Friday, April 15, 2011

Infobarrel Allows Choice of Adsense Ad Type

I just sat down with my cup of coffee and after perusing the WAHM forums, I decided to have a quick look at the Infobarrel forums (something I've been doing frequently since I began my Infobarrel experiment). I saw a post that caught my eye, and it reminded me of why I love writing for the site so much. My earnings aren't great yet (they will be), but the site's owners are wonderful and they really do listen to their writers. As of today, you now have a choice as to what type of Adsense ads display on your articles.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Targeting Commercial Keywords to Increase Revenue

When it comes to creating profitable online content, no matter where you publish that content, choosing keywords with commercial intent can help increase the number of clicks you receive and the value of those clicks. As I continue my Infobarrel experiment this month, I'm also experimenting with different keyword strategies to find out which one works best for the site. One of the primary things I'm doing differently is to focus only on product-related keywords. Why? Because visitors looking for product-related information are typically ready to click (and ready to buy). This means more clicks per article and more affiliate sales, which also means more residual income every month.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Backlinks, Backlinks, Backlinks!

As much as I hate creating them, they're a necessary part of making real money online. While it is possible to earn without creating backlinks (see my eHow earnings), your income will climb higher than you ever imagined with sometimes only a few well-crafted do-follow backlinks. In this post, I'm going to show you how to create the right kind of backlinks to make the most efficient use of your time. This tutorial applies to both revenue share articles on sites like Infobarrel and Hubpages, and to posts on your own niche sites. The process is the same no matter where you publish your content - backlinks are backlinks.

Monday, April 4, 2011

March 2011 Residual Income Analysis

I updated my income report over the weekend to include my March 2011 residual income earnings. As you can see, some sites have earned far less and some slightly more than the previous month. I only published a few new articles on a few sites toward the end of the month, so my overall earnings didn't increase much. I did add a new income source to the list - the HubPages Ad Program - which I think will be a nice supplement to my Adsense earnings there. I highly recommend joining when you're invited. It's a painless process and I began earning much more than I expected right away - about $5 in one week. That's not bad considering I have less than 40 hubs, from which I'm currently only making around $20 per month from Adsense.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

How to Choose Profitable Keywords for Your Articles

I posted a similar article on The Freelance Home Writer several years ago, but I think it's time to update this information with all the new things I've learned since then. I've found that in the world of SEO, some things change quickly (primarily opinions), but the most valuable principals always remain the same. In this tutorial, I'll show you how I use Google Adwords to find profitable keywords for my revenue sharing articles and how to analyze the competition for these keywords. The key to writing articles that earn money is to use good keyword research, which means choosing keywords that are highly searched and have little competition, and providing the reader with real value. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Infobarrel Experiment April 2011

Although my hubs on HubPages earned more money in February than my articles on Infobarrel with around the same number of articles on each site, this was before the Google Panda/Farmer update. In March, it appears that Infobarrel has jumped well ahead of HubPages in earnings (See my income reports for more information). For this reason, I decided to focus on Infobarrel throughout April and see where it leads. I'm not going to go in depth on the pros and cons of writing for Infobarrel here. If you're interested in that, see my Infobarrel post on The Freelance Home Writer. Instead, I'm going to outline the terms I've created for this experiment.