Friday, 22 February 2013

21.02.13 - Third Weekly Round Up of February

Another week has sped by and this time I had hardly anytime for online work at all, rather disappointingly! Although I did have one large private client job instead which made up for the lack of online work I think. Although obviously it's only a one off payment rather than something that will continue to earn like a hub or lens.

But here are this weeks figures anyway

I managed to get up one new hub this week. Easter Card Making for Kids, which is an exclusive title so I am hoping for some decent results closer to the date. But it is currently still sitting in pending and has been for about 36 hours, which is very annoying.
Image credit in link

My views of my valentines hubs went really well up until the day but have obviously plummeted off since, One reached 10,000 views in a month, which I am so happy about, just goes to show how good a seasonal hub can be to your views and earnings. So I am now working on similar posts for the easter season. And will make a few Mothers Day craft ones, if I have time to get them out this week.

I literally just finished a new lens last night so i has only just gone live really. 2013 Ombre Dip Dye CLothing Trend: Where to buy, How to DIY and outfit Inspiration. I had seen a few other posts similar to this doing well on Squidoo so I thought I would put together one myself, it's not the type of post I like to do as it is very sales heavy and mainly just full of images, but I replicated a layout of one that is doing very well, to see if it would work. Fingers crossed as only time will tell.
Image credit in link

I did very well the first 2 weeks so I didn't expect the luck to continue, and it didn't, lol! I had 2 gigs this week, both for providing strong back links. The first was for a site called Bore Me which uploads daily videos on all sorts of subjects, often topical news, interesting technology and funny stuff. The Second was actually for a Wizzley Article all on learning to dance the waltz from online step by step videos and tutorials. A pretty good article actually, check it out: Learn to Dance the Waltz
These 2 added another $8 to my Fiverr sales for this month (see monthly total below)
Want to order any of my Fiverr gigs just click here.

It's told me I have now reached the threshold to decide how I want to be paid, so I am currently verifying my account. I am pretty sure I can't actually get any payment until I hit £60 though, which is miles and miles away! Be lucky if I hit it by the end of the year to be honest. Got a click on one of my blogs so made a little extra but it is still far too slow really.

Affiliate Sales
I actually made a sale on after over a year!!! Yay!!! And it wasn't just a few pennies either! It was a rather impressive £4.60 off 4 fancy dress costumes through my Where's Wally Fancy Dress Outfits Squidoo Lens. No sales this week though sadly

Well I'm still working on my Daily Craft Inspiration Blog, this blog and my regular Daisy Dayz blog. But my other 2 The Filmaholic Review and Less Waist More Taste have been pushed to the way side a little as I just haven't had time to write anything for them, I'm hoping to get back to regularly posting on all of them soon though

Figures for the month so far:
  • Hubpages $27.30 (up to the 20th, only cents off beating January's final earnings!!)
  • Squidoo $0.31
  • Fiverr $116
  • Adsense £1.01
  • Affiliate Sales £4.60
  • Affiliate Sales $2.24
  • Blogging £5
After the currency conversion I've made about £104. Obviously quite a lot of that is tied up in different sites for now though, but I will get it all eventually I hope.
I also just discovered Pay To Click sites, which look interesting but again a bit slow to make decent money, but I will have a go at them for a little while and get back to you on how it goes.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

14.02.13 - Second Weekly Round Up Of February

So thats a second week disappeared for Feb. I have a pretty busy week with my day job and some Fiverr gigs so haven't managed to do much other work online as this has taken up all my time. However I have been steadily making a nice amount of money which has made me pretty happy. Looks like I will easily beat January! So here is what I have been up to and how the figures are adding up.

I'm happy to say that thanks to a few Valentines Related hubs my earnings have been going really well.  I haven't actually written any hubs since last week, but the earnings have continued to climb.
My CPM is still a little on the low side, so I could have made more if my CPM was higher, but it is always up and down.

Well fiverr has been going seriously well! The first week I had 11 gigs and this second week I had another 16! 1 massive ebook proofreading job and 1 backlinking job. So this week is an awesome $64, not too shabby! 
You can see the book I edited on Amazon Kindle, it is called Frontline: A Soldier's Story by Alex Green

Affiliate Sales
Well I made another small sale this week, but they really aren't getting me anywhere fast sadly. I have to get to $100 before payout in the UK, I'm only at about $23, so a long way to go.

Gosh this is very slow to accumulate. I have it on Hubpages and my few blogs but they just aren't getting enough views to be making anything major at the moment.

I'm still not exactly keen on the whole tier system, but today is pay day and I think 1 or 2 of my lenses may actually be eligible but I'm not 100% sure! Plus not even 100% sure they will make anything anyway, but we shall wait and see. I am ahead being in the UK and assume it goes on US time so no idea when payments would go in anyway.
I did write 1 new lens this month though Great Pancake Moulds for Fun Pancakes, if you want to check it out, leave a comment and hit the like button, that would really help!

Figures for the month so far:
  • Hubpages $22.62
  • Fiverr $108
  • Affiliate Sales $2.24
  • Adsense £0.92
  • Squidoo $0.31
As you can see I have already succeeded in surpassing my £62.67 earnings for January, thanks to the rather awesome $108 on Fiverr, and that's after only 2 weeks! So pleased! Looking at around £85 after currency conversion so far.
Also still managing a few private client jobs as well, so this months earnings should be really good.

Friday, 8 February 2013

07.02.13 - First Weekly Round Up of February

Well the first week of Feb has disappeared in a blur of work in my day job. I am working a long stretch of overtime shifts so my online work has had to sit on the back burner for a while. But that doesn't mean I have stopped completely. Here is what I have been up to this first week of February.

Hubpages has been doing really well this first week of Feb, thanks to a few Valentines Themed Lenses that I have. I know they say evergreen all year round hubs are the best to have, but the seasonal ones have been doing me so proud recently that I really think I will be spending some more time on targetting the holiday seasons throughout the year. Earnings up to the 7th have cleared so far, and they sit at (what I feel is a decently impressive $11.20 - which is the most I have made in 1 week since Christmas week. I'm still a little peeved though as the earnings could have been so much better if my CPM rate hadn't been so low. Decembers CPM average was $4.40, January's was only $2.95 and this months isn't looking any better, I am getting more views than last year but earning less because of the CPM rate. Highly annoying! Ah well, I suppose there is little I can do about than keep working and building my hubs. I have one new hub up - Great Pancake Recipes which i only just posted, so waiting to see how long it will take to get featured, then hope I'm in time to catch some of the Pancake Day rush.

I decided to have a bit of a clear out this week, and unpublish my idle hubs until I either have more time to work on them, to improve them or decide if I want to let them go. They had gone idle due to lack of views so I am not losing any earnings from losing their impressions luckily.

This is the same as always, slow! Just the off few pennies dripping in every day. At about £0.33 for the week so far, which is a little rubbish really, need the odd click to make it worth while. As Adsense won't actually pay out until you reach about £60 I think, there is a long way to go - currently at about £5, lol! So I don't really expect to be making any substantial money off adsense and I just might make a payout by the end of the year.

I have had a fairly decent week on Fiverr with 11 gigs being ordered across my different gig options for this first week of January. A few were backlinking, others were proofing and re-writing jobs. So that equals $44 before paypal fees.

Affiliate Sales
I have had 2 sales (not including the one on Squidoo) bringing me a total of $1.90 so far for the month. I haven't made any other Affiliate Sales this month yet.

I think I actually made an amazon sale on Squidoo this week - a little $0.31 appeared next to my Where's Wally Costumes lens, so that is my first bit of money to be made on Squidoo. I'm still not 100% on the workings of Squidoo so I'm not sure if I will be seeing any royalties added this month on the 15th or next month, but hopefully as a few of my lenses have stayed below the 80,000 ranking I should make something from the ad revenue tier system. I don't think it will be a lot by it will be a few cent I'm hoping! I still rather the Hubpages system but so many people seem to say once you have a decent amoun of lenses up on Squidoo it is easier to make more money than on Hubpages, but I am still waiting to see that.

I am working on a new lens about pancake molds which shuuld be ready in a few days so I will post the link when it is sorted.

I sold a side bar ad for March already and have been paid for it. So that is another £5 from the blogging. I have 2 more lined up but they have yet to confirm and pay. My Daily Craft Inspiration blog is going decently, although I haven't made a penny off it yet and no followers, it does get a handful of views everyday and I've only been doing it 1 week.

As my film reviews nearly all got idled on Hubpages I decided to move them all to their own blog - so The Filmaholic Review was born. This is more a project of love than an actually online money making idea as I have set myself the task of reviewing every single DVD we (me and the husband) own, standing at around 650 DVD's it could take me years, and that list is always growing. I love films so much and reviewing them has always been a bit of a passion (and a dream idea!) so I started doing the odd one, but have decided to focus on it a little more now with the dedicated blog. I mean I may make a little from adsense or affiliate sale, as I have linked to Amazon at the end of each of them, but I am not expecting to make much from it really.

So that is everything I have managed to get done.
Figures are sitting at:
  • Hubpages $7.92
  • Adsense £0.33
  • Squidoo $0.31
  • Fiverr $44
  • Blogging £5
  • Affiliate Sales $1.90
I'm hoping to improve on last months earnings online this month (not including my private client work) so I need to make around £62.67. Which after seeing the first weeks worth of earning I think is easily do-able! After conversions my first weeks income is around £39.79 - so over half way towards last months entire earnings, that is mainly due to a nice batch of Fiverr gigs in my first week. Sadly I can't rely on Fiverr gigs as they are sporadic in coming in and you never know how many you will get. But if I get some more I will be able to pass my January income easily - which means more money in our savings account!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Round up of January Earnings

So that is January over and done with. And I think I have had a fairly productive month, earnings are ok, steadily increasing in comparison to last years, so all is goning well in my books.

Well here are the finally tally's from each of my Online Income sources for the month of January.

I have posted 4 new articles over the month. All with a Valentines Craft theme to them. The latest one is Handmade Card Ideas for Valentines Day, which I only posted 2 days ago. They are already doing really well, after some backlinking they have been picked up by search engines, so that is helping to send traffic my way. Obviously this will only last until Valentines Day but in the mean time, they are making me some nice earnings.
(see link for source)
The final earnings sit at around $27.74

I had just 1 gig this month. I don't get a lot of work on Gigbucks really, most my mini-job work comes from Fiverr, but I did one re-write job from there. So that is $4 in earnings

Very much the same as Gigbucks, I don't get many sales on FiveSquids but I got one this month for a re-write job, so that gained me another £4

Fiverr has been quite productive again this week. Actually been a quite productive month in total. I had 3 gigs up to last week and this final week in January I had 2 more backlinking ones (which are complete) and 2 proofreading ones (which I'm working on) one of which was actually worth 6 gigs. So in total that has earned me $48 this month. Not too shabby!

From my hubpages views and blog views Adsense earnings have reached £2.39 this month. But I have just added another blog to my adsense which I hope will help boost those pennies even more through February. Daily Craft Inspiration - will be daily pictures and links to all sorts of craft tutorials, inspirations and materials. I am hoping as craft and DIY are currently so popular I will be able to get a lot of hits from google, which will add to my adsense earnings.

Affiliate Sales
Well I'm actually a little disappointed with these. I only made $1.26 all month with and not a penny with but sales there have always been few and far between 

I have been able to join a few more Affiliate programmes this week so I am hoping that may occassionally turn into a sale in the coming months, but nothing yet, always seem to get lots of click throughs, but no one actually buying anything. I have on the other-hand managed to sell 1 side bar ad for Feb (and a few lined up for march) So that was £5. Plus I have an ebuzzing campaign video running (I won't include this figure yet as it is ongoing. But it is up to £1 from the first day)
(See link for source)

Sadly my store has had to go on stand still for a while as I have been too busy with the day job and all my online writing work to actually make anything to sell.

The same goes for our Zazzle Store. There are a few items up, but not as many as we plan and we haven't been able to promote much yet.

My squidoo accounts are both to new to earn me any mony for this month, and as far as I can work out I wont actually see any earnings until March - so it's just a bit of a waiting game. But if you want to see what I have written so far you can find them here: Fancy That UK - all about party, seasonal and fancy dress items for the UK market. Fancy That USA - all about Fancy Fress Costumes and Props and Fun Party Supplies Avaliable in the USA

Overall Figures For January
  • Hubpages $27.74
  • Gigbucks $4
  • FiveSquids £4
  • Fiverr $48
  • Adsense £2.39
  • Affiliate Sales $1.26
  • Blogging £5
Total for January earnings across all sources = $80.94 (£51.28 approx) & £11.39 = £62.67

I will also say the internet has allowed me to find 2 private clients, which has earned me an extra £55 this month as well.

Bringing my online earnings (in £ after conversion rates) to approx £117.67