It is always a good feeling when you get to experience positive results from your efforts. Whether it is lifting weights, shedding pounds or making money online, seeing results from your efforts offers plenty of positive reinforcement.
As many know, I have undertaken the task of tripling my AdSense income in 2011 and am seeking to do this by increasing traffic with a combination of additional publishing of Hubs at HubPages and increased backlinking efforts at sites that provide AdSense revenue sharing. I figure that I need to triple traffic at a minimum if I hope to triple my income.
As it turns out, January 2011 was a record traffic month for me. I bested my previous record by about 4 percent and my worst month in 2010 by about 150%! It was also the best month for me in total revenue opportunities (ad clicks) but alas the CPC average was lower than I have seen. That is OK because my AdSense revenue was still greater than double my worst month in 2010 but less than triple.
So while I am behind the pace to triple AdSense earnings, I am still very pleased with my progress. I also have a target for February 2011 that is not too much greater than January's target so maintaining the same level of effort should lead to additional traffic and additional revenue opportunities.
I would also like to mention that a side benefit has been 4 shipped Amazon orders for the month of January. I am putting Amazon boxes on all of my Hubs which occasionally lead to a sale. I also got more clicks for Amazon in January 2011 than in the entire first quarter of 2010. This is only going to get better with more traffic.
I must confess that it has been somewhat difficult to keep up with the publishing although I did manage to do that. I did fail on the backlinking effort and did not get 3 links out per day. But each day is a new day, and I refuse to feel defeated. If I miss a day, I miss. I will simply strive to set 3 links daily as an ongoing goal and even if I get it done on half the days, I will be a lot farther than when I started. I am seeing Hub traffic from SheToldMe so I know that it is working.
So if you want to sign up and make money writing Hubs, you can join HubPages. It is a great way to start making money on the internet without spending any of your own cash.
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.