I know it’s been a while since I posted here, but I just had to share an observation. As you know, the last Google algorithm change has affected my income. My income and traffic decline has been slow and steady.
Back in March, my residual income was in excess of $3,000. Last month, it came in around $1,140 (numbers aren’t final). That’s a far cry from my residual heyday.
Small Ray of Light
During this time of decline, I’ve observed that even though my traffic is barely existent (comparatively speaking), my Chitika income has been increasing. No, I’m not earning a lot from Chitika, but I find it interesting to note that when all else is declining, Chitika has been chugging along.
After the algorithm change, my Chitika earnings dropped to $12.61 in April. Since then its been slowly improving as follows:
- May: $19.66
- June: $28.43
- July: $45.74
- August: $53.62
- September: $60.72
I know, that’s not a lot of money, but I’ve not done anything to warrant the increase. My traffic is dropping, I haven’t been adding new content to my blogs and my income everywhere else is dropping. Chitika has been a small light during this time of decline.
Capitalizing on Chitika
Since Chitika seems to be chugging through the storm with absolutely no help from me, I’m going to do a little experimenting. Not only am I going to add Chitika to my Chitika-less blogs, but I’m also going to give them a better position on my blogs. Who knows, I might even add some content here or there to help them along. I’ll take notes and share my outcome.
Honestly, since my numbers have dropped so precipitously, it’s a little painful to look at my earnings. As a result, I only check them near the end of the month to get an idea of how ugly things are. Chitika presents a pleasant challenge. If things go right, I might be able to stomach checking my earnings more than once a month.
I’m hoping your numbers aren’t falling as drastically as mine are.
(BTW: Yes, those are Chitika referral links and I also find Chitika works best on tech blogs/sites)
About the Author: Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites which include Tidbits and Stuff, BLULOW, A Dose of Health and a few other sites/blogs scattered around the internet.