Annual Earnings Update - 2009

So it is the end of the year and I guess it is time for me to look at my earnings for the whole of 2009. At the beginning of the year my only experience of making money online was through paid survey sites and the like, but now I have much more experience and have moved on to much more profitable things like Hubpages (and hopefully in the future other similar schemes).

It appears that creating websites, or articles for websites is a good way of making money and if the right keywords are selected it is possible to earn a lot of money. However, there is some hard work and quite a bit of a learning curve to understand how to earn the money. Even after a year I am in no way an expert, in fact I would say I am not even moderate, yet I have still managed to earn quite a bit from Hubpages (and latterly Infobarrel) using only 34 Hubpages and 6 Infobarrels. So without further ado here are my annual earnings:

Hubpages: $303.00
Infobarrel: $11.95

As can be seen, despite not spending much time etc it has still been possible to earn a bit of money. Even without work (surely the true definition of passive income) it should increase in 2010, since I didn't write many of these hubs/infobarrels until mid 2009. However, it is my intention to write many more hubs and infobarrels during 2010 as well as looking at other ways of making money. As such my 2010 target for earnings from Hubpages is $600, $50 from Infobarrel and $50 from as yet unidentified online sources.

Monthly Update - December 2009

I did no work on either creating new online articles or backlinking in December 2009. In November 2009 I had a target to earn $5 from Infobarrel and $30 from Hubpages so here are my results.

Hubpages: $31.14 (33% decrease)
Infobarrel: $1.40 (100% increase)

As can be seen there was quite a considerable decrease in Hubpages earnings - this despite my page views staying quite similar to November 2009. However from research I know that my page views are coming from different hubs in December to November and these happen to be ones with lower earnings per impression.

In January 2010 (a new year already!) I hope to halt this slide in Hubpages earnings. I also hope to create an annual review soon.

Monthly Update - November 2009

Once again this month I did not create any additional content. In fact, other than replying to a few comments on hubs etc I did no work at all.

Earnings for November 2009.

Hubpages: $46.65 (11% decrease)
Infobarrel: $0.70 (18% decrease)

Needless to say I am disappointed with this decrease but it is not unexpected considering how little work I have done on my online work this month. However, it does show that income from Hubpages and Infobarrel truly is passive, that is to say an income is made even with little (or in my case no) work.

For the coming month I shall have the same targets as I set out in my October 2009 monthly update due to lack of work being carried out in the November.

Monthly Update - October 2009

During October I was unable to produce any new hubs or infobarrels due to new work commitments. However I did some work on creating backlinks to improve the rankings of my hubs in the search engines (particularly Google).

Earnings for October 2009:

Hubpages: $51.31 (94% increase on September 2009).
Infobarrel: $0.85 (86% decrease)

Compared with my targets set in my September Monthly Update, I have easily met my Hubpages target, but missed out on my Infobarrel target. Since I have not created any new hubs, I don't plan to increase my targets for my November earnings so they shall remain $30 from Hubpages and $5 from Infobarrel.