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MillionsMercury's $500 a Month Journey with Writing eBooks

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by MillionsMercury, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. MillionsMercury

    MillionsMercury Newbie

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    Hi everyone. I'm a college student looking to make some money through the internet. I'm also a writer so this is going to be mainly a writing journey to $500 a month. I am still new to earning money online so if I can get to $500 a month then I will know that this is possible for me. That would mean I need to make at least $125 a week. My first goal is to make $100 a month ($25 a week), then $250 a month ($62.50 a week), and finally $500 a month ($125 a week). This journey will end once I reach the $500 goal.

    The Plan
    I will be focusing on three areas in this journey but self-publishing ebooks will be my main focus. The three areas I will be targeting are:

    1.Self-Publishing E-Books
    2.Blogs with Adsense
    3.Freelance Work

    Self-Publishing E-Books
    This is the method that I have had the most success with. I also really enjoy it and have fun writing ebooks. My plan is to release one new ebook bi-weekly (twice a month). I would love for my ebooks to be a great source of passive income. Ideally, I would love to make $500 a month just from ebooks alone.

    Blogs with Adsense
    I own a few sites that I've decided to monetize with adsense.

    Freelance Work
    I currently write for two sites regularly. This started last month. They pay through an adsense wordpress plugin but I?m going to count them under the freelance part of my journey since they are not my sites. I also have some gigs on fiverr, of course.


    Goals
    $100 a month
    $250 a month
    $500 a month
    $500 a month just from ebooks
     
  2. I-marketer

    I-marketer Regular Member

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    I wish you good luck with achieving your goal.
    $500 a month with ebooks is not that much, but I assume this is a nice income in your country?
     
  3. ExecutiveDude

    ExecutiveDude Regular Member

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    Wishing you good luck to achieve your goal soon
     
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    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    Keep updating this thread until you meet your goal $500/mo. Good luck!
     
  5. danieledwards

    danieledwards Registered Member

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    ebook writing is a hard gig. Stick with it.
     
  6. kypso

    kypso Junior Member

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    But writing is also relaxing for me - so I combine the one with the other :)

    K.
     
  7. MillionsMercury

    MillionsMercury Newbie

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    Thanks everyone for the encouragement. I live in the USA so $500 a month isn't much but it is just my starting goal.

    November was a pretty horrible due to some prior commitments and personal things taking up more time than I planned. However, I am hopefully for December. I have three ebooks in progress. Hopefully I can get one ready for this weekend. With one ebook I want to do a little bit more promoting for than what I usually do so I am working on a marketing plan for that.


    November's Money Earned
    Ebooks: $22.26
    Blogs: $0.45
    Freelance: $8
    Total: $30.71
     
  8. MillionsMercury

    MillionsMercury Newbie

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    Happy Holidays and Happy Almost New Years! I am going to try and update this journey daily now that I have more free time. I could also use the motivational boost.

    Self-Publishing E-Books
    I've started on a few stories but I have not finished a new one yet. I've been focusing on other areas as you will see below. I still make some passive money from my already published work though. The last time I checked I had made $17.48 this month. Better than last month but there's still a ways to go here.

    Blogs with Adsense
    Today I wrote 5 articles for my blogs. I also read up on some SEO methods and watched some webinars on youtube. I really need to evaluate some of my sites and see what areas I can improve on. I might do that this week or over the weekend and take a little break from writing. I will probably write and schedule some posts next then take a break to evaluate my sites and make improvements where needed. I am currently up to $2.45 for this month. This is a clear improvement from the end of last month but, again, I have a ways to go.

    Freelance Work
    I've made around $24 so far. This is also an improvement from last month. I have also found some new sites to submit some articles to. I am going to be testing those out and seeing how they work out in the upcoming month.

    I'll give the final exact numbers for everything later today.