Pay Day from Google

My First Check

It Arrived in Six Days

THERE IT IS! My first pay check from Google arrived on the last day of January, 2011. After twenty one months of writing and 154 hubs, I was able to celebrate my first $100.00 payment. It is a breakthrough for me.

I seriously began writing hubs in the late Fall of 2009, after determining that I could be passionate about my writing and enjoy it. After reading and gathering information, I applied to Amazon and signed up with Google. It has been fun to see their ads on my page and the enhancement they provide to my hubs!

My reader following has grown and so have the Google clicks that are so important to the writer. In the beginning, my readers were mainly from Hubpages. They were not responding to the Google ads. As I continued to write, the number of Google readers increased and so did my clicks.

With only a few ad clicks each month in the beginning, I was not making much money. In fact, I was making less than ten dollars a month. Gradually the dollar amount per month has increased. I continue to see small increases in my monthly totals on a regular basis.

Google notified me that they were disbursing the check on January 24th and it was received within the week. Good job Google!


Mystery Unveiled

My purpose here is to unveil some of the mystery surrounding Google and their payments. I believe that there are a lot of new Hubbers out there who want to know in detail about making money with Google. My advice is to write and keep on writing.

I used to cover my hubs with Amazon ads and leave little room for Google to advertise. My theory has changed. Google is going to pay me. I have had no Amazon sales since I began, even with appealing merchandise at great prices. If my readers are ordering, they are not ordering through my website. I will continue to use Amazon ads to enhance my hubs and keep my fingers crossed that one day Amazon sales will add to my earnings!



Next Payment?

I am hoping that with time and more published hubs, Google will increase my ratings and the amount they pay per ad on my page. One click can provide cents on the dollar or several dollars, with higher ratings. This increase in rating can raise my revenue totals more quickly.

I'm looking forward to the next payment from Google! My records show an increased total for the month of January. If that pattern continues, my next check should be issued around May, though I won't spend it before I get it!

I continue to remember the reason that I first began writing. It is exciting to write on various topics of interest and to network with other hub authors. May I encourage you today to keep writing and sharing your life and interests. As a fellow writer, I love reading your hubs! Thanks for sharing!

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Ddraigcoch 5 years ago from UK

Congratulations and thank you for sharing. It always gives despairing writers encouragement.x


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PaulaK 5 years ago from Austin. Texas Author

Pmccray, congratulations to you! Let's keep on writing!!


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

Congrats!! I just got mine too!! It's a wonderful feeling. Kudos to us both and Google. Voted up and marked useful.


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PaulaK 5 years ago from Austin. Texas Author

Thank you BIZNAMER, ExpandYourMind and 2besure! I look forward to new horizons!


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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Congratulations on you first Adsense payday. May they come quicker and be larger each month!


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ExpandYourMind 5 years ago from Midwest USA

Congrats! On to bigger and better checks!


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BIZN4MER 5 years ago

I just got my first $125.00 check one week ago! If you follow me, I will be a loyal follower to you Always!


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Good stuff! :)


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PaulaK 5 years ago from Austin. Texas Author

Thanks so much for the encouragement!


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CountryCityWoman 5 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

Good for you! It is great to know that passive income is a possibility and we get to enjoy what we are doing.


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TheListLady 5 years ago from New York City

Doesn't it feel good? And to know that your hubs will continue to work for you.

Big congratulations! Yay!


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PaulaK 5 years ago from Austin. Texas Author

Susansisk, with your ratings and fortitude, you will!


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susansisk 5 years ago from Georgia, USA

Congratulations,I haven't gotten a paycheck yet, but feel like I will one of these days.


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PaulaK 5 years ago from Austin. Texas Author

Thank you Deestew, MPG Narratives, and Fastfreta! I hope my sharing encouraged you and spurred you to greater accomplishments. We need encouragement from time to time. I believe that our hard work will pay off in time. Happy hubwriting!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California

Congrats, PaulaK. I know how you feel, I've only received my second one after almost two years. Keep up the good work, and I'm sure you'll see the next one even sooner.


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MPG Narratives 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Well done Paula and I've heard they just keep coming after the first one. Good luck and I look forward to mine soon (I hope). Congratulations :)


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deestew 5 years ago from Kentucky

Congrats! I have yet to make mine, and I have been online for around the same amount of time or longer??? Anyhow this is encouraging. I know the payday is coming. I wish you many more paydays in the future.


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PaulaK 5 years ago from Austin. Texas Author

Thanks breakfastpop!


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Congratulations!

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