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Would like to make some money!

 
Roohi
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on 10/31/2012

OK, I have been here for about 5 months. Haven't been much interested in the money aspect till now. Mostly I write about topics that interest me.

Now I want to make some money from my Wizzley articles. Have a little more time at hand right now. So, would like to know how I can earn some money here. 

As of now, I earn about a dollar/month from Adsense. Nothing from Amazon although there are a few clicks there but none turn into sales. Just can't figure out Zazzle. I don't think I am getting any clicks on Viglink.

I know I am not a fantastic writer like many of you here. I know some of you have probably read some of the my articles. Some may have liked it, some have hated it.

All suggestions and feedbacks would definitely be appreciated.

Thanks!

Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/31/2012

I make all my money in amazon... I wrote articles specifically after finding a product on amazon and some have generated money as soon as a day after being published (see my purse hanger article- one day- 3 sales for purse organizer racks :)

The thing about this business is there is rarely such thing as instant money- it takes time, even as much as a year after you publish it to genereate your first dime but once it starts earning it could keep it up for years.... it takes patience and faith... but I've seen the money, I've made it, and it's worth every second of the time you put in- but you have to pay to win :)


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humagaia
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on 10/31/2012

Have a good look around the Wizzley categories and articles. There are many that will give you the insider info you need to make the most of the opportunities for earning money afforded you at Wizzley. It is usually a gradual process but some writers manage to crack the code earlier than others.

But there is one thing that will make a difference to the amount you earn, whether you are or are not earning anything, and that is the amount of 'buying' traffic you attract to your articles. For you to increase this traffic you must employ some traffic-generating tactics - and that means promoting your articles. This too is best done over time - and the best traffic is that sent to you by others (as long as it is targeted).

Again, there are many articles here on Wizzley which could point you in the right direction.

You say you have more time now - use that time, in the first instance, to read and learn. The hardest thing in the world is to try to re-invent how to do these things.

What you may not find written about here is the single most effective method for income generation - list building. If you can capture names and emails of those visitors that are interested in what you have to sell or just write about then you have, for future offers, a captive audience that has proven they are potential customers.

Can I make this into a Wizzley request for a method to do email capture on an individual author basis on our articles? Well there you go - I've done it.

Oh, the one other thing you must do is cultivate your author brand - this is becoming much more relevant in the post-penguin, post-panda search engine environment.


Roohi
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on 10/31/2012

 

Jerrico_Usher: 10/31/2012 - 02:39 AM

I make all my money in amazon... I wrote articles specifically after finding a product on amazon and some have generated money as soon as a day after being published (see my purse hanger article- one day- 3 sales for purse organizer racks :)

The thing about this business is there is rarely such thing as instant money- it takes time, even as much as a year after you publish it to genereate your first dime but once it starts earning it could keep it up for years.... it takes patience and faith... but I've seen the money, I've made it, and it's worth every second of the time you put in- but you have to pay to win :)

I will surely try and look at Amazon for article ideas and see what I can come up with. 

The thing is I like writing about topics related to health and psychology. My articles mostly provide general information rather than sell something. So, this is what basically restricts me. 

I am trying to write more product-specific articles. In fact, I did do 3-4 articles related to good luck symbols. I do get clicks on these articles but no sales on Amazon as yet. 

So, get slightly lost there.

Roohi
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on 10/31/2012

 

humagaia: 10/31/2012 - 04:34 AM

Have a good look around the Wizzley categories and articles. There are many that will give you the insider info you need to make the most of the opportunities for earning money afforded you at Wizzley. It is usually a gradual process but some writers manage to crack the code earlier than others.

But there is one thing that will make a difference to the amount you earn, whether you are or are not earning anything, and that is the amount of 'buying' traffic you attract to your articles. For you to increase this traffic you must employ some traffic-generating tactics - and that means promoting your articles. This too is best done over time - and the best traffic is that sent to you by others (as long as it is targeted).

Again, there are many articles here on Wizzley which could point you in the right direction.

You say you have more time now - use that time, in the first instance, to read and learn. The hardest thing in the world is to try to re-invent how to do these things.

What you may not find written about here is the single most effective method for income generation - list building. If you can capture names and emails of those visitors that are interested in what you have to sell or just write about then you have, for future offers, a captive audience that has proven they are potential customers.

Can I make this into a Wizzley request for a method to do email capture on an individual author basis on our articles? Well there you go - I've done it.

Oh, the one other thing you must do is cultivate your author brand - this is becoming much more relevant in the post-penguin, post-panda search engine environment.

Well, thanks for your suggestions! I will surely spend some time going through all this information. In fact, I have been doing it for a day or two. It's just that I understand but I find it hard to implement it. 

Like you said, the hardest thing is to re-invent how to do things. Well, I am definitely open to suggestions here and am also trying to re-invent here. Marketing is definitely an issue also. 

Here is a question: What do exactly mean by "cultivating an author brand"?

BrendaReeves
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on 10/31/2012

If you look around, there are others on here that write mostly health and psychology articles. Promote Amazon books on those topics for starts. There are a lot of self-help books to choose from. I'm a big reader of them. They have a large audience.


Brenda Reeves
Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/31/2012

This was MY issue on Hubpages getting started- I liked to write about the human condition, psychology, helpful posts about getting rid of depression, conquering jealousey, etc... But what I've learned since my fist days that changed everything was that there is a way to generate money from any article- product based articles are the real money makers, and I have a balanced portfolio of BOTH, the psychology ones may not make much but they help in SEO for my account, for the product based articles. You have to get into writing reviews, and product based articles if you want to make money. If you just want to write for fun keep doing what your doing :)

Some articles I converted to earners:

well take a look at anything psychology in my account :) I made it work to sell books and a lot of things you'd not think to sell in a psychology article (but is very on topic)... essentially you have tons of examples here and on HP and SQ that you can pull ideas from... One thing I'm considering trying is using videos with amazon gallary ads as a way to get a sale- not directly just finding the right inspirational video to put by the product itself to build the emotional component...

 

Roohi: 10/31/2012 - 05:16 AM

 The thing is I like writing about topics related to health and psychology. My articles mostly provide general information rather than sell something. So, this is what basically restricts me. 

 


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Roohi
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on 10/31/2012

 

BrendaReeves: 10/31/2012 - 09:47 AM

If you look around, there are others on here that write mostly health and psychology articles. Promote Amazon books on those topics for starts. There are a lot of self-help books to choose from. I'm a big reader of them. They have a large audience.

 

Thanks, Brenda. I do promote a few books through my articles but haven't really seen any clicks, let alone sales. I do see clicks for articles I have done on wedding rings or on good luck symbols but these haven't really translated into sales. 

So, basically I am trying to figure out what is it that I can try that can get me more Amazon sales or just more clicks on Adsense. 

I am willing to try out different things although I have to say it will definitely need some re-invention, as humagaia said. I am trying out different things and let's see what works. 

But I will keep focused on self-help since it does interest me a lot. 

Roohi
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on 10/31/2012

Very interesting.

I do have a question though. How do the psychology articles help in SEO? 

 

Jerrico_Usher: 10/31/2012 - 02:51 PM

This was MY issue on Hubpages getting started- I liked to write about the human condition, psychology, helpful posts about getting rid of depression, conquering jealousey, etc... But what I've learned since my fist days that changed everything was that there is a way to generate money from any article- product based articles are the real money makers, and I have a balanced portfolio of BOTH, the psychology ones may not make much but they help in SEO for my account, for the product based articles. You have to get into writing reviews, and product based articles if you want to make money. If you just want to write for fun keep doing what your doing :)

Some articles I converted to earners:

well take a look at anything psychology in my account :) I made it work to sell books and a lot of things you'd not think to sell in a psychology article (but is very on topic)... essentially you have tons of examples here and on HP and SQ that you can pull ideas from... One thing I'm considering trying is using videos with amazon gallary ads as a way to get a sale- not directly just finding the right inspirational video to put by the product itself to build the emotional component...

 

Roohi: 10/31/2012 - 05:16 AM

 The thing is I like writing about topics related to health and psychology. My articles mostly provide general information rather than sell something. So, this is what basically restricts me. 

 

 

Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/31/2012

A few things:

It's not specifically psychology just that when we write psychology we use pretty focused terminology to describe things- the kind of terminology that will bring people in from search engines and helps the site overall. What I like to do is write a psych article, lace it with books I mention (as that's where I learned what I'm teaching!), and anything I can fit in there validly, then I take the concept of the article and extract potential product articles I could write and push products I couldn't on that one.

An example is Say I wrote an article on "Building Rapport With Anyone" I can then make "spin-off" niches for it specifically to sell products and extend a concept in that article. You can also use the psychology articles as a base "learn more" for those and any other product based articles you write relating to it... this way your product articles will benefit from the psychology articles for more insight, but can also be written self sufficiently to cover a topic and sell products- they can link back and forth funneling traffic both ways.

In this case I wrote a spin-off on a section about "language" where I "mentioned..." the Klingon Language and that there was a course/book out there which was my "Learn To Speak Klingon" post that actually got A LOT of attention...

In my original psychology article building rapport.... I would then put a link out to the klingon article and any other spin-offs in there (another good one was the Learn Tarot (not yet published) one, I mention Tarot technologies to illustrate a point but the topic on it's own is fascinating and I can sell the hell out of some tarot decks and such).

I discuss "the secret" too so I could spin off with an article designed to sell the secret DVD and What the bleep do we know DVD and others.... one example after the fact, although it's real incarnation happened due to Night Owl posting something about it- is my Dragon Naturally Speaking article, as it too is related to language AND rapport with language (I spoke on rapport of all types)...

There are better examples of doing this that I can't think of right now but I hope you understand what I'm saying about the concept. The links to the other articles funnels that traffic that loves to read psychology or simply NEEDED to know how to fix something i.e. communication, to not only the products on that page but links out to the other articles/wizzles to check out for "more assistance" or even "some great ways to handle this lesson is to ____" where you link them to another article with a paragraph intro to it...

The psychology articles I think may not make a lot of money but they do offer opportunities to sell books.

Also Roohi, keep in mind that it's rare to see money before your 100th wizzle/hub/lens is built... there is a networking concept behind the scenes happening across your wizzles that helps you and others and synergistically every wizzle helps the overall picture... it also balances the hell out of your account from looking like it's only hosting a bunch of sales pages you know?

Jerrico

 

 


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 10/31/2012

also...

Videos are amazing presellers of books and videos...  If your article discusses "The Real Meaning Of Luck"   you would find videos that illustrate what youre saying or what a particular book would discuss. Giving them a good video could emotionally impact them to buy so use videos where you put products (not everywhere but you understand)...


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Roohi
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on 11/01/2012

That explanation was very helpful, Jerrico. 

I will definitely take a look at some of your articles to see what you have done. Will surely try that technique of writing a general article and linking them with product reviews. Very insightful for me. Thank you!

Jerrico_Usher: 10/31/2012 - 11:41 PM

A few things:

It's not specifically psychology just that when we write psychology we use pretty focused terminology to describe things- the kind of terminology that will bring people in from search engines and helps the site overall. What I like to do is write a psych article, lace it with books I mention (as that's where I learned what I'm teaching!), and anything I can fit in there validly, then I take the concept of the article and extract potential product articles I could write and push products I couldn't on that one.

An example is Say I wrote an article on "Building Rapport With Anyone" I can then make "spin-off" niches for it specifically to sell products and extend a concept in that article. You can also use the psychology articles as a base "learn more" for those and any other product based articles you write relating to it... this way your product articles will benefit from the psychology articles for more insight, but can also be written self sufficiently to cover a topic and sell products- they can link back and forth funneling traffic both ways.

In this case I wrote a spin-off on a section about "language" where I "mentioned..." the Klingon Language and that there was a course/book out there which was my "Learn To Speak Klingon" post that actually got A LOT of attention...

In my original psychology article building rapport.... I would then put a link out to the klingon article and any other spin-offs in there (another good one was the Learn Tarot (not yet published) one, I mention Tarot technologies to illustrate a point but the topic on it's own is fascinating and I can sell the hell out of some tarot decks and such).

I discuss "the secret" too so I could spin off with an article designed to sell the secret DVD and What the bleep do we know DVD and others.... one example after the fact, although it's real incarnation happened due to Night Owl posting something about it- is my Dragon Naturally Speaking article, as it too is related to language AND rapport with language (I spoke on rapport of all types)...

There are better examples of doing this that I can't think of right now but I hope you understand what I'm saying about the concept. The links to the other articles funnels that traffic that loves to read psychology or simply NEEDED to know how to fix something i.e. communication, to not only the products on that page but links out to the other articles/wizzles to check out for "more assistance" or even "some great ways to handle this lesson is to ____" where you link them to another article with a paragraph intro to it...

The psychology articles I think may not make a lot of money but they do offer opportunities to sell books.

Also Roohi, keep in mind that it's rare to see money before your 100th wizzle/hub/lens is built... there is a networking concept behind the scenes happening across your wizzles that helps you and others and synergistically every wizzle helps the overall picture... it also balances the hell out of your account from looking like it's only hosting a bunch of sales pages you know?

Jerrico

 

 

 

Jerrico_Usher
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on 11/01/2012

Glad to help :)


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