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.