Create topic New topics

Forum

Chatter away, friends!  

First Viglink earnings

 
whitemoss
Posts: 37
Message
on 12/02/2012

Yeah!

Viglink have paid me my first earnings. OK, so it's only 9 cents, which might get lost in conversion to UK £ sterling, but it's a start.

I'm being serious, not sarcastic. I've only got Viglink  recommendations on a couple of pages, and I've not got many pages on Wizzley yet, but I remember when I only got a few cents from squidoo, and that's now grown to a significant amount.for me each month, so I'm going to keep on keeping on.

From little acorns.......


Whitemoss (sue) on Wizzley and whitemoss on Squidoo
Jerrico_Usher
Posts: 1210
Message
on 12/02/2012

I got my second today for .54 first one was 1.00 congrats!


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
kajohu
Posts: 200
Message
on 12/02/2012

I got 17 cents :-)   My husband was wondering why I was laughing so hard.


Karen
msanglikar
Posts: 15
Message
on 12/02/2012

I got 19 cents, my first payment. I do not understand what to do with it..... Frown


teddletonmr
Posts: 143
Message
on 12/02/2012

I have yet to earn a penny, from the accorn grows a mighty oakLaughing congrats all.


Make it a great day, teddletonmr
Guest
on 12/02/2012

Congratulations!  I haven't earned a thing on VigLink.  I would welcome any earnings!  Amazon.com has been my buddy since I've started here, but it's been slow.

BrendaReeves
Posts: 845
Message
on 12/02/2012

Does anyone really make significant money through this business anymore? In the beginning writers did, but the market has become so saturated now with these types of websites. Internet surfers now have a lot to choose from.


Brenda Reeves
sheilamarie
Posts: 271
Message
on 12/02/2012

My first payment from Vigilink this month, too. 27 big fat cents.

I've had the same question, Brenda, for a while. I don't have a huge social media network, which I assumed was my main problem in my measly income. Now that we're in the months before Christmas, I've been making daily sales from Amazon, though not for large amounts as I haven't been promoting big ticket items.

I really wonder when I hear people say they've been making three or even four digit monthly incomes. I haven't heard those reports as much as I used to when I read people's wizzles/lenses, so maybe things have changed. I feel I put in more time writing online than I can reasonably justify, as I need to return to my other writing pursuits. I have a second children's book coming out, by the way, which I need to promote.  

I'll be starting a thread soon about getting a free review copy.

But to add my question to Brenda's, does anyone make more than say 50 bucks from writing online?


Read one of my books Sheila's Books
Guest
on 12/02/2012

Brenda, I have always felt that I have missed the boat when it comes to making the online money.  Shoulda, woulda, coulda started this "career" years ago, but since I can't fix this, I try different writing projects.  I have written a novel through Na-No-Wri-Mo 2012 and completed the draft before the 30-day deadline.  I am editing this novel, and want to market it in 2013.  I have found that I enjoy this type of writing, and I can easily write 2,000+ per day.   But it's all in the editing, right???

But I have to enjoy what I'm doing.  Otherwise, it's a waste of time for me.

I am retired, and because of my former work, my pension takes care of me.  I don't depend on my online work to support me or supplement my income, nor would I quit my day job (if I had one) in order to pursue the craft.  How sad that would be!  I know how hard (and stressful) it can be when it comes to freelancing. 

I'm in a good place right now when it comes to my writing because I'm not pressured to support myself. 

I've had a little over a year's experience when it comes to writing online.  It has never been my cup of tea, so I have never expected my earnings to put food on the table or pay the bills.  I look at it as entertainment and nothing else.  

In March, I started to make $50+ online.  It looked promising into August, but the combination of the site's changes (not Wizzley) and Google's Panda took care of that.  Some people rely on the online money, but I don't.  You might say that for the time and effort involved, I certainly want more bucks for the bang.      

 

 

 

 

  

Jerrico_Usher
Posts: 1210
Message
on 12/02/2012

Invest it. Put it in a high intrest CD, well with that and 5,000.00 more and your good!

msanglikar: 12/02/2012 - 08:35 AM

I got 19 cents, my first payment. I do not understand what to do with it..... Frown

 


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
Jerrico_Usher
Posts: 1210
Message
on 12/02/2012

Yes they do, I know many and I myself was making a lot until I had to move all my stuff... I'm working on sqidoo lenses and wizzles... it just takes time, and interesting stuff- you ask me the chump change I am earning is more than I expected this early in the site, the sites evolution... it's a good sign that things will progress nicely- I'm now getting 10 sales a month on az, about 12.00 consistently, not a lot but consistent...

A lot of people don't really work at it and expect it to just happen, writing is fine but if you want faster results you have to promote your work- you don't have to to make money eventually- it ramps up naturally, but you have to be patient and stay motivated (and stay hungry)...

I like to set a wizzle, lens, hub up and let it sail for several months, if something takes off I'll promote the hell out of it... maybe even make new articles surrounding the rest of the niche... Don't let your ambition be linked to your earnings- trust me, the earnings will come but if you lose motivation- your toast.

BrendaReeves: 12/02/2012 - 12:06 PM

Does anyone really make significant money through this business anymore? In the beginning writers did, but the market has become so saturated now with these types of websites. Internet surfers now have a lot to choose from.

 


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
2uesday
Posts: 321
Message
on 12/02/2012

Well done whitemoss, hope you get even more results soon.

 

 ViigLink got off to a good start (in February) for me, but since then it has just been odd cents from eBay clicks. 

 

 

BrendaReeves
Posts: 845
Message
on 12/02/2012

Arlene, I'm also retired and don't have to do this. I think I'm going to try niche writing. I've got some ideas.

Jerrico, I agree with you. I think promoting your writing is the key at this point. There's a lot of competition out there.


Brenda Reeves
Jerrico_Usher
Posts: 1210
Message
on 12/02/2012

Yes there is Brenda but also realize the very vehicle we're depending on is right off the showroom floor, it's pretty, it's unique, and it's cool- but it's barely visible on the web yet- that comes with more articles which comes from more authors, and even more promotion synergy.

As you promote your own articles you not only draw attention to them and their ranking improves, but you also help the site as a whole- As the site's ranking improves so does your potential to get more traffic overall (everyone's actions affect the whole as well as individually- we are a site and a community- and theirs power in numbers... )

At this point in wizzley's life it needs that synergy more than ever. When WZ reaches HP or SQ's status overall (article count, etc...) we all start to benefit more and less actual individual promotion efforts are really needed. This phenomenon was proven to me on HP when I started in their first or second year after 4 years the site and my account were primed so adding new articles I made money faster, got clicks faster, and my articles rose in the ranks even when I didn't do anything to promote them. That first year nothing happened- literally nothing- I'm doing better HERE in the same time index.

At this point promotion is charity to the site's growth and our own articles exposure... gotta love a good system like this. I say promote people- let's raise the sites stature and make it easier for everyone :)

 

BrendaReeves: 12/02/2012 - 05:14 PM

Arlene, I'm also retired and don't have to do this. I think I'm going to try niche writing. I've got some ideas.

Jerrico, I agree with you. I think promoting your writing is the key at this point. There's a lot of competition out there.

 


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
Janet21
Posts: 298
Message
on 12/02/2012

 

BrendaReeves: 12/02/2012 - 12:06 PM

Does anyone really make significant money through this business anymore?


Yes, they do.  I am still earning four figures writing online and I know others that are as well.   It still can be done.   

pkmcr
Posts: 458
Message
on 12/03/2012

I had an email telling me that I had earned $0.10 BUT it told me I had to "claim" the money by logging into PayPal.  I deleted the email as I assumed it was a phishing email and cannot for the life of me understand why they would think I should "claim" the monies I have earned LOL

Edited to add: In response to the question as to whether people still earn money online - yes


2uesday
Posts: 321
Message
on 12/03/2012

I need someone to clarify what type of promotion is acceptable i.e currently with Google search.  I know that (unfortunately) there is no crystal ball to predict what they will add to the list of things they do not approve of in future.

Over the past year or two, I have tried to read about and become informed on the things they want to weight against in search engine results. The first Panda seemed to slap the people with the biggest back linking habits and therefore the ones with the most back links, a lot of wringing of hands and tearing of hair that led to. I think from what I have read that using Twitter etc. to promote is not in the same category as over use of back links. What else apart from social media promotion is a suitable way to promote online writing at the moment?

From what I have read, and I may have misunderstood this, the links that are the best and of the most use to an article and therefore a website are the ones described as organic back links. I thought organic back links were the ones that other people added to your article, i.e that they came naturally without action from yourself. I know they would take longer to build up but I thought the idea was they were more use to you in the long run, as the search engines could tell the difference between the two types.

I am only asking here on the forum because I have no one to discuss this with to check I have understood the ideas correctly. B.T.W.  I have never added a H/P link to a Wizzley article or the other way round, in case a search engine slap in the future to the first leads to problems. Is that being over cautious? 

Re/ Ways to promote.

I cannot promote by sending the good news out by email that I have added new article, as I do not have anyone to tell. Also I do not do Face Book, although I have pinterest boards and I am trying to get use to using Twitter. I could add links to my articles here from ones that are relevant on my Blogs, which might be worth trying.

Sorry for the length of this, I have been thinking about this and wanting to ask someone and the topic going in that direction seemed a chance to do so.

 

humagaia
Posts: 652
Message
on 12/03/2012

 

2uesday: 12/03/2012 - 03:08 AM

I need someone to clarify what type of promotion is acceptable i.e currently with Google search.  I know that (unfortunately) there is no crystal ball to predict what they will add to the list of things they do not approve of in future.

The problem I see all the time on article sites like Wizzley, Squidoo, HP etc is the reliance writers have in getting *Free* traffic. *Everybody* wants to know the secret to getting this google-generated freebie. Well, you know what you/they should be looking for is guaranteed, switch on and switch off, scaleable traffic - and that only comes from buying it - i.e. paid traffic.

Unfortunately, paid traffic is probably not cost effective for single articles.

There is also the learning curve involved with ad creation and promotion. 

But, if you can generate an ad that produces *Targeted* traffic that is primed to pay for whatever you are promoting, then you can make good income.

There are many sites that sell traffic, and at reasonable prices ($0.01 upwards per click). It's all a matter then of testing the waters, finding what works, and scaling the project up.

Jerrico is right about concerning *free traffic*, but if you rely on making a living from the internet then you must take things into your own hands and advertise your business. Tell me, what successful offline business does not advertise itself?


nightowl
Admin
Posts: 519
Message
on 12/03/2012

You likely didn't enter your registered PayPal email in your VigLink payment settings. If they don't have anything specified, they will send payment to your VL email. Since PP doesn't see it associated with any existing account they send you an email so you can "claim it".

If you do nothing, the money will be returned to your VL account. 

pkmcr: 12/03/2012 - 02:43 AM

I had an email telling me that I had earned $0.10 BUT it told me I had to "claim" the money by logging into PayPal.  I deleted the email as I assumed it was a phishing email and cannot for the life of me understand why they would think I should "claim" the monies I have earned LOL

Edited to add: In response to the question as to whether people still earn money online - yes

 


SEO Praxis: Specializing in WordPress Hosting and Small Business Web Design.
HollieT
Posts: 379
Message
on 12/03/2012

So far, given that I have very few articles here, I 'm really pleased with Viglink. I've had clicks totaling $2.10 and another two clicks this weekend. I see potential there!

Loading ...
Error!