A Bad Omen

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  1. KeithTax profile image70
    KeithTaxposted 6 years ago

    A year ago I was making $1000 per month on HP. With all the changes over the last year I offically dropped below the one view per hub per day number. Sad.

    On a brighter note: My 11 year old daughter started making You Tube videos about the same time HP took a dive. Since I supervise the account, I monitized the account. In January she broke $1000. To be fair, she will be twelve in March.

    If I had an ego (I do)....


    At least my websites and blogs are working.

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am sorry you lost your income here. There are so many that it has happened to.

      How do you monetize a YouTube video?

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image80
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My earnings with Adsense are down overall, wherever I write.

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image98
        PaulGoodman67posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I think Adsense are suffering, that is why they are offering to give away advertising on a trial basis.  They keep pushing it on me, anyway.

  2. KeithTax profile image70
    KeithTaxposted 6 years ago

    Cardisa, my daughter's You Tube videos are on game cheats with special attention to Wii games. She hooks the computer to the TV and records how to perform certain tasks and acquire certain cheats. She also points out Easter Eggs. You can add ads to your You Tube videos by applying on the site. It take a couiple of days to a week to get accepted as long as you already have a Google AdSense account. There are two ad structures available: the small ad at the bottom of the video and the ad that runs prior to seeing the video. I opt for the later.

    UW, only HP and WebAnswers are down this year. Blogs and websites as a combined unit are up. Books on Amazon are up 309%, but what is working well is erotica and I am not sharing who I am there. Sorry. People think I am sick enough as it is.

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Keith smile

      I am sick of writing erotica for clients. I want to sell my own but am too busy right now to research. Clients pay cheap and are too demanding but I figure with the amount of invites I am getting to write the stuff there must be big money on it now.

      1. KeithTax profile image70
        KeithTaxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        An editor friend turned me on (pun intended) to erotica. Short stories and novels sell very well on Amazon and elsewhere. The biggest downside is exposure (another pun intended.) My wife knows I write the stuff, but noone else that knows me does (kinda.) I keep it very, very private (look at all these puns.)

        1. Cardisa profile image91
          Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          lol...I have been thinking of doing my own. What the minimum amount of words you publish?

    2. WriteAngled profile image79
      WriteAngledposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yuk! The number of videos I have not watched because they want to force an ad on me before they start must run into hundreds by now. I also never choose these videos for embedding in hubs or blog posts. If it means I have to make do without a video completely, so be it.

  3. KeithTax profile image70
    KeithTaxposted 6 years ago

    Cardisa, short stories of 2000 words can work, but in reality, a 40,000 word short novel works best. Over 70,000 words is waaaay too much and a short should be at least 7-8000 IMO. Also, the more taboo the better. They sell best as a Kindle priced at .99 or slightly above. If you give away free copies so your ranking increases, when you start charging you get a fair amount of buyers.

    WA, I agree, but people want my daughter's game cheats and keep coming back. She has a nice list of subscribers. The kid has a heck of a college fund going.

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks again Keith. Do collections work...like and anthology?

      1. KeithTax profile image70
        KeithTaxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Collections and anthologies are two different animals. And I have never tried either. Collections work well for Stephen King; SF writer, Mike Resnick, has done better with anthologies, especially ones he edits.

  4. rmcrayne profile image98
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    Keith, your daughter's success blows me away!  Girl power!  Congrats to you both.  Keep up the good work.


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