I Wrote 52 Stories In One Month — Was It Worth It?
Here are all the facts and figures
It seems like only yesterday that I wrote my story here but I’ve just completed month 4. I know it’s a cliché, but time really does fly. So, how did I do? Read on.
If you’re read my past income reports you’ll already know that my first 3 months were pretty decent. I made over $1,000. For month 4, I decided to increase the number of articles I published. I have a theory that the more you write, the more you earn. Let’s see how that turned out.
I managed to publish 52 stories in 28 days. That’s a vast improvement over the last 3 months when I published 38 stories in month 1, 38 in month 2, and 34 in month 3.
I did very well in the first half of the month but my performance dipped during the second half. It’s picked up again towards the end of the month though.
At the beginning of the month, I was thinking how easy it was to write 2 to 3 articles a day. Then I had a few nights where I slept badly. It’s amazing how much that affected me. With a lack of sleep, I feel like my brain just won’t function properly. It just goes to show how important sleep is.
Story Views and Reads
In February I had 18,773 views and 9,015 reads. That compares to 14,113 views and 7,126 reads in January.
That means my views increased 33% and my reads 26%.
I’m happy with the increase, especially as most of it came towards the end of the month. This leads me to think that March will be a great month.
Followers and Subscribers
I ended the month with 1,775 followers, an 39% rise from last month’s 1,269.
My subscribers increased from 29 to 46 (58%).
I’m happy with those steady increases.
I didn’t have any referrals during the first 26 days in February but got one on the penultimate day of the month. This is probably because I didn’t promote any articles externally, as I’ve done in the past. This is something that I need to get back to doing.
Given the increased views and reads you’d expect my earnings to go up by a similar amount, but that hasn’t been the case. My earnings were $400.70, which is down from $431.97 in January. As February has 3 fewer days, the daily average is marginally higher.
The flat earnings were mostly due to what was my previous top-earning story earning even less money. In November and December, it made up around 50% of earnings. In January that dropped to around 25%. In February it dropped to around 10%.
But every cloud has a silver lining. I now have 8 articles that make up 50% of earnings instead of just one. This should make my earnings more stable going forward. My top article is around 9% of my earnings.
Was it worth it?
Yes. It’s another step on my journey to $3,000 a month. I’m heading in the right direction. I’m on target. I’ll continue writing here and will be releasing a few eBooks over the coming months. Stay tuned.