Saturday, July 25, 2009

eHow of the Day

My article on watering your summer garden is the eHow of the Day. This is so exciting. I just love eHow! Today you can just go to today to see my article.

Along with getting a few more friend requests and recommendations, I also received the $75 for winning the homepage contest as well.

This is a very exciting day. I feel like I am on the cover of Rolling Stone or Time Magazine.

Thank you all for all of your encouragement and support. I can't wait to see all of my friends articles on the homepage of eHow.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ehow $75 Bonus Mystery SOLVED!

Ehow finally announced the winners of the June homepage contest and now I know for sure that is why I received the $75.00 bonus with my June earnings. Very nice. Thank you Ehow. My journey to making passive income online is going well. I still wish I knew more, but I am learning everyday. is definitely a viable option for making passive income online. I am proof of that. It is a lot of work to get it going and I don't think that I will slow down until I have 1500 articles or more. We shall see.

I still do not know the best topics to write about and I am constantly researching new topics. There are only so many articles that one can write about weight loss, flat abs and starting your own business. I need some fresh meat. What to write about next? Ehow seems to want more summer gardening articles so I assume that those are really needed. However, I wonder when they will put my article on watering your summer garden on the homepage.

I guess we will all have to wait and see.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mystery $75 eHow Bonus

If you have been keeping up with my blog then you know that I received mystery $75.00 from eHow with my June earnings. Initially I thought that this bonus was something to do with the $25.00 bonus for writing 5 articles on three specific days in May. I had written 21 articles on those days, not even knowing about the contest.

Then I thought that the bonus was because I wrote more than 100 articles in the month. I had myself convinced that it was because I had written so many articles but because I never received an email from eHow, I really had no idea why I had received the bonus.

Writing online is just getting better every day. Yesterday I received an email from eHow about having one of my summer home and garden articles posted on the homepage. Wow, what an honor to have my article featured on the homepage. I am now wondering if the $75.00 bonus was for the homepage contest. I remember Rich mentioning something about a $75-$100 bonus if your article is picked to be on the homepage.

I still do not know for sure, but one thing that is for sure, eHow is definitely a viable way to make money online and it is a very simple way to create a passive income for yourself. What could be easier. I have tried selling stocks and forex and although I really enjoy doing it, it is very difficult and stressful to trade stocks or currency and you never know what will happen.

Pumping out a few articles per day or even per week seems to be a much better way to make money.

Months ago I really wondered if the people bragging about their $500 plus earnings per month on eHow were telling the truth. Now I believe that some of them were telling the truth.

Good luck to you all!

EHow Homepage Featured Article

EHow has chosen one of my summer home and garden articles to feature on their homepage. I just received an email yesterday from an gal telling me that she is currently programming the home page and that she wants to feature my article on How to Save Money Watering Your Summer Garden.

My response of course was woo hoo!. I am so thrilled. I really feel like I am part of the eHow community. What an honor to be featured on the homepage. She did not tell me anything else about is such as when it will be featured or where on the homepage it will be featured. Of course I am hoping for the top spot. EHow is so incredible. Nothing else seems to compare in my book. is the best.

Of course now I am checking the homepage every few minutes to see if my article has made it to the number one spot yet. In the meantime my earnings have been great. They were over $17 dollars today. I am averaging more than $14.00 per day this month. This will be a great month. All of my hard work is starting to pay off.

I really do not think that I am some kind of fabulous writer. I think that just about anyone can write articles online at and make passive income. Sometimes I read posts on the forum from people that are expecting to make hundreds of dollars from their 50-100 articles. That is not enough. Even at 300 articles I knew I did not have enough. Now that I am at 543, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is getting brighter.

Of course, I had to learn a little bit about SEO (search engine optimization). I still have about 77 articles that have never earned a penny. My highest earning article has earned $35, but I have a number two article that is up to $33 and I think it will surpass my top earning article any time now.

The key to success on seems to be writing a lot of articles on a variety of subjects. Even subjects that appear to be over used such as weight loss and travel are still good topics to write about. Just put your opinions in the how to format and you are set.

I need to pinch myself because I still cannot believe that I am going to be featured on the homepage of Thank you eHow!

Monday, July 13, 2009

$8.30 per 1,000 Page Views on

I have over 134,000 views on my 543 articles. That calculates out to $8.30 per 1,000 page views. I don't know about you, but that sounds much better than sites such as that pays only $2 per 1,000 page views or other sites that pay anywhere from $1.50 to $3.42 per 1,000 page views. pays a lot more than other writing websites in my opinion. It does take some time to get started and you will not be paid up front, but if you are looking for passive income writing online, eHow seems to be your best bet.

It takes very little time to write a few articles per day or per week and it eventually does pay off. Invest in yourself today by writing some articles for, the best passive income from writing online.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Passive Income Writing Online

Do you want to make passive income writing online? So did I and I have been writing online since December 2008. This blog has chronicled my ups and downs of writing online. I still don't know everything and I am sure that it could be done better, but the one thing that I have learned is that it can be done.

Even though my passive income is not massive (yet!), I have been making an income and it is very exciting. There is so much more for me to learn about blogging, keywords, etc. I just wanted to update everyone on how much income I have made to date. It does not really feel like passive income yet because I work hard for every penny right now, how every I do see now how it can become passive income over time.

Passive Income Writing Online

Totals to date:

Mturk $1,666.04
eHow $1,098.90 543 articles
AC $ 90.87 58 articles
Bukisa $ 21.86 111 articles

Google adsense has not paid me anything yet because I have not met the minimum amounts. My account is currently at $10.89.

Mturk earnings were not all writing jobs. Some of the earnings were simple data entry tasks. Most of the $1,600 was made in the first two months, I have since given up with them. The work is too grueling and does not pay enough. If you are desperate it is a good alternative. I would rather make money that keeps paying me.

eHow seems to be the best so far. Here is a breakdown of my ehow earnings, which have now become true passive income:

December $ 1.79
January $ 21.00
February $ 27.27
March $ 39.43
April $ 158.96
May $ 255.18
June $ 443.70
July $ 151.57(through the 10th)

As you can see it has been increasing. I am now making more than $15.00 per day and I have drastically cut down on the number of articles I write although I do intend to pick up again.
I am not sure which site will pay more over the long run and I am not doing an accurate comparison. It may seem like eHow is the clear winner, however it is nice to receive money upfront from other sites such as Associated Content. I have many articles on eHow that have not made any money ( a total of 81 the are completely non earners) and I also have many that have not made a dollar yet.

If I compare that with my AC articles, most of the ones that I requested an upfront payment for, were paid at least $1.00 and they do keep earning. Although it may seem like they do not pay as much, on the other hand, eHow does not pay up front payments at all. In my opinion, it is best to put article on AC if they offer a high upfront payment and/or they are a highly viewed topic, since they pay by page views.

Bukisa is another website that pays by page views and therefore it is only profitable if the articles placed there are highly viewed articles.

On eHow it does not matter how many views an article receives because the earnings are based on a secret algorithim (seems like clicks - never commit click fraud). I have some eHow articles with very few views that have earned a lot of money.

All in all this year has been very fun so far and I believe that even if I stopped writing for eHow today, I would continue to earn money for years to come. Passive income writing online is possible, yeah!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July Earnings Goals

I still have a goal to make $500 per month on ehow and I have a feeling that this is the month that will do it. I came very close last month at $443. This month so far I have averaged $14.26 per day. That is an excellent start. I think that I will probably meet my goal this month.

I have 543 articles at the moment and hope to add three articles per day in the month of July. It is much more difficult now that the article titles are restricted but I think that I can do it. I still believe that quantity is key on ehow. Quality and keywords is also important. Many of my first articles have never earned a penny because I did not understand enough about keywords. Most of my articles that earn well have been written in the last three months.

Anyone can earn on ehow and I hope that all of you are enjoying yourselves and making some extra cash as well.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

June Ehow Earnings

Wow, what a month on eHow. I made a total of $443.70. Slightly lower than my goal of $500.00 but I am getting closer. My articles made me $368.70 which was surprisingly low I thought, but most of them are still new. I also earned a $75.00 bonus which was extremely cool. I have made a total of $946.76 on since I started in December.

Ehow is so much better than I thought, I wish I had realized it sooner. I think they need better tutorials on how to write for them and make money because if more people understood what they needed to do, they would do it. It is such a mystery and everyone is trying to figure it out on their own.

I only wrote 73 articles this month which was short of my goal but I have had some writers block and too much goofing around on the internet, etc. I want to write at least 90 articles per month, so I will make it up this month. I now have 536 articles total.

My views increased from 73,183 to 118,857 in the month of June. That is a nice increase in views.

I did not make enough on bukisa or associated content for a payout on earnings for views, but I did make $2.50 for one article on associated content. I am not really sure if it is worth it to write anything for associated content. Because bukisa and AC pay based on views, I try to write articles that I think will get a lot of views, but it still does not pay very much. I love the upfront payments at AC but with very little coming in after it does not seem worth it. My ehow articles make me much more and they keep making me money over time.