So far, December has just seemed kind of "blah", like I am stuck in the snow. Not only is that the way that I have felt, but that is the way the results seem to have gone as well. I had wanted to get to 200 Hubs by the end of the year, but that is not going to happen. I am currently at 166 and just don't have enough ideas or motivation to get the job done. I will keep striving for the 200 total and will make some goals for 2011 that I will share toward the end of this month.
I had also hoped to make payout at Listmyfive.com but that doesn't look like it will happen either. I needed to get several more lists published if I wanted to have a chance at making it to the $10 mark. I didn't get those done either. Obviously, I have done less writing than I would have liked. I currently have 13 lists and am lucky to earn a few pennies each day. Right now it seems that my effort is better spent at HubPages since the majority of my AdSense income comes from that source. I want to build to the level of monthly payments from Google before I go out and try to diversify.
Speaking of Google AdSense, the results there are mediocre as well. I am getting respectable amounts of traffic comparable to last month. Traffic overall is down from October but that was a record month. Earnings seem somewhat slow to start. It only takes one or two good days, however, to make for a decent month. I am simply hoping to get to payout so that I can start counting on a check every other month. I did get to make a Google AdSense check deposit yesterday which was cool. That was my fourth one for this year! I did make it more than halfway during the month of November so it should be close provided things don't continue to decline.
With my busy life and the holidays coming, I think that I will abandon all goals this month and just do what I can when I have the time. I will make some goals for 2011 and for the month of January and post those so that I can try to establish a little intensity after the first of the year. Last January, I got ill and it took several weeks to get back to 100% so hopefully that won't happen again.
I hope everyone else's December is off to a better start. I know that several have Amazon sites and have been focusing on those for the holidays. That is a strategy that I haven't utilized but often consider. I don't feel that I have the knack for selling so it would be a lot of learning and a big stretch to accomplish something like that. Maybe someday. I still need to work on getting traffic to my current stuff first.
I am just a neophyte learning to make money online. I am excited about the opportunities and hope to share what I am learning.
I am also interested in real assets such as gold and real estate. I have a blog on these topics as well. Be sure to stop by and check out both my blogs.