I’m growing increasingly disappointed with my Suite 101 earnings. I would think that by adding more articles the income would go up, but it’s either stagnant or dropping.
As you know, I keep pretty good income statistics and review them often (probably too often) to see if I’m expending my efforts in the right place. I noticed a significant drop in income between October and November of last year. It dropped even further in December but picked up in January only to continually slide in February, March and April. It’s not quite the end of the month but May is looking pretty disastrous.
eHow Looking Sweeter
By contrast, I look at my eHow earnings and they continue to rise even though I’ve not written any new articles since they closed down shop in March. At the rate that I’m going my eHow earnings are almost double what I earn at Suite 101 (with a lot less effort).
I’ve long been a fan of Suite 101 and am not about to abandon ship. It causes me concern, however, when my earnings seem to be in a holding pattern (or dropping) even with adding new content. At the rate that I’m going my May 2010 earnings will be lower than what I earned in May of 2009 even after adding an additional 73 articles.
It seems that the hurrider I go the behinder I get. That just doesn’t make sense.
Time to Research
Things have been pretty busy on the home front, but I’ve got to find a little time to find new venues (or work a little more on old venues) to make up for the continual drop in Suite income. I’m even thinking of trying a few self-generated revenue share titles for Demand Studios. If the DS revenue share income is calculated in any way similar to the eHow revenue share income, then it’s worth going through a few CE comments (but only a few).
Oh well, revenue fluctuation is one of the challenges that comes along with online freelance writing.