Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How to Use eHow Tools to Increase Views and Revenue |

How to Use eHow Tools to Increase Views and Revenue |

All eHow writers need to read this article. There are a number of tools and applications built into the eHow system that are often overlooked by even the most seasoned authors. These tools are there to help you build your success. This article lists a few of the most useful built-ins that can help you increase your views and make more money writing online.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The eHow Experiment: Week One

The eHow Experiment is a project I've begun to find the best ways to make money on eHow. Hopefully, this experiment will result in effective ways for all of us to increase our earnings. Here is the first week's journal:

Week 1: My plan was to write several articles per day; however, I had some problems with the eHow publishing wizard. These problems were apparently on my end, and were related to an outdated version of Firefox, and the need to clear cookies and my cache. Once these problems were cleared up, I was able to start publishing again.

During this time, I continued with my standard marketing methods which include bookmarking and submitting to search engines. For newer articles, I also began blogging my articles. I resubmitted a number of previously published articles to, and bookmarked several that I had overlooked when they were originally published.

In the first eight days, my average daily earnings increased from $1.02 the previous month (September) to $1.68, a considerable percentage, but still not enough money to call my experiment a success.

Of course, I am marketing with legitimate methods. I am not increasing my earnings by clicking on my own ads (a big eHow no-no) or encouraging any of my visitors to click on ads. I am in no way padding my earnings with questionable methods.

As far as my new content, I am striving to write useful, informative articles on topics that have not been written to death already. This requires some research, but hopefully it will pay off in the end. Too soon to tell at this point.

eHow Experiment Update November 11, 2009

Promoting Your Articles-Xomba

eHow Experiment Update November 14, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Calling All Writers: Get on the WriteTrack

For all of you writers who have not yet joined HubPages, now is a great time to do it. I know that many of the people who read this blog are my eHow friends, and some of you have already joined and started writing your Hubs. Now is the time to put it all to the test. Can we make this work? Yes, and HubPages has built in tools and money making systems that can benefit all of us.

HubPages is a revenue sharing site, which means that any money earned with AdSense is split between the company and the writer. But, they also have a referral program that enables you to earn money from people who sign up using your referral tracker. You can also tag articles written by other writers with your referral tracker and earn a portion of the AdSense revenue generated by your links.

If you want to get on the Write Track:

First join HubPages, it is free.

Second, get set up with AdSense, Amazon and eBay, or any of the affiliate marketing programs you choose.

Third, start writing and publishing your hubs (articles). Look through our followers and find other hubbers/followers and link to other hubs as well.

The HubPages system makes forming a network of Hubbers who are committed to each other's success super easy. That is what the Write Track is all about. For all of you who are looking for new outlets and ways to make money writing, this is a great opportunity. Granted, it takes time to build a satisfying income, but it is worth the effort.

Looking forward to seeing you soon on HubPages.

Make Money Writing for Local Websites

As a freelance writer, your biggest challenge is to sell what you write. Finding the market isn't always easy. You are up against tons of competition. Putting your articles into a writer's pool is one way of getting exposure for work you have already produced. Another way to get jobs is to market your services to website owners.

More than likely, there are numerous companies in your home town that have a Web presence in need of quality content. Therein lies your little gold mine. The potential for success is huge is you are willing to spend the time marketing to the locals. In some cases, they may need a little education along the way. In other words, you may have to sell them on the idea that they need content, before you can sell them your services.

Put together a presentation, a website or blog that describes your services, expertise and experience as well as a discussion of why content is so important. You will also want to include samples of your published work. Or, if you are yet to be published, include writing samples for your potential clients to review.

Once you have your basic marketing campaign designed, you will be ready to go public and begin offering your services. As with any business, it will take time to build your clientele. Be patient and persistent. If you have the skills and talent, you can make money writing.