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The Beginning of a New Start
For the past few years I've been blogging mainly to document my work on Machines Don't Cry, an animated film based on a science fiction short, "Robots Don't Cry". I was so glad that the world famous author, Mike Resnick, gave me permission to use the story for my film. The work was hard but I finished the film after almost a year. It did not get the financial success that I wanted. The blog wasn't so hot either.
I made more income with eHow in less than a year and after 200 articles, decent pocket money comes in but I can't build on top of these articles. eHow is now operated by Demand Studios and with the new system, I had to create a new account basically and start new. My old account is intact however, and I don't have to do anything to generate money. The 200 articles just gets viewed and if someone clicks ads, I just get more. I only wished I had joined eHow earlier and written much more articles.
There are so many success stories of people making lots of money with Google adsense. I know that content is really the main thing that drives traffic but I can't do that with my existing blog, www.starshiptrip.com. The site is really a blogger website with a real domain name. I am continuing to write for eHow with Demand Studios but the old eHow was more fun. More research is required when writing Demand Studio articles. You can't just write off the seat of your pants and there are times I want to write articles that way. But I also want to make my time valuable by generating income from writing.
There are so many articles written about sites similar to eHow and how alot of money is being generated through adsense. The sites include Xomba, Hubpages, Bukisa, Squidoo, Associated Content, and Redgage. I read many stories about these sites and still could not decide which one to use. I did not want to spread many articles across many sites.
I will try hubpages and monitor it's progress. So far, I am having fun writing about the past endeavors.