No, I’m not talking about the fact that eHow seems to have fixed the publishing problem (although that’s a good reason to celebrate), I’m talking about my first high earning article.
I’ve managed to accidentally write an article that earned over $1,000! Wow. The article took about 15 or 20 minutes to write, another 5 – 10 minutes to find an appropriate image and upload the whole shebang to eHow. Who knew that six months later, my 30 minute time investment would earn $1,000 ($1,014.23 and counting).
What’s the Secret Formula?
I wish I knew. I’ve tried in vain to repeat my success. I knew it was a winner after the first month. It started earning right out of the gate. I watched in amazement how each day the earnings seemed to increase.
Since writing that article, I’ve analyzed it every which way from Sunday and still don’t have a clue as to why it is such a success. I’ve got other eHow articles on similar topics and none of them have earned anywhere near as much.
My second place article from an earnings standpoint has earned $545 and it was written 14 months ago (half the earnings in twice the time)!
Words of Advice
I’m not so sure I’m in a position to give advice. After all, I’ve only got one winning article. But, if I were to give advice I’d say to use the tips offered in WriterGig’s book and try to diversify your topics. My articles range from buying insurance to making sandwiches. Some earn more while others were more fun to write.
In addition to keywords, SEO and article topics, I also believe that if you throw enough spaghetti against the wall, eventually some of it will stick. Not very scientific, but I’ve found it to be true.