Even though it is easy to get discouraged with the recent algorithm change at Google and the impact that it has had on my HubPages traffic, I am still making money online. I really don't think that AdSense has been impacted all that much. Plus, eHow earnings have been very solid and are even a little bit better since the change.
There are other sources of potential income that have been added to my portfolio as well. I was able to join the HubPages Ad Program which pays based upon the number of impressions. So for those Hubs which didn't convert a lot of AdSense ads, this will just simply add to my revenue totals. I have also started my own website which is slowly growing with additional content and traffic. I am please with the progress so far this month and will likely report on it in a future post.
I just went back to look at a Hub I wrote about compounding passive income online. When I look at the table that I posted which would enable me to earn $1000 monthly within 6 years, I find that by July of 2011 I only need to be making $53.87 per month in order to remain on target. I have exceeded that total for each of the first 3 months of this year.
In fact, I have earned more than I did last month already and could likely surpass January's total. The HubPages Ad Program has helped in this regard but even without it I would still be on target for making $1000 monthly within 6 years. I know that it sounds like a long time, but I don't consider it that big a deal for a part-time gig. The skills that I am learning could easily be used to supplement a retirement income someday.
Anyway, I just wanted to offer some encouragement and hope to those who might be feeling discouraged. I know that I have felt that way at times this month watching the traffic fall by the wayside. Even with this minor setback, I don't think it is the end of the world. I still have the ability to make money online and am doing so. I can still write Hubs and make some money from the views. Plus I now have a website that I can grow and earn from as well. I hope everyone else has been able to bounce back from the rough month. Here is to a good summer. Can't wait for the warmer weather. I plan on doing some golfing soon!
I am just a neophyte learning to make money online. I am excited about the opportunities and hope to share what I am learning.
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