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Guest
on 01/09/2015

I've been on here since Thanksgiving and I haven't made any money.  I have my Google Adsense hooked up and everything, and I'm receiving page views, but I should have made at least 10 cents or something by now.  Could I be doing anything wrong, or does it just take a long time?


A.L.I.S.
frankbeswick
Posts: 79
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on 01/10/2015

It takes time to earn money. I am on Chitika, and I have not made much. 

In the end I write for the joy of it and earn a bit of money from some sites. I earn less from Wizzley than I do from other sites, but I just like writing the articles here. 

Unless you are very successful as a writer, you should not give up the day job. I have a pension and some small business interests. 


frankbeswick
WordChazer
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on 01/10/2015

What the man said, Lybrah. Don't give up - I've not made a penny here either but I write for the love of it. More work coming soon - drafting many articles behind the scenes at the moment.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
Digby_Adams
Posts: 698
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on 01/10/2015

I would use a keyword tool and see if there are any phrases that you could include in your text to attract people that might click on an Adsense Ad. I would also look for products that complement your writing and make sure that they are placed properly. 

If those don't work, then I would look at the subject matter. Perhaps try another niche that might monetize more easily. Sometimes you can explore a niche in a few ways. Some Wizzles might be more informative and rely on Adsense. Other's might be more product oriented and rely on product sales. 

I often have to do this. It takes time to figure out how a niche monetizes. I spend a lot of time looking at the Google Adwords Keyword tool to see what advertisers are paying for certain niches. That sometimes gives me an idea of how to approach a subject. 

I have written several articles on different aspects of a niche, before I found one that sells effectively. Sometimes this is a result of competition. Other times its because of my writing or marketing. The layout of an article can dramatically affect sales. 

It takes time to figure out what works. It also takes time for articles to mature and get enough traffic to generate sales. 

Digby_Adams
Posts: 698
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on 01/10/2015

Lybrah I just looked at your most recent dating article. You put your products way at the bottom after links to your other articles I would break up the listing and put the ads between paragraphs or beside the paragraphs. I think it's possible for your readers to finish the article and never see a book 

LindaSmith1
Posts: 132
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on 01/10/2015

I was writing on another site, Hub Pages.  They have revenue sharing which Weezly does not. It took 3 years to make my first payout.  HP has a $50 minimum.  It was 3 years before I started making sales.  But, I have moved away from their except for a few articles.

It takes time for some articles to mature.  I had one where I made my first sale 3 years later. Since then, I have made several sales from that one in past 6 months. 

You can write one article that will take off, get lots of traffic right away, while others are slow moving and never really do well, or sit for a year or longer, then suddenly take off. 

Our earnings here, as well as other sites, are based on Google Adsense and Sales, while others are based on sales only.  Remember Adsense earnings are based on readers clicking on their ads. You don't want friends, family to click on ads.  Google will shut down your account for fraudulent clicks.

Experiment, with various sites and see which one works the best for you. Some sites may be great for sales, while others are great for Adsense, revenue sharing earnings.

Let your content sit on a site for at least 6 months and if the traffic is simply not coming, delete it, use Google URL removal tool to get it de-indexed by Google and move it to another site.  

I get more traffic on my own sites than I do elsewhere. 


Linda Smith
frankbeswick
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on 01/11/2015

The question that you should ask yourself is where are you happiest writing. I am happy writing for Wizzley, and while I have two other sites, which earn me more than Wizzley does, I am happy writing here and so will continue. 

I think that a writer should have a portfolio of interests and sources of income. It makes for a more balanced life. 


frankbeswick
Digby_Adams
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on 01/11/2015

Frankbeswick I love writing here and this is where I'll stay. However, I've found that it does matter how you arrange text and products to maximize revenues. It also matters which niche and topic you choose. I would love to make money writing about the things I love, but they aren't very marketable. So I work to figure out what works here. I have 6 Wizzles that represent a lot of my income. If I could only find another 25!

WriterArtist
Posts: 145
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on 01/12/2015

Dear Lybrah - It took me around 150 articles and a year and half to see my first sale. My suggestion is to keep writing good articles based on your niche and interest and the sales will happen. Also you should explore many options that Wizzley offers with the revenue sharing sites like Amazon, Viglink etc.


ologsinquito
Posts: 418
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on 01/12/2015

It is very possible to make money here, given the numerous ways we are allowed to do so. It took me 125 articles before I started to see any results. Even then, it was slow for a long time. Some of it was my fault though, because I was still learning and because I was not promoting my articles.


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