How to Earn Passive Income from Posts
You may have been told to focus on evergreen content in order to build a good writing portfolio or to increase traffic to your company's web site. So what does it mean when content is “evergreen,” and what kind of posts would qualify?
Very simply put, evergreen content never goes out of date . Like the conifers that stay green all year when the deciduous trees are changing colours and losing their leaves, evergreen content stays fresh all the time. It is always relevant to someone, and will continue to draw readers even long after it is written.
This post is an example of evergreen writing. There will always be someone who needs to understand the concept, so by defining it and giving a practical example I can continue earning revenue on this post for a considerable time to come.
Time Sensitive Writing is NOT Evergreen
Writing that is most decidedly not evergreen would be anything that is time sensitive. News pieces and current events are not evergreen, for example. Seasonal pieces, such as posts about a specific holiday, are evergreen to some extent. But they will generally only bring you income during the season they are relevant. So Christmas or Mother's Day posts are partially evergreen, but will get few page views out of season. While they can earn you a good income in their respective seasons, it's best not to build an entire portfolio around them.
A few time sensitive and seasonal articles added to a base of evergreen content is the best way to go. This allows you to use the draw of a trending topic to gain new readers, while providing ample content to keep them on your site once they get there.
Image credit: “ Pine Needles ” by ShadowRave, freeimages
Note: This content has been adapted from an original piece by the author, which has since been removed from Bubblews
Image Credit » http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1413440