Sunday, August 9, 2009

Earnings Feedback to Make More Money

All of us would like to make more money on eHow. In fact, many of us are hoping to one day join the $500 a month or the $1,000 a month eHow earnings club. The question then is how do you this? While volume of articles is important, quality is key. SEO and the right keywords is extremely important.

Did you know you can use your earnings feedback in order to increase your eHow money earnings? This is a wonderful tool that many new eHow writers don't take advantage of.

Let me explain how to do it.

[1] Sign into your eHow account.

[2] Click articles. You'll see a list of your articles and the amount earned. These are defaulted to display by the most recent date to latest date.

[3] Scroll down to the bottom of the page and it will show "your library". Look on the right-hand side. Click the EARNINGS tab twice. This will now display your top earning articles in order.

[4] Look at your top 10 and top 20 earners. What keywords earned the most? Write down a list of the keywords.

[5] Write additional eHow articles with these keywords. Don't clone articles though! Think of a new angle and write from that.

Chances are if the keyword did great for you previously, it will do so again.

Let me know how this worked out for you in the comment section!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

100,000 Page Views

I'm pleased to announce that at the time of this writing, I've reached 101,234 page views on eHow. I know that eHow money only comes from people clicking the ads. However, if you don't have any visitors to your eHow articles, there isn't anyone to click the ads. I can't wait to reach the next 100,000 page milestone.

Just remember to keep commenting on articles, post articles you write from home and don't give up. You can build up your eHow empire one article at a time.

How do you earn on eHow?

I've had several people ask me how do you earn on eHow. Do you make money on each article? You write articles from home. You then submit them to eHow. You don't earn upfront money. Your articles are posted live on eHow. Then others can come to the articles you write from home. They can join eHow and comment and star rate your articles.

If you write articles from home and post for free, how do you earn money? You earn money when people read the ads that are on the page of your articles. If someone clicks the ad on the article page, you earn a small portion of the ad revenue that was generated. How much of a percentage do you earn? That secret isn't revealed by eHow.

Can you earn enough to pay your bills on eHow? Some authors on eHow are writing articles from home and earning over $1,000 a month. I'm not that lucky yet.

Some authors strike it rich with a "golden ticket" article. This is an article that does exceptionally well in the eHow site. It booms overnight! These articles will get you a lot of money from eHow. I haven't had one of those yet either.

For the average writer that writes articles from home, you need to post your articles. Wait for your articles to age at least 2 to 4 months. This puts the articles you write from home in the Google index. Then you should expect to make an average of around $1 an article that you have that is of age.

If you need say $200 a month for gas. Work and get up 200 articles. Then you can expect to make around $200 a month on eHow to cover your gas. It's really easy to do.

Write the articles and count down the days until they age. Just think at $1 an article.. if you have an article sit on eHow for 12 months.. you can earn $12 for that article. That's a good investment of time from home to earn money writing articles.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

eHow Writing Goals for July

July has been a tough month to meet my eHow writing goals. I was hoping to have posted another 100 articles for this month. If you've checked out my profile page or subscribed to me, you'll find out that hasn't happened. But hey, offline life sometimes takes over!

There is good news though. Even though offline life has decreased the number of articles I wrote from home this month, I'm still earning on eHow. The formula for at least $1 per article you have when you start the month is holding true for my eHow earnings. This is with some articles bombing and no visitors clicking the ads at all. I'd love it, if the visitors were interested in my articles and ads. Some have gotten fantastic hits but I guess the ads aren't right.

I was hoping to tweak articles that had zero eHow money earnings. However, time hasn't permitted that either. Hopefully, I can get on a regular article writing schedule for the month of August.

Even if you can't write every single day for eHow, remember you're building a library of articles. Some of the articles you write from home for eHow will earn money like crazy. Others, the ads won't match up right or will have ads that people aren't interested in. Those, you'll need to eventually tweak and fix. But,you'll still be earning eHow money for articles you write from home.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

$1,000 Club on eHow

I've had people message me to ask what is the magical number of articles to be a member of the eHow $1,000 club. Trust me; lots of us are wanting to join that club! Can you imagine earning that much money in residual income per month? Just picture $1,000 being deposited into your Paypal account on a monthly basis around the second week of the month. You didn't have to write a single word or promote a single article.

Is this just a daydream?

No, it's not just a daydream! You can have your cake and eat it to when you write articles from home to earn money on eHow.

The question by many readers is now, what is the magic formula? Why am I making 100 bucks a month without being on eHow six, seven months or even a year? How in the world did I hit payout in less than a month?

First, the eHow guides and books helped me to remember one thing I already knew as a writer. Use keywords in your eHow articles. My articles that have low keywords aren't earning a penny or are earning very little. They're essentially wasted. Yes, they get traffic but no-one is clicking the ads to earn me eHow money.

Second, stop wasting value writing time trying to use the keyword ad tool and the Google adword tools. These are helpful ONLY if you can't think of variations of your keyword. For example, an ad that pays $8 a click might be too competitive. Everyone and their brother has up an article with the same $8 keyword. You MIGHT get lucky and have an article that is competitive and catches readers in the great wide world of Internet and technology.

Third, write from your heart. Don't write extremely short articles. Don't write articles that are 20 pages long either. Reach a happy medium. When you get time, add pictures to your articles.

Fourth, add your article list link. When you go to your eHow profile or dashboard click articles. Up at the top, you'll see your article listing link. Don't link to your profile. Link to the articles. After all, you're hoping readers will read your articles and click the ads to get you more eHow money.

Fifth, add to your eHow library. Write, write and write some more. Even if you're not sure an article is going to earn you money. Try to write at least one eHow article each week. The magic number isn't 333 articles, 500 articles or 1,000 articles. The key is to write something each week. You will build a following of other readers that want to see what you have up that is new each week, even if it is only one article you wrote from home to earn eHow money.

Sixth, comment on other people's articles. Some eHow writers will tell you this is a waste of time. Others will swear by it. I did an experiment. I did not comment on articles for a bit. My daily eHow earnings were less. A friend of mine has added no articles. Without comments, her daily earnings stagnated. With comments, she earned a little bit more. (In another blog post coming up in the future, I'll explain WHY it helps you earn more on eHow writing comments).

Seventh, go back to your older articles. Add your article link in the reference section. See other articles by this author and put your article link. This will increase readers going to your articles and increase the chances you will make eHow money from the ads people click from your articles.

Bottom line, add to your eHow library, write what you know and comment. Most importantly, link back to your other eHow work. The goal is to keep readers on the eHow site and to keep them reading through your eHow article library.

eHow Earnings Soaring

Yesterday, I logged into eHow to check my earnings. I can now say that 2 months in a row, I am earning over 100 bucks a month in eHow money. This would make me an official member of the 100 bucks a month club on eHow. Yay!

I have 44, 944 page views. I am making roughly .005 cents per page view. Again though, we have to keep in mind that over half of my articles I wrote from home to earn money on eHow are not even two months old. Since I joined in the first week of April, none of my articles have reached the 3 month mark either for indexing by the search engine and developing a fan base.

I had hoped to have 300 articles posted by the end of June. However, I was hired full time to do freelance writing from home. My new editor is rather strict. I've been focusing on learning the ropes and trying to improve my writing for them. I'm not complaining!

At the time of this post, I have 262 articles published on eHow. A big 70 percent of my articles are earning something in revenue. I suspect as some of the April articles get indexed and reach the 3 month age mark, earnings should increase even more.

I hope to reach the 1,000 dollar club by the end of 2009. It would be so nice!

If you are new to eHow or need inspiration, know that it can be done! Just keep plugging along and adding to your eHow library.

My Helium Experiment Continued

Many of you are probably wondering how my Helium experiment is going, especially after the lengthy explanation from the Helium representative on how the rating system works. Well, so far instead of around 10 cents a day, I am now earning an additional 25 cents a day on Helium... or around that.

Is the extra 15 cents worth the time it takes to read article after article? The answer is no, it isn't. Now, if I was making an average of $10 a day on Helium and rating doubled my earnings, it certainly would be. If you're making pennies or dimes on Helium, the doubled earnings is simply not worth the time it takes to rate.

Just based solely on my experiment, the additional rating resulted in my DOUBLING my Helium earnings.

Things that make you go Hmmmm.