First Month At HubPages From A Post-Panda Newbie

Warning: Shameless self-promotional material inside

Yeah, this is one of those hubs: An introspective on my first month at HubPages. At first, I wasn't sure the world needed another perspective on a newbie's expectations and experiences with HP. After reading some excellent introductory hubs from former novice hubbers, I realized that I apparently reside in one of HubPages' smallest minority groups -- The underachievers.

Browsing through HubPages' section for new hubbers, I stumbled across amazing stories of triple-digit Google AdSense earnings, herds of adoring fans, unbelievable amounts of search engine traffic, and offers for lucrative book-publishing deals. Okay ... I made one of those up.

What you won't find, however, are stories of new hubbers who didn't really accomplish anything noteworthy in their first month or two. People who didn't make $20 in AdSense clicks, didn't have one of their hub's go viral, and didn't attract a huge following right from the start. I understand, of course, as success stories tend to be less embarrassing to write. For the hundreds of potential new hubbers who aren't SEO experts or future Pulitzer prize winners, though, I thought this hub might be relevant.

First Month Stats

 
 
Hubs Published
13
Author Score
93
Average HubScore
75
People Who Follow Me
22
Comments On My Hubs
52
Feedback On My Hubs
27
Total Pageviews (HP stats)
900
Total Earnings
$1.14
Don't let the awesomeness of these numbers intimidate you
Don't let the awesomeness of these numbers intimidate you | Source

Starting at the end: The results

Before I discuss the reasons why I signed up for HubPages and attempt to analyze my activities since joining, please take a moment to check out the stats to the right. If you have an aversion to numbers, tables, and graphs, you might want to skip to the next heading.

While I'm only assuming, my guess is that most new hubbers write 1-10 hubs in their first month. My 13 hubs place me slightly above average, but I will admit that a few of my hubs are repurposed articles that I had written for other websites. According to HubPages' own account statistics, these 13 hubs have received approximately 900 pageviews as of this writing, or just under 70 pageviews per hub.

Wow, not bad. Sure, I could have easily broken 1,000 page views, but reloading the page over and over again proved to be rather boring after several minutes (... I jest).

In contrast, pulling up my Google Analytics numbers presents a downright sobering picture. At nearly half of HubPages' page view count, the reported 256 visitors haven't exactly been pulled in by my magnetic prose. Google can be thanked for most of the traffic, though I'm very surprised how little direct HubPages-generated traffic I'm receiving. I'll revisit this thought later on in the hub (or not. Actually, it's better if I don't).

Ignoring the HubPages-specific metrics for now, the other major value I'd like to focus on is my total earnings through Google AdSense and the HP Ad program. I've joined at a time where there isn't enough data on the benefits and disadvantages of the HP Ad program to determine its value in comparison to displaying only AdSense ads. So, I decided to opt-in from my very first hub and experience the results for myself.

$1.14. That's not what I found in my pants pocket, by the way. A month of writing, involving myself in the community, and anxiously waiting for traffic has generated the whopping value of ... well, almost enough to buy a Coke out of the vending machine at work. C'mon, where's that $147 that I read about? Oh, yeah -- that was instructive hyperbole. Wow, do I feel sheepish now or what?

Let me clarify, though, that the HP Ad program accounts for all of my earnings thus far. Whether I really had 900 page views or just 478, the reality is that not a single one of them resulted in an AdSense click. Since my focus has been on product reviews, you might wonder why I haven't mentioned the Amazon affiliate program. Three words: North Carolina taxation. If I were to say anything more, it would require me to employ asterisks and hash marks.

The Amdro Phenomenon

Keyword research. That phrase is uttered around here like it had come out of the mouth of God (and maybe it did). Whether you are looking for a hub on the topic from a successful hubber, checking out HP's Answers section, or trolling the forums, keyword research is the bread-and-butter of making money at HubPages. Supposedly, anyway. Check out the graphic below for an example of my success at using keyword research to dominate Google's search results:

Frightened yet, Amdro?
Frightened yet, Amdro? | Source

That's right. If you Google "Amdro" as of this writing, my hub on Amdro's Ant Stakes shows up right under Amdro's official website and its advertising arm for ant bait (baitisbetter.com). Of the 191,000 possible search results, I rank just below the friggin' manufacturer's homepage! My secret? Keyword research. I wrote this hub just one week after I joined HubPages and it has been sitting in its current location at Google for nearly three weeks.

Turns out, however, that my knowledge of keyword research doesn't extend into generating traffic. Three weeks of intimidating Amdro with a scathing review of its worthless ant stakes, and I've only received 102 pageviews according to HP (and I'm sure at least 10 of those views are my own). I'd probably make more in "hush money" from Amdro than whatever advertising revenue it will generate in the future.

Three letters: W T F?!
Three letters: W T F?! | Source

Mistakes I've made so far

Only three of my hubs have attracted over 100 page views to date, and none of them are particularly verbose (650 words maximum). In fact, my lengthy pieces have all been ignored, including my review on the Ooma Telo VoIP box that comes in third place when you Google "ooma review". And forget writing about music or video games that aren't topping the charts at this particular moment -- even the crickets have better places to be.

Looking through Google Analytics again, one of my most amusing bungles relates to my hub on striking out writing for Textbroker. While nobody is finding it on account of searching for freelancers' experiences with Textbroker, I unknowingly have made it the 4th most popular article for the keyword phrase "Mathematical Materials Used As Therapeutic Tools". Who is actually looking for such a thing? Nerds? Uber-nerds? Or just other Textbroker writers who are as clueless about the subject as I was? Oh crap, now this hub is going to start attracting these people.

Other than doing some rudimentary keyword research and submitting my hubs to the free back-linking website IMAutomator, my promotional efforts have been aimed at the HubPages audience: Leaving comments on others' hubs, answering HP questions, and participating in the forums. While this isn't necessarily a mistake, I'm not sold on the idea that community involvement will generate significant traffic over the long term.

Why I'm not giving up ... yet

The tone of this hub has been mostly negative, but that is only because of my high expectations. Like I stated at the start, positive testimonials are what attracted me to HubPages, but the average person should be aware that huge success from the very beginning isn't guaranteed. Quality of writing is only one factor (not that I consider myself top tier), and you will need to also take into account:

  • The number of hubs published
  • Hubs relevant to search engine users
  • Strong optimization of keywords OR lack of competition for your niches
  • Number of back links to your hubs
  • Time

The last one is likely the most important, and the most difficult to attach value to for a first month perspective. This is my first reason for hanging in here.

Of late, a major factor that might explain why my traffic and income doesn't compare to previous new hubbers is the Panda effect. From what I understand, site-wide traffic is down at least 50% since the end of the 1st quarter of 2011. Since I started several months after Panda wreaked havoc on HubPages' relevance in Google's search, my numbers are likely more in line with someone who decides to start writing for HP today. Several measures have been implemented to address the damage, a few that have been very unpopular, but my hope is that the HubPages staff will eventually right its ship. Reason #2.

When I signed up here, the priority was for me to figure out how to seize my share of the residual income pie. Not that my goal has changed, but I've found that I also enjoy building my online presence by participating in the community. I'm not writing with the intention of sending it all to oblivion, and I'm grateful that posting my hubs here is giving my thoughts a place to be noticed and discussed. Well, all of my hubs except for the one on Glenn Beck (*hint hint*).

Looking forward

If nothing else, I hope at least one person reads this and finds it useful. By no means am I trying to discourage others from choosing to write for HubPages, but I thought adding a little balance to the first month success stories couldn't hurt. If I'm still here in 6 months, I will write an update to this hub and decide if HubPages is the right place for me.

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psf profile image

psf 5 years ago from Canada

well done, it is always good to have a look back/self review at certain interval. For me however it is impressive and promising (to me at least).

In the first month I could earn $3.46 from 548 impressions from 10 hubs, 1500+ views.

I have now total 13 hubs and have nearly 3000 views, and every day earning on an average $0.25 from page impressions (I hope that will increase when the number of hubs increases) I have 1 hub with more than 700 views (not my hubnugget hub) and couple of hubs with 300+ views. However number of comments I received is less than what you have received.

Not for self-promotional, thought it might motivate new hubbers.

I wish you all the best


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@psf,

It is encouraging to read that another new hubber is doing well. Very nice job attracting that many views in your first month and tripling my earnings.

I'm feeling the desire to browse through your hubs to figure out which topics you are writing about, as they obviously are more relevant than what I've tackled. Are you doing any outside promotion?


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psf 5 years ago from Canada

I do outside promotion, but not very actively. Usually I will share my hub with social websites like facebook, twitter, digg, reddit etc. It could fetch me some traffic but not in the higher side.

What really worked for me so far is, getting back links from relevant sites. I will usually do a search on the related keyword on the hub subject after publishing it. I will see if I can leave a comment in the websites which are shown in the top of search result, mostly I would find something. I will read the article, and leave a good comment with a back link to my hub. I did this for couple of my hubs and got very good result.

Also I used to get traffic from search engines for my technical articles with some special keywords.

And interestingly, whenever I publish hubs about Apple gadgets (iPhone, iPad etc) it used to get very good traffic.


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@psf,

Thank you so much for sharing your strategy. I've questioned the value of social media marketing, but I like your idea of finding related articles in the top search results and contributing to them.

As for technology-related hubs, I'm afraid I'm a little behind the times. The only Apple product I own is a 1st generation iPod Nano. My laptop is 4 years old, and assortment of gadgets is limited to my antiquated Motorola 376g TracFone.


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PaulGoodman67 5 years ago from Florida USA

An enjoyable read. Voted up. I like your witty writing style. I put together links to my favorite hubbers who give guides to new hubbers who want to make money at HP, which you will find, I'm sure, if you wish to.

I am hoping the new experiment at the end of this month with rectify the panda woes of HP.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

You sure had a good first month, and you sound like someone who will achieve success. If you read my latest hub, you will get an idea of the other side of the HubPages coin. I'm going to follow you just to monitor your prosperity.


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Jinesh07 5 years ago from Leamington Spa

Great Hub!I've just reached the month mark as well. I have only written six hubs compared to your 13 and my HP earnings are less than $0.50 but I'm going to stick at it and I guess the first few weeks have just been a learning curve. I've been picking up tips on backlinking, picking niche topics and promoting my articles and hopefully it will pay off in the future (literally as well as figuratively haha) Voted up and awesome :)


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@PaulGoodman67,

Thank you! I've tried writing with a straight face, but it hasn't worked out so well for my noggin ... *blinks* ... did I just write that? So much for witty.

Seriously, though, I will take you up on your offer and search for those links. I certainly have much to learn.

When you mention "experiment", are you referring to the subdomains mentioned by Paul Edmondson?


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@MartieCoetser,

You had me until you mentioned "good", then totally lost me at "success". :D

I'm intrigued about crossing over to the "other side", though, and will check out that hub of yours.

@Jinesh07,

Figurative earnings are nice, but I'll take the literal ones over them any day of the week.

I'm too lazy to do the math, but I think if you were to take the earnings you've received on your six hubs and apply the average per hub to an additional seven, you'd be doing just as well (if not better) than myself. Welcome to the club!


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

I really enjoyed reading this. I like your writing style. From everything I've heard (I am rather new, too) it takes a while to really see any revenue come in. I've also heard things are a bit slow during the summer, but things pick up in the fall. I am going to assume everyone is at the beach and not reading my hubs. At least, that is what I tell myself while drying my tears. Great hub and voted up!


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CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

just remember if the bug get you, you will never stop hubbing


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@Jeannieinabottle,

Thank you, I'm flattered. My ghostwriter is as well.

You know, it would figure that I would join up right when HP is suffering from the double whammy of Kung Fu Panda 2 and Soak Up The Sun.

Sorry that you aren't satisfied with your traffic either. Though, something tells me that your EIGHTY-NINE hubs are probably standing at the top of Mt. Everest mocking my tiny little ant-like thirteen.

@CASE1WORKER,

I'm afraid I've been bitten. Darn fleas! Oh ... you mean figuratively? :D


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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

It sounds to me like you are doing really well compared to the average hubber after one month. Don't worry and just keep up the good work.


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@Barbara Kay,

Thank you for the support. Though, it will take a lot to convince me that I'm doing better than average. Especially since I spent two hours writing this and would hate to have to go through and insert synonyms for "above average" all over the place. =D


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Azure11 5 years ago from UK

yes, I too think you are doing OK mskills. I don't think you will see people saying that they are not earning anything - like you say you only really hear success stories. I'm still trying to figure out what works - I have one hub that gets many more views a day than others and it is a really random one that I nearly didn't write at all so sometimes I feel it is a bit like a guessing game as well as doing the research. I think in terms of relative numbers you are doing better than me with my 100+ hubs so don't feel too bad!


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@Azure11,

Whoa (spoken as if I was Keanu Reeves), wait a sec' -- that last line is all sorts of scary. So frightening, in fact, that I must erase the image STAT before I try to calculate just how scary it is.

Good to know, though, that I've found my niche: Admitting what a chump I am at earning money at HubPages. Better start coming up with related topics.


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Mark Ewbie 5 years ago from Euroland

mskills - you are doing better than I was. In fact you might be doing better than I am. Yes, I became a face on HP with a large amount of nonsense forum posting and self publicising, but time spent in keyword research would have been better invested.

As you are doing some figures, and people, well Hubbers, always like to see figures - here's one to make you wince and possibly mock...

7 months, 140 Hubs, total Google.com views... 1500.


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@Mark,

I'd trade all of my hard-earned pennies and keyword trade secrets for your influence and rep here at HubPages ...

... That might just be the booze speaking ...

... ... ... just kidding, $1.14 doesn't even buy me enough gas to make it to the liquor store.


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alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

First off, mskills, thanks for being first at my challenge.

Secondly, this is a good comparison to measure my performance. I hope I can measure up. So far, you're definitely leading in the Comments department.

Thanks for posting it. Voting this Up and Useful.


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@alocsin,

Glad I could be of service. I wouldn't get too envious of my comment count -- many of them are my own responses. I suppose I'll update my hub to mention ... aw, who am I kidding?!

Good luck with your game and thanks for the vote.


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alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

Your hub inspired me to tally my own stats after a month. Check it out at

http://hubpages.com/community/One-Month-at-HubPage...

I naturally acknowledged your efforts with a link to this hub. Check it out and see how it compares to your stats.


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@alocsin,

Appreciate the shout-out. Your data, as suspected, proves once again that I'm an underachiever. Maybe I'll start a support group.


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Winter Maclen 5 years ago from Illinois

Great hub. I have been at this for two months and appreciate the reality check. It is nice to know I am doing ok. And don't underestimate your writing skills. Though I am not a fan of ants, or ant traps, I too will follow to see what you decide in the future.


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@Winter,

Thank you. I think we'd have less newbies giving up if they'd only come over to this hub and realize that someone sucks even more at this whole HubPages thing.

As much as I try to distance myself from them, my ants continue to be MY greatest fans. As in the creepy, fanatical, oblivious to the "I'm just not that in to you" vibe sort of fan that I imagine I'd attract if I was at least partially famous.


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biblicaliving 5 years ago from U.S.A.

I appreciate your honesty, and believe it or not, it gives me hope. Nothing is worse then being a COMPLETE dud. Now, off to read your Glen Beck Hub (yes, I'm a sucker)..


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Jason Oleinik 5 years ago from Richmond, BC, Canada

Very good info for all the newer people on hubpages. I actually had a similar outlook and started out very optimistically here about 9 months ago, wrote about 10 hubs total and left. I can relate to pretty much all of the things you pointed out.

I just came back a few days ago after finding out that I made 9 dollars (10 hubs, 9 months) for doing absolutely nothing else when I was gone, so I got curious and decided to work on it again.

As to keyword research, I honestly don't think that it is even that important as long as you don't choose the very popular words. Most of my hubs don't even show up anywhere close to the first or second page (I think) and I still get some traffic from google. I think it's more important to have good content and build a lot of backlinks.


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@biblicaliving,

I appreciate your honesty as well, sucker. I kid, I kid. Being a complete dud is a tough responsibility to handle, but I promise not to let it go to my head.

@Jason,

After writing this hub, I was (perhaps am) considering the idea of taking a hiatus from HubPages for awhile. Much like you, I was initially very enthusiastic but now my motivation level has waned.

As for keyword research, I'll admit that I was being a bit facetious regarding my "research" for my Amdro Ant Stakes hub. Pure luck is to thank for the current placement of my article right under the manufacturer's website.

Hope your HubPages comeback is a huge success. I'm still waiting for my second wind...


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biblicaliving 5 years ago from U.S.A.

The way I've been looking at it is, at least it doesn't cost anything.. If it cost it would make it much more stressful when "head scratcher's" occured..


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@biblicaliving,

Optimism, nice. Here's my shot at it: At least I'm not making anywhere close enough at HP to have to pay taxes on it.


biblicaliving profile image

biblicaliving 5 years ago from U.S.A.

Well, that's good.. I guess.. (sounding of optimism fading..) Thanks though!


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

3 weeks in I'm at 0.36$ of Hub ad revenue, none from Google, 720 total page views, 23 hubs and 50 followers. Like you I am not super enamoured with the results. When my month is done I'll do a similar report so that we can compare and I can show others what a humble beginning looks like. You've earned a vote-up and useful for sharing this.


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@Phil,

Underachievers love company. Not that I'm inferring that you are one ... [cue the mumbling, backtracking, and apologizing]

Seriously, though, definitely do that self-reflection hub. I love first month retrospectives, especially since my own is easily the most popular thing I've written here so far.

I have a feeling you are going to surpass my 4 week stats ... like everyone else.


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cydro 5 years ago from Kentucky

I was going to write this exact same article in 3 days from now haha. You beat me to it. I have similar stats except for the amount of comments. Right now I'm sitting at $0.99. I think thats a double cheese burger at mcds, want to celebrate with me?


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@cydro,

Ah, but don't forget tax. Tell ya what, I'll be super charitable and use my excess to cover your burger, as long as I can have a bite.

Oh, and write that hub anyway. While I may control the monopoly on first month HubPages losers for now, competition can only help the two of us.


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cydro 5 years ago from Kentucky

Your wit has inspired me to follow you


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Winter Maclen 5 years ago from Illinois

All kidding aside, and I have only made a couple of bucks so far, I write because I get an idea, want to explore it, have a decent forum to publish it, and feel fulfilled. Any burgers are just gratis, so to speak.


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

@cydro,

I apologize for my wit, as it doesn't get out much. Bad wit (but thanks for the follow).

@Winter,

I couldn't figure out a way to agree with you while slipping in jokes, so I'll respond with a big fat ditto instead. Excepting the plural modifier to 'buck', of course.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hey mskills,

I really like your writing style. I think you may be interested in my hub "Trying to EARN MONEY WITH HUBPAGES.COM ONLINE Makes Me Hungry." It might make you feel better about HP and the comments are interesting as well.

Sharyn


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Bobri Dobri 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Hi mskills! Useful hub, I voted up. I'm also newbie (8 weeks here), and have very similar results in traffic, but even lower results in earning.. You can check my article about it as well http://hubpages.com/community/1000-page-views-mile...


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clintonb 5 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

That was extremely inspiring!! Good hub!!


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

Hi again.

Congratulations on your nomination.

An update about Textbroker. I checked out their website and you have to be a resident of United States. I live in Canada, so...

I am inching up to that first dollar on hubpage ad impressions. I have made $1.19 for Google Adsense. I prefer Hub impressions, because who knows if anyone is actually clicking on my ads. But the other program deals with views,period. Still not a lot, but more regular and understandable. I still can't get my head around this ad clicking business verses the traditional per word basis.

I have published 21 hubs in 6 weeks. Ahead of time I get an idea in my mind what hubs I think will do better than others. I'm not always right. Cheers.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Since I'm not into SEO and internet marketing, it took me awhile to get my first $100. But now I get it regularly...well it's been 3 years for me here and...I'm still not doing SEO and I know I should write more hubs! But I'm glad for the extra income Hubpages gives me.

Congrats on your Hubnuggets nomination! This way to read all about it: http://redelf.hubpages.com/hubnuggets6/hub/Dr-Seus...


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hungrymouse 5 years ago from North America

"Why I'm not giving up ...yet" implies the next step is being decided, yet, you know how to get feedback just as you know how to do something new because you don't know what else will be effective until it is tried.

You have my vote!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Well written mskills-I enjoyed your analysis. Welcome to HP and congratulations on your nomination. :)


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Well-presented and useful information. I like your writing style. You will go far, if you stick with it!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

Thanks for the information. I have been hubbing for 2 days now, and I'm trying to soak it all in. I voted for interesting.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Welcom and great article! You earnings are much the same as mine! UGH! We have worked for less than a penny and hour!


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michiganman567 4 years ago from Michigan

Your first month was better than mine. I don't think that I broke the $1.00 mark until who knows when. The new ad program is a big help.


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mskills 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

I'm feeling a bit sheepish about responding to comments made nearly a year ago. Thankfully, the embarrassment will be overwritten by the absurdity that is about to follow:

@Sharyn's Slant,

You've hit payout ... so unfair. How dare your hard work writing hubs and investing in the community turn better results than my strategy of giving up! Very nice job.

@Bobri Dobri,

My fingers tripped up numerous times while typing your name (I don't even want to talk about what they did while clicking your hub link). I know it has been aeons since you posted your results, but I hope you've seen your results skyrocket since.

@clintonb,

Thank you so much!

@FloraBreenRobison,

/snip (apparently my comment has been banned. Sorry to hear about the cyber bullying).

@ripplemaker,

$100? Regularly!?! I'm so green with envy ... nah, that's just the dollar bill I've earned reflecting off of the monitor. Awesome work, though (even if I'm still raging with jealousy).

@hungrymouse,

You're giving me waaaay too much credit. I'm flattered, of course, but I was probably thinking about how many dollar menu cheeseburgers I would buy if I didn't abort this whole HP experiment.

@Denise Handlon,

A very belated thank you. Now that I've won, I'm going to ... DISNEY WORLD!!!

@elayne001,

Very kind words (I'm slightly blushing). You might be 100% correct, if it weren't on account of that whole "stick with it" concept.

@homesteadbound,

Fast forward 10 months, and it looks like the apprentice has become the master. Yeah ... that was the cheesy sort of statement that keeps me from attaining greatness. *sigh*

@Angela Brummer,

I'm going to relish this penny, though, and I encourage you to do so as well. Just think of all the profound idioms that have originated from the petty penny.

@michiganman567,

Aw, but that isn't fair. You started back when it was AdSense-only. 12 months later, and I've made a grand total of $5 from AdSense. Certainly you've accomplished more than that in the scope of a year. I do, however, appreciate the sentiment and am in accordance concerning the HP Ad Program.

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