Another month come and gone! I was able to write much more this month than any other, meaning my earnings shot up. Here's a snapshot of what I earned on each site (note: eHow has not updated for the last day of august yet; I cannot provide exact earnings with Suite 101)
eHow: $8.95 (35 articles)
Suite 101: around $4.50 (5 articles)
Examiner: $8.52 (21 articles, yet to meet payout, total earnings: $19.48)
Demand Studios: $345 (23 articles)
Private Clients: $55 (blogs, magazines)
Total: about $424.88
I expected my eHow earnings to increase more than they did. I added 12 eHow articles for the month of August, yet my earnings only increased by pennies. Needless to say, I was disappointed to discover that I missed payout (unless, I ended up making $1.05 on August 31st, which is unlikely).
Suite 101's earnings pleasantly surprised me. With one seventh the amount of eHow articles, I earned roughly 50% of what I made on eHow for Suite 101. This is encouraging and prompting me to write more for Suite 101 during the month of September.
Examiner's earnings were less than July, which was expected. I have decided to write a few more newsy articles during September in order to reach the $25 payout and then discontinue writing for them. My articles recieve only a handful of views on average, and it is simply not worth my time to write for mere pennies.
My adsense earnings were nice. Although I am years away from payout ($100), it was interesting to see the earnings double from last month. My niche blogs are slowly but surely improving! Next month I plan on putting more emphasis on those blogs in effort to gain better SEO ranking and more adsense earnings.
I had planned to write more for Demand Studios last month, but certain brief health issues prevented me from writing the last couple weeks of August. Most of those earnings are from the first two weeks. In September, I will be devoting more of my time to working on my own sites, Suite 101 and eHow, although I still plan on bringing in around $200-300 with DS.
My private client earnings stem from sponsored blog posts and an article I had published in a print magazine.
My next post will discuss September writing goals.
How did August fare for your writing?