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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Didn't Quite Make It--But I Will

Well, I didn't quite make my goal of getting another AdSense check within 3 months. February started out so strong that I thought it would not be a problem at all. But then March and April just fell apart. The CTR in April was simply pitiful.

Actually, it turned out to be closer than I thought it would considering the poor start in April. I was actually under $3 away. That just means that I will get a bigger check in June which is OK by me.

eHow Surprise--Good

Surprisingly, my eHow income was better by a few cents than my AdSense income. And the best part is that eHow has been totally passive. eHow earnings have been increasing steadily since January when I didn't even make payout. Needless to say, I hope that this trends continues. It may just mean that I am climbing in the search engines and getting more revenue as a result. I really don't spend my time tracking views so it is hard to know if I am getting more traffic. For me, eHow has been truly passive. I simply log on every 2 or 3 days to see if the earnings have gone up and that's it.

Xomba Surprise--Bad

Xomba, on the other hand, was absolutely terrible. I actually had slightly more traffic than last month but only earned 6 cents. SIX CENTS!! I found more than that on the ground last week (I found a quarter). Fortunately, I did not spend a lot of time at the site since I have been working on the 60 Day Challenge at HubPages so at least I don't feel that bad. But it sure makes me wonder about residual income at Xomba.

Speaking of HubPages, I am still plugging away trying to get articles done. I have published 11 articles (out of 30), have another one written but not published, and have several more ideas. I am hoping to write 3 tonight before going to sleep but have some household duties first. It is already 7:15 pm. Maybe I can sit and write from 10-midnight. I will have to see how it goes. Tomorrow will be busy, but I might be able to get one done.

Well, I would love to write more here, but I really should get going and work on the household chores so I can get writing some more. All in all, this Challenge has been good for me since it has forced me to actually get some work done. Otherwise, I would have wasted time. Plus the impact on HubPages traffic has been positive although earnings have yet to see an impact that I can tell. I am sure that in time the benefits will be positive.

Until next time. As always, thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to read. I certainly appreciate it and hope that I have been helpful or motivational to some of you.


  1. I think it's great that you are able to make payout at all at Google - I still have $50 to go after one year! I know what you mean about Xomba - my posts there did okay for awhile, but now I see no revenue from them at all. I haven't posted anything there in probably 3 months though. Good luck with your challenge - writing that many articles while working full-time would be a challenge for anyone. Glad to hear you are still plugging along. :)

  2. Ahh so close! But will be nice to get the payout next month. I found my Adsense was down in April too - my clicks seemed to be worth less. But I did get more clicks which helped to balance it out.

  3. DeAnna,
    That seems so surprising that you would only be halfway there, but eHow doesn't come through AdSense. I suspect that your revenue at that site has been quite decent. Thanks for your encouragement. I am still plugging away that's for sure.

    Glad to hear from you. Mine was the opposite. Fewer clicks in general but worth a little more. Interesting how that all works out.

  4. In April I foud the opposite with Xomba - my earnings actually more than double (albeit from a low base).

    Also my Adsense earnings throughout 2010 have been relatively stable in terms of value of each click and their frequency - however I have seen an increase in earnings due to an increase in traffic! Hopefully if present trends continue even without doing more work I will be hitting payout every month and then I may become more motivated to do work!

    As always a pleasure to read your blog!

  5. Bristolboy,
    Thank you so much for reading and commenting. That is great that you have been getting increasing traffic and seeing the direct benefits on earnings! Congrats! Already, my Xomba earnings are better than last month (also from a low base). LOL.

  6. my xomba earnings haven't been that great either! I've by far had the most luck with eHow. Unfortunately they've changed everything around.

  7. Yes, it is unfortunate that the change was made. I did well with eHow last month. This month not so well. It just seems to come and go with all of the earning activities. Right now, randomness seems the only constant.


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