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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Over $35k paid in the first 9 months of 2010 to this writer-blogger for writing online

Over $35k paid in the first 9 months of 2010 to this writer-blogger for writing online

Since today is the last day of the month -- and September 30, 2010, brings us the last day of the quarter, it always feels like a good time to stop and count how much monies have flowed into the coffers for the first 9 months of the year.

Sounds so pregnant with possibilities, doesn't it?

Okay, judging from the numbers below -- it looks like God has sent me the miracle that is Examiner.com to take the lead in writing income earned online thus far. A lot of that 20 grand -- over 6k of it, in fact -- flowed to me in January 2010, which means December 2009 was a booming month for writing because of two words: Tiger Woods.

We've got two more words, or three, going on currently -- and anybody who follows my writing over there knows what they are. Praise God, my taxes are paid, I proclaim in His Son's Name. And there are more things in the works, so stay tuned for that news.

Other than that, Amazon sales held steady -- with all those Zhu Zhu Pets and Kindle sales this year and last.

Kontera kind of runs on autopilot; all I know is one post I wrote over on PaulaNealMooney.com about how to buy a Redbox gets a lot of attention.

CJ.com is coming up because I joined Examiner.com's referral program through them. And eBay Partner Network became a noticeable contender when I began writing about different eBay auctions like the LeBron James pendant -- and sales for Miami Heat vs. Cavs game tickets going through the roof. The cool thing about that is they pay you for clicks you receive, like Adsense.

Associated Content feels like it's on autopilot too -- one of the bonuses I'm seeing now for being online so long, coming up on 5 years this December. So writers, don't give up hope if your numbers aren't looking like this yet. It takes time, and the favor of the Lord. He's right here with me, like David said.

Looks like, I hope and pray, 2010 will round out over $50k or more -- a new writing income record. Like always, the below income numbers don't reflect the expenses like advertising and such. Usually I only get that together when I'm getting my tax info to Uncle Sam. I'll share later.

Here are the numbers for monies brought in from January 1 - September 30, 2010:

AMAZON ASSOCIATES EARNINGS Total  $              4,841.28
AOL LLC Total  $                   20.00
Associated Content Total  $              1,192.16
CJ Total  $                 303.00
Clarity Digital Group, LLC Total  $            20,328.68
EBAY PARTNER NETWORK PAYMENT Total  $                 183.45
KONTERA Total  $                 867.82
LINKSHARE Total  $                   56.20
PERFILIATE TECHN PAYMENTS CCD P MOONEY Total  $                   28.75
Text Link Ads, Inc Total  $                 104.70
Google Adsense Total  $              7,437.82
Grand Total  $            35,363.86

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Examiner.com writer pay: $736.68 for 102,816 page views in one day

Examiner.com writer pay: $736.68 for 102,816 page views in one day

I was amazed when I logged onto my Examiner account this morning.

When I saw over $736 in one of my channels "Your Usage Earnings" field -- I thought for a second I was looking at the "Current Month" totals.

But no, the period was selected as yesterday, only one day. And then I remember the Unmerited Favor of God, and the quick prayer I threw up to Him yesterday.

And with all that's going on this week, I'm learning to hopefully get rid of any self-righteous notions that I deserve any of this. Yet I know for sure tithing pays off, and God's Word is true, despite what others say.

The Christian TV Examiner channel was #1 in Top Examiners in National and #1 in Top Examiners in Arts & Entertainment yesterday.

What I love about Examiner.com being on the new Drupal platform is the way we can now upload just about any video embed code we want under that "other sources" tab and it gets put on a separate page.

Notice how I then linked to that separate page, and viewers are obviously watching the videos, because I'll be you my bounce rate is low and good -- and that helps bring in more money.

So, Examiners, as soon as you upload your videos and before you hit publish -- right click on the video you've uploaded and grab that video's URL.

Then, if you want, you can go back to the previous page with your article in it and link to that video specifically to help your viewers find the videos even more readily.

God speed on our writing!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Are new writers getting published on Examiner.com?

You guys know how much I like writing for Examiner.com -- in the past year I've made around 30k with them and therefore, I've urged lots of other writers, designers, etc. to sign up with them.

One of my friends is a very talented designer who runs -IZE ON DESIGN, a site that showcases her fabulous design work.

Naturally I thought she'd be a great fit for Examiner. She applied and was accepted as the Cleveland Modern Furniture Examiner at http://www.examiner.com/x-65785-Cleveland-Modern-Furniture-Examiner -- but last night I talked to her via Facebook and discovered that her articles haven't appeared since Thursday!

I don't know if this is just some specific problem with a few Examiners or many, and she's already sent a support ticket for help and I will update this site with more news as we hear it. But in the meantime, I wanted to know how the other new Examiner.com writers are doing.

If you just started writing for Examiner.com around August or September 2010, are your articles appearing online? I want to make sure the folks I tell about Examiner are having a positive experience, not a bad one. Since I'm still able to publish just fine, and I see lots of other Examiner pieces flowing through Google News, I assumed everyone else was still able to publish as well.

I don't spend too much time in the forums -- I find that forums can sometimes turn into a cauldron of bellyaching, with the loudest complainers sometimes taking over, so I usually spend that time doing other things. I only pop in every blue moon -- specifically, after the recent controversial switch to the Drupal 7 CMS platform.

Let me know if you just got in to Examiner, and please leave me a comment letting me know if you're able or not able to publish. Thanks! Just curious..

Paula Neal Mooney