Best page view earnings ever

Spain
July 6, 2010 1:14pm CST
Yesterday, I wrote an article to an empty title on how Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) affects weight loss. I expected it to earn the usual few cents a day that most of my diet and fitness articles earn, but when I logged on to Helium this evening, after a busy day, I was surprised and delighted to find the article had earned $1. I've never earned so much on page views for a single article in just over 24 hours. I can't work out why this article is so popular - I mean, it's not about a miracle new diet or anything. Perhaps people are really keen to learn about BMR. What do you think? And has one of your Helium articles surprised you by how much - or how little - it earned in page views?
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9 responses
@Trensue (5256)
• United States
6 Jul 10
You know ~ I don't dare tell you the article that earned me the most. You would never let me live it down. I wish that I was better at promoting articles and could wrangle that side of Helium. Oh well, I guess just chipping ways it a good idea. Did you do any how to pages?
• Spain
7 Jul 10
Trensue, you have to spill on that. I promise I won't give you a hard time - well not too hard, anyways. I haven't even promoted that article, so I don't know how it did so well. No, I didn't do the how to guides. I was put off by the fact that other people could edit my work. When my name is on it, I like to be in control. I haven't closed the door on it, though. Art, I occasionally Twitter articles to my own Twitter page, but I haven't done any in ages.
@Trensue (5256)
• United States
7 Jul 10
Girls - link your Helium account to twitter and it does the tweeting for you. Anytime I leap or submit an article or how to it sends an automatic tweet. Did you think I was doing all those by hand?
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• Spain
8 Jul 10
Thanks, Trensue, I'll look into that. Bound to help the page views.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jul 10
Well good for you - congratulations! I guess everybody wants to get back to their bikini weight and needs help figuring out why they're having trouble doing it!
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• Spain
6 Jul 10
Hello, Dawn. You could be right. Perhaps people are a bit concerned about fad diets that make wild promises, and would rather get back to basics. I don't know, but I'm glad the article is earning so well already.
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
7 Jul 10
Congrats on that! I don't think I have ever even come close to that. And just when I was feeling happy with my obscure article on the Uffizi Gallery in Florence! I wish I were interested in popular topics, like diet and exercise and money and parenting. My best article continues to surprise me. It's about working for a control freak boss. Guess a lot of people must have that experience. Anyway, well done, and keep up the good work! How many articles do you have up there now?
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@Trensue (5256)
• United States
7 Jul 10
You mean you are suppose to write what you are passionate about? I am doing this all wrong!
• Spain
8 Jul 10
Hello, Art. I have about 620 articles up there now. I am interested in health and fitness, having lost about 30lbs in weight in the last year. I prefer to write about what interests me, of course, but if you want to earn on empties and page views, you have to write about things other people shy away from and popular stuff. I wrote some fishing articles, which performed really well in page views and are around the top in a competition that's just finished. I don't fish myself, but my husband does, so he's a handy verification source. Trensue, you're the queen of the weird and wonderful, so it's quite a relief to know you're not passionate about elk salami and baked squirrels - not forgetting the goats, of course. Perhaps you should change your user name to Mrs Noah?
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
29 Jul 10
620 articles? Sandra, how long did it take you to reach that number?
• United States
24 Aug 10
My article that I wrote on Free Ways to Make Money online, earned me over a dollar in a day. I am surprised. that an my review of RightStuf.com is doing well too. I just didnt' think when I wrote Free Ways to Make Money Online that it would get so much traffic, and a MyLot referral out of it too!
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• Spain
24 Aug 10
Hello, ReViewMeMedia, nice to meet you, and well done with that. Just shows that if you write what people want to read, you can earn well from it. I'm often surprised at what earns the money, although I am getting a pretty good idea now. I've just written a series of articles about health benefits of various foods, and every one is earning well. I also got empty title bonuses and upfront payments for nearly all of them, so it was a very profitable exercise, but most importantly, I enjoyed the research and writing as well.
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
23 Jul 10
BMR is a popular topic. Many people do not know about it though everyone talks about maintaining BMI. That is the reason why lot of people flock to read this topic. Good earnings and when this happens you are inspired to write more. Isn't it?
• Spain
23 Jul 10
Hello, Nishdan. Yes, I'm beginning to realise that BMR is popular. I think the reason not many people write about it is because it needs afair bit of research, as it's quite a complicated subject. As I'm interested in how the body works anyway, I enjoyed doing the research. And yes, it does encourage you when you have good earnings.
@rhodzptc (1319)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
I think there is something to do with the tagging or key word, there are lot of people who search about dieting so you have been lucky that you're article have been in top of search engine making it easy to be search.
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@ip5217 (1656)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
That is such a good news. First of all, I think the niche of your article has a high demand. Secondly, I'm sure the quality of your writing is just superb. Keep up the good work Sandra. :)
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• Spain
12 Jul 10
Hello ip5217. Thanks for the kind words about my writing. I think you're right that articles about weight loss attract a lot of traffic. I think the article must have been featured on another website to earn so much so quickly, though.
@anuramn (240)
• India
9 Jul 10
Congrats for earning a dollar in 24 hours. I think this is because people are more health conscious these days. I haven't written for Helium as they don't accept writers from India.
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• Spain
12 Jul 10
Hello, Anuramn. Yes, I think you're right. People are moving away from fad diets and back to the basics of good nutrition and exercise. The article is still earning well, though it's slowed down now. I think it must have been featured on another website to earn so much so quickly.
@Trensue (5256)
• United States
6 Jul 10
Oh dear I used the p word in my other response so I am sure it won't stay.
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