What do you think when you compare your articles earning?

@writersedge (22577)
United States
September 24, 2007 6:05pm CST
I look each day to see how my articles are doing. One day the motorcycle article is ahead. But lately it's the writing reference letter is ahead of the creative ways to recycle furniture. But the next day the creative recycled furniture is ahead fo the reference letter. It's like a horse race to me. This one is "ahead by a nose." Tomorrow a different one may be ahead. The ones on the bottom that start out as 0, it's neat to see them get a penny,eventually and see how they "place." On the bottom today, may be in the middle tomorrow. So what do you think when you look at your articles each day at Helium?
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• Hong Kong
25 Sep 07
I don't look at them everyday, it seems like I look at them when the word "helium" pops up in my mind. I agree that it's fun comparing the articles' earnings, and I think it's also fun to compare their ratings too. It's like how people like it would change all the time. And it's like we get surprises every day. For next month, I hopefully could put up 9 articles more so I could make a total of 20 there. *laughs* It would be really fun to have those "20 horses" racing at the same time. Good luck with your helium writing!
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
30 Oct 07
I like how you got into the spirit of this. I have three horses that are way out ahead of the others lately. Take care
• United States
25 Sep 07
I've had a few articles 'take off' for a period of time; one short article about online banking has made over 16 dollars to date; apparently someone took it from either helium or reddit and launched it to all their friends! I'm usually happy with my ratings and ranks, some of them surprise me, like being ranked number 1 out of a large number of articles yet not having that area be my area of expertise.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
30 Oct 07
Wow! I'd like to see 16 dollars on one article. I like to see 16 dollars come up for all my articles combined. A little over two dollars is what my top article has going for it right now.
• United States
24 Sep 07
I like looking at my article earnings as well. Oftentimes, I will just pick one topic to look at, and see how that topic is doing that month. Other times, I'll look to see how many of my articles have made any money at all that month. :) Sadly, what I've noticed the most lately is that a lot of my articles aren't ranked very high out of the articles that have been written on their title. That's really disappointing to me.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
25 Sep 07
Yes, I found that disappointing, too. Especially in the Marketplace. But now I search for topics that have been out there for awhile with no response or fewer than 5 responses. Then I write on those. I get better results that way. But if there is a topic that's brand new that I like, I try to hurry up and write about it. So at least I'm in the top 5 for awhile until other people write about it. If I see there are a lot of responses, I write, but I don't expect to get very high. Popular topics, I either need a unique perspective or a better writing style than what is there and that's a lot of ifs. Take care.
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