Friday, March 20, 2009

eHow Do You Do It?

So, I've been trying to figure out little ways I can supplement my teacher's salary.

Recently I came upon a site known as eHow. It's free to everyone and has the potential to be a real money maker if you are persistent, have a knack for writing, and know how to do a few things.

Basically you create an account and start writing step by step "How to" articles. Some people, like this guy, are earning over $1000/month! It's great because once you write a bunch of articles, you'll keep earning passive income as long as people are reading them.

Although I really love eHow so far, I do have a few reservations. For example, eHow has a "word quota" as I like to call it. You have to have at least 150 words in an article, which can be annoying if you are explaining something fairly simple. When needed, I just expound on my subjects, give examples, or use corny phrases like, "So what are you waiting for, let's get started!"

They also won't pay you until you reach $10 in earnings. But overall, I really like eHow. So far I've only written 15 articles. I've spent an average of 5 minutes on each article and I'm just a hair shy of $5 in earnings (and most of it comes from this one article).

So, I'm not to minimum wage yet... But, like I said before, it's passive income and I'll be happy when that $10 check rolls in. My goal is to reach $500/month by 2010. Do you think I can do it? Voice your opinion on my radical poll widget on the bottom of the page... I'm out - YCC

UPDATE: The final results of the poll revealed that most of you don't think I'll be making 5 benjamins per month on eHow. We shall see...

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! I don't know enough about eHow to say if you'll be able to reach that goal or not.

    I stumbled across about 3 months ago and decided to give it a try. As I read more and more about it, I decided to hold off and spend more time on my blog. I have no doubt, however, that you can make some real money doing it, as long as you are able to type somewhat quickly and come up with some pretty interesting "how to's."

    Make sure you keep us all in the loop as to how you're doing with it.


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