Wednesday, November 11, 2009


MTD: $4.12

YTD: $10.62

Twitter followers:

Bwileytally 17

Bwileyjax 257

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Helium Update!

Nov. 8th.

MTD: $3.54

YTD: $ 10.04

I still have my writing star and rating star.
Twitter follower update.

bwileyjax 162
bwileytally 11

Still utilizing socialoomph as well as a new site, I am now sending social oomph to on rescheduled tweets so I don't have to keep typing them in daily. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Update for November 3rd!

Okay, no real great news yet but here are the earnings.

MTD: $3.10

YTD: $9.61

My couple of articles that I wrote last month qualified for a $1.00 and a $1.50 bonus, thusfar in November I have earned .60 in residuals.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Helium earnings update with SocialOomph

Okay, so far a very positive outcome with utilizing SocialOomph for my twitter posts. Here is the Helium update.

Novemeber just started and I have already received .17 cents of residuals. I am only posting 4 of my articles at this time. Ytd is up to 6.67 and I am working on a new article at this moment. I should get I think around $3.oo in bonus in the next few days and am going to strive to get 15 new articles out this November. Hey, it doesn't hurt to make goals. Last month might have been slight overkill on my goal, especially since I only wrote 3 articles. However, a big push this month and I should get into two star range which will qualify me to make even more money in bonuses. Okay, here are the results...

MTD: $.17

YTD: 6.67

If you sign up to SocialOomph do it through One of my twitter accounts gets credit for it. :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Okay, I learned about a new marketing ploy for my Helium account. SocialOomph! I was reading through the Helium forums and came across a thread by Glenn Magas about how to earn $1.00 a day through page views with 100 articles. Basically, one uses twitter, digg, facebook etc. to generate extra page views outside of the standard SEO views. I had toyed around with this a few times and noticed that when I posted a link to any of my articles I would have an increase. But it was very time consuming and with working a regular "real" job I didn't have the time to do it. But Glenn talked about SocialOomph which basically lets you make your tweets ahead of time and it posts them for you when you schedule it. It takes a few minutes to set it up and the free account only lets you do 12 a day. I decided to give it a try.

Yesterday I posted my earnings again. I know, I didn't get an article done like I had thought. Shame on me. However, here are my new earnings..

MTD: $3.66

YTD: $6.45

Twitter followers: I have two accounts, my standard is Bwileyjax and I set up a bwileytally only yesterday. So far...

Bwileyjax: 70
Bwileytally: 1

Lets really get to tracking this to find out if it can help you too.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Helium earnings update

MTD: $3.20

YTD: $5.99

No new articles. I know, I have been seriously slacking on my writing. I'll try and get some tonight before the end of the month for a few more bonus dollars.

I still have one writing star and one rating star! Woo Hoo!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sick Day!!!

Okay, I am sick today and it has been quite a few days since my last post. A note, I haven't done one single additional Helium article since the last posting. Which means, the earnings are residual off of only 11 existing articles of which only 8 are making money.

MTD $2.56

YTD $5.35

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Okay, I still haven't posted those two articles that I said I would two days ago. However, I made some money anyways and still have my writing star. I'll try and get to them tonight after school and tennis.

MTD $1.93

YTD $4.72

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Day 3 update

1:49pm and still only three articles this month.

MTD $1.82

YTD $4.61

I still have my writing star with a 77.78% rating.

I am going to attempt at least two more articles tonight.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Quick Helium update.

So far 3/20 articles this month.

MTD earnings $1.79

YTD earnings $4.59

Friday, October 2, 2009

A couple new articles...

Okay, just two more articles today on Helium. Here are the links.

Current Helium earnings update.

Monthly $1.62

YTD $4.42

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New articles!

Helium updated "My Helium" today and I am excited because I earned some money in the last few days. My account nearly doubled!!! Which consequently is not hard to do since it only had about two dollars in it to begin with. But I earned a empty title bonus as well as an upfront pay bonus. Yeah me! I am attempting 20 article submissions this October and seeing what kind of residual earnings I can make from it.

So as far as articles go. I am thinking about some retail sales and retail sales management articles. With my experience in retail sales management I should be able to contribute with some success. Maintaining my writing star is very important to me and I'll try my best to write my best. Without that writing star I will loose any empty-title and upfront payment bonus possibilities.

So total earnings are $4.36!!!

Go me...seems petty doesn't it. Well, this blog will let everyone know the true earnings potential with Helium!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wife traveling again....

Well, as a dad with three children all 6 and under it is especially stressful when the wife goes out of town. Everyone always all of a sudden wants "mommy" and I am just not good enough. Well, here goes untill Friday at midnight again.

I posted several articles on Helium today/tonight/this morning. Check them out if you get a chance.

Hopefully I'll keep my writing star with these postings. All of them qualify for an upfront bonus if I can keep my star at the end/beginning of the month.

Other than that not much else going on tonight. Still trying to figure out this whole blogging thingy. Don't know what it will turn out to be.

For now, a sometimes daily update of my articles at and my earnings from them. Helium is a site for writers to earn money off of web published articles. They also have marketplace competitions and such. If you are interested in writing on Helium just send me an email and I'll send you an invite. If you invite writers you get 5% of their earnings as an incentive. Just put Helium Invite in the title and leave me your email address.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Job Change

Today I started a new position with my employer. For everyone that doesn't know, which is pretty much everyone, I work at Lowes. I am now the newest commercial sales specialist. Basically I sell products to the contractors and local businesses. I'll be traveling around given demonstrations on how Lowes can help their business grow and prevent their associates from wasting time and running to the home improvement stores all the time.

Funny thing today. A customer came in to get some very heavy 80 pound bags of concrete. This guy got all pissed because he had to step over a flat blue cart in order to put 4 of these bags into his red cart. The idiot... that's exactly what the blue carts are for.

Justin, a co-worker threw a wet rag at Paul and hit him right in the face. It was totally awesome. We then decided to play the "meow game". If anyone has ever seen Supertroopers you will know exactly what game I am talking about. You pretty much substitute any random word while speaking to a customer with meow. I.E. How are you doing meow? I swear 99% of the time the customers never even blink and answer accordingly. It is really funny trying not to laugh sometimes.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Wow! There is a lot of stuff to I have to do before I can even hope to get published. I thought I knew the ropes. I have to first research the different book publishers and find which ones your book best "fits" with. Shouldn't be too bad right... Except there are only a million of them! I have some work to do.
Things to do today. Gotta clean out the car and take it to the shop to have the oil changed and brakes looked at. I still have to make sandwiches for my girls and take it to their school's before lunch (ran out of bread this morning) which is at 12:00. It is now only 9:18. I have to do some clean up of the girls rooms as their mother is coming home today (around 4:00) which will probably take all day to do. I wanted to work on one of the stories that I am working on but it looks as if it will have to wait until tonight.

My oldest (6 in first grade) was lied to by a friend yesterday. She was devastated last night when we discovered it. She said her friend Anne Marie gave her an invitation to a sleep over for Friday night. She never opened it and was so very excited. When I opened it last night the invitation was from another friend named Sierra. Anne Marie had delivered it to Gracie and told her that it was for her party at her house. Well, Gracie was really upset to find that it is not Anne Marie's party. She knew right away that Anne Marie had lied and was hurt because of it. I think that I'll use this for another children's story. A lesson was learned. It hurts other peoples feelings when you don't tell the truth.

Well, that's enough for now. Gotta get started on these errands before time runs out.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

First Blog

Hello World!

One of my aspirations is to be a children's author. No its not for the money. Rather, I have always loved books. As a young child my mom and dad were always reading to me. Okay, mostly mom. In fact the only book that my dad has ever read was "The Amityville Horror." If that's spelled wrong please correct me. Even that was when he was a young man. Anyways, as I was saying, I loved to read. Being a military brat I grew up on Air Force bases. My parents also cleaned base housing once the tenants moved out. Needless to say, my sister and I had lots of spare time while mom and dad were washing walls and such. Mom would take us to the library and we would get sacks full of books and read them all the time. Hundreds of them, from my favorites the Hardy Boys and the Three Investigators to all kinds of other stories and mysteries.

As a kid I started my own mystery series based on the Hardy Boys and Three Investigators. Recently my mother had been doing some house cleaning and found a very old notebook. She looked inside and found my first partially handwritten mystery novel, "The Red Ribbon Gang." Yes, as a 10-year old I had started to write my own book. She managed to send it home with my oldest daughter after she had visited them for a week this summer. It was a surprise to find it. Of course I just had to read it. There were lots of mistakes and extremely bad grammar in places, but the story was overall very good.

It was at that moment that I remembered how much I enjoyed writing stories. All of these years had passed and I had forgotten that I loved to write. I decided right then and there to write a story and attempt to live out one of my childhood dreams and become a published author. Especially since baseball is now out of the question. :)

Now I realize that becoming a published author is no easy task. I know that the first "real" book that I write will probably be crap. I can deal with that. Over the last three weeks since I rediscovered my passion for writing I have been overjoyed.

I wrote a little children's board book for my girls this last week. I read it to them tonight. Needless to say they loved it. Even if it were to never be made into a book the look in their eyes when I read it to them off of the computer was priceless (it was the first time they had heard a story with their names in it). So far, that's good enough for me.

My next step is of course coming up with more ideas and writing more stories. I plan to have a base of stories and join a writers group here locally (Tallahassee Florida) and have them critiqued. If any can be good enough I will then send it/them off. I have tons to write about and tons of research to do but am extremely excited to be started already.

I recently started an account with Twitter. Look for me, bwileyjax. I find Twitter especially helpful and try to make it to #kidlitchat on Wednesday nights at 9PM EST.