Things seem to be turning around on the residual income front. I’m back on track for hitting the $2,000 residual income mark (haven’t hit it yet, but it’s getting closer).
I owe most of my income turnaround to eHow and Suite 101. They had to compensate for my dropping AdSense numbers. Those blasted AdSense numbers just seem to be forever slipping. It’s a good thing that I use Infolinks and Chitika.
Since January is over, it’s time for me to make my next month’s resolution. I’m learning to stay away from New Year resolutions because a year has way too many days for me to make way too many excuses. It’s harder for me to make as many excuses in a month.
In January I set out to write 85 articles distributed over the several sites I write for. I managed to exceed my goal. Don’t get too impressed, instead of writing 85, I wrote 86 articles (20 of them don’t really count because they were for Demand Studios).
Now that February has rolled around, I’m looking at my January resolutions, modifying them based on my income chart and am formulating my February resolutions. I’m taking into consideration that there are fewer days in February and that my daughter has a pretty mean competition schedule this month so I’ve got to keep my resolutions realistic.
I’ve been guilty of setting unrealistic goals and then beating myself up for not reaching them. That’s a good recipe for failure. Having learned the hard way, I’m now kinder to myself. My goals are challenging, but realistic.
If I continue at this rate, by the end of the year, I should have a nice bank of articles online. Even if half of them are duds, I should still see a nice increase in my residual earnings. I just have to take small monthly steps.
How are your resolutions coming along?
(BTW, just curious, do you track how many articles you’ve written each month or do you just keep writing, figuring that if you throw enough out there something will click?)