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Online Income Diary March 2011

*Originally transcribed 1 April 2011 this post failed to publish, like a hit recording lost in the studios archives it is making a late but perhaps timely appearance…

Online Income Diary – March 2011

Financially there is little to report for March 2011. Strategically I have made a big decision (and financial investment) that I believe will make an even bigger difference to my endeavours to seek an extra income.

My Squidoo earnings remain pretty constant and are a fair reflection of the amount of time I have invested in this income stream.

Internet Earnings – March 2011

Squidoo. $1.22

Total Earnings $1.22

Business Costs – March 2011

Site Build It! subscription $300.00

Balance -$301.22

SBI – A Big Financial Investment with Big Expectations

My experiences to date have led me to the conclusion that, to reach my income targets I must build and create a website in a potentially profitable niche. Considerable research has led me to believe that Site Build It! offers the best resources, tools and education for just that purpose.

I have made the initial financial investment and over the coming months will be working through the material to identify my niche, build a content based site, attract traffic and monetize my site.

I will continue to report my monthly progress and hope to find the time to share my view of the SBI! experience.



Online Income Diary February 2011

In the second month of my online income diary and although monthly earnings remain below $50 they are relatively steady.

Online Income Diary – Feb 2011

Writing with Demand Studios remains my main source of income, generating a further $30 for my Paypal account.

Whilst, My Squidoo earnings have almost doubled as a result of adding two news lenses to my revenue share portfolio in December 2010.

Internet Earnings – Feb 2011

Squidoo. $1.09
Demand Studios. $30.00

Total Earnings $31.09

(I continue to my endeavour to had show my monthly internet earnings in a table or spreadsheet format, and would appreciate any assistance that readers may have with this challenge.)

Building Passive Income – Current Goal

To double my money and report monthly internet earnings of $100 in April 2011.

The quest continues.


Squidoo Payday – Let’s Double It!

Bigger Goals, Bigger Achievements

Earn Money With Squidoo Payday

Yesterday I received my second Squidoo payday.  This occasion was made all the more joyous by the fact that my monthly earnings had almost doubled! Squidoo’s new payday reporting system told me that I’d doubled the bucks because I’d doubled my  number of Tier 2 lenses.

And so today I’m upping the ante.

Inspired by this success and Seth Godin’s Blog this morning – Make Big Plans – I have decided to trash my recent goal of $100 by end of April.

Seth’s words of wisdom remind us that the best way to make big things happen is to make big plans!

So, let’s double it!

My January online income reports almost $50 in the bank – I’m doubling it and aiming to report $100 for February.

To achieve this I am going to have to publish at least 5 articles with Demand Studios over the next 10 days.

But, that’s not all. Because I’m aiming to throw another double.

5 articles with Demand Studios, 10 lenses with Squidoo.  I’m challenging myself to publish 10 new Squidoo lenses in 20 days, aiming for ten quality lenses that achieve a minimum of Tier 2 status.

Stayed tuned to follow my progress and feel free to show your support with a quick comment below.

With thanks


Online Income Diary January 2011

As my quest to seek an extra income from home swings into full force I’ve decided it’s time I launched an online income diary. A monthly report of my internet earnings. I’m kicking off with January 2011 (a little later than I’d planned) and will be producing a report at the close of each month.

Online Income Diary – Jan 2011

Writing with Demand Studios was my main source of income for January 2011, adding $45 to my Paypal account.

I was also really pleased to receive my first Squidoo payday in January 2011, revenue share for lens performance in November 2011. As my payment was below the $1 threshold it remains in the hands of Squidoo however I’m pretty sure they’ll be handing it over in February 2011.

Internet Earnings – Jan 2011

(I had wanted to show my monthly internet earnings in a table or spreadsheet format. I’ve since discovered that this is harder than it sounds. So I’m getting this post out there with a view to tackling the HTML next month!)

Building Passive Income – Plans for Feb 2011 and beyond

Internet Profit Systems – Current Goal

To double my money and report monthly internet earnings of $100 in April 2011 .

Better get to it!


I Made More Than $66 in 66 Days.

$66 Income from Home Challenge – Late Payments

I’ve done it! I’ve achieved my goal of making $66 in 66 Days, I fact I’ve surpassed it.

The last of my challenge articles has been approved by Demand Studios. Entitled “A Checklist Early Language Development” this article generated a one-off fee of $15 taking my running total from $59.58  to $74.58.

I’m really excited to have reached my objective and am looking forward to tackling my next income from home challenge;

How quickly can this stay at home Mum create  a regular $66 per week?

(answers on the back of a postcard or in the comments section below)

My First $66 Income From Home

Day 66 – $66 Internet Profit Systems Challenge

The $66  Internet Profit Systems Challenge is over. 66 days have passed and this first chapter in my quest to earn an extra income from home is closed.

So, how did  I do? Did I launch my career as an internet entrepreneur by making my first $66?

The $66 Internet Profit Systems Challenge – The story so far;
Total Spend : $1.00

When I launched the $66 Internet Profit Systems Challenge I was seeking to attract traffic and create backlinks to this blog and my Squidoo page : Income from Home – The $66 Challenge. As part of my efforts I paid $1 to submit a press release to a distribution service.  This is the only cash investment I have made in my attempt to start to earn an extra income working from home.

Earnings at  Day 66 :    $30.58

On the final day of the $66 Internet Profit Systems Challenge I have made the grand total of $30.58.

58 cents was my first payment from the revenue share site Squidoo. Read all about my first Squidoo payday.

The lions share of my extra income – $30 – has come from articles I have written for Demand Studios.  At a rate of $15 per article my first two articles were published via Demand Studios on the eHow website. Once accepted by Demand Studios I have found writing for eHow to be a reliable, efficient and relatively easy way to start earning an extra income.  As examples of the kind of work you can pick up through Demand Studios my first two published articles were:

How to Reduce Home Delivery of Junk Mail


How to Make Quick Cash with No Outlay

Balance at Day 66 : $29.58

But wait…..

Although the $66 Internet Profit Systems Challenge finished on Day 66 (31st January 2011) I had not yet been paid for all of the work that I have completed during the 66 day period.

A further $30 from Demand Studios

On the 31st January 2011 I had 3 articles outstanding with Demand Studios, this means that my writing has been submitted for review by the Demand Studios editors and is pending acceptance.

I’m happy to say that in the few days since 31st January two of these articles have been accepted adding a further $30 to the income from home pot.

I am still awaiting news on my final article.

Two Squidoo Paydays Remain

Beyond this extra income from Demand Studios I have the pleasure of two further Squidoo Paydays.  Like most revenue share sites Squidoo pay in arrears.  The $66 Internet Profit Systems Challenge ran through December 2010 to the end of January 2011.  I will be paid monthly revenue share for the performance of my  Squidoo lenses during these months on 15th February and 15th March respectively.

$59.58 and counting…

And so the story continues, will my final article for Demand Studios be accepted, rejected or returned for a rewrite? How much will the next two Squidoo Paydays add to the income from home pot?

On 15th March 2011 the final tally will be made and the book will close on the $66 in 66 Days Internet Profit Systems Challenge.

Squidoo payday

Day 59 – $66 Internet Profit Systems Challenge

I got paid! This month I was the happy recipient of my first Squidoo payday and last night I made my first online sale, netting a proportion of the royalty payment from Amazon.

As my Squidoo earnings begin to take flight I thought I would  give some insight into the inner workings of  the Squidoo payday demonstrating just how easy it is to start to build an extra income with this user friendly site.

How Can I Make Money with Squidoo?

Amongst other things Squidoo is a revenue share site. This means that Squidoo lensmasters (the people who spend time creating, publishing and promoting Squidoo pages) earn a percentage of the total advertising revenue earns from Adsense, Infolink and Chitika (inclusion in the Infolink and Chitika revenue share is optional).

Every month,  on or near the 15th  (it’s always early and never late) it’s Squidoo payday and how much a lensmaster earns depends upon the performance or average ranking of each of their lenses. A lenses ranking is determined by many factors but in the simplest terms lensmasters improve the ranking of their lenses by attracting plenty of visitors, boasting high levels of participation and being an active member of the Squidoo community.

How Quickly Can I Earn Money with Squidoo?

As soon as they have been live for a month, lenses qualify for the revenue share program and exactly 3 months after the publication of the first lens new squids will enjoy the first of many Squidoo paydays.

Like most revenue share sites Squidoo pay their members in arrears. This means that the January 2011 Squidoo payday related to site activity for the period 1st – 30th November 2010.

I launched two of my first lenses in October 2010, these qualified for the Squidoo revenue share program in November 2010 and as a result when the January 2011 Squidoo payday arrived I saw money in my account!

What About Commission From Sites Like Amazon?

Every Squidoo lens offers the opportunity to earn an affiliate payment through the sale of products on Amazon, eBay, Zazzle and iTunes. Simple modules allow lensmasters to easily promote relevant products from any of these sites. Every time a reader clicks from a lens through to make a purchase the lensmaster receives a commission or royalty payment.

Amazon is the best way to make an extra income on Squidoo. The site makes it really easy to incorporate relevant products, write your own personalized recommendations and ultimately benefit from any sales.

Every time a lens makes an Amazon sale the creator receives a 4.25% royalty payment.  As a comparison most individual small Amazon affiliates, people who open their own personal accounts, start in the 4% sales tier on Amazon. It takes a lot of work and a huge amount of sales to reach Amazon’s 6% tier.

Last night I made my first Amazon sale through Squidoo from a lens that I  created just two months ago on the 26th November 2010.  I have to say it was a very exciting discovery!

You Can Get Started with Squidoo Today

Read more about Squidoo Payday by visiting this lens ; First Squidoo Payday

If you already have a great idea for a lens or would have a look about then follow this link ;  Start Earning with Squidoo