September Infobarrel, Hubpages and Xomba Earnings

This month for most of my article marketing strategies I used Infobarrel, Hubpages and Xomba. I am going to go over my income earnings plus the strategies I use for each.


HubPages – I started with HubPages on July 6, 2009 so September was my 3rd month submitting articles there. At the end of July (my first month) I had 40 published hubs and earned $8.31 for the month.

At the end of August (my second month) I had 76 published hubs and earned $27.28 for that month.

At the end of September (my third month) I now have 163 hubs. So I added 87 new hubs during the month of September!

September HubPages Income – $27.20 Adsense $2.96 EPN $13.22 Amazon = $43.38 Total


Infobarrel – I started writing infobarrels on Sept 8th so I didn’t even get a full month of submissions on it. During the partial month I had I submitted 99 articles. So what did that result for me?

September Infobarrel Earnings – $31.66 Adsense

I have got to say I am VERY impressed with my earnings here! I notice a much higher Adsense CTR on Infobarrel compared to Hubpages as well.


Xomba – I didn’t start with Xomba until Sept 19th so I only had 11 days to test it out this past month.

I put up 34 xomblurbs (only 50 words each) linking to some of my blog posts. I basically social bookmarked my blog posts there except I wrote 50 words of unique content for them instead of just copying the first paragraph of my blog posts.

It is pretty cool that I can earn money by promoting my own sites.

I also wrote one xombyte which is the same as submitting an article except they only need to be 150 words long. So after writing approximately 1500 words of content (equivalent of a little over four 350 word articles) I earned a surprising amount for the short time i’ve been there.

September Xomba Earnings – $6.14 Adsense

Now I am not a believer in just submitting articles there for the income, no I want to bring traffic and/or backlinks to my niche blogs. All of these serve that function for me and more. I love getting paid for article marketing!

I rarely submit any articles to EzineArticles anymore because I realize they are making a killing off the Adsense ads on my articles while I make nothing. I can now get traffic and money at the same time.

Make sure you read my blog post about getting backlinks with Infobarrel here.

If you haven’t already done so, sign up for Infobarrel, Hubpages and Xomba and start earning money for your article marketing efforts now!

13 Comments so far

  1. Web Career Girl on October 3rd, 2009

    It’s really interesting that you’ve seen more earnings from Infobarrel – I’ve heard others say this too. Writing loads of Hubs really tired me out though so I think I’ll wait for a while before I start writing Infobarrels!

  2. Katherine on October 7th, 2009

    I do wish that more sites would offer a revenue share model – it’s great to be able to earn a little extra cash while promoting your own sites. Your earnings are encouraging, especially infobarrel.

  3. Zijo on October 7th, 2009

    How on earth can you write so many articles? Over 200 in a month! Wow. Really. How do you do it?

  4. Samantha Buck on October 7th, 2009

    Thanks for sharing another revenue stream and a great way to build back links.

    You’re a hard worker and have been an inspiration to me.

    Thanks again, take care, Sam.

  5. dyamondrose on October 7th, 2009

    Well done and thanks for the info. I am amazed at how easy it is for you to write so many articles. I myself don’t know where to begin or what to write about. How do you come up with all your topics? Help!

  6. Superman Villains on October 9th, 2009


    You list the main source of your income is through Adsense. HubPages seems the only site that has other options.

    Do Xomba and InfoBarrel have other income options?

    I ask because I’ve been banned from Adsense and my appeal hasn’t been successful so far. I use AdBrite on my websites.

    Thanks! Hope things are going well for you and your family,

  7. Kim on October 9th, 2009

    Good information, Amy. How do you track your Xomba earnings? Is it simply by adding in as an Url channel on the Google Adsense site?

  8. admin on October 9th, 2009

    Dyamondrose – In The Niche Blogger course I teach how to find good keywords. I just do articles on all the great keywords I find.

    Sherri – Infobarrel and Xomba only use Adsense.

    Kim – Add to the url channels, don’t put in the www or the http

  9. Michelle Tee on October 12th, 2009

    I have been focusing a lot on writing for and that seems to be lucrative thus far. Infobarrel is good, but since Sept. 09 earnings have been slow. I have 33 articles there. :)

  10. Gail Monroe on October 15th, 2009

    Amy, thank you for your willingness to share these avenues to making money from home. I like the idea of the smaller posts as I have so many sites I’m trying to keep up with. It’s also good to know that Adsense kicks in so quickly on these sites.

  11. Kidgas on October 24th, 2009

    I find these updates useful for comparison. These are the same sites that I am starting to use for creating residual income in addition to eHow. I, too, am amazed at your ability to add so much content. Do you have a lot of free time or just write that quickly?

    Anyway, I am just finding this blog and will have to do more exploration.

  12. Donna Miller on December 30th, 2009

    @Gail you’re right about the adsense kicking in so quickly on these sites. They have built up a degree of traffic that would be a lot of work for an individual to match, and with adsense it’s partly a numbers game (plus relevance and doing your keyword research).

    Adsense was the first monetization technique I used on all my blogs and on the ones that had a bit of traffic I did make some money. But then Google changed things somehow and my Adsense income dropped by half. It continued to drop to the point where I just removed all the Adsense from all of my blogs – for the small amount I made it wasn’t worth the annoyance of having ads.

    I’m now starting to look at doing article marketing, and your comment just really brought it home to me that these sites are the one way that adsense is still going to be worthwhile to me. It would be too much work to build the kind of traffic these authority sites have, and frankly if you have that kind of traffic there are likely to be far more lucrative ways of using it. But for what Amy’s doing – this model to get backlinks and make money at the same time – I think it’s great!

  13. Sonni on February 20th, 2010

    Infobarrel just added Amazon to the list of ways to make money and they also use Chitika.