May 29, 2012

How to Make Money Writing Online

Here's a really good article from Paula Atwell How to Make Money Writing Online

May 15, 2012

How to Get More Traffic to Your Blog or Webpage

Lat night I met Bill Belew from, he did a presentation called Let's talk Google Panda and Penguin Updates and best SEO practices. Here are his ways to get more traffic to your blog or website:

1. Quantity. Find who is your nearest competitor and write more than they have on that topic.
2. Quality. Make your articles better quality than the next person.
3. Consistency. Keep posting new material.
4. Start early. Time matters on the Internet, how long a web page has been live matters, but after a while a 1 year domain counts as much as a 10 year domain.

And that, he said, is the secret to getting more traffic to your blog or webpage. He claims to have 30,000 articles on 10 different unrelated topics. I did a quick Google search and found books on Amazon he's written and youtube videos he's made. He makes large popular websites and then people find him.

Here's a youtube video that someone made about him

May 6, 2012


While I have been trying to earn money with Amazon Affiliates, I have also been trying to earn money with Shareasale. I joined Shareasale last July when Amazon stopped letting me be an affiliate. It took a while to work out how they worked, and just as I did, I got my Amazon account back, so didn't really do anything with them.

But recently, while I have been working on trying to increase my earnings with Amazon, I've also been trying to earn with Shareasale. The good news is that I just passed the minimum payment threshold of $50, so I will be receiving a payment next month.

Whereas Amazon pays you on a sliding scale from 4% for referrals made in the first 24 hours you refer someone, Shareasale often gives you 10% for 30 days. The $50 I'm about to get paid is just from 4 sales. It takes many more sales on Amazon to reach $50.

Just to clarify, Shareasale is made up of many different vendors who all have their own terms. 10% and 30 days seems to be about average, but they do vary.

Last July I signed up with Linkshare and Shareasale, but I much prefer Shareasale. To start with, I worked equally with both, but as time has gone on, I converted all my Linkshare adverts to Shareasale.

If you want to join Shareasale, please use my referral link below

Join, Earn Cash!

May 4, 2012

May 1, 2012

I'm on a roll...

In November 2011 I realized it was my highest earning month ever. Then December beat that, January beat that, February beat that, March beat that. And April was my best month ever.

While the amounts aren't anything high, the trend is great. I do a little here, a little there, every day. And the figures are gradually going up. It's a healthy trend and I'm happy about it.

Having written a book about getting rid of clutter, and then spent most of March getting the book into print, my house got really messy. My hubby requested that I declutter the house before writing another book on decluttering. I did, I got rid of most of the books in the house and wrote about it here Getting Rid of a Lot of Books

As far as Google Adsense is concerned, these were my top 3 for April:

And Amazon Associates was $170, and that's my highest ever.

My goal for May is to write another book about clutter.