

I've done this (actually I paid for it) with two of my niche sites and about two weeks later they are both starting to show results with more traffic generally and specifically more search engine traffic.

I'm going to try this and see if I have better results than just putting up loads of articles.  Work smarter, not harder, right?

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's Really Not Easy

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I really hate it when people say how easy it is to earn residual income online.  If you're one of those people stop saying it because it just is not true!  Earning passive income is just as hard as earning money from writing in other ways - sometimes harder.

I think the hardest thing is the motivation.  For me anyway.  When I'm earning money by writing for a client I don't really  need any motivation other than a deadline and the lure of getting paid and padding my Paypal account.  I love seeing the numbers go up there.  And doing client writing means that I don't have to wait until some point in the future to see the money - usually no more than a week anyway.

Now residual income - it's like gambling a little bit.  You might see some great return on it - you might not.  All depends how much work you put into it.  I mean, if you don't build your backlinks, you aren't going to see much in return.  If you don't promote your articles, minimal return is what you'll get.  But even if you did the job right and you put the hours in, the big money isn't going to come for awhile.  Even then, you have to have chosen the right keywords and so on.

There are so many variables!!!

So, if you think that residual income is an easy way to make some fast money, you are barking up the wrong tree.  You're better off sticking to a paying, outside the house job.

But, if you are willing to learn, put in some hard work, write like a crazy person, and then wait a bit (short bit, long bit, could go either way), then you should definitely jump right in and join me on this crazy journey. :)
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Too Much Reading Makes Me Confused

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If you're involved in the making money from residual income niche you have likely felt the same as me at some point.  You're trying to learn all you can about earning from passive income and there's so much out there to take in that it just gets all muddled in your brain.

That's what is going on with me right now.  I've been reading the forums over at InfoBarrel (and don't get me wrong - there is loads of good stuff there) and checking out other sites for building backlinks and building up other forms of passive income.  And I just feel like I have to stop because I keep coming across new sites or new places that I could use but I can't take  it all in.  There's just too much!

I honestly don't know what to do first.

I have kept up with my article writing and I've actually told one of my private writing clients that I need to take a break from writing.  I want to be able to focus on getting the articles out there and backlinking them - at least to my main 26 sites.

The  thing that is driving me crazy is that I know there is more.  26 backlinks on social bookmarking sites is just not going to be enough to do the trick.  I have to do more.  So I'm wondering if I should just put the "more" aside for a little bit and focus on getting some content up there.  Once I have 100 or so articles on each site (Bukisa and InfoBarrel) I can stop or slow down the article writing for a bit and focus on building links in like building linkwheels and stuff.

Linkwheels are something that really fascinates me because you know, I could build one linkwheel that would serve as backlinks to more than just one article.  It could have links to several articles in it.  I've paid to have two linkwheels done for me (for my niche blogs) and I think that I could handle it on my own now.  The only thing it that it does take time.  And if i am going to build my own linkwheels I'm going to want to create somewhat different articles for each part of the wheel   (the ones I bought for $5 used the same article).  But if I had a good article spinning program that would make it much easier.  I'm not sure if I want to invest in that or not.

Anyway, just some thoughts.  If you'r building up your passive income or have already had success, how do you deal with  all the wealth of information that is out there?
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Keeping Up!

I'm pretty darned proud of myself because so far this month I am actually keeping up with my residual  earnings article writing.

I've written 6 articles for InfoBarrel (3 are still waiting for approval) and 3 for Bukisa. I'm going to at least one more for Bukisa today and maybe one more for InfoBarrel. InfoBarrel is having it's monthly contest on Top Lists - I love doing those.  I did my first list on The Top 20 Reasons for Freelance Writers to Use Social Media.

I've got another idea for a top list building already so I'm not going to write much here today. I just wanted to update about it. :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Goals

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I’m not a big goals person but I realize that I need to be so I’m going to set some goals this month but they are not financially related.
1. Write 50 new residual earnings articles and backlink them all.
2. Write a new blog post each week for all 3 of my niche sites (3×4=12).
3. Write a minimum of 2 new blog posts a week for The Social Freelance Writer.
4. Finish off my two new Amazon blogs and have linkwheels made for them.
5. Build 4 more Amazon blogs and complete and have linkwheels made for them.
and the big one…
6. Work on developing a schedule and sticking to it!
and a non-work goal…
7. Join Curves and go 3-4 times a week and walk 4 times a week.
I had posted this on a writing forum that I go to often and got some feedback immediately.
I love that you are making goals. I love that your goals are specific. This way you know for sure whether you have reached them or not. ( I would re-write number 6, so it is like the others…more specific). I would suggest that now that you have written out your goals, that you write action steps for each one. What do you have to do 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in order to reach each one before the month is over. In doing this, you may find that your goals are not attainable and need to be revised, or that they are not challenging enough and that you can do more. Finally, my biggest hope for you is that you build in ways to reward yourself along the way. Don’t forget to celebrate your successes! Best Wishes.
…and I totally agree on her point about #6 – I do need to be more specific about that.  I’m just not sure how to do that so I’ll come back to that later.
As for the action steps:
1. Write 50 new residual earnings articles and backlink them all.
a) Using the index cards for the keywords that I have already chosen to focus on, come up with 50 titles.
b) Write 2 articles each day, Monday – Friday; schedule time for this.
c) Backlink the next morning for the articles that were written the previous day.
and for the next one:
2. Write a new blog post each week for all 3 of my niche sites (3×4=12).
a) Brainstorm for titles.
b) Schedule time once per week to write all three blog posts for the week.
c) Post them on blogs.
Same steps for 3.
And for the last two…
4. Finish off my two new Amazon blogs and have linkwheels made for them.
5. Build 4 more Amazon blogs and complete and have linkwheels made for them.
a) Do research for product/domain
b) Register domain and set  up blog with plugins
c) Add content – 4 product posts and 2-3 info posts
d) Let sit until Google is indexing it
e) Outsource linkwheels on Fivver
REWARDS!  Yes, I deserve rewards.  But I’m not sure what I want so I’ll have to think about that, too. :)
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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Broadening My Options

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So, I haven't given up on this. :)  But, I have decided that just writing articles bores me after a bit.  I have found the same thing when I am doing work for other people.  I can't just write blog posts about exercise or just write about careers.  I have to mix up blog posts and articles and stories so that I don't go crazy doing just one thing.

I'm going to do the same thing with my residual earnings and I might as well tell you what I'm doing.

First, I have a couple of niche sites happening.  I have one about anxiety/panic disorder, one about time management, and one about how to be a freelance writer.  I'm trying to add one new blog post to each per week.They have Amazon ads on them and Adsense.

Second, I am doing some product focused Amazon blogs.  I purchased a course (which I am likely going to review in the fairly near future) from Chris Guthrie and it has cleared things up.  I have two Amazon blogs up now.  One just went up last night and I spent  about an hour finding just the right product and just the right keyword domain and put it up. I still have to write a couple of real blog posts for it but I think this second one is going to be the one that starts making money first.

In the past I've been very, "I know how to do this so why should I pay someone to do it for me?" whenever it comes to pretty much anything.  I think I was just being stubborn though.  So, I've started outsourcing my linkwheels.  I know how to do them but why the hell would I spend hours getting a proper linkwheel set up when I can pay someone $5 to  do it for me?  It's an investment, right?

I'm still hemming and hawwing about the article spinning issue.  I can write but would it be a better investment to get a good article spinner?  Would it save me time?  I've tried free ones - they all suck - so I'm wondering if the paid versions are going to be that much better?  I don't know.  I'll have to think about it.  At some point you have to stop "investing" and just  get your butt to work, right?

Oh - that picture?  It's a "freelancer jump gate" and I thought it was kind  of cool. :)
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Reuse and Recycle!

I don't know why I didn't think of this before.  I mean, I know about reusing content from blog posts and re-purposing it but I didn't think of this.

I was on the InfoBarrel forum - really glad that thanks to Willow Sidhe that I've started exploring that forum! - and someone brought up ListMy5.  That is another residual earning site that some people got very excited about.  Well, I guess I was one of them because I have 20 articles up there.  I couldn't make money from it because I'm Canadian, but when it first started it did allow you to place dofollow links in the article and they were so easy to write that I thought it would be a good way to get traffic back to my blogs and articles in other places.  So, yes, I had 20 of them.

Anyway, this thread on the InfoBarrel forum, reminding me of this site and someone mentioned that they were going to move all their articles and put them somewhere else.

Doh!  Why didn't I think of that?

So, that's one of the things I want to get done over the next couple of days.  I want to get those articles fleshed out a bit more (they are pretty simple little lists) with an intro and a close and put them on either Bukisa or InfoBarrel.  I've done that with two of them already and it only took me about 5 minutes to increase the content of them and have them ready for another site.

There are lots of other ways that you can re-use content.

I have YouTube videos that are made on PowerPoint that could be turned into an article.  Of course, blog posts can be broken up into parts and re-written to form new articles.  Perhaps you made a great post on a forum to help someone out - turn it into an article, too!

Reuse and recycle your content to increase your article count!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Backlinking Strategy

I know that one of the most annoying things about making money from residual income is that you need to get backlinks in order to get ranked and building those backlinks takes time and energy.  I've built up a nice way of giving my articles some instant backlinks though.

With this method I have 26 backlinks right away.  I can do them all in one day or I can spread them out over a period of time.  Now, 26 backlinks isn't a huge amount so I don't believe that is too many.  If you do a large amount, sometimes you'll get a little slap from Google but I believe that 26 is ok.

Anyway, I made this video to explain it.  Check it out and let me know what you think:

Progress! Yay!

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Progress is a good thing!

I've been pounding away at the keyboard this morning while watching my nephew and I've actually gotten some work done.  I wrote three articles for InfoBarrel and they are waiting for approval.  I also did a load of bookmarking from the last articles that I was waiting for approval on and also a couple articles that had never been bookmarked before.

And I made a video, which I will share with you here when it has been uploaded to YouTube.  It's a lengthy one (10 mins!) about my social bookmarking strategy.  I think the reason a lot of people don't really like social bookmarking is that it can be a time consuming process if you do not have a real strategy going.  But I've worked out a process that lets me submit to 26 sites in about 2 minutes.  Nice huh?  And, one of the sites I am using even allows you to spread them out over a time period.  Very cool.  Anyway, I'll be putting the video up here shortly.

Well, I guess that's all I have to say.  If you're reading here I'm guessing that you do residual income as well?  If you do, please leave me a comment and a link to your site so I can check it out. :)

**10 PM - I just wanted to add that I did really good today!  I got 5 articles written - 3 at InfoBarrel and 2 at Bukisa!  I wish I had time to do this every day!
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Having a Hard Time with Organization

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The story of my life - organization - I suck at it.  Believe it or not, I used to be an administrative assistant and organization was critical for me.  Even more unbelievable is that I used to teach an administrative assistant course and one of the things I had to teach was organization skills. So I know this stuff, but do you think I have succeeded in being organized as a freelancer?  Not a chance!

I am not sure why but I just have not managed to get my organization skills working for me at home.  I get lost on Facebook or I get sidetracked reading an article about blogging or I find a really cool plug in that I have to install immediately.  And before you know it the morning is over and I haven't really accomplished a damn thing.

Right now I have articles for pay that need to be written and I have written any residual articles in days.  Mind you, I have had some really crazy things going on in my life this past week.  I'm amazed that I've managed to do anything.  I found out that before the year is out I'm going to be a grandma!  It's not the ideas situation because my daughter is only 16 but I can't help but be a bit excited.  She's pretty much decided to keep it and I'll be damned if I'm going to make this a miserable experience for anyone.  This child will come into the world loved and cherished and I'm going to be there to help my daughter become a good mom.

Anyway, I have gotten a few more articles up and I've done some work on my niche blogs.  I found a guy at that does these awesome linkwheels and I plan on using him again for sure.

So, I just wanted to let you know I haven't given up on this project - I'm just a little side tracked. :)
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Monday, April 11, 2011

2 More Residual Earnings Articles Up

Well, I missed the weekend (I tend to be pretty unorganized on weekends and with teenager chaos usually rules) but I did get my two articles up this morning - one on Bukisa and one on InfoBarrel.  I'm waiting for approval for both of them but that should be ready before the end of the day.

I've been watching my Google Adsense stats religiously for the past couple of days.  LOL.  It is kind of funny because it is just like when I first signed up with them.  But I have seen that I get more traffic at Bukisa than I do at InfoBarrel. That might be because I have more content there than at InfoBarrel.  I guess we'll see what happens as time progresses and I get more backlinking done.

It is too early to tell much yet, but I just thought I would throw a quick update in here so you know I'm not slacking.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 1 Articles Posted

Well, good start to day one.  I wrote and posted two articles - one for InfoBarrel and one for Bukisa.  They didn't take too long to write and I had already done the keyword research.

I also did some bookmarking on older articles but I won't be able to bookmark these until tomorrow or the next day when they are approved.

I'm kind of excited about all of this! :)

Sites for Residual Earnings

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I've decided to start with two sites for residual earnings:

I've decided on these two primarily because I've already got articles there and because I've had some success with them in the past (on a small level - remember that I haven't put a huge amount of effort into either one of them).

I think for now I am going to make a goal of posting a new article each day on each site.  So, that's 14 articles a week.  I know that doesn't seem like a lot but I do have a lot of other things on my plate.  I have 3 private clients that bring in a good portion of my income and I have a part time teaching job as well.  And I have a couple of blogs.

I guess the blogs come into play with my residual earnings as well because I do have Adsense on them, too.  My main blog actually does quite well and has good traffic.  Hopefully, I can build this one up to that. :)

I'll be doing keyword research for each post and I'll be submitting it to social bookmarking sites.  I'm going to use IMAutomator plus a few other sites like Digg, Delicious, SheToldMe and StumbleUpon.

And of course, I think I'll do income reports.  I've never done that before but I think that in a blog like this it can be very useful.  I'm only going to include the income that has to do with residual earnings though.

So, I'll be back soon with some progress reports!
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Day 1: I Need a Plan!

First, welcome to my blog about earning residual income.  I know there are many other blogs out there that are like this so if you choose to follow me on this journey I'll be really excited. :)

I'm a little different than the total newb that is trying to make residual income because I've actually been online for years.  I have a very successful blog about social media for freelance writers.  I've been earning money as a freelance writer for about 8 years.  I have already been using residual earning sites - just not effectively.  I even know how to do keyword research and writer keyword optimized articles.

But I've never actually tried to implement a plan with the intent of making real money from residual earning sites.  It has all been rather random.

But I know that it is possible to make decent money and I think that it would be very cool to be able to earn money consistently from Google Adsense.  And I want to put some actual effort into it and that means I need a plan.

One of the things I do is article marketing for a client.  They don't care where the articles are placed - as long as there are backlinks to their site in there.  So, why use article marketing sites that I get nothing back from when I can use sites that allow me to earn some residual income at the same time?  So, a lot of the articles that I write will be double earners.

But I want to take this opportunity to write articles that I'm actually interested in as well.  Some of the topics I plan on covering include:
  • Working at home
  • Writing
  • Anxiety and panic disorder
  • Depression
  • Drugs/Teen drug abuse
  • Social media
I have to do some research on those but I know at least a few of those will be profitable.

So, if you're interested in earning money online with me, follow my blog!