I thought I would provide an update on my efforts and results at List My Five before I have about ten days with limited internet access. For those who don't know, List My Five is a new writing site that is reminiscent of the early days of eHow. I wasn't around for those early days, but I can definitely see the similarities.
Since I have articles at eHow and am writing for List My Five as well, I thought it would be fun to compare the sites as well as providing an update on my LM5 activities. My first list at LM5 was published on 9/17/2010 and by the end of September had published a total of 7 lists. I have published another in October and hope to get several more done by the end of the month. With those 7 lists, I earned a total of $2.29 by the end of September.
I started writing at eHow on July 23, 2009 and by the end of the month had published 8 articles. I had not earned anything by the end of the month but did manage to earn a total of $13.76 by the end of August so I made the payout. I did publish an additional 18 articles bringing the total to 26 for that first full month. Currently I have a total of 38 articles at eHow and that is all I will ever have. I will typically make payout earning between $10 and $20 each month in totally passive income.
So far this month, I have earned $0.78 with eHow and $0.11 with LM5. It will be fun to watch what happens with earnings as I get more and more lists published. It would be cool to make payout by the end of this month, but I certainly don't expect to get to that level until the end of the year. I am happy to say that each list except the most recently published has earned something. I suspect that is because it hasn't been indexed yet. Here are the two lists that I know haven't been indexed yet:
I am not sure how long it takes for lists to be indexed since apparently it helps to post one link to those lists. I think that it won't be long (by the end of the year) and LM5 will be recognized as a decent, legitimate content site. It is growing by leaps and bounds. When I checked today, its Alexa rank for 3 months was 245,519 and 1 month was 86,673. Also each time I look at the site, new people are signing up daily. I wouldn't be surprised to see it have a 1 month Alexa rank under 50,000 by the end of the year.
Overall, I have had 820 views of my lists. I am adding about 15-20 views per day. I even had one of my lists make the front page. That is exciting. I am really pleased with the progress at LM5 and feel that it will provide decent residual income to add to my Paypal account each month. I just want to make sure that I get more published than I have at eHow. I would like to get it done by the end of the year. Getting 50 lists published seems like a decent goal to me.
Well, I will continue to make periodic updates. Has any of you joined List My Five and published any lists?
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