Friday, January 29, 2010

I Have Figured Out eHow's Payment System.

It is simply Google's system.

How do I know? My months of writing have been months of experimentation. A lot of the things eHow says to you about writing quality articles, leaving comments, do help, but not for the reasons you might think. That's why when you do them you don't see any immediate substansial gain. Those techniques must be used with something else, something that writers like WriterGig have mastered.

We will go over the particulars piece by piece, because Google's system is quite complex, and I'm sure the eHow people don't fully understand it. Two political things to know, however:

1. I tried posting this on the eHow boards and they deleted it almost immediately. Must be on to something. ;)

2. All these other eHow folks who don't make any real money always try to shoot down the ideas of people who say they get it. So don't try to flame me here. It's my blog and I'll just delete you. But for anyone who actually wants to TRY the ideas I will present, I would love feedback on if my ideas actually WORKED in practice for you or not.

That is all for now. I will be posting soon.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

$10.87, but I wrote a lot of new articles.

Articles: 395
Earnings: $10.87
Top Khrista Article: How to Measure Customer Satisfaction

Some things you may not know.

Sexy Blog out!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Leveling Off...

$4.58. Leveling off, but looks like I will get to $200 in my third month of writing. I'm dedicated to figuring out this keyword thing.

Articles: 384
Earnings: $4.58
Top Khrista Article: Reducing Job Stress.

Sexy Blog out!

Monday, October 26, 2009

$4.36. Rally over?

The last 3 days were heaven. And now, back to earth? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Arrrticles (I'm mad): 380
Earnings: $4.36
Top Khrista Article of the Day: Find Date Shoes (For Women) Equal opportunity shoe finder!

Sexy Blog out! And today, poor!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

$ eHows trending higher...

I got $12.28 today, so if this continues, it really says a lot for a little keyword research.

No big winners, so the gains seem to be just from gradual increases in well keyworded articles. It's too early to have any conclusions -- just keepin ya posted.

I also got my first Amazon affiliate earnings today. $1.17 off of some classic lit, Slaughterhouse Five and others. Mad coolzies. Why doesn't everybody in the world do this?

Articles: 376
Earnings: $12.28 + 1.17
Khrista Article of the Day: Find Great Date Shoes (4 Men) It's time to talk fashion.

Sexy Blog out.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

First $20 day. Not kidding.

$23.08. No joke.

I'm not going to speculate or pontificate on what caused the jolt. I'm not jinxing it. I will tell you the facts, and tell you what I'm doing to try to duplicate the feat.

1. I first checked the eHow forums to make sure that my spike wasn't everybody's spike. It wasn't, because eHow peeps will definitely let you know.

2. I checked the individual articles for big winners. None, really. A lot of articles got a few clicks each. I've had spikes before, but they were usually due to one article I just wrote.

3. This spike happened in conjunction with my keyword experimentation. I just wrote a bunch of articles (this is in my non-khrista "dark" account, don't bother looking for them) all about the same subject. I used Google Keyword Tool to find high value keywords about one subject, and I wrote 10 or so articles 2 days ago about every aspect of it.

4. It was the 3 month anniversary of my "dark" account. I don't think this had much to do with it though, because all of my articles are not 3 months old. And the ones that are didn't move. The action definitely happened on the newer articles that I did the keyword research on.

5. I make sure not to promote my "dark" account for just this reason. I know that the spike is not due to any promotion on my part. It has to be the keywords.

What I did with the keywords: I put EXACTLY what the keyword was in the article as much as I could without sounding retarded. And I do mean every time. The pictures, the captions, the tips, the steps. My keyword density is DENSE. And I made sure to switch up the verb in front so that the spider would find just the keyword I wanted, not a longer phrase. I've often wondered about that, because sometimes you'll look up a keyword, and it'll be like $10, but if you add a word in front of it, it's another keyword that's worth like $0.05. I made sure the spider wouldn't confuse what I wanted as the keyword.

Garner what you will from my observations. I will continue to research and monitor this trend. Hopefully this spike turns into a trend.

Articles: 372
Earnings (10/24/09) $23.08 (no joke)
Top Khrista Article of the Day: Get Rich Without Trying Not the best written piece, but the philosophy works. How do I know? I'm livin it, baby!

Sexy Blog out.

Friday, October 23, 2009


$12.34. $12.34!!!

LOL because everyone who isn't an eHow writer is looking all crosseyed at the screen wondering why I'm jumping up and down about twelve bucks.

It's complicated. It's like a relationship I have to explain later. It's one of those "you gotta be there" stories. We'll talk, though.

I did implement my long tail strategy, which I will divulge, as soon as I make sure my new articles were the ones that caused this jump.

Freakin eHow...I can't get on my Article page right now.

Articles: 368
Earnings: $12.34!! $12.34!!!
Top Khrista Article: How to Find a Good Tax Attorney Whether or not it earns anything, this shit is just well written.

Sexy Blog out.