How Much Money Can I Earn Through InfoBarrel? Actual Numbers

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It can be extremely profitable to write for InfoBarrel; however, the only thing that you will get out of it is what you put into it! People usually give me a confused face when I tell them that they can generate as much passive income as they want! They nearly fall out of their seat when I tell them that they can earn money from InfoBarrel as quickly as they want!

However, not many people are satisfied with those answers…

They want numbers!

The video gives a brief overview of the ACTUAL AMOUNTS that you can earn when writing articles for infobarrel; this post goes in depth about the subject a little bit more. You can choose to watch the video, read the post, or both :)

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The Two Questions That I get Asked Most…

People are astonished when they find out that I write for InfoBarrel to generate passive income; however, I get asked the same two questions nearly all of the time!

1. How much money can I make writing for InfoBarrel

2. How quickly can I earn money writing for InfoBarrel

The Answers To Those Questions…

The most truthful and accurate way to answer those questions is to tell them that they can earn as much passive income as they want, as quickly as they want!

Although people understand that the answer is truthful, they are nearly never satisfied with it; they want to know specific numbers. And I don’t blame them! They want to know actual numbers so that they can evaluate whether writing for InfoBarrel is worth their time.

THE NUMBERS-Per Article Earnings

An article that is written on a well-researched keyword that is written with search engine optimization in mind will earn at least 50 cents per month. By that, I mean that the InfoBarrel article will earn about 50 cents per month solely from the Google Adsense and Chitika advertisements that are displayed throughout it; adding in affiliate links, media pages, and signatures will substantially increase the per-article earnings!

THE NUMBERS-A Realistic Example

Let’s say that you took some time out of your schedule to write 2 articles every single day for a year. By the end of that year you would have built up a collection of over 700 InfoBarrel articles! Multiply the 700 articles that you will have written by the 50 cents that each InfoBarrel article will be earning; the answer is astounding. You will have built up a passive income stream of $350 per month!!!!!

There is truth to me telling people that they can earn as much money as they want, as quickly as they want!

The same person that was mentioned in the first example could open up their schedule a bit more and write 4 articles per day; this would allow them to have a collection of over 700 InfoBarrel articles in 6 months. In addition, those InfoBarrel articles would be earning the person a passive income of about $350 per month!

To take this example a step further, the person could take a 3 month leave of absence from their job and make it a point to crank out 8 articles per day. That person would be seeing monthly earnings of $350 from those InfoBarrel articles in 3 months! Sometimes challenging yourself is the only way to build up a large passive income stream in a short period of time.

You Will Be Earning Passive Income From The InfoBarrel Articles

$350 per month doesn’t sound like a lot of money when you compare it to the average full time job in the United States and Canada; however, what full time job do you know of that allows you to earn money in your sleep? It is the beauty of earning passive income through your InfoBarrel articles!

The InfoBarrel articles that you write will stay on the internet until InfoBarrel shuts down (it won’t happen because the InfoBarrel owners treat the website like their own child) or the internet goes kaput (it won’t happen….just think about it). That means that those articles will be earning at least 50 cents per month for as far into the future as you can imagine! As long as you keep the InfoBarrel articles on the internet, they will continue generating passive income for you!

I didn’t think that it was possible to do something once and earn money from it forever; however, I am still earning passive income from the articles that I have written over 2 years ago! All that I did was sign up for InfoBarrel and start writing articles!

If you have earned any money from InfoBarrel and want to share your experience or earnings please comment below :)

{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

Senterprises April 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I tell you what Mike, this is a great article. I’m a new author at InfoBarrel myself and haven’t gotten much published yet, but I know people like Jason are crushing it to the tune of nearly $3,000 per month.

I always thought they had some special formula that I’d never be able to get ahold of, but the way you break this down makes earning good money at InfoBarrel seem easy. The most important word in all of this is passively.

On a side note, the site is really coming along great. Keep up the good work!


Mike April 25, 2012 at 12:11 am

I’m glad that you are starting to realize how possible it is to begin earning big bucks from InfoBarrel! And yes, the key point here is that it is PASSIVE INCOME! I started building streams of passive income about 2 years ago (InfoBarrel was my first), and I absolutely love it!I am a teacher, and love my job, so I plan on teaching until the day that I retire; however, there is no harm in earning some extra cash in the form of passive income!
At the end of the day, you’re exactly right, members like Jason are absolutely killing it, and I don’t see myself ever achieving the same per article earnings as the larger members. But the amount of articles that I can crank out in a day makes up for the lower earnings per article!
Thanks for the compliments on the website!


Sarkind April 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Infobarrel takes a cut of 25% from the ad impressions, so in order for IB to be worth it, I would have to get at least 33.3% more views on IB than I do on my own sites. (Assuming both sites get the same type of traffic.) Have you found articles posted on your IB account get substantially more views than on any well-ranked sites that you own?


Mike April 25, 2012 at 12:21 am

You are definitely right in that you will need to get 33.3% more traffic to your InfoBarrel articles in comparison to the articles on your own website; however, InfoBarrel has an unbelievable “Google trust” and “Google authority” record that is nearly impossible to achieve on a relatively new website (and as a personal website grows, so will InfoBarrel at a higher rate)!
I do find that the articles that I write for Infobarrel get substantially more views that the majority of the well-ranked websites that I own in regards to the long-tail keywords.
For instance, I wrote a few articles on one of my best websites. these articles were focused on the long-tail keywords that were related to the main keyword/topic of the website. I then wrote some articles to be posted on InfoBarrel (they would be the backlinks for the website articles). All 4 of those InfoBarrel articles ended up outranking the main articles that were posted to my own website!
There is nothing wrong with building your own websites, and I have quite a few that I built from scratch; however, the articles that you post on InfoBarrel are completely maintenance-free! You can literally type them out on your computer, post them, and never worry about them again! Also, the articles that are posted on InfoBarrel rank relatively well without any backlinks because of the natural authority that InfoBarrel has!


Quinton Hamp May 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm

In addition, it appears that Infobarrel has survived both the “Panda” and “Penguin” Google updates relatively unscathed.


Mike May 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hey Quinton,
It has! All of my InfoBarrel articles are receiving the same amount of traffic post-Panda and post-Penguin! InfoBarrel’s quality standards are what keeps it’s head WAY above water!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)


Irune @ Going Online UK April 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

To be honest, and considering that you are saying that an article shouldn’t take more than 1h to complete (8 articles per day), getting $10 a month for it, month after month, is not a bad deal at all :) Even if it’s not a “full time salary” it can be a nice way of paying for your holidays!


Mike April 27, 2012 at 12:05 am

That’s exactly the point! Passive income is the way of the future!
When I first started writing, an article took me about one hour to complete; however, after writing articles for nearly 2 years, I can crank out an 800 word article in about 15 minutes!
It would literally take a ton of luck or a ton of years to build up a passive income stream that is large enough to support a family; however, a little bit of extra cash every month didn’t ever hurt anybody:)


Daniel April 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Wow, this certainly is impressive. I mean, $350 from just 700 articles? That’s crazy.

I mean, maybe some people can make that much money (and much more) selling one article to a client or magazine, but forget that! It isn’t passive that way! It’s much better to earn $350 passively from 700 articles than $350 from one article (which can be easily scaled to earn a full time income with only 15 articles a month).

Sorry, I’m being a bit snarky here, but I don’t understand why people who consider themselves to be writers don’t go out and earn what they’re worth.

Passive income isn’t all it’s made out to be.


Mike April 27, 2012 at 12:11 am

Hey Daniel,
passive income is an amazing thing. And, although there is nothing wrong with writing an article for a magazine for a one-time fee, you are still trading your hours for dollars when doing so. Does anybody still want to be working or selling articles to magazines when they are 65 to earn an income? I would rather work my butt off now for a little bit of passive income every month; however, that little bit of passive income will come to me every month until the internet goes kaput!
I am a bit confused regarding the ending of your post…are you saying that a writer that produces 700 articles for a passive income stream of $350 per month is selling themselves short? Or a write that sells an article to a magazine for a one-time fee of $350 is selling themselves short?
In regards to your comment about passive income not being all that it’s made out to be…I believe that it is everything that it is made out to be and more! When else can you take a vacation, and see a cheque being deposited into your bank account when you return from the vacation?


Daniel April 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Hi, thanks for responding.

I think good writing drives the entire economy, both online and offline. While writing for magazines may not generate passive income directly, you get to put your byline in the article. Often, this byline and a link to your site are included in the online version of the article.

This allows you to get good exposure and earn passive income from the traffic a magazine article can deliver. Or a guest post on a high traffic blog.

That’s why I think writing for revenue share sites is not the best use of one’s time. There are better ways to earn both active and passive income out there. I know a writer who made six figures last year, mostly by working for clients and writing for magazines. Some of that was from book royalties, too, so there is a passive element to that. She’s at the point now where she only works two days per week.

Would you rather earn $50k passively (and how passive is that, really?) or $100k by continuing to put out your best work on a regular basis?

Sure, writing for these revenue sites can help you improve your craft, but I think too many writers are too hard on themselves, thinking that we can’t get our articles accepted at places where they can drive a flood of traffic quickly.

I know I fall into this boat myself quite often. In fact, I’m just getting started and putting myself out there is something that I know I need to do, but am afraid of doing.

I guess I sell myself short too.

Maybe my rant in my previous comment was a rant against myself as much as anyone else.

So my advice for myself, and you, and anyone else reading is to do this: Conquer the fear, put together something truly epic, and try to get it published on a big site with a lot of engaged readers.


Mike April 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Hey Daniel,
I didn’t think about it in that manner…the byline in the magazine article is great for passive income because it sends referral traffic to the author’s website or blog! I guess that there are better ways to spend one’s time other than writing for revenue sharing websites; however, I believe that everyone should have at least a few hundred articles written for revenue sharing websites because they also send a ton of traffic to blogs through the author boxes in the articles. In addition, they are completely maintenance-free as the admin staff takes care of all of the “small stuff”!
6 figures is an astonishing number for a writer, and I definitely hope to be earning 6 figures in addition to my teaching salary in about 8-10 years.
In regards to your 50k passive/100k semi-passive question, I would like to fall somewhere in between. I would work my way up to the 50k passive level through websites/blogs/revenue-sharing articles, and then earn another 25k-50k writing for online and offline magazines as a form of non-passive income. This way, when I want to stop writing or take a break I will still be earning the 50k passive income per year while sitting on my butt on a beach!


Ellen May 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Thanks for writing an article with the details that most people want to know but could never find. It helps me get a sense of what I need to produce on a daily basis to reach my goals. It’s hard to figure out where to spend your time in terms of writing for infobarrel which has immediate exposure versus building up your own website. It’s so easy to fall behind on all counts because of multitasking. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!


Mike May 16, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Hey Ellen,
no problem at all :) I am glad to share the personal details of my InfoBarrel earnings with everyone that reads my blog. I like to diversify, so I would recommend writing articles for InfoBarrel at first (for the immediate exposure and motivation), and then building up a database of posts and articles on your own website (to diversify your earnings, and reap in the freedom of having a website that YOU can design)!


Ali June 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

A very good article I should say!! I have never realized that writing had this much of a money churning capacity !!


Mike June 27, 2012 at 3:30 am

Thanks Ali!
Writing articles can pay well in regards to passive income but it definitely takes a while for things to pick up. However, once things pick up, you literally wake up to money!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


Cashmoney July 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

You know, this article just inspired me to start looking into IB. I never thought those revenue sharing sites were worth a dent.


Mike July 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Hey Cashmoney,
I’m glad that I have inspired you to check out InfoBarrel. Revenue sharing sites are definitely worth a dent…you can make a killing from them if you put a decent amount of effort into them! I hope that you enjoy InfoBarrel and its community!


Nick August 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Great article, I earn roughly 10 dollars a month from Infobarrel. I have to do a ton of search engine optimization though. An article from another InfoBarrel member convinced me to join!


Mike August 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Thanks for the complement! I too earned under 10 dollars per month in my InfoBarrel career. The way to increase that amoutn is to keep on writing! And search engine optimization is one of the keys to a large monthly passive icnome from InfoBarrel…10 SEO’d articles are much better than 50 non-SEO’d articles! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


Adam September 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I wasn’t aware you could add affiliate links, I had the impression that we weren’t allowed to do that?

Where in their literature does it state that we can?… Good news if we can!



Mike September 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

In their rules and guidelines it states that you can have “2 self-serving” links in each of your articles. Those 2 self-serving links can be hyperlinks to your own websites or even affiliate links! What makes InfoBarrel even better is that fact that you can add a third self-serving link in the article’s signature on the sidebar!


Mohammad Irshad December 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Any talk of getting money on infobarrel is just a dream which never comes true. I wrote 17 articles and got zero dollars and zero cents.


Mike December 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I’m sorry that you feel that way Mohammad; however, there are a variety of factors that come into play when it comes to earning money from InfoBarrel articles.

How long have you had the articles published for? Are the articles written with SEO in mind? Are they based on profitable keywords?

These are the 3 most important questions that I ask people when they come to me with any “article earning concerns”. I would be more than happy to help you succeed on InfoBarrel if you are willing to hear me out and work hard for the next few months.

Send me an email if you want some help on earning money from InfoBarrel articles and I will be glad to help you (for free)! You can use the contact form on this website to get into contact with me :)

Thanks for taking the time to comment on the post, and I hope to help you succeed with the articles that you have already posted and any that you may be posting in the future!


Mohammad Irshad December 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Mike- I am grateful to you for sparing your precious time, and for the offer of free advice on Infobarrel. Somehow I am convinced that infobarrel pays only to its owners, and not writers.
I had my 17 articles published (On record), and within the first month, I was given a title of “Trafficker” (Probably meaning that my articles were drawing traffic). Within the first one month I had about 1000 positive comments on my articles (On record). All this can be checked on Infobarrel”, in “search” please put “Irshad”. Alternatively I am willing to send you the list of these articles.
And How much money did I earn–Zero dollars and zero cents.
I do not know the later progress, because when I asked, “When I am due for any kind of money ?” , they simply blocked me from logging in. What a way to promote their writers. That is why I changed the platform to Kindle, and looking for ways to promote my two published books and three books are in the pipe-line. Can you offer any help in my book promotions.?
Once again thanking you—-M-Irshad


Mike December 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Hey Mohammad,

I can understand your frustration, but there are a number of factors that determine whether or not articles will earn revenue, and positive comments are only a small piece of the pie.

Please send me the URL of one of your articles, and I will take a look at your profile to try to get to the root of the problem.

The InfoBarrel owners are extremely caring of their members, and there must have been another reason for them to block you from logging in, as they wouldn’t do so simply for you asking when you would get paid.

I am going to look over your kindle books in a few minutes. I’ll send you a message on Facebook once I’ve looked them over. I might be able to help you with some ideas for promoting them…let me see what I can come up with.

Thank you for commenting, and helping is always my pleasure.


Marissa December 30, 2012 at 3:25 am

Hey there Mike! Thanks for this post; I’m currently attempting to Google how to bring traffic to one’s articles on infobarrel.

I recently just began writing articles for Infobarrel..and I’m in that “I’m not making any money and barely anybody is checking these articles out” stage that a lot of newbies are probably in too..or have been. Any advice? It’s hard to keep going when there’s not even 1 cent in my adsense account.

I know I probably sound like the biggest newb, seeing as I only have 2 articles, however I thought even a cent would make me more motivated to keep writing! When does it get better?? Lol


Mike December 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Hey Marissa,

InfoBarrel is a live and learn type of platform. The goal is to keep on writing and watch your earnings grow. 2 articles is definitely a great start, but I would recommend completely avoiding looking at earnings until you have at least 20.

The reason for this is to avoid becoming unmotivated through the lack of earnings. Writing 20 articles, and then checking your earnings after about a week of them being published will definitely yield some earnings, and provide you with motivation to write more.

The one piece of advice that I can give you is to base your articles on keyword research, and write them with SEO in mind. InfoBarrel is also a numbers game, the more that you write, the more that you will earn. I earned $1.76 in my first month at InfoBarrel with well over 30 articles being published, but now I’m surpassing $350 on a monthly basis.

I can definitely direct you to some resources on keyword research and SEO. Shoot me an email through the “Contact” form at the top of this website, and I’ll send you some posts/articles to check out!

Thanks for commenting on the post, and I hope that you kill it on InfoBarrel!


Mohammad Irshad January 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Mike- I appreciate your efforts, if you get time, please let me also know why they blocked my log-in.


Mike January 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm

It’s no problem Mohammad,
I’ll talk to them about it ASAP!


IGNOU MBA January 2, 2013 at 2:47 am

An awesome article on info barrel.The web is indeed a highly potent income source and the income generated through different means depend on how the sources are managed.Keep up the good work Mike :)


Mike January 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Thanks for the compliment!

InfoBarrel is an amazing website to write for, and a phenomenal website to read articles on. “A highly potent income source” is an accurate way of describing the website!

I’ll keep up the good work, and hopefully the income will keep increasing.

Thanks for reading through the post and commenting on it!


Schmendrick January 18, 2013 at 5:03 am

Hi Mike,

I’ve been a writer for the past 15 years, and just this evening discovered InfoBarrel. I signed up today, and am preparing to write my first article. If only InfoBarrel had existed when I started writing! If one truly does earn 50 cents per article, and I had made it a nightly habit to post one article before I go to sleep at night (which I do now), just the thought of what I’d be making now is staggering. .50 cents × 365 days × 15 years ÷ 12 months a year = $228.13 a month! Not a giant number, but how many of us would turn down a monthly check for $228? Not to mention the fact that I likely would have written more once the money started coming in, so that number would likely be much higher.

Three quick questions, if you don’t mind:

1. Social media has undeniably exploded in the last few years. Do you find that posting links on your Facebook and Twitter pages to InfoBarrel articles you’ve written tend to bring you a higher reader rate than not, or do your friends get sick of seeing InfoBarrel links constantly posted?

2. You mention the importance of SEO. I am a comedic/dramatic writer for the most part, rather than a self-help type writer. I have never written anything for SEO. Is it difficult/time-consuming/tedious? Are there any “tricks of the trade” you coukd share about SEO writing?

3. InfoBarrel app – any idea when we’ll see one? I know I greatly prefer being able to access a site through an app, whether it be on a tablet or a smartphone. Has there been talk of an iPhone/Android app for InfoBarrel?

That’s all for now. I’m off to post my first article. Thanks!


Mike January 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Hey Schmendrick,

I completely agree with you. Any content can earn you passive income online through revenue sharing websites.

You did your calculation based on the idea that an article will earn 50 cents per year, but they will actually earn an average of 50 cents per month! So the calculation for 1 article per night for 15 years would actually be: .50 cents X 365 X 15 = $2737.50 in monthly passive income. That’s higher than an average salary in many countries!

The potential for passive income is amazing, but the unfortunate thing is that not many people take advantage of it. People could devote 25 minutes per night to writing 1 article and could literally retire in 15 years! I’m glad to see that you’re taking advantage of it though!

Of course I don’t mind answering your questions…

1. Social media is definitely a great way to promote your article, but it is sort of a one time thing when it comes to traffic! You can post your InfoBarrel article to your Facebook profile and get 30 visitors in an hour, but a well-written article that was search engine optimized (SEO) for a profitable keyword will get 30 visitors per day for the next 5+ years (many more if it is an evergreen keyword).

With that being said, I would definitely get annoyed if I saw one of my Facebook friends constantly promoting their own material on their profile, so I extend the same courtesy to my Facebook friends. I will only post one of my InfoBarrel articles to my social media profiles if it is a noteworthy one that is filled with epic content!

2. SEO is one of the most important aspects of writing when it comes to earning money online. Unfortunately, many people mistake SEO for keyword density, which is no longer relevant. I wrote a post that outlines the key SEO tactics that I use in all of my articles.

The post can be found at:

These SEO strategies have allowed my InfoBarrel articles to withstand many of Google’s algorithm updates with little or no change in their rankings! The SEO strategies from the post might cause you to take a bit longer to write the article, but they become second nature after a few weeks and will not take up any extra time!

3. I haven’t heard any talk of it on the forums or from the owners, but I can definitely see them developing one within a short while! They released a mobile version of the site not too long ago, and did a fantastic job at it, so I’m sure that they’ll be releasing an awesome app sooner or later.

I’ll keep my ears open, and let you know when I hear anything! I’ll probably end up posting it to the Earning Forever Facebook page, so you’ll be able to see it on there too!

Thanks for commenting on the post, and I wish you a TON of success on InfoBarrel. Post away and you’ll see your InfoBarrel income continually grow!


Jhubel January 18, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I hope someone could explain me in a simple words what SEO and Keyword Stuffs means. :(


Mike January 18, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Hey Jhubel,
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and basically translates to optimizing your article or blog post to “look good” in the eyes of a search engine.

I’m not quite sure what the term Keyword Stuffs means, but a keyword is basically a term that your article or blog post is based on. A Search Engine Optimization tactic is to base an article on a keyword that has many people searching for it and very few competing websites (other websites that are optimized for the same keyword).

Thanks for commenting and I hope that this information helps!


Jhubel January 19, 2013 at 2:47 am

Hi mike, I can see your passion here. I read about your blogs and really interesting. I see that you really spend time to answer every questions here (which I don’t see in other blog sites).

Mike, I just want to ask. Is it possible for me to write 2-3 articles per day even if I’m not that really good in SEO? I mean, not totally. I have some information about it (I’m not a geek), like getting the right keyword (intitle and inanchor) and using Google AdWords. But I’m not sure if I’m doing the right thing since I have not yet made my first article here. How long I can make it to see good results. I really write Mike, in my own ways. I can. But Frankly, I’m really afraid that I might waste my time doing the wrong thing.
Thanks Mike. By the way, what is the minimum words per article?
Have a good day!


Mike January 19, 2013 at 5:12 am

Thank you for noticing my passion Jhubel.

It is definitely possibler to write 2-3 articles per day…you just have to dedicate yourself to it. Set some time aside each day to researching keywords and writing articles and you’ll definitely start earning a good chunk of passive income! 90 minutes each day is more than enough time to research 3 profitable keywords and write 3 articles.

The minimum number of words per article is 325, but I would recommend writing articles that are at least 600 words in length. 325 worders might get a good search engine ranking for the time being, but a few more Google updates and they’ll surely be lost in the deep pages of the search results. I personally make sure that my articles are at least 800 words each, but that’s just to be safe for the long term!

Thanks for responding!


info_guru January 29, 2013 at 3:09 am

Thanks for the article, good info and great follow ups.


Mike February 1, 2013 at 6:33 pm

No problem at all.

I really like sharing my info, experiences, and passive income earnings through this blog.

Thank YOU for commenting!


Kim January 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Hi Mike! Thank you for your wonderful article. It is both informative and informational. I have been thinking about this for years and am now finally (FINALLY) doing it. I write my first article last week, worked on the keywords and then had to learn the lay of the land of getting it published. I submitted it today and am just waiting. I just finished my second article and before I submit want to get some affiliate approvals so I can start linking. Your article is great because it is not pie in the sky, “EARN $2000 in 30-days.” And while I do believe that one can get here and further with hard work, dedication and time…your example of how to get to $350 is both sobering in its realism as well as inspirational. Learning all this stuff about keywords, etc. is a challenge because who wants to do that. But I am now finding it fun and seeing how important it is to the who game. For the previous commenter who mentioned “Keyword Stuffs,” I believe that person was talking about “keyword stuffing,” or cramming as many keywords in an article as possible in the hopes of getting ranked by Google… will more likely get you punished! ha ha. Thanks again and I wish you continued success.


Mike February 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Hey Kim,
I completely agree with you…actually getting started on everything is the hardest part. Many people have plans, but the execution is what counts.

I’m definitely glad to hear that you have started, and I can tell that you are really motivated, which is one of the first keys to success!

I have read through a ton of the “earn $1000 in 7 days from now” posts/free ebooks and I have to say that they are extremely misleading. It is more than possible to earn insane amounts of money really quickly but it is extremely unlikely that it will happen. I like to be realistic, which is also why I publish my income reports every month…they show my slow but steady growth which is realistic for people that don’t have ridiculous luck or 20 hours per day to spend on creating passive income streams.

I think that you’re completely right about the “keyword stuffs” comment; I hadn’t thought about it from that perspective before! And yeah, keyword stuffing is definitely a “no no”! It was a way of the past, but legitimacy is the way of the future!

Thanks for taking the time to comment on the post, and I’m glad that you have started on your passive income journey!


Mike February 17, 2013 at 4:16 am

Mohammad: I just checked out some of your IB articles and they are not written to be optimized for seo. I would get back at it, learn more about keywords and seo and give it a year and 150 articles before giving up. 17 is just scratching the surface.


Mike February 26, 2013 at 6:21 pm

You’re absolutely right Mike! I think that people underestimate the amount of articles and effort that it takes to earn money online. I always tell people to write 100 articles and then check their earnings for the first time! Focusing on earnings before that simply leads to misunderstanding and a lack of motivation!


TheLoneWriter March 6, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Hello! What a wonderful article! I am new to InfoBarrel (just started last night!) and I have a feeling that I am missing some key pieces to being sucessful at this. One of the biggest things I am concerned about is my total lack of knowledge regarding keywords and SEO content. Any tips or helpful websites that break it down? Thanks so much :)


Mike March 21, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Yeah, I would highly recommend Market Samurai for keyword research (you can sign up through my affiliate link at you can also email me if you want some tips on using it, but you should definitely make an effort to watch the training videos that are provided at Market Samurai’s Dojo!

With regards to SEO, I list a variety of strategies throughout this post:

Take a look at those strategies, implement them with a well-researched keyword, and you’ll be well on your way to success at InfoBarrel!

Thanks for commenting!


Arafath @ March 16, 2013 at 7:56 am

Is Adsense account a mandatory one for Infobarrel?


Mike March 21, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Hey Arafath,

No, an Adsense account is not mandatory for InfoBarrel. Simply sign up, write articles, and you can get paid from InfoBarrel’s own payment system!

Thanks for inquiring and commenting!


Jay March 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Hey I have just been looking into this site lately. And here’s a question I haven’t seen anyone ask you. How good of a writer do you have to be? I’m a high school graduate and while I don’t doubt my ability to write 2 articles a day, I do doubt my ability to keep a reader interested.

Also, how long do the articles have to be? Thank you.


IcareforU (InfoBarrel name) March 31, 2013 at 4:39 am

I have been struggling to get my articles published on InfoBarrel. I wrote two articles yesterday but they were denied. After writing each article, the status below shows the word count as zero. I have over 1000 words in one article, and 475 words in the other. I took several hours to write these two articles. My google adsense has been disapproved for invalid clicks which I am not able to resolve despite several attempts to reach their help desk. InfoBarrel gave me hope that I can pursue writing and get paid for it. Apparently I have had no success. I do not want to give up any hope. How can I reach you and make sure that I can write as many articles a day as possible? Thank you very much in advance for all your help.


Kevin May 23, 2013 at 1:09 am

Hey Mike just want to say thank you so much for this article! In fact it has inspired me so much that I already made 2 today! I am going to do what you say and attempt to make 6 a day because I want passive income and to be able to live my life!


Goodnight Sam November 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Thanks for the info Mike! I actually hadn’t heard about InfoBarrel until a week or two ago. I’m new to SEO and I’ve been working on making my own sites going for keywords with VERY weak competition, but I think I’ll try putting a few related articles on Infobarrel and put some links to my site. f nothing else maybe I’ll get a bit of traffic right? I

Do you know if the Infobarrel links are do-follow?


Akash November 13, 2013 at 10:02 am

Thanks for the informative post, I too have signed up on InfoBarrel few days. Looking to start off by writing one article per day. I am good at writing skills but I am having a hard time figuring out what should I write on? Once I get a topic I can go with the flow and keep writing. The first part is the most difficult for me though. Can you suggest any ideas/ strategies on how to select topics for your articles?

Thanking you in anticipation!


N.K.David November 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm

This is an interesting article. I joined Infobarrel (davidkaluge) however, I am yet to get an article live. I think by the fact that infobarrel staffs read and reject or approves an article should mean that the article is good enough. I am saying this base on the person that complained not earning anything. However, my desire to join the site is base on an alleged claim that they pay higher than any other publishing site which means they have the interest of writers at heart. I hope to put more time on the site and see how it works.


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