If you write content online and are trying to generate revenue, one thing you should know is that it takes time. It can sometimes take a LONG time. For instance, I wrote an article and published it on Associated Content three years ago.
It started to generate a little bit of money for me every month, but I stopped keeping track of it. Last month, this article, which I published in 2006, earned me $28. That’s the beauty of online content–residual income.
If you continue to write search-engine- and human-friendly content that has genuine value, you will be able to make money online with your writing. One key is to be consistent with the subject matter which you write about. If you can build a couple of links between similar pieces of content, that will be very helpful to you in the long run.
The same thing that happened for me at AC also happened for me at Hubpages. I wrote an article and published it a few months ago. Nothing seemed to happen for a while, but then one day, it started getting quite a bit of traffic consistently.
I’ve started to write pretty frequently at Hubpages, which I like because you can earn revenue from Adsense ads and also ebay and Amazon affiliate links. If you haven’t heard of this site or haven’t signed up yet, read my article about how to make money on Hubpages. Hubpages is a site where writers can write articles or “hubs.” You can earn revenue from display advertising and affiliate programs with eBay and Amazon (unless, of course you live in California since Amazon doesn’t work with California affiliates anymore).
I guess the point of this post is to tell you not to give up if you have dreams of being a self-employed content writer online. There are ways to make a lot of money in content writing.