Monday, April 12, 2010

Last Post

Hey everyone. Well it has been a good few months on this blog, but there is not a lot of use for the blog any longer. Ehow has changed too much, and I will not be switching over to demand studios. I feel as if Ehow has let all of the writers down, and I will not follow. I will continue to update and track all of my articles on Ehow. There will not be any reason to keep the blog going because I will have nothing to share with you all about Ehow.

Thank you to everyone for the support and following. I do have a few other blogs if you would like to keep up with everything. I am sure I will be able to update them on a regular basis, especially since I will have one less blog. I want to wish all of you success in whatever path you choose.

My At Home Income Blog

Saving Money and Home Finances

Recipes and More

Again, thank you all for everything and good luck to you all!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ehow Weekly Earning Update 4/8/2010

Wow! This has been a difficult week on Ehow. Ehow changed there publishing, and canceled there Compensation program. With the exception of the articles already published of course. Well the earnings have also been bad. It has actually been the lowest earning week that I have had in a long time.

Since I will not be submitting any article on Ehow, I will be working on the 400 articles that I have. I feel that I can continue to increase my earnings on the site if I focus on promoting and updating the articles on a regular basis. Once everything gets organized with all of the other issues I will begin working on increasing my earning potential for my Ehow articles.

Ehow Earnings for the week: $14 Compared to last months 1st weeks earning of $20. That is a big decrease.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ehow Writers will have to write for Demand Studios

Well I have not been online very much for the last couple of weeks, but I was hit with a shock yesterday. Demand Studios will be the exclusive platform for Ehow writers. I was actually very disappointed in this decision that they have made. I have been writing for Ehow for over a year now, and love the site. Demand Studios is a completely different subject.

I was accepted to write for Demand Studios, but have not decided whether or not I will write for them. I know that Demand Studios is much more strenuous on there acceptance then Ehow was. I am not worried about my writing, but I know they will want editing done from time to time. If that is the case I will not write for the site. To receive the same pay and work twice as hard, I would not do it. I will submit a few articles so I can see what happens.

I do not feel that this is a good decision for Ehow or Demand Studios. I think they will be losing a lot of quality writers with this decision.

My Earnings:

Since this change has taken affect my earnings have dropped quite a bit. I have went from $4 days last month to $1 days this month. I am hoping that this is only a temporary earning problem, and they will begin to increase again after everything gets situated.

Well this will affect all of us as a writing group and I would like to know how you feel about it. So please leave a comment sharing your point of view on Demand Studios becoming the writing platform.

Friday, April 2, 2010

I am back online and have an earning update

I am so sorry that I have been away for the last week or so. There has been so much going on, and I did not have a computer for a few days. Well I am back on track and will be pushing even harder to reach my earning goals with Ehow and my other writing sites.

I was pleasantly surprised when I logged back in on Ehow, my earnings have increased. They have actually increased by more than $20 since last month. I am hoping that this will keep happening from now on. I did not write much this much, and most of you know why. April will be the month for hard work online.

Ehow March Earnings: $81.00
Ehow Articles Written For March: 3

My goals for April:

Articles: 25
Earnings: $100

I will be getting my focus back this month. It will take time to get everything back in order, but this is my time to reach my goals.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ehow Is Helping So Much At the Moment

I have been writing for Ehow for a little over a year, but have only been active for about seven months. I have enjoyed writing for Ehow the entire time. In the recent week I have learned things about my life that are hard to deal with, but Ehow is keeping my hopes up. I have been with the same man for 6 years. This week we have decided to part ways for a couple of reasons. In the last few months I have not worked, so he has paid for everything. Since he pays for everything I am left pretty helpless at the moment. Online writing is the only thing that is keeping me going financially and Ehow is the biggest part of that.

Ehow has became something that I try to do on a regular basis. It is a part of my life and my income. Since all of these problems have came up I will be spending more time on the site. I am hoping that it will be an even bigger part of my online income.

I want to thank Ehow for giving me hope. Yes I know that Ehow has there problems, but if I did not have the site my life would be a little more depressing at the moment. Ehow introduced me to the online income world, and it will continue to be a big part of it.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ehow Weekly Earning Update 3/24/2010

This had been a good week or my Ehow earnings. The increase has been decent, and my daily average is beginning to go up on a regular basis. I did not get to write much this week due to personal issues. I will also be moving this week so my writing will have to be put on hold for another week.

Ehow Articles Written: 3
Ehow Earnings: $18

I am hoping that I will be able to return to my writing in the next week. My focus will be even greater than before, and I am determined to make my income goals soon.

Monday, March 22, 2010

I will be away for a few days

I just wanted to apologize to the readers. I will be unable to do any updates for a few days. I have recently discovered that my husband is leaving, so I have to figure out my life. I am completely devastated about the separation and the fact that I am having to move out of my apartment. I just wanted to let you know that I have not gone anywhere, and I will be back updating on a regular basis within a week or two. Thank you for everything.

I will do my earning updates tomorrow, but after that it will be a little while. I am hoping that there will be more positive than negative. I will have time to write a lot more, and can share more with everyone.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ehow Publishing Glitches

I have been having so many problems publishing, and so is everyone else on Ehow. I don't know what is going on, but I do not have publishing problems on any other sites. The issues on Ehow has slowed down my writing by quite a bit. I usually stand up for Ehow because it is the best site that I write for, but I am starting to get upset with the problem. If I am not writing I will not increase my daily earnings.

I have figured out how to publish the articles, but you cannot publish any pictures on the articles. If I do not use pictures, I do not have any problems.

I did wake up to a better day at Ehow, my earnings increased today. I try to always look at the positive in life.

I am hoping that Ehow gets there publishing tools fixed, and soon. I like putting a picture in the articles, even though they do not seem to affect the earnings.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ehow Weekly Earning Update 3/15/2010

I have had a good week on Ehow. The earnings are increasing slightly. The only bad thing is that I have not been able to publish many articles. I have articles written, but the publishing tool is not working for me at the moment. Since I have not been able to publish I have been spending more time on other sites like firehow.

Ehow Articles Written: 3

Ehow Earnings: $15

I am planning on trying to publish more articles in the next week. I am hoping that the earnings continue to show a small increase, and I can begin to earn what I was last year.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Ehow Weekly Earning Update 3/8/2010

I am feeling good about Ehow at the moment. My earnings for March are going well. I hate to say that I have not been writing much, but my earnings do continue to increase anyway. I am going to be writing more this week. I have been pretty sick, so I have not felt like doing much. I am now medicated and hope to be feeling better so I can continue to work on my writing.

My Ehow earnings this week was about $20, which is a $5 increase from this time last week. I did not write any articles. I am hoping for an even bigger increase next week.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Freelance writers can seek protection for unregistered copyrights in federal court

I was reading through the Ehow forum today and found a link that I think all freelance writers should read.

Freelance writers can seek protection for unregistered copyrights in federal court

Online publishing rules just became more protective of intellectual property rights. The United States Supreme Court decided on March 2, in Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick, freelance authors can bring copyright disputes to a federal court even when they have not registered their copyright. In a unanimous decision, the justices agreed to let a $18 million settlement with online companies stand.

Read the article HERE.

Great day On Ehow

I have not had this in a long time, a $5 earning day on Ehow. I am not saying that it will continue to be this high, but I am so happy. My online income has been much lower for the last couple of months. With this increase I am beginning to get my positivity back.

Ehow is a great earning site. I think it just went through a tough patch the last couple of months. I am hoping to begin earning what I was before all of the problems. My best earning month was November. I earned $124 and had a little more than 200 articles. Most of my articles was only a month or two old. In December I became disappointed with my earnings. I made a $70 with 300 articles. It was even worse in January and February.

I think my earnings for March will be much greater than before, and I feel it is a great sign for a continuing increase in all of the Ehow communities earnings.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ehow Monthly Earning Update 3/1/10

February was a month of a few problems with Ehow. For the first couple of weeks we could not publish any articles. This problem has been fixed. I have published a few articles since then, but not as many as I did before the problem came up.

The earnings have been gradually increasing through the month. Each week has been showing a gradual earning increase, and it is a good sign. I have had more day over $3 and $4 than I have in a couple of months. The last week of the month was the best, my total earnings was more than $20.

February Ehow Articles-30
February Ehow Earnings-$68

My home income has been improving at a decent pace, and I have to contribute a lot of the success to Ehow. It has given me a great earning source, and a great learning opportunity. I am just hoping that the earnings continue to increase.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ehow Earning Doing Well This Week

My Ehow earnings are doing fairly well this week. I will be giving an update on the 1st, but I wanted to share my feelings. I do feel that this is a good sign for Ehow. Most of us writers are trying to make a home income, and Ehow is a big source for some of us. There are still two days left for the month, and I have two more dollars for the week than last month. I know it does not sound like a dramatic increase, but I am happy. I will also have a small increase for the month.

For those trying to earn money from home using Ehow:

Keep working hard, there has been improvements to the site. I know that there has been a lot of difficulties as well, but it seems that Ehow is working on everything.

I hope that the increases continue to happen, and we all reach our income goals.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ehow Weekly Earning Update 2/23/10

This has been a good week for Ehow. Since they fixed there publishing tool, I have actually been writing. I have not written as much as I did before the publishing issue came up, but I have been writing. My earnings have increased a small amount compared to this time last month, and any earning increase is good.

Ehow Articles Written-24
Ehow Earnings-$17

My daily Ehow earnings has been increasing at a very slow pace, but they have improved. I am hoping that they will get back to what they were before the UK issue. I was earning $5-$8 a day, and they were increasing.

Ehow Goals For Next Week:

I will write a few articles for the week, my goal is 20. I feel this is a good beginning to returning to publishing. I am wanting my earnings to stay over $3 a day, and more hopefully.

I have continued to promote my articles in various ways, and went back to tweak some of the articles as well. Since doing this I have began to earn on some articles that have not earned before. I will look through my articles this week to see if I can continue that progress throughout my Ehow library.

Friday, February 19, 2010

400 Ehow Articles

My goal for the month of February was to make it to 400 articles on Ehow, well I have made it. I published my 400th Ehow article yesterday, and I am so happy about this big milestone. I am so glad that Ehow has there publishing tool fixed. I think I am getting my momentum back, and want to begin writing more articles in the next week. After writing 400 articles I want to take a break on the writing, and focus on other points in the earning process.

Here is an article I wrote when I hit the 300 mark. I wrote this article 12/26/2009. I would have reached the 400 mark sooner if they did not have so many publishing problems. Since they are fixed I am hoping to reach the 500 Ehow article mark by April 1st 2010.

How to write 300 Ehow Articles

Ehow Blog

Ehow has been updating there blog more often than I have noticed before. They are promoting some popular articles, and showing some helpful information. I do wish they would be more consistent with the updates pertaining to the site problems, but you can find most of that on the forums. Ehow usually lets the community know that they are working on the issues when they come up in the forum.

If you are a member of Ehow I recommend following the Blog. You never know when they may post information that we need, or find helpful.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

EHOW Publishing

Well I did receive emails from Ehow today, and my articles are being published again. I am so pleased that it is working again. With the articles that was already written and the ones that I have on paper, I should reach my 400 article goal. I plan on reaching the 400 Ehow article goal today or tomorrow.

With the publishing tool working, maybe they have repaired most of the bugs on the site. I am hoping that this will begin to reflect on the earnings as well, we will see.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Weekly Earning Update 2/15/10

This is my weekly update for Ehow. It has been an OK week for earnings, but there are other issues on Ehow. I have written articles to publish, but the articles that I have submitted are not getting published. I am sure this will have an effect on the earnings. I have 10 articles pending and 15 articles waiting to put on Ehow. I am going to stop publishing until they get the articles to publish.

My earnings have increased by $2 from what I was at last month at this time. I will accept any form of increase.

Earnings $16+

While the publishing tools are down I am going through my articles to make sure they are being ranked in Google, and trying to build the backlinks. I am not going to give up on Ehow. I have seen how much I can make, and feel it will get back to that amount in the future.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Increase Your Earnings After The UK Problem

The UK problem has reduced our earning by quite a bit, but the issue is being fixed by Ehow. Now we have to worry about how are articles are ranking, and find ways to get our earning back to what the were before the problem happened.

I decided to go through my articles the other day, and found that a lot of them do not come up on the search engines. I think it may have had something to do with us having duplicates of our articles, Google tends to look down on that.

What I began to do:

  • Go through your articles and see if they are on Google. You can do this by copying a portion of your article, and put it in Google's search engine. Your article should come up if it is ranked.
  • Submit my article links on Submitexpress again.
  • Update your articles a small amount to get the search engines to notice the article again.
These are just a few things that I did, and it may help you as well. I have almost 400 articles, and it is time consuming, but if the article is not listed you will not get traffic. You need the traffic to get earnings from your articles.

The best way for us to increase our earnings it to avoid conflict about the situation, and finding ways to help our earnings again. It may take some time, but it will be worth it.

Ehow Compensates For The UK Issue.

Well I am sure you have heard about the UK issue that Ehow has been having. They had promised a generous compensation for the problem. When I received my payment today, the compensation was included. The compensation was less than $8. I am disappointed with this amount. I know I lost well over $100 from the ordeal. Even though I was disappointed, I appreciate the compensation. Ehow could have simply just explained what happened, and left it at that.

There are a lot of people upset about the amount the received, but I am sure there was a lot that was considered when Ehow gave out the bonus'. I would say that these would be big factors; amount of articles, average monthly pay, and the amount of time you have been on the site. I have noticed people that are very upset about there compensation, but only began writing for Ehow in December. Ehow really does not have any average to go on, and neither does a member that began towards the end of '09.

I am happy that Ehow compensated something. They could have easily fixed the UK problem, and not gave us anything for our loss. I am not happy about the situation, but Ehow is still my best earning writing site.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ehow Tax Article I thought Would Be Helpful

I know it is tax time, and found a great article that may help you. It was written by Janet Ford, one of the Ehow greats. I think the article can help with your Ehow taxes as well as any other online income you make.

How to Discover Tax Deductions for Your eHow Income

If you've been taking your ehow article writing seriously, and well you should, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised by the income listed on your 1099 form ehow will send you this tax season. You are responsible for paying taxes on that money as ehow does not hold back taxes since you are a freelancer, not an employee. A great way to offset that is by listing tax deductions applicable to your ehow article writing.

Read The Entire Article HERE!

Ehow Weekly Earning Update 2/08/10

This weeks Ehow earnings have fared better than the first week of January, but they are still not where they were before. My husband and I have both been sick this week, so I have not worked on the site as much as I had planned. I have went through and worked on some of my older articles, and they have began to earn again. I guess I will be trying to go through all of my articles this week to see how well they are doing on search engines, and seeing if they have been stolen. (I did find a few that have been stolen during my updating)

Ehow Articles Written-6

Ehow Earnings-$15

Plans for the week:

  • Continue to go through my articles to promote, update, and check for plagiarizing.
  • Write 20 or more articles

Friday, February 5, 2010

My First Year Progress with Ehow.

Wow, how time flies. I have been with Ehow for one year now. It is a big milestone. I did not write much when I began, only about 10 articles until August, but it is still a big deal. I have learned a lot in the past year, and have really enjoyed the experience. I am hoping my next year will be an even better experience with Ehow.

What happened in one year with Ehow:

February-Actually did not do anything on Ehow.

Between March and July I wrote a total of 13 articles, and my earnings were about $28. I noticed one day that I was making a little money on the site from something that I had already done, so I decided to put more focus into Ehow.

In August I wrote 28 more articles, and began to love the site. I earned almost $22 for the month of August, and got even more interested.

September was the first month that I wrote a lot, 69 articles. It took a little time to get the articles at first, then they began to come naturally. I earned more than $60 in September.

I worked a little harder in October and pushed out 73 articles, and I earned more than $65.

November was the biggest month for me since I began writing on Ehow. I wrote a total of 100 articles, and earned more than $125. I was so excited with my progress, and was ready to keep working hard.

December was a busy month for me in my everyday life, so I slowed down a bit. I wrote 34 articles, and made a little more than $70. December is also the month that the UK problem came to surface, so I am thinking that it had something to do with the big decrease in earnings.

January was another slow month I wrote 63 articles and earned a little more than $60. This was a disappointing month for me, but I still love Ehow. With the UK problem fixed, I plan on seeing my earnings increase again.

In my first year with Ehow I have a total of 381 articles published, some were deleted during the sweep, and have earned more than $400. I have not earned that much on any other site I write for, and feel that my earnings will be increasing quite a bit during my second year with Ehow.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February Ehow Off To A Decent Start

December and January was not very good months for Ehow. My earnings went from $5-$8 a day to less than a dollar on most days. I still enjoying the fact that I was earning money, but wanted to get my earnings back on track. Since the UK problem has been fixed I have noticed a gradual increase. For the first two days of February I have averaged more than $2 a each day. It still is not $5-$8 a day, but it is an increase.

I have not last my faith in Ehow. I write for other sites, and do not earn as much on those sites. Ehow is still the top site that I write for.

I am hoping that February will be a great month for me, and for all of the other Ehow writers.

Monday, February 1, 2010

January Ehow Earnings

January has been disappointing on Ehow. The earnings have had a gradual increase in the last few days, but the month was very low. I did not even come out even with last month. Ehow is going to reimburse the writers for the UK problem, so I am hoping it will make up for the big loss this month. I have been feeling discouraged this month, but I still love Ehow. It is the top earning site that I write for. I feel that this fix will help, and earning increases will continue.

Ehow earnings-$65 (Without the reimbursement)
Ehow articles written-63

I did not reach my goals for the month, but it has been a tough month at home and online.

February Ehow Goals:

Write 100 articles
Promote each article on She Told Me and Xomba
Stay focused!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ehow has Posted A Video Blog

Everyone has been wondering what they were going to do about the earnings that we all lost during the UK problem. Well, they have answered. They did not state exactly how they would figure the compensation, but they did say it would be coming the beginning of February.

I want to thank the Ehow people for posting this video blog, and I hope they continue to do it. It makes the site seem much more personal.

Click HERE to see the Ehow video blog.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Weekly Ehow Earning Update

This has not been a big week for Ehow earnings, but I see a great pattern showing. In the beginning of the week it started with a little more than a dollar, but it has gradually went up to more than $3. I like to see gradual progress rather than a fast jump. That means there is more of a chance for the earnings to continue to increase. I do not want to jump to conclusions, but I am hoping for more Ehow earnings next month. I am hoping I will at least earn the same amount as last month.

Ehow Articles-10 (was more, but they had a publishing glitch)
Ehow Earnings-$14

I will give you the monthly update on the 1st, so you can see how the month has gone.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some of My New Articles

I have gotten back on track. I have written 16 articles in the last couple of days. I am hoping I can keep going. I wanted to share a few of my articles with everyone. Thank all of you for your support.

How To:

Decorate A Smaller Room

Keep Working Online When Discouraged

Find Assistance For Food

Prepare A Super Bowl Party

Handle Freelance Writing Finances

Get Money Now, When You Need It.

Start An Online Clothing Resale Shop

I hope there is a couple that you can use. Enjoy.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Build Backlinks To Your Articles

Backlinks are a big part of your articles placement on Google as well as other search engines. Backlinks are a link that takes you to the original article. Most of these display the introduction of the article, then provide a link back to your original article. These links can be built up using numerous different methods. Here are a few steps that you can follow.

Read the rest of the article by clicking HERE.

Ehow has fixed the UK problem.

I read a forum post that is stating that the UK problem at Ehow has been fixed. I want to thank Rich for putting a very descriptive post explaining that it has been fixed, and any links that still exist will go to the US articles.

To read the forum posts click HERE.

I am sure it will take a little while for the earnings to begin increasing again, but I feel they will go back up. There has been numerous people stating that there income is down, so I am not alone. I will continue to share my earnings with you so you can see what the outcome will be.

Good luck to all Ehow members, I wish you all great earnings.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Earning Update January 22, 2010

I apologize missing last weeks Ehow update. This is an update for the last 14 days. It has been an up and down week, but the earnings are still not increasing as much as I like. I am hoping they fix the UK problem soon, because I am finding quite a few of my articles ranked lower than the UK clone. I have not written as many articles because I have went out of town, and I have been sick this week. Next week will be much more productive.

Ehow earnings for 14 days- $31
Ehow articles Written-21

I have to write 58 article to reach my monthly writing goal. I may not reach it, but I will try.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Earnings begining to increase, Again!

Since the beginning of December my Ehow earnings have been fairly low. I was thinking it may have been because of the holidays, but I have found out that Ehow had been putting a the contributors articles on a UK site. Well, we was not earning from these, and they were actually being ranked higher than our US articles.

Ehow has now informed us that they will be removing those articles during the next few weeks, and all should be removed soon. Click here to see the forum posts about this.

Well I am seeing that this may be the reason for my decrease in earnings. It was not that entirely, but had a hand in the Ehow earnings. Today I did an update on my Ehow earnings tracker and I had earned a little more than $5. This is a great increase since I had only averaged $2 since the beginning of January.

Before December my earnings had began to average $7-$8 a day, and I had less articles. I am hoping Ehow removing those articles will help. Hopefully I will get those $8 days, and more. Since I have been promoting like crazy, I hope it will be more.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Articles That May Help You With Ehow

I have been an active writer on Ehow since August of '09. In the beginning i had problems coming up with articles. I now have over 300 articles, and plan to write at least 100 articles a month in 2010. This is how I plan to do it, and I know it can be accomplished.

Read More: How To Write 100 Ehow Articles A Month

I have learned that promoting is a very big part of earning money with your articles. Building backlinks can get you ranked higher on the search engines, and get more people to view the articles. This is some tips that may help you promote your online articles.

Read More: How To Promote Your Online Writing

When you started writing online you may not have thought much of it, but now you may notice the potential. When I began writing I did not keep anything organized, but I had to reorganize my writing business once I noticed how profitable it could be. These are the steps that I have followed to reorganize my business, and help me keep up with everything.

Read More: How To Reorganize Your Online Writing

These are just a few articles, I will be searching my articles for more that may help. I will also look at some of the top writer and share there articles.

Earning Update 01/08/2009

Well it has not began as a good earning year for Ehow. My earnings are down a little, but I feel they will begin to rebound in a few weeks. I have been promoting more, and plan on going through a lot of my older articles to see how they can be improved.

Articles Written: 21
Earnings: $13

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

How To Successfully Make Money Online

Making money from home is a process. Even though it can be difficult, it is what a lot of people are looking for. In this article I give a few steps that you can take to successfully make money online.

Read the article in here-How to Successfully Make Money Online

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Ehow Goals

I see a lot coming in the new year, and I wanted to share my earning goals with you all. Since I began August 2009, I realized that I can make money on Ehow. I have read about other peoples great success, and I feel I will have success this year. I am going to focus on my writing for Ehow.

I plan on writing at least 100 articles a month, maybe more. I do want to reach 1400 articles by the end of 2010. This does seem like a difficult goal, but it is only 25 articles a week. I can usually write an article within 30 minutes. It may take an hour if I have a lot of research.

I want to increase my earnings by at least $50 a month. I believe I can make it more, but I do not want to my my goals unachievable and get discouraged. There will probably be months that have higher increases, and that will just be a great bonus.

This is just my beginning goals. I will continue to update my goals monthly.

I hope I can share a success story with you all during the year. I feel there is great income potential from Ehow, and I plan to see it for myself.

December and 2009 Earnings

Well it is now 2010, Happy New Year! I have had a good experience with ehow this year. I have only been actively writing since August, so I feel I have done pretty well. The Holidays did slow my earnings for December, and hurt my yearly earnings.

Earnings-About $70 (Unsure because I do not have the 31st updates yet)

Earnings since August-My earnings are going to be about $390.

I am happy with the years earnings. I did not focus a lot in the beginning. When I did begin to focus, it took me a little while to see the full potential Ehow has to offer. Well I know now.