Earnings for April 2017

A dollar sign.This is a summary of the income, both received and accumulated, that was earned during April 2017.

The earnings are divided into two main categories, Accumulated and Received. Accumulated earnings also detail any payments received from that category during the month. Earnings are then further broken down into the areas from which the earnings were made. Earnings for the previous month follow the current month’s revenue in brackets.

For a full breakdown of writing related progress and earnings, see the complete article here.

Most of the work done during the month was related to articles, and any associated affiliate programmes, rather than other sources.

RedGage earnings are, as has been the standard for some time, still missing.

Fizzy is still not earning anything, and whether or not the outstanding earnings will ever be paid is still open to question.

Amazon US earnings decreased from March, although they were higher than April last year. Amazon UK earnings decreased slightly from the previous month.

InfoBarrel earnings continue to be unbelievably poor and the owners continue to have absolutely no interest in running the site.

Earnings from the role playing game supplements decreased quite a bit from last month, but there was no sale which does make a difference. Even with a pay what you want supplement, the month’s releases were above average in quality.

Slice the Pie made some more, minor earnings.

Some of the links in this section are affiliate links that can earn me a commission, or revenue share, at no extra expense to you.

Accumulated Income

Accumulated income is earnings from the month that were accumulated to accounts, to be paid out at a later date.

Affiliate Programmes:

AdSense: $6.96 ($12.23) – This includes YouTube income and has been converted to dollars from pound Sterling.

Amazon: $27.65 ($42.15)

Amazon UK: $4.9 ($5.01) – This has been converted to US$ from UK£

InfoLinks: $0.03 ($0)

Miscellaneous: $9.73 ($7.18)

RPGNow: $0.58 ($6.95)

Slice the Pie: $0.48 ($1.47)

Zazzle: $0 ($0.07)

Games:

These are, currently, earnings from games on the Flash platform.

Fizzy: $0 ($0)

GamesChart: $0.00 ($0.00)

Kongregate: $0.03 ($0.06)

MindJolt: $0.02 ($0)

Writing Sites:

These are earnings from various writing sites that aren’t received through other affiliate programmes, such as from Google AdSense and Amazon.

Daily Two Cents: $0 ($0) – Daily Two Cents earnings are now made from AdSense, and will no longer be included.

Expertscolumn: $0 ($0)

HubPages: – Well, I’ve learned that you can’t disclose HubPages’ earning figures, so these will no longer be listed here.

myLot: $1 ($1.51)

InfoBarrel: $10.97 ($13.12) This still doesn’t look accurate

Writedge: $0 ($0) As with Daily Two Cents, earnings are now made from AdSense, and will no longer be included.

eBook Sales

Kindle: $0.10 ($0.01)

RPGNow: $178.45 ($260.62)

TOTAL: $240.93 ($350.41)

Received Payments (Monthly):

These were payments received during the month, excluding any mentioned earlier under accumulated. These are programmes for which a monthly payment, or payments, is usual, rather than those which build up to reach the payment threshold. This includes those that make the occasional monthly payment without accumulating earnings.

Affiliate Programmes:

CPMStar: $0 ($0)

Epic Game Ads: $0 ($0)

Swagbucks: $18.78 ($18.63) – This has been converted to US$ from UK£

Writing Sites:

Again, this is money that wasn’t earned through other affiliate programmes.

bitLanders: $0 ($0)

Other:

Advertising: $0 ($0)

eBay: $0 ($0)

Misc. Sales: $0 ($0)

TOTAL: $18.78 ($18.63)

The total for accumulated and received income during April 2017 was $259.71 excluding actual payments received from the Accumulated Income section. The latter will already be taken into consideration in prior months, when applicable.

March earnings in total were $369.04, so there was an decrease of $109.33.

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My Writing Progress Report for April 2017

Notebook and PenIn April I published 26 articles on the general site (18,918 words), 15 articles on the science fiction site (8,346 words), 6 articles on the electronics site (3,069 words), 5 role playing game supplements (9,311 words), 2 blog posts (1,545 words) and an article on the RPG site (344 words). Once again nothing was published on InfoBarrel; the owners did make a single post for the first time in many weeks, but it’s clear that the site is no longer of any importance or interest to them.

The total number of words written in April was 57,158, up a bit from March.

Writing Related Earnings for April

A dollar sign.AdSense income for April was £1.33, down a lot from March. As always, the majority of the income came from the electronics site, but DailyTwoCents had some minor earnings, the first time in a while, and there were also small amounts from HubPages and the general site. AdSense income as a whole, including YouTube income, was down, although the latter only slightly.

Earnings from Tier 1 and Tier 2 advertising on InfoBarrel was allegedly $10.97, down from the previous month. There are still definite problems with the income reporting on the site and the owners still don’t care about it. How much longer the site will keep going with the almost total lack of interest from those running it is a good question. Moving all my articles from the site, given that I have well over a thousand, is not something I’m looking forward to doing.

Amazon

Amazon US income was $27.65 with 29 shipped items, down from February and lower than March 2016. After months of improving income, with each month beating the same time in the previous year, it is now struggling a bit again. All of the income came from the electronics site. Amazon UK earnings were £3.79 from 2 items dispatched, down a bit from March, with all of the income coming from the electronics site.

eBooks

I published the five role playing game supplements mentioned earlier on RPGNow in April. This included two Pathfinder supplements, one of which was an April Fool’s Day pay what you want offering and my first supplement for the Hero Kids system. Three of the supplements were of types that I consider to be better quality than average.

There were 232 sales across 59 supplements earning $178.45 after RPGNow’s cut, down quite a bit from March but there was no sale on the site this month.

There were some more Kindle page reads, more than the previous month but nothing spectacular and no sales. I did run another free promotion, but nothing really accomplished from doing this. Kindle earnings were £0.08, hardly anything but still higher than in many months.

Niche Sites

As well as the six articles mentioned earlier I published 18 posts on the electronics site. As it commonly does, it accounted for the majority of the AdSense income and all of the Amazon income.

I finally made a bit of progress with the overhaul of the clothing site, moving three articles into the new structure, having found a 301 redirection plug-in that did want I wanted, but the redesign is not going as fast as it should be nor am I publishing new content at anything close to a decent rate – or at all most months. No new content was published.

As well as the fifteen articles mentioned earlier I also published 45 smaller posts on the science fiction site, again the latter being former Bubblews posts that have been slightly tweaked. The amount of content on the site, especially with quite a few new, longer, articles being published, is increasing fairly well.

As well as the article mentioned earlier, I published six posts and six pages on the RPG site. There may, or may not, have been a sale from the site, as there were some affiliate earnings of $0.05 for a newly released supplement but the tracking codes didn’t match up with any places the affiliate link was posted; however, they do get overwritten. If there was a sale I made both the money from the sale and the affiliate revenue.

Once again, nothing new to report on the writing site. The time I would probably have spent on it I have been spending on the clothing site instead.

myLot

I published 35 posts on myLot and earned $1, down quite a bit from March. As I mentioned last month, I’ve been spending my time elsewhere rather than on myLot recently.

bitLanders

I published 16 microblogs on bitLanders, with nothing longer published this month.

General

I published the 26 articles mentioned earlier on the general site, which included quite a few articles I would formerly have published on InfoBarrel. The amount of content on the site is increasing fairly quickly (in fact it’s probably increasing faster than InfoBarrel from all the writers at the moment). As well as a tiny amount of AdSense income, it earned 3 cents from InfoLinks, the highest amount since I started using the network again.

I also purchased a new theme for the site; I have been waiting to see if it was discounted for some time.

Plans for May

I completed backing up the articles on InfoBarrel that I bought from Vic Dillinger so now I need to move on to those from Dreamaker.

I plan to continue the rebuild of the clothing site in May as well as install the new theme on the general site. The theme will undoubtedly require some tweaking, which may take it into next month.

I am starting to struggle a bit for role playing game supplements that I can complete to keep up with my weekly schedule, at least written ones. I am writing enough, but many are not finished and will not be for some time. I do have quite a bit of graphics-based supplements to release, so I can always fall back on these if needed.

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Earnings for March 2017

A dollar sign.This is a summary of the income, both received and accumulated, that was earned during March 2017.

The earnings are divided into two main categories, Accumulated and Received. Accumulated earnings also detail any payments received from that category during the month. Earnings are then further broken down into the areas from which the earnings were made. Earnings for the previous month follow the current month’s revenue in brackets.

For a full breakdown of writing related progress and earnings, see the complete article here.

Most of the work done during the month was related to articles, and any associated affiliate programmes, rather than other sources.

RedGage earnings are, as has been the standard for some time, still missing.

Fizzy is still not earning anything, and whether or not the outstanding earnings will ever be paid is still open to question. GamesChart also looks like it’s gone, which means that what was earned from there is now lost. MindJolt earnings were, a bit oddly, zero.

Amazon US earnings increased this month and were actually higher than March last year, the first month in a while that’s been true.. Amazon UK earnings increased quite a bit from the previous month, but as mentioned before, they tend not to be remotely consistent.

As has been the case for far too many months now, InfoBarrel earnings are still unbelievably poor. It appears that the new layout may have adversely affected earnings, even assuming they are genuine, which is a big assumption. The continued total lack of interest in running the site has meant that it is no longer being written on.

Earnings from the role playing game supplements on RPGNow increased substantially over last month. There was an expected spike cause by the GM’s Day Sale and, even though one supplement was released as pay what you want, the quality was higher.

There were also some more, minor, earnings from Zazzle and Slice the Pie has made its first appearance with a bit of income.

Some of the links in this section are affiliate links that can earn me a commission, or revenue share, at no extra expense to you.

Accumulated Income

Accumulated income is earnings from the month that were accumulated to accounts, to be paid out at a later date.

Affiliate Programmes:

AdSense: $12.23 ($5.56) – This includes YouTube income and has been converted to dollars from pound Sterling.

Amazon: $42.15 ($33.31)

Amazon UK: $5.01 ($0.80) – This has been converted to US$ from UK£

InfoLinks: $0 ($0.01)

Miscellaneous: $7.18 ($3.24)

RPGNow: $6.95 ($1.00)

Slice the Pie: $1.47 ($N/A)

Zazzle: $0.07 ($0.07)

Games:

These are, currently, earnings from games on the Flash platform.

Fizzy: $0 ($0)

GamesChart: $0.00 ($0.00)

Kongregate: $0.06 ($0.03)

MindJolt: $0 ($0.06)

Writing Sites:

These are earnings from various writing sites that aren’t received through other affiliate programmes, such as from Google AdSense and Amazon.

Daily Two Cents: $0 ($0) – Daily Two Cents earnings are now made from AdSense, and will no longer be included.

Expertscolumn: $0 ($0)

HubPages: – Well, I’ve learned that you can’t disclose HubPages’ earning figures, so these will no longer be listed here.

myLot: $1.51 ($2.41)

InfoBarrel: $13.12 ($10.62) This still doesn’t look accurate

Writedge: $0 ($0) As with Daily Two Cents, earnings are now made from AdSense, and will no longer be included.

eBook Sales

Kindle: $0.01 ($0)

RPGNow: $260.62 ($65.31)

TOTAL: $350.41 ($147.49)

Received Payments (Monthly):

These were payments received during the month, excluding any mentioned earlier under accumulated. These are programmes for which a monthly payment, or payments, is usual, rather than those which build up to reach the payment threshold. This includes those that make the occasional monthly payment without accumulating earnings.

Affiliate Programmes:

CPMStar: $0 ($0)

Epic Game Ads: $0 ($0)

Swagbucks: $18.63 ($12.46) – This has been converted to US$ from UK£

Writing Sites:

Again, this is money that wasn’t earned through other affiliate programmes.

bitLanders: $0 ($0)

Other:

Advertising: $0 ($0)

AppLike: $0 ($25.06) This has been converted from Euros to US$

eBay: $0 ($0)

Misc. Sales: $0 ($0)

TOTAL: $18.63 ($37.52)

The total for accumulated and received income during March 2017 was $369.04 excluding actual payments received from the Accumulated Income section. The latter will already be taken into consideration in prior months, when applicable.

February earnings in total were $159.95, so there was an increase of $209.09.

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My Writing Progress Report for March 2017

Notebook and PenIn March I published 29 articles on the general site (22,260 words), 9 articles on the science fiction site (5,273 words), 4 role playing game supplements (14,654 words) and 2 blog posts (1,522 words). Notably, this was the first month with nothing published on InfoBarrel since I started writing there, not even the monthly update of this type was published on the site. InfoBarrel appears to be rapidly going down the pan due to utter lack of interest on the part of the owners.

The total number of words written in March was 54,998, down slightly from February.

Writing Related Earnings for March

A dollar sign.AdSense income for March was £5.03, up substantially from February with the majority, once again, earned by the electronics site, although the clothing site did earn some (one of its highest months frankly) and there were some tiny earnings from the general site. AdSense income as a whole was up, with YouTube up as well.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 income from InfoBarrel was $13.12, up from the previous month. However, there are still definite errors in the income reporting and still nothing has been done about them. The site is not worth publishing on any longer due to lack of interest in either it or its members by the owners.

Amazon

Amazon US income was $42.15, up from February, with sixteen items shipped. All the shipped items were from the electronics site; however, there were five bounties earned by InfoBarrel as well which did increase the income. Notably, the Amazon US earnings from InfoBarrel were substantially higher than the posted Tier 1 and Tier 2 earnings. Amazon UK earned £4.60 with four items dispatched, all from the electronics site, up substantially from February but Amazon UK income is still much more erratic, with so few sales it doesn’t take much to affect earnings quite a lot.

eBooks

I published the four role playing game supplements mentioned earlier on RPGNow in March. One of the supplements was a pay what you want and the other three were all what I consider to be a better quality. There were 371 sales across 86 supplements earning $259.75 after RPGNow’s cut. This was up substantially from February and the third best month overall. The GM’s Day Sale occurred during the month, which did make a difference, and the better quality supplements are proving to be more consistent sellers. There was a sale of 49 supplements – primarily the cheaper ones – to a single customer, which is I think the second largest single sale to date.

I also ran a freebie on a Kindle ebook, my cheapest, but all that happened, apart from a few free sales, was a couple of page reads which earned 1 cent. Kindle is not proving to be very successful as yet as a writing platform.

Niche Sites

Nothing new was published on the electronics site but once again it accounted for the vast majority of the AdSense income and the majority of the Amazon income.

Nothing new was added to the clothing site this month, although the AdSense earnings from it placed it second for the month, although well behind the electronics site.

As well as the nine articles mentioned earlier I also published 48 smaller posts, largely former Bubblews posts, on the science fiction site. I have stepped up the publication rate on the site, but there were no earnings for the month. Currently, it’s probably second behind the electronics site in terms of word count, although the general site is currently increasing in word count rapidly.

I published 7 posts and 5 pages on the RPG site but no income or sales were generated.

Nothing new to report on the writing site again.

myLot

I published 37 posts on myLot and earned $1.51, down quite a bit from February. I haven’t been as active on the site; it really isn’t a suitable place for spending prime working hours.

bitLanders

I published 29 microblogs and 2 blogs on bitLanders. None of what was published was particularly brilliant, with the two blogs only being rated 2/5 each. However, this was the score that was being aimed for, so there are no complaints. The two blogs were only in the 2-300 word range and once would have been posted on Bubblews.

General

I published the 29 articles mentioned earlier on the general site; again, many of these, if not most of them, would previously have been published on InfoBarrel. There was a tiny amount of AdSense income earned but nothing from InfoLinks this month.

There would also appear to have been $0.15 in affiliate earnings from RPGNow, although these are hard to keep track of as their source is not reported, only what was sold, and at some point may become largely impossible. The reason this is probably from this site is because it was a sale of a supplement whose link was clicked from here.

Plans for April

Given the problems with InfoBarrel I plan to back up my articles on the site, starting with those I purchased from Vic Dillinger and moving on to those purchased from Dreamaker, because I lack backups for either of these. I will then start backing up my own articles; even though I do have these backed up many live articles have minor changes from the saved ones.

I have enough role playing game supplements to take me through to the end of April, although beyond that is a bit uncertain currently. I also hope to start making more progress with my revamp of the clothing niche site.

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Earnings for February 2017

A dollar sign.This is a summary of the income, both received and accumulated, that was earned during February 2017.

The earnings are divided into two main categories, Accumulated and Received. Accumulated earnings also detail any payments received from that category during the month. Earnings are then further broken down into the areas from which the earnings were made. Earnings for the previous month follow the current month’s revenue in brackets.

For a full breakdown of writing related progress and earnings, see the complete article here.

Most of the work done during the month was related to articles, and any associated affiliate programmes, rather than other sources.

RedGage earnings are, as has been the standard for some time, still missing.

Fizzy is still not earning anything, and whether or not the outstanding earnings will ever be paid is still open to question. GamesChart also looks like it’s gone, which means that what was earned from there is now lost.

Amazon US earnings decreased again, which was not a surprise, but unfortunately they are also lower than February 2016. This is the fourth month in a row that the year on year income has been lower. Amazon UK earnings increased very slightly, up from nothing, but were also lower than February last year. Amazon UK earnings are rarely consistent though.

As has been the case for far too many months now, InfoBarrel earnings are still unbelievably poor. It appears that the new layout may have adversely affected earnings, even assuming they are genuine. The continued total lack of interest in running the site has meant that it is no longer being written on.

Earnings from the role playing game supplements on RPGNow  decreased quite a lot, and were down from the same time last year as well. However, in February 2016 my current second and third best selling supplements were released and nothing remotely comparable was released this month.

This month also saw the first, minor, earnings from Zazzle. There was also the first payment from AppLike, an Android app that pays you for playing games and using apps, and gives you a percentage of your referrals’ and sponsor’s earnings. The payment took longer to arrive than stated – months not days – but it did pay.

Some of the links in this section are affiliate links that can earn me a commission, or revenue share, at no extra expense to you.

Accumulated Income

Accumulated income is earnings from the month that were accumulated to accounts, to be paid out at a later date.

Affiliate Programmes:

AdSense: $5.56 ($8.14 – This includes YouTube income and has been converted to dollars from pound Sterling.

Amazon: $33.31 ($44.01)

Amazon UK: $0.80 ($0) – This has been converted to US$ from UK£

InfoLinks: $.01 ($0)

Miscellaneous: $3.24 ($11.39)

RPGNow: $1.00 ($1.41)

Zazzle: $0.07 ($0)

Games:

These are, currently, earnings from games on the Flash platform.

Fizzy: $0 ($0)

GamesChart: $0.00 ($0.00)

Kongregate: $0.03 ($0.04)

MindJolt: $0.06 ($0.04)

Writing Sites:

These are earnings from various writing sites that aren’t received through other affiliate programmes, such as from Google AdSense and Amazon.

Daily Two Cents: $0 ($0) – Daily Two Cents earnings are now made from AdSense, and will no longer be included.

Expertscolumn: $0 ($0)

HubPages: – Well, I’ve learned that you can’t disclose HubPages’ earning figures, so these will no longer be listed here.

myLot: $2.41 ($2.35)

InfoBarrel: $10.62 ($10.47) This still doesn’t look accurate

Writedge: $0 ($0) As with Daily Two Cents, earnings are now made from AdSense, and will no longer be included.

eBook Sales

Kindle: $0 ($0)

RPGNow: $65.31 ($115.24)

TOTAL: $147.49 ($193.11)

Received Payments (Monthly):

These were payments received during the month, excluding any mentioned earlier under accumulated. These are programmes for which a monthly payment, or payments, is usual, rather than those which build up to reach the payment threshold. This includes those that make the occasional monthly payment without accumulating earnings.

Affiliate Programmes:

CPMStar: $0 ($0)

Epic Game Ads: $0 ($0)

Swagbucks: $12.46 ($12.45) – This has been converted to US$ from UK£

Writing Sites:

Again, this is money that wasn’t earned through other affiliate programmes.

bitLanders: $0 ($0)

Other:

Advertising: $0 ($0)

AppLike: $25.06 ($0) This has been converted from Euros to US$

eBay: $0 ($0)

Misc. Sales: $0 ($0)

TOTAL: $37.52 ($12.45)

The total for accumulated and received income during February 2017 was $159.95 excluding actual payments received from the Accumulated Income section. The latter will already be taken into consideration in prior months, when applicable.

January earnings in total were $205.56, so there was an decrease of $45.61.

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My Writing Progress Report for February 2017

Notebook and PenIn February I published 23 articles on the general site (13,136 words), 8 articles on the science fiction site (3,979 words), 4 role playing game supplements (8,690 words), 3 articles on bitLanders (3,396 words), 2 articles on the clothing site (1,100 words), 1 InfoBarrel article (1,077 words) and 1 blog post (595 words). I also reposted a former Bubblews article (705 words) on the clothing site.

The total number of words written in February was 57,429, up substantially from January.

A dollar sign.Writing Related Earnings for February

AdSense income for February was £1.62, down again from January, mostly from the electronics site with a tiny amount from the general site. AdSense income as a whole was down for February although YouTube income was up.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 income from InfoBarrel was a pathetic, and still unbelievably bad, $10.62. This was slightly up from January, but is still down something like 80%. If this is actually genuine – which is by no means certain – the redesign of the site has badly hurt income, income that was already down for no discernible reason. Notably, I have now stopped publishing on InfoBarrel, because it simply isn’t worth spending time on any longer.

Amazon

Amazon US income for February was $33.31 with 18 items shipped, down from both January and February last year. It appears that Amazon have abolished the referral percentages (something they did on Amazon UK some time ago) and it’s uncertain what difference that has made to income. Amazon UK earned £0.64 from 1 item dispatched, up slightly from January (which was nothing) but down from February last year. All the sales were from the electronics site, but that hasn’t been performing as well over the past few months.

eBooks

I published the four role playing game supplements mentioned earlier on RPGNow in February, one of which was my second Pathfinder supplement. There were 91 sales across 36 supplements earning $65.31, down from last month and also down from February last year, but in that month I did publish what are currently my second and third bestselling supplements and nothing comparable was really published this year, only the Pathfinder supplement just before the end of the month. This last did account for a notable percentage of the income.

Once again, nothing new to report for Kindle.

Niche Sites

Once again, nothing new was published on the electronics site and once again it accounted for all of the Amazon income and the vast majority of the AdSense income.

I republished a former Bubblews article on the clothing site, added content to a placeholder page and published a completely new article on the site. All the old Bubblews articles are now added to the site and it now needs to be rebuilt; a redirect plugin would be useful here but I haven’t found one that seems suitable as yet.

As well as the 8 articles mentioned earlier I also published 25 posts on the science fiction site. I want to increase the publishing rate on this site as I have a lot of content that needs pushing out.

I published 5 posts and 4 pages on the RPG site and it accounted for one small sale, although no affiliate revenue from this. Still, the affiliate revenue is simply a slight boost to the actual source of income, the supplement sales.

Once again, there is nothing new to report on the writing site.

myLot

I published 35 posts on myLot and earned $2.41, up slightly from January and now the second best month since my return, even with it being a short month.

bitLanders

I published 34 microblogs as well as the three articles mentioned earlier. All three articles got the second highest score of 4/5 stars, which does make the score for the first article look poor in comparison. With the changes, I didn’t publish any of the shorter blogs like I used to. The site is earnings money, although I haven’t cashed out as yet; as some will be reinvested, I won’t count the money until it’s withdrawn.

General

I published the 23 articles mentioned earlier on the general site; notably, this included quite a few articles that I would previously have published on InfoBarrel. The majority of the content is still reviews of role playing game supplements, but I am reading a lot of these at the moment. I am also looking at getting a new theme instead of the default to both improve the appearance of the site and increase the amount of advertising on it; currently, it has very little. More advertising will mean more revenue, but I wanted to increase the amount of published content first. There were some earnings from the site, 1 cent from InfoLinks and a tiny amount of AdSense income.

Plans for March

I have enough role playing game supplements ready to take me through to the end of March, and possibly beyond, although I want to create one for April 1st, as that falls on my normal release day.

I still want to rebuild the clothing site, but haven’t managed to as yet.

One thing that I have stopped doing is publishing on InfoBarrel – including these reports, which always used to be there. There’s simply no point in wasting any more time on a site whose owners clearly no longer have any interest in running it, unless running it into the ground counts. I am now pretty certain that the site will die at some point; it’s unfortunate that I have such a huge amount of content on it.

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Earnings for January 2017

A dollar sign.This is a summary of the income, both received and accumulated, that was earned during January 2017.

The earnings are divided into two main categories, Accumulated and Received. Accumulated earnings also detail any payments received from that category during the month. Earnings are then further broken down into the areas from which the earnings were made. Earnings for the previous month follow the current month’s revenue in brackets.

For a full breakdown of article related progress and earnings, see the complete article on InfoBarrel.

Most of the work done during the month was related to articles, and any associated affiliate programmes, rather than other sources.

RedGage earnings are, as has been the standard for some time, still missing.

Fizzy is still not earning anything, and whether or not the outstanding earnings will ever be paid is still open to question. GamesChart also looks like it’s gone, which means that what was earned from there is now lost.

Amazon US earnings decreased, not surprising after Christmas is over, but were also lower than January 2016. Amazon UK earnings also decreased to nothing, but were higher than January of the previous year, which were negative due to a refund.

InfoBarrel advertising earnings continue to be extremely, and unbelievably, poor, and the competition appears to have been removed as well, with, assuming the earnings are genuine (which is a big assumption), the worst return in three and a half years. This is especially poor considering the huge increase in views since then, and is why only one article was published on the site in January.

Earnings from the role playing game supplements on RPGNow increased slightly over December’s. Not by very much, but an increase is an increase.

Some of the links in this section are affiliate links that can earn me a commission, or revenue share, at no extra expense to you.

Accumulated Income

Accumulated income is earnings from the month that were accumulated to accounts, to be paid out at a later date.

Affiliate Programmes:

AdSense: $8.14 ($24.08) – This includes YouTube income and has been converted to dollars from pound Sterling.

Amazon: $44.01 ($200.87)

Amazon UK: $0 ($28.91) – This has been converted to US$ from UK£

InfoLinks: $0 ($0)

Miscellaneous: $11.39 ($14.01)

RPGNow: $1.41 ($2.29)

Games:

These are, currently, earnings from games on the Flash platform.

Fizzy: $0 ($0)

GamesChart: $0.00 ($0.00)

Kongregate: $0.04 ($0.10)

MindJolt: $0.04 ($0.03)

Writing Sites:

These are earnings from various writing sites that aren’t received through other affiliate programmes, such as from Google AdSense and Amazon.

Daily Two Cents: $0 ($0) – Daily Two Cents earnings are now made from AdSense, and will no longer be included.

Expertscolumn: $0 ($0)

HubPages: – Well, I’ve learned that you can’t disclose HubPages’ earning figures, so these will no longer be listed here.

myLot: $2.35 ($1.36)

InfoBarrel: $10.47 ($17.11) This still doesn’t look accurate

Writedge: $0 ($0) As with Daily Two Cents, earnings are now made from AdSense, and will no longer be included.

eBook Sales

Kindle: $0 ($0)

RPGNow: $115.24 ($114.90)

TOTAL: $193.11 ($403.67)

Received Payments (Monthly):

These were payments received during the month, excluding any mentioned earlier under accumulated. These are programmes for which a monthly payment, or payments, is usual, rather than those which build up to reach the payment threshold. This includes those that make the occasional monthly payment without accumulating earnings.

Affiliate Programmes:

CPMStar: $0 ($0)

Epic Game Ads: $0 ($0)

Swagbucks: $12.45 ($24.81) – This has been converted to US$ from UK£

Writing Sites:

Again, this is money that wasn’t earned through other affiliate programmes.

bitLanders: $0 ($0)

Other:

Advertising: $0 ($0)

eBay: $0 ($0)

Misc. Sales: $0 ($0)

TOTAL: $ ($12.49)

The total for accumulated and received income during January 2017 was $205.56 excluding actual payments received from the Accumulated Income section. The latter will already be taken into consideration in prior months, when applicable.

December earnings in total were $428.48, so there was an decrease of $222.92.

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