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Smart Passive Income #231 & #232 – Newsletters are Great & eHow et al (including HubPages)

A quite lengthy guest post Jonathan Beebe about why newsletters are so great, and how you can increase your visitor numbers … seems his blog is dead … probably moved on to greater venues … or newsletters are not that great at all?

As mentioned earlier eHow has changed his business model, thus Pat provides 13 alternative sites similar to the “old” eHow … six of them do not exist any more (early 2104) including the one Pat named as “number one” …

One of the still existing sites is hubpages … already mentioned before, too … where you write articles and get part of the income of affiliate links posted with your articles …

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SPI #24 – eHow Recap

Pat has finished his first month at eHow. How does it work? He writes articles for their web page and gets a cut of the revenues of the advertisements displayed with his articles …

Originally Pat planned to write five articles per day for a year. After a month he has written 130 articles and has earned 20 USD … True, when you have a look at the graph of his rising income – it looks exponential – will that continue? Hardly …

… and he reviews a book on how to increase your earnings on eHow. … it took 15 minutes to read … seems it is not really a book, more a booklet … the author is a superstar on eHow because she makes 1000 USD a month on eHow … seems either the definition of superstar is wooly … or at an average you do not make much money on eHow

… concerning my own experiment on hubpages which has a similar concept … I subscribed, set everything up, wrote my first article, and got rejected 😉 … ok, I will never see any money, if I do not continue, but for the moment I am not really motivated …

Try for yourself, go to hubpages, and life up your creativity!

… more about Pat …

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SPI #10 & #11 – eHow, HubPages – The Experiment

Pat’s newest (well November 2008) experiment is to write articles for ehow. To be more specific

… to write at least 5 how-to articles a day for an entire year …

eHow is a collection of more than a million how-to articles in any category you imagine – powered by demand media studios. To be able to write, or copy edit, or even make movies for eHow, you need to apply (seems they became picky). Once accepted they offer various topics. You choose, write. An editor needs to approve your article … you get paid (about 20 to 30 USD per article?). In addition you get a cut of the adds posted with your article. Meaning, if you article is successful you get more money.

There are people with positive experience, and of course people with bad ones. By personal favorite, there is even a web page called demandstudiossucks.com which actually shows both, positives and negative aspects … If you want to go that route, you need to decide for yourself.

… an alternative – I just stumbled upon while googling eHow – would/could be to post articles on hubpages. Compared to eHow you do not get payed up front on hubpages, you earn only part of the adds revenue. But you will stay the copyright owner of your article …

How did Pad do? Of this five linked articles of his first day, only one is still online. On day four of his experiment he has already posted 31 articles, and earned 1.11 USD.

Spoiler alert: It seems he stopped his experiment after a month, but has seen a steadily increasing stream of income of currently (end of 2013) a couple of hundred USD …

Do you wonder, who this Pad is, I mentioned?

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