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I’m Gonna Hate Myself in the Morning

Suite 101I’m back as the Insurance Feature Writer on Suite 101.

Why did I do it?

Easy, the drop in writing requirement. When Suite dropped the required writing from one article a week to one a month, I realized it was something I could do. My earnings at Suite have tanked but my 2011 per article rate is currently holding at $96.99.

Worst Case Scenario: If I don’t earn another dime from now to the end of the year and write the minimum of 1 article a month, that would mean my per article rate drops to $56.10. Since I believe that my articles will continue to earn (granted not at the rate they earned previously), I think the one article a month is worth it.

Let’s face it; I’d have to write 3 DMS articles at the $18.50 rate to almost earn what one of my worst case scenario Suite article earns.

Guess it’s time to dust off my list of insurance titles and write a couple of them.

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Bill Swan April 26, 2011, 9:12 pm

    Not to bang against Suite 101 but I’d look at other venues that may help you. Triond comes to mind, solely because they offer page views AND Google Adsense. If your articles can earn income via promotion, you can get two sources of income from one venue. I am currently thinking of reviving my Triond work myself, that’s why I say this. With NO promotion (and I mean none), I earn a couple of bucks in page views and close to double that each month via Google. The only problem is Google has a $100 minimum payout. Other than that, the group of Triond sites may work as well as Suite.

    • Felicia April 27, 2011, 6:13 am

      I hear ya Bill and your strategy makes sense. The only reason why I decided to stick with Suite is because I’m changing my online strategy. I don’t intend to build another foundation of articles for any other content sites. My goal is to build my own sites or create other venues for earning money.

      Since I already have a base of articles on Suite that are still earning (granted at a fraction of what they used to earn), adding one more article a month isn’t tough to do. It allows me to concentrate on my own venues. Since I’ve never used Triond before, I’d be starting from the beginning with creating a base of articles. In my opinion, a content site doesn’t begin to pop until you have at least 100 articles. I’m not ready to put that type of effort into a site that doesn’t belong to me anymore.

  • Joni April 27, 2011, 4:57 pm

    Could you give me some info on Triond? I joined them about 6 months ago but I was sidetracked by some family problems and never wrote an article. I’m still a member b/c I get emails. How had your experience been with them? I like the idea that I would not have to do any promotion, that’s what drew me to them in the first place. I still have to how to do that. Would you give me short review of Triond? Do they pay Up Front or is it still only residual? You are the first person I’ve seen on here that has mentioned it.

  • Alina Bradford April 27, 2011, 6:49 pm

    I’m sticking in there, too, at least for a while. I’m curious if Suite will make any dramatic changes for the better after the whole Panda debacle.

    • Felicia April 28, 2011, 6:54 am

      Alina, A bit of loyalty and a lot of logic has me sticking with Suite. It’s funny, yesterday was my first full day back as an FW and my last week’s daily earnings as a CW were higher than my FW earnings. Ah…the ups and downs of being a Suite 101 writer. 🙂

  • kidgas April 27, 2011, 8:10 pm

    What you have said makes sense. I like that you are working on your own sites and am sure you will be better off. You have a knack at this. I must admit that I was somewhat surprised that you are writing again at Suite, but your logic is sound and I can’t make a counter argument.

    • Felicia April 28, 2011, 6:55 am

      Whew! When I saw that you made a comment on this post I was wondering if I was going to get another swift kick! LOL! 8)

      Glad you agree with my logic, Kidgas.

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