Sunday, September 25, 2011

Author name domains: Hubpages and Suite101 take the plunge

Sometime in late July, Hubpages changed my domain name to an author name domain.

In August, my earnings with Hubpages (all through AdSense) increased 500%. Earnings have declined by about 40% in September, leaving me -- so far -- with a net increase of 300%.

I'll take it!

On August 29, my domain name on Suite changed to melaniezoltan.suite101.com

Since then, my earnings have increased 8% over August. Now, August had seen a 25% leap over July, so keep that in mind. I am now at 13% *below* my last pre-Panda month, which was February.

In May, my worst month post-Panda, I was 66% below.

Will author domain names help? We'll just have to watch and accumulate data.




Monday, September 5, 2011

How to Work Out of the Home, or: I Got a Job!

I haven't been an employee in an office for a very, very long time. I like the WAHM gig. You can read through 4+ years of archives here to see my ups, downs, and in betweens.

So it might come as a surprise to learn that the woman who has spent so many years trying to figure out how NOT to work at home has gone and gotten a job OUT of the home. But it's the perfect position in university administration that works for me and my family.

It's part-time work, which means I still have plenty of time to write and tinker with online work.

Meanwhile, my revenue share articles are rebounding, and August looks to be a decent four-figure month. Not pre-Panda, but getting there slowly.