Examiner.com income update - Examiner still not a scam, my pay is about $1,000 for the monthI feel behooved to update the readers of my previous posts about Examiner (one called "▷▷▷▷▷▷▷How Much Does Examiner.com Pay Writers? I made $3,674.31 in Sept 2009 from Examiner.com | PAULA NEAL MOONEY") on how much my Examiner income has changed lately -- so folks can decide if it's still worth it to them to apply if they want.
This pic just represents my Cleveland Pop Culture earnings (I also have two national positions -- see below links) for February 2010 thus far:
UPDATE: EXAMINER.COM ASKED ME TO TAKE THE SCREEN GRABS DOWN...BUT HERE'S PROOF FROM MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT OF HOW MUCH EXAMINER.COM HAS PAID ME:
Examiner has been through changes since I first began writing for them in September 2009 -- that God-send moment when I needed to stock up funds to pay my taxes.
Back then it seemed pretty darn easy to write an article and get it in Google News -- that "You lie!" video with Joe Wilson shouting at Obama easily made the so-called "mere" penny per pageview that some complain about turn pennies into serious monies.
Things continued pretty swimmingly until January 6, 2010 -- when Examiner articles were de-indexed from Google News.
But they were put back in Google News pretty quickly, "17 Days" or less later. I remember because of the Prince song of the same name.
I'd taken a little sabbatical to figure out what exactly I should be writing, and used the time for other website pursuits. Some days I still feel like I'm on that break -- nowhere writing at the breakneck, I-gotta-pay-Uncle-Sam pace I did before.
Except for Super Bowl Sunday, which was a boon for online writers with a reading public hungry for commercial videos.
As an update, my January 2010 income from Examiner came in at just under a grand - $996.00 to be more exact. And February 2010 is shaping up to pull in around the same amount.
Not only am I the Cleveland Pop Culture Examiner, but I also added the Christian TV Examiner and the Christian Music Page as my two National positions.
I emailed my channel manager and asked if I could add national positions after Examiner cracked down on the local writers strictly writing local stuff.
Still I'm not working as manically as before, but I'm writing the God's honest truth to the few people who actually question my Examiner income posts. I mean, I put the actual screenprints in previous posts.
The problem is, some folks want to sign on to Examiner and only write 1 or 3 articles per week -- or not pitch-pitch-pitch the pieces they do write. They instead should learn about SEO and study some of the folks seriously pulling in pageviews on Examiner (more than me, so they are making more than me this month, no doubt!) and write what's ethical and interesting to them accordingly.
Examiner.com provides a list of the top 5 most popular in the specific field.
And studying my "50 Ways to Get Traffic" can help, too -- only for the writers really willing to work at it.
Here are my Examiner article stats for the past 30 days -- for all the Examiner.com articles that I remembered to drop the Google Analytics code into:
UPDATE: EXAMINER.COM ASKED ME TO TAKE THE SCREEN GRABS DOWN...