I reached the 600 article mark in December on Daily Two Cents. I was so busy that I hadn’t realized, and then after that I took a break and just didn’t have the chance to put my thoughts together to write this piece.
After some time on a site, you start to learn what works, what doesn’t and what you can do to improve your income. That’s certainly something I’ve learned on DTC. I try to share my hints and tips every 50-100 articles, but I’ve slacked off a little recently. So, I find this piece even more important to share my hints and tips after 600 articles on Daily Two Cents.
You Can Make Residual Income With Patience
I took the whole of January and half of December off from writing. My income took a drop, but I did make some residual income. It wasn’t a lot, but then I don’t tend to make that much on this site anyway; not at the moment.
The time off has shown me that making residual income is possible on Daily Two Cents. It’s all about patience and finding the right skills to do it.
Over the next few months, I’m going to focus more on making residual income work and creating articles that will have a longer shelf life. There are a few ways that I can manage that, but I will also need to build an audience.
This is something that I’m going to work on and I’ll update as I see some success or find things that have/haven’t worked so well. I just know that after 600 articles, residual income is possible and I have to work at it.
Google+ Is Still Essential for Promotion
I’ve mentioned time and time again that you need to click the G+ button. This tells Google that you recommend your post. I can’t tell you the amount of times I see an article on any of the HMM sites that has no G+s. That tells me that even the writer doesn’t recommend his/her own work.
But it’s not just about the G+. I’ve found over the last few months that promoting on your actual Google+ profile is important. The G+ button at the top doesn’t actually share on your profile. You need to physically share the link.
The biggest benefit I’ve found is that entries on Google+ will appear in Google searches. While my articles may not show up for keywords, my Google+ entries do. That means my article will show up. Another benefit is that my bio picture shows up in the Google searches, attracting eyes to that result.
This can only mean one thing: a better chance for my articles to be clicked.
Mix Video and Articles
I’m working more on doing video blogging, as well as writing blogging. There are various reasons for this, and one of those is that the two work together.
Adding videos into your articles is powerful. It gives your audience something to watch, and they can often prefer that to reading an actual post. You could repeat your whole blog post in a video and you increase your engagement because they’re more likely to stick around.
You don’t just have to do your own videos. Mixing videos into articles is something I’ve tested by sharing other people’s videos. I’ll write an article around it or share a topic update and find a video that complements it. These posts tend to have better engagement and people stay on the pages for longer. The bounce rate also tends to be lower.
This is something I’m going to do more of, especially now that I’m sharing my own videos on YouTube a lot more.
So, are you ready to make more money on Daily Two Cents? The three tips above are things I’ve learned after writing 600 articles on Daily Two Cents. What have you learned? Feel free to share in the comments below.
I'm Alexandria Ingham, and am a work at home mommy and full-time freelance writer. Writing has always been a passion from a young age, but it was only in 2009 that I decided to use it to make money online. Since then, I've managed to make a career out of it and don't regret it.