If I told you that I was paid $1,257.33 for a blog post would you believe me? Better yet what if I told you I had 14 blog posts that paid $1,257.33 each, would you think I was sipping something stronger than cream in my coffee?
The truth is the $1,257.33 figure isn’t a solid number. It’s actually a moving target that keeps going up. How did I manage to get paid such a handsome sum per post? Easy, I was too stubborn to quit.
How My Posts Became So Valuable
Here’s the scoop. You all know that I’ve got blogs all over the place. Some are moneymakers and most of them aren’t. Whenever I develop an interest, I create a blog about it and blog until my interest fades.
When my passion and interest faded I did not delete my blogs. I know myself well enough to understand that I’m cyclical in my interests (as probably you are too). What’s exciting for me now won’t be three years from now, but six years from then I might fall in love with the subject all over again. One of the advantages of being as old as I am is I get to watch myself travel through the various interest cycles (my poor hubby never knows who he’s married to). Fortunately, the Internet likes age too. Old blogs are a good thing.
Back to the High-Paying Blog Posts
The blogging community is great because it accommodates cyclical personalities. Now that I’m getting into writing again, I spent the last couple of days recording income and analyzing my writing sites. What I found was 8 sites (6 I own and 2 I do not) were responsible for over $17,000 in earnings ($17,602.61 and counting).
After tallying this year’s earnings, I looked at the amount of work I put in for those 8 sites. In total I wrote 14 posts for those sites this year. Some sites didn’t get any new posts and a few got one or two. All in all in a period of 11 months I wrote 14 posts and earned $17,602 in residual income from them. The work I did in prior years is still paying off.
I do have a ton of other sites, but those other sites brought in a little over $2,800 this year and it took 146 posts to earn that, an average of $19.18 per post.
Now that I’ve analyzed my earnings and where they’re coming from, my strategy going forward is as follows:
- Earn up front pay to close the financial gap (sounds like another round with Demand Studios)
- Write more frequently on those sites that bring in the most cash
- Continue to write on those low-paying high-enjoyment sites to preserve my sanity.
Google, Social Media and Other Items Out of My Control
Google will continue doing its thing, Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites will do their thing and I will continue doing my thing. I’ll let them control their actions while I control mine. That’s my plan in a nutshell.