Friday, February 04, 2011

Comment on Last Months Earnings

I am so pleased at how much I have been earning over the last few months. With the economy as it is, I was expecting it to not be a good time for me. However, I seem to be busier than ever, with old clients coming back to ask me for work and some new ones as well. I guess my $0.01 per word rate is very cheap, but if it keeps me busy and earning, then I am happy. I could probably make more if I was writing a website selling Rapid weight loss pills or something like that, but I don't know enough about SEO to be able to make money that way. I am lucky in that I enjoy what I do and it fits around my children and my life.


Mizé said...

Hello Rachel,
It´s been a while since I last commented here but today I remembered you and decided to visit :)
As you know, I´m not an expert. In fact, you were one big source of inspiration for me to start blogging and trying to earn money online... and that was 3 years ago :)
During this time, I´ve read about SEO and from my experience what really counts are links pointed to our blogs (the more the better, except banned sites) and in page optimization, which works better with niche blogs.
In page optimization is not that difficult: Research keywords using google free keyword tool to check how many people search that word. Then, make a blog about one or two related keywords and use the right density in posts, get links to that site and you´ll get PR for sure. Getting links needs networking with other bloggers, takes time but it´s worthy.
There´s a lot more in SEO but this is the basics.
I´ve been putting this in practice with Portuguese blogs and it works. I get free traffic from google and people click adsense ads :)
All the best for you and your family.
Hugs, Mizé.

Rachel said...

Thank you for the tips, they are really useful. My husband has just bought me a book on SEO as well and so I might start having a look at it and working on what it says as well as your advice. I am so busy at the moment though!
I hope things are going well for you, I am doing well as is all my family, thank you.