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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Getting "Discovered" on the Internet

In my opinion, one of the hardest things about starting to make money online is getting "discovered" or generating traffic. The internet is just so big that being found can be incredibly difficult. It is easy to get discouraged when you write great articles or have developed this wonderful website and nobody shows up.

My goal has always been to be able to have at least one visitor per article per day. Even after almost 5 months, I still haven't quite achieved that goal on a consistent basis even at HubPages(although on some days, I get close). That is why I think it has been so valuable for me to be writing at several different content sites and maintaining 2 blogs. Eventually all the material that is out there will work its way up the search engines, people will begin to discover my work and maybe even link to it on occasion.

Consistency and persistence is the name of the game, but it can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining at times. I was going through a rough time this past weekend when my traffic was less than half what I had been seeing. I understand that there can be some fluctuation, and I accept that. I know that I shouldn't let it bother me, but I still take it somewhat personally at times. That is why I would like to thank Felicia over at She has such a wonderful blog and left me such an encouraging comment. It is nice to receive that sort of encouragement. Be sure to check out her blog sometime (but please still read mine, too).

I also want to make a special mention of bestmommy who has become a fan of mine at eHow and InfoBarrel and also follows this blog. It is nice to receive that kind of support as well. She has a new blog on her eHow activity found here

I would like to point out that I try to follow many of you and visit your blogs. I know how hard it is to get traffic. Even if I don't get many earnings, I do hope that I can be helpful and provide useful information to anyone and everyone who reads my articles and posts. I may not be very vocal and make comments on your blogs, but I try to visit now and then when I am not busy writing. If you ever have anything in particular you would like me to take a look at, be sure to shoot me an email.

Back to Getting "Discovered"

For those who might be new or those who may not know, I write on many different sites. In case anyone is interested in checking out some of my other writings and articles which might be useful, I thought I would put up links to all my profiles on the various writing sites. I plan on doing this periodically if you want to check those sites out.





Despite my disappointment at the growth in traffic, I am still quite pleased when I think about everything that I have been able to accomplish in such a short time. I never even thought I would be able to write as much as I have been able to nor earn as much. I am gradually starting to see the potential and imagine that it will only get better if I stick with it.

Well, that is all I had for today. I will try to write some more articles on all the different sites. It seems like the work is never done. Just wish that passive income was less active.


  1. Hi,
    It does take time to get noticed and get those valuable clicks. I find that some of my articles will sit for awhile and do nothing, then for some reason they start getting clicks like crazy. Hot topics seem to come and go and that makes a difference to.

    Don't you just love Felicia's blog? She shares a lot of wonderful information.

    Good luck,

  2. Yes, I have noticed the same thing with some articles sitting there doing nothing and then gradually picking up steam.

    I haven't yet gotten that big link that would give me thousands of views yet. Someday.

    I do like Felicia's blog. I like yours as well. I will highlight yours in the future, too, in addition to the link on the side.

  3. Found you via Felicia. Thanks for sharing your real-life experience. Nice to know the progress timeline of others on a similar quest.

  4. Crystal,
    You are welcome. I am happy to share what I am doing in a straight-forward manner. I am glad that you found me. Be sure to keep following since I will have lots of good information in coming months.

  5. I guess I'm a little confused at this strange disparate plea, "nobody reads my stuff. . ."

    Wow, wonder why sunshine.

  6. I guess I'm a little confused by your strange, anonymous comment.


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