Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tripling Earnings

As May comes to a close, I find myself having tripled what I earned in April. This is due in large part to the number of entertainment news articles I've done. I published 14 articles in May - Nothing I wrote qualified for upfront payments as I did 6 entertainment news articles, 1 book review, 1 movie review, 1 memoir for Mother's Day, 1 humor piece, 1 general news article (which was rejected for upfront so I published it as a Display Only and it was picked up by USA Today the next day), 1 general entertainment article, and 1 review of AC Creative Writing and Slideshows for April. To view the articles I wrote just click on my profile here and scroll down the list.

But even though I didn't get upfront for anything last month, my page views skyrocketed and I found myself at Clout 6 before I even realized I was close to doing so. This will be my biggest performance payment yet.

At current status, I'm averaging over a hundred page views a day. Woo-hoo! I was excited about this until one of my fellow writers I'm following on Twitter bragged that she was averaging over 7,000 page views a day. Wow. Bragging rights well deserved.

My goal for June is to write at least 20 articles this month, learn more about SEO which I've been basically ignoring, and to submit more for upfront. I want to be able to come back and brag that I've tripled my earnings again.


  1. Nice going, Pamela! Glad to hear that things are picking up for you. Good luck meeting your monthly goal and best wishes for continued success! Keep us updated. :)

  2. Thanks, Darnell. And thanks for including me on the blogroll and re-tweeting. It's made my day!

  3. I don't know if I'm going forward or backward. I submitted 17 in April all for upfronts with the exception of 1 D.O. and submitted 11 in May with 3 being D.O.'s. But because of one article my PV's have skyrocketed much like yours. I find myself unwittingly also at Clout 6. We must be doing something right!

  4. Awesome job! Congrats on your success. I find that my average continues to increase as well.

  5. Excellent job and an inspiration to get writing again. I'm been slacking off due to end of the school year exhaustion (getting kid through finals, whew) and other events.