Hi, I'm happy (and I know it), and welcome to the Wizzley community - you'll enjoy it here (I do). Members and staff will even answer any questions you have and take note of any suggestions for improvement.
Turbulent times in the SEO arena means that what we have come to expect in earnings is not always forthcoming in the present. If you want to earn then you need to promote. Where and how to promote are the difficult questions to answer until things settle a little, once Google has decided the major changes have been implemented and it is just tweaks from then on.
Build up your author credibility with quality articles in as few subjects as possible and you will reap the rewards ongoing.
Those of us with an established portfolio need to revise our strategies for article marketing and re-invent ourselves as article writers it seems.
Now I'm going back over to where I earn the majority of my living - my websites.