Tuesday, February 2, 2010

January Earnings Report

It's that time of month again- evalution and reporting of earnings. My actual earnings will be down the following months, mainly because I've stopping writing for Demand Studios. If we need the extra money, then I'll write for them, but otherwise I'm choosing to stick to residual income opprotunities such as blogging and writing for sites like Suite 1o1 and eHow.

And without further ado, here are the stats!

Suite 101- $14.89 (this is almost double what I made last month, with 7 new articles added)
eHow- $11.18 (up a tiny bit from December, but still about half of what I was making)
Examiner- $0.92 (I did not focus on examiner this month)
Adsense- $0.55 (I have not launched my new SEO focused blogs yet)
Total= $27.54

This past month was largely spent outlining my specific writing goals I want to achieve in the upcoming year. February will be the first month to implement my weekly goals, so that should bring an increase in residual earnings. I hope to stick to the plan and remain focused throughout this new month. I just need to keep writing, writing, writing!

February, I'll be focusing on...
  • Launching 1 new niche blog
  • writing 2 new articles per week for Suite 101
  • writing 4 new eHow articles
  • writing 4 new Examiner articles
  • Query 1 print magazine
  • write 1 short story
In order to hold myself better accountable, I'll be rewarding myself with a manicure if I get all this done! I have MUCH more time available to write this month, so this is very doable.

How did January go for you? Did you see a jump in residual earnings from December? What are your goals for February?


  1. My eHow earnings dropped a bit in January, but I hope to boost it back to around $300 a month in February. Guess I'd better start adding some content.

  2. wow- you're way ahead of me! I gotta kick my butt into gear on eHow again too.

  3. I have not made over $50 dollars on eHow in a year but I hardly write die to computer problems and family issues. Hopeful to write more now that my computer is fixed! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I urge you to reconsider your goal of only sending one query a month because with those, it's a number game. I must have sent out about thirty queries in the beginning of my career before I even got a nibble and then perhaps twenty queries later I got my first assignment. Granted, every situation is different but to increase your chances I urge you to up that to at least 5 a month but ideally the more you can send out the better. The first month I sent out 25 queries I got two assignments. And of course it gets easier over time.

  5. Katherine,
    You're right, one query a month is not nearly enough. I used to send a one query a day in the beginning of my freelance career, but the monthly goal simply reflects my current situation. I want to keep my skills of query writing going, but I don't want the work that comes with my sending out multiple queries each month. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with our first child, and I don't plan on writing much soon after the baby is born. The one query is to simply make sure I am at least sending something out. I know how hard it is to get a print assignment, so I am prepared not to get much response, and I frankly prefer that at this stage in my life. My focus for the upcoming months is on creating niche blogs and churning out quality articles that will help me on the way to my goal of more residual income.



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