Sometimes you don’t realize you have a treasure until someone inquires about it.
The other day one of my readers asked about whether or not it was worth writing for Suite 101. Her question was more about time than money. Most folks want guaranteed payment up front for their hard work. Not to sound like I’ve evolved into an all knowing, all patient writer, I too like to get paid up front for my work. The only problem is that I want to work on my terms and in my time frame.
Having mentioned earlier that I have a serious case of work-aversion-itis (aka mentally unemployable), it became increasingly clear that I was going to have to rearrange my life to be able to live on residual income. This is easy to say, but not always easy to do. It takes time, planning, a few late bills and pulling in the belt, but it can be done.
Back to the Suite 101 Question
“Currently I write for textbroker and constant content. With textbroker lvl 4 I earn about $7.00 per 500 word article. While I understand about the residuals earnings from suite 101, I’m just wondering how they compare. Would an article have to be posted on suite 101 for a long time to earn $7.00 or do they add up the pv’s fairly quickly?”
I went back to my Suite earnings over the past two and a half years. Unfortunately, my Suite 101 contract prohibits me from sharing specifics of my income but I believe I can share something I discovered.
- In my first year writing for suite my per article income pretty much matched the per article earnings Jenn makes writing for Textbroker.
- I then calculated my second year’s income. In my second year I wrote 61 articles, and my per article rate for the year increased over the prior year by 443%.
- I’m now in my third year of writing for Suite and have written 27 articles so far and my per article rate for this year has increased over last year’s by 230%.
Given the state of the economy and the uncertainty of the job market, I’ve managed to earn substantial raises each year I’ve been with Suite. Suite pays my car note, cable/internet/phone with money to spare. As I continue to write and as my earnings continue to increase, Suite will eventually pay my mortgage and help be to become debt free.
The way I see it; that’s not too bad for writing a little over one article a week.