While it is a few days late, I still wanted to get this up. With all the projects I have been working on lately (5Currencies with a great team of people and launching Enlivened Heart Jewelry) I am behind on several other things. December wasn’t such a great month and definitely didn’t show any growth (even though I was really hoping for at least a little).
November was an odd month. In some ways I did a lot better than October, but my eHow earnings took a dramatic dive which has changed things up for the month. Here’s what I earned though.
eHow is making less and less money for me. While it stinks it isn’t really all that surprising. Back in September there was national news coverage on the bed bug problem. My earnings jumped dramatically and have slowly gone down from there. The articles that earned significantly were the bed bug articles. For the month of December I made $33.32. That’s just a little more than half of what I made in November.
I missed ten days of Helium earnings because of their darn rating stars. So, Helium earnings were $56.56. November I made more than $70 while also missing some time so this is a little disappointing. However, that’s just life and I am still looking forward to the day when this isn’t on there at all because I have other things to do.
I still haven’t written very much on HubPages as of late. I think I wrote one article last month. I have started doing a little bookmarking though. The month of December I made $59.25. This is around $8 less then last month so it isn’t a dramatic fall and considering the Christmas holiday it really isn’t that surprising.
I did quite a bit more backlinking for InfoBarrel and wrote about 15 articles, but most of them were Valentine’s day articles. December was a sad month though and I only made $22.23 compared with $29.27 last month.
Because I don’t have very much posted on Xomba it has significantly less stability than the other sites. While the other sites do rise and fall they are always around the same with a $10 -15 difference most of the time. However, at Xomba I see crazy differences. In October I made more than $5 and in October I made $0.27. Last month I made $2.29.
I didn’t earn anything from Triond on my Google AdSense and earned a whopping $0.20 on their site. I have started bookmarking the few articles I have there and also writing additional ones. I recently hit 10 whole articles on their site (I always tell everyone to write at least 150 before you decide about anything so I have a long way to go!).
I didn’t use InfoPirate near as much this past month, but I really do love them. I made $4.06 for the month of December.
I made a lot more money with RedGage last month because I was featured. This month, no feature. However, I made $1.07 from this backlinking site.
My Amazon earnings were $3.22 for the month. Each month I have been selling stuff with Amazon. Nothing real exciting, but consistency is a good place to start. Not long ago I read that if you can make $1 then you can make $10 and so on. So, earning every month is a good place to start.
I have now been using Chitika for a little over a month and I made $1.26. I probably won’t be writing home about it, but once again earning is earning.
I own this blog (which doesn’t have ads on it), The Phat Diaries, and Enlivened Heart Jewelry (which also doesn’t have any ads at the moment). I also have a secret blog that I am not yet ready to share with everyone that blog has started to make a little tiny bit of money. Last month it made $1.81.
Before I get into all my thinking and thoughts about the matter I figured I would tell you what the total is. Drum roll please…$185.27. This is $63.51 less than last month and even less than my goal of $300 for the month. However there are several things to consider.
The Holidays. Webmasters everywhere tend to hate December because earnings are lower, especially for the second half of the month. Even looking at my numbers, they dropped dramatically after about December 20th and are just now starting to pick back up.
The Project. My plans were to do a ton of bookmarking in November and December and to get ahead on some of my blogging goals. This just didn’t happen because we were helping my husband’s family repair and remodel their kitchen, dinette, and utility room. Sometimes life definitely has a way of getting in the way.
Special Project. I joined a group of dedicated people working hard to earn money online. Our goal is to share what we have learned and to help teach others be be wealthy in all areas of their life and not just financially. This huge undertaking started a couple of weeks ago and has taken up nearly all of my time the last couple of days. I am definitely excited about all that we have accomplished and where we are going, but it did slow me down even farther on the rest of the stuff I was looking at doing.
So, December definitely didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped. I am hoping to make the $300 for the month of January. I won’t have a whole lot of time to write on revenue sharing sites, but I definitely need to work on that soon to increase those earnings!