Wednesday, March 3, 2010

February Earnings Update

March is officially here! Spring is literally just around the corner, and that makes me very happy! Although February was a bleak month in terms of weather, I managed to stay quite productive and write a lot.

I launched my first niche blog mid-month, and so far, I have earned almost $2 in adsense from this site. With only a small amount of content, it is already earning, which I am excited about.

February was my best month at Suite 101. I tried really hard to make it to the 50 article mark, but only managed to get up to 45. All said and done, I wrote 21 new articles- smashing my goal of 8! I also made $18.58 for the month, my highest earnings yet. Most of these articles were written mid-month as well, so March should bring about an even bigger increase in earnings.

My goal for eHow was 4 new articles, but I only wrote 3. Part of this was due to the publishing issues the site was having in the beginning of the month, and I wanted to see if it would clear up. I made $9.15 on eHow, meaning I didn't make payout. I contribute most of this to the fact that there were only 28 days in February.

I orginally wanted to write 4 examiner articles this month as well, but I have decided to let it go. There just isn't any real residual income coming in from that site. You only make money if you write, and it seems like Examiner is turning more into an upfront pay site. So for those reasons, I am quitting, choosing to focus my efforts elsewhere.

I didn't manage to query a magazine or write any fiction, but this is because we have decided to move. I've been busy packing and preparing for our relocation to a new city. This means my writing time will be limited in March, so I have adjusted my goals accordingly.

Here's the grand total for the month:
  • Google Adsense- $5.06 (highest month to date!)

  • Suite 101- $18.58

  • eHow- $9.15

  • TOTAL= $32.79

My March goals are...

  • Write 10 new articles on Suite 101

  • Write 4-5 new eHow articles

  • Write 3 articles for niche blog (I only wrote 7 last month)

I think I can easily exceed or meet these goals if I stay on task and focused. Like I said, we will be packing and moving to a new city this month, so I'll definately have my hands full for a while!

How was your earnings in Febraury? Did you see an increase or decrease due to the Olympics and Valentine's day? What are your writing goals for March?


  1. February eHow earnings were down some from January but I saw a very nice uptick towards the end of the month which was promising. My AdSense earnings were down by a decent amount which was disappointing.

  2. Are you still writing for Demand Studios? I just started and would love to hear your perspective.

  3. Did I understand you right? You wrote 21 articles for Suite101 and got paid $18.58 for them? As in, less than $1 per article?! Please correct me if I've misunderstood you.

  4. Ah, I DID misunderstand you--you are referring to residual income on all 46 articles you have written to date, right? Sorry about that!

    Thank you for posting about your income. I am just starting out with freelance writing, and I find it very helpful to know what others are earning. I just signed up with Demand Studios and am eager to see what that brings.

    Good luck with your move!



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