How Many Page Views Did it Take to Reach My First Hubpages $50 Payout?

How Many Views Does it Take to Start Earning?

I joined Hubpages in November, 2011 after leaving the wonderful world of full time employment. As a new stay at home mom to my daughter, it seemed like a great way to make some extra cash and make new friends while keeping my writing skills current. I have had some failures and successes in my four months of writing for Hubpages. While nothing worthwhile happens overnight, I have finally reached my $50.00 pay out point. So how many hubs, months, and views did it take to reach this milestone?

In my first four months, I originally published 65 hubs. My first novice articles were personal poems and short articles which did not succeed on Hubpages or google. I deleted 24 Hubs that were not performing well and had a score lower than 55. (Hubpages also removed one of my hubs that had 300 views due to "duplicate material"). This helped my overall hub score improve slightly. I currently have 41 published hubs. I reached the $50.03 payout mark March 1st after receiving 25,611 views. Results may vary by user, but this equates to $.002 per view on Hubpages. (These amounts do not include Google Ad Sense Earnings, Amazon Associate Earnings, or EBay Sales).


Break Down of Views

Site
Number of Views
Hubpages.com (including my own views)
9999
Google.com (all sources)
10,672
Facebook.com
3,203
Reddit.com
331
Pinterest.com
525
Search Yahoo.com
304
Twitter.com
217
Ask.com
92
Bing.com
80
Searchaol.com
75
Digg.com
55
Other sites/ Email/ Individuals
58
Total:
25,611

Great Sites for Getting Extra Views:

Increase Views to Increase Earnings

When I first joined Hubpages, I had much to learn about back links, SEO, and RSS Feeds. I read hub after hub about these items to learn how to better market my hubs. I learned to get more views, I needed to use popular sites like Reddit to draw in viewers outside of Hubpages. Sites providing back links and extra views have specific audiences. For instance, Reddit is a site popular with 20 somethings. Hubs that appeal to this age group will always get more views and more shares.


How I Increased My Views on Hubpages

As a new hubber who did not understand the benefits of back links, keywords, and RSS feeds I struggled to get more than 100 views per day on my Hubs. I soon realized that making $.20 per week was not going to support my shoe habit.

Instead of writing poetry and personal articles, I began using the Google AdWords Keyword Tool to see what sorts of articles people were actually searching for. Not only does this technique help a writer estimate traffic on a given subject, it also provides many hub ideas that may not have been considered otherwise. This tool is available under the google sign in under tools.

In addition to using the sites above for back links, I read hubs on how to use RSS Feeds to increase views. Nothing has provided me with more traffic in my four months on Hubpages. The attached hubs explain in expert detail how to add your RSS Feeds to directories. Not only does this trick increase traffic to hubs, it is user friendly. By inserting the RSS Feed URL to popular directories, each directory is automatically updated each time you publish a new hub.

By doing these techniques, I gave myself a Hubpages raise. My earnings went from $.50 per month to $12.50 a month. Progress is progress!

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RealHousewife profile image

RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Reaching that layout was awesome! Great job Tammy! That's for all the extra info and links too:) Very interesting to be able to look at someone else's statistics! Up and everything:)


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JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

A very useful hub, Tammy. It seems like I've got some way to go, before I can think about reaching payout. But good things come to those who wait, or write in this case. I am starting to see more google views than hubpages views, so I'm moving in the right direction. Great work, voted up and shared.


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Marion Elodie 4 years ago from London

This is a great hub and gives me some hope. I still haven't taken time to explore the possibilities offered by HubPages, but I bookmarked a lot of pages. This one is among the useful ones. Thanks for sharing!


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amberld 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

Thank you for a great article on increasing traffic to my hubs! I have not really even looked too much into it, but I think I just might start looking a bit harder now. Thank you and SHARED!


WangWendy 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing! A great hub that helped me to see how much farther I have to go. Great work!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

Progress leads to success


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Helena Ricketts 4 years ago from Indiana

I hadn't considered using Reddit. I've heard about the site but it never clicked in my brain to use it until I read this. I'm going to have to check it out!

Great posting, thank you for sharing!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks for sharing these helpful tips on how you increased your traffic and congratulations on getting your first pay out.

Voted up, useful and interesting.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks RealHousewife. I appreciate the read!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Your great writing will take you far JKenny. Thanks for reading.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It really pays to do the technical homework Marion Elodie. I put it off because I am not a technical person. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Amberld! It makes a big difference. I appreciate your visit.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting WangWendy. Best of luck to you on Hubpages.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Yes Rasta.. as does persistance. Thanks for the read.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Helena Ricketts,

Reddit is a very difficult site to use, but if you have anything that appeals to young people, it can really take off. I published some of my musics lists there and even though they were viewed, they were voted down heavily. I don't think young people like my taste in music. Plus, people like to "troll" on that site and vote down articles for the sake of it. But a view is a view. Thanks for reading.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you Happyboomersurse. I appreciate that!


Ruchira profile image

Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Tammy, I am impressed by your accurate detailing on how you earned this valuable amount.

Amazing..and Congrats Tammy.

Well deserved!


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Tammy,

I hope you make so much money that you have to buy another house for your shoes.

When I started with Hubpages, it was just to write, and not until about Dec. 2011-did I realize I had to drive traffic to my hubs to make any money--my head stays in the clouds.

And now I will have to touch up all the grey in my blond hair--because evidently I am not too good at it. However, I keep on trying.

Thanks for your hub it is very helpful.***** Stars for you.

Bobbi


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for this interesting, informative and inspiring hub, Tammy.

Off to check AdWorks Tool :)


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

I'm closing in on my first payment after nine months on this site. I'm only now beginning to get more views from outside HP than from within it-hence reaching actual customers who are allowed to click on ads. However, I did win a daily draw during one of the contests, so I have already gotten some money from HP. No, no shoe habit will be supported with 20 cents a day-I have been getting with only less than $1 a day with HP views. Such is the life of a poet. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for the read and comment Ruchira. I appreciate it!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks PurvisBobbi44. That is kind of you. The great thing about Hubpages is that we can write because we want to. We can have it both ways. There are some great hubs that can help with our research. Your skills will get you there too! Thanks for stopping by.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading MartieCoester. It is always good to see you!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Congratulations on winning a contest. That is awesome! I have to try to make ways for my poetry to be longer or something so it will survive on Hubpages. Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, tammy, well done! that is pretty quick I think, I can't remember when I got my first payment, but I do believe that I had more hubs like you did, I really do need to delete a few, as you said, if we have too many poems or personal stuff it does keep the money down, the trouble with me is that I get an idea and have to write about it, I am not that disiplined, luckily its beginning to pay off, but I still need to get my act together! lol! thanks for sharing!


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onthegrind 4 years ago from Florida, United States

Good hub. Interesting and encouraging for a new hubber like me. I will try some of the tips you mentioned, especially RSS. Voted up. Thanks for sharing!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Excellent stats, supported by my own experiences. I'd say my average earnings per view is around $0.002 as well, though I think the rate tends to rise when you have more views. I'd say you need about 30,000 views to get $100 a month, which equate to $0.003 per view. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Hey Tammy! Catching up with you girl! This 30/30 keeps us busy. Trying to write worth reading hubs plus adding my experience in Math and History. Congrats to you and thanks for the tips. Sure I value your efforts. Still going to Ireland?

LORD


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freelanceauthor 4 years ago

Thanks for the tips. Analyzing the hub stats really helps in improving page view performance. My hubs that get the most daily traffic are the ones in the front page of Google. Other hubs have irregular page views. Social bookmarking sites can tremendously increase your traffic, but only for awhile. If you want consistent high page views to your hubs, you better make it to the top pages of search engines. This involves keyword research. Great hub. Voted up.

btw- many thanks for the link my hub. Cheers


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kevins blog52 4 years ago from southern Indiana

Thank you Tammy, I made my firs $1.01 today, I only have 14 hubs as of now, but I have been with hub pages for 4months,I will try RSS, Up and useful.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and responding Nell. The good thing about Hubpages is that we can write both ways, personally and for money. The hubs I deleted were stinkers. I appreciate your visit!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Best of luck to you onthegrind and I appreciate the read.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Yikes.. 30,000 views.. I am far, far from that. But I am learning from the best.. YOU! Thank you for reading and being a great help and inspiration. You are one of the best alocsin.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It is good to see you Lord De Cross. You are brave to do the 30/30. Still saving up to go to Ireland.. if these hubs take flight. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi freelanceauthor! I owe you thanks for the RSS tips. :) I am learning all I can now about keywords. So far it has been very beneficial. Thanks for reading and sharing this helpful information!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Kevin. You will get there too!


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Suzie ONeill 4 years ago from Lost in La La Land

Wow-- I'm impressed! Congrats on reaching your goal!


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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

Thank you for sharing this, with all the added information. I'm hoping to get there soon, though either way I am enjoying the chance to write and have any readers at all.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading dmop! Your passion for writing will take you far on Hubpages.


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Skyler Meyer 4 years ago from 297 Garlington Rd Unit A Greenville, SC 29615

Hi Tammy, you have very informative hub.. I'm newbie in here and I think it could be helful to me.. Great work, voted up and shared.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Wow, this is quite an interesting look into hubpages earnings.

Good luck.


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Liz El 4 years ago from Everett, WA

Thanks for a useful site. I am starting to really love the "reality check" hubs - a bit different than the ones that drew me in with "hot tips" on how to make a living on Hub Pages


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Voted up and useful!

Congratulations! I am far far behind you though I have spent here twelve months. I am very poor at marketing my hubs. I still don't understand RSS feed. Let's see when I reach the desired point. Best of luck for the future.


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

Tammy - Congratulations on your $50.00 pay! I must do something wrong, since I'm not even close to that staggering amount of money! Lol! However, this hub is full of useful information, and I will try to figure out how to use RSS feed. Thanks! Voted up, useful and shared.


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BRIAN SLATER 4 years ago from Nottingham Uk

Congratulations Tammy and well done on reaching your first payout. The payments should start to come quite regularly now, good luck with your writing. Voted up and shared.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Congratulations, a deserved success! The RSS feeds is something I have overlooked, so off to check out your hub on them ...

Thanks for SHARING.


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Kristine Manley 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

You go Girl! I have yet to receive a pay out from Hubpages so I need to do things differently. I will do some of the tips you described. Congratulations on your pay out.


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Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

Keep up the good work! I'm not quite there yet, but I know that when I give HP more attention, write more and use feeds and back links, I can see the difference.

Like you, I am learning and have learned so much from other hubbers! :)


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networmed 4 years ago from SPL

Hi tammayshow, nice tips on SEO. Do you use the Google trends or insights before writing your hub?


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

It took me a year. So, you are doing so great. Thanks for such a detailed account of how you got to be so successful. Looking forward to learning more from you about this business of hubpages.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Great job, Tammy! :) This is great news! I also have to bookmark this hub because I have so much to learn. Thank you for sharing the information about RSS feeds. I have been wanting to try it. Will do it this weekend! Voted up and such.


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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

Very useful stats! Thank you for writing a very detailed hub about earnings on hubpages. It proves that if you work hard, it pays off. Good work and keep it up. Voted up and useful.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations on reaching your first payout. Here's to many more, bigger paychecks! I really appreciate the tips ad lessons you have learned, so we can all learn from them as well.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Welcome to Hubpages Skyler Meyer. I hope it helps. There is a wealth of information in some great hubs here for newbies. I would have been lost with the help. Thanks for reading!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Vinaya!


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Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

Thanks so much for the useful information. I have already bookmarked the page and am sure I will visit it many times in the future! Voted up and useful.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Liz El. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. I think as writers we need this information so we don't go blindly into the future. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Shampa Sadhya, You will get there! It pays to learn that tedious technical stuff. I didn't even know what twitter was when I joined. Thanks for the visit.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks SanneL. If anyone should be there, it should be you. If you need any help with the RSS feed, inbox me. Thanks for reading and commenting. Sadly, $50 doesn't even buy a tank of gas. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Brian Slater! I appreciate your kind words and your visit.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Brett.Tesol. I think you will find it very beneficial. Thanks for reading and hope you will look into it.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for commenting and reading Kristine Manley.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Emma Harvey! Other hubbers have been so helpful and gracious. There are so many great hubs that can help all of us get our work out there.


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rLcasaLme 4 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I'm definitely bookmarking this hub. Thank you for sharing such a confidential information.

Thank you.

Voted it useful.


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Hunbbel Meer 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

It was a very personal and confidential data, in my opinion. I am extremely impressed by your honesty of sharing this. Thank you so much for giving us all the honour to read it. Thank you once again.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

What I'm wondering is how you found the time to work so diligently with a new baby. I have to work another job -- the one that pays -- so I don't have a lot of time to put in here as I would like to do.

This is a great hub! I especially like that you do NOT generalize too much and you spell things out a little better than most of the hubs I've read. I'm one of those people that you have to state every move, even the ones that are obvious to many people, for me to get it when it's something I have no understanding of.

Thank you for writing so clearly. Voting you UP and useful.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi networmed. I use the Google Ad Sense tool but someone just told me that there is a feature that will highlight trends. I am going to look into that also. Thanks for stopping by!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for reading truthfornow. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It really helps cclitgirl! Thanks for responding and I hope you will give it a try.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for those kind words jeyarmd. I appreciate that.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I hope we all get rich, fat n' happy Millionaire Tips. We can all learn so much from each other. Thanks for the read!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for that Natashalh!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading rlcasaLme! Best of luck and I hope it helps you.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Hunbbel Meer. I think we can all learn some tricks of the trade by sharing. It wouldn't have happened for me without all the help I have received from outstanding hubbers. Best of luck to you on this writing journey.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Aufait. I am fortunate to not have to work full time anymore as a stay at home mom. A real income would be great, but we decided we would never, ever get these very important years back. My baby is going to be three next month. I couldn't do any of this when she was tiny or in exploring mode (or up all night). I appreciate the kind words and glad it was understandable. I am not a very technical person nor a technical writer so I can relate better to those who are challenged like me. :)


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

This hub is sensational at helping others here, I will bookmark it, pin it, and share it elsewhere with others. Thanks for the very important links as well, I will be using them too @tammyswallow.


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan

Great Hub Tammy! I appreciate the many ways you share insights for gaining readers and earning money with those who read your hubs.

I am glad to have found you! I'm off to read your hub on RSS.

Blessings!

Mekenzie


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much CloudExplorer! I hope it helps. I appreciate your visit.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Mekenzie. Good to see you!


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billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

Thanks Tammy, I'm a new Hubber. I just published my first Hub a couple of hours ago and I want to maximize my Hub scores and income. Thanks for the great advice. I am going to save this page to my favorites so I can use your tips in the near future


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LauraGT 4 years ago from MA

Thanks Tammy. I know I need to work on the monetizing side of things, so this is extra encouragement to focus on it a bit more! :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Omg! I meant "payout" lol lol! ahhh good times:) Look at my earlier comment! haha! Oh well the article is still up and everything and I did read it again to refresh my memory!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Bild01603. Welcome to hub pages! There are many great hubs on hubpages that will help you get started. Best of luck to you and thanks for reading.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks LauraGT! I appreciate your visit.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

LOL Realhousewife! You crack me up.


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emilybee 4 years ago

Congrats on your payout! You are doing great in the little time you've been here!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for reading and commenting emilybee!


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AnnaCia 4 years ago

Thank you, thank you. Great information.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for your visit AnnaCia!


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Thanks for the good links to using RSS feeds. You've convinced me that I need to learn more about how to make RSS feeds work for me! Great hub with lots of useful information. Congratulations on your increasing payouts! Voted up and dug!


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

Thanks for the hope instilled from reading your informative hub! I can see my struggles with RSS feeds and linking to sites are holding me back. Some of the sites I just don't understand. Reading your great hub is sure helping.

Congratulations on your hub money! That is exciting.


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Amber522 4 years ago

A poll on this hub might be quite interesting to see. I am still quite new here and it is very inspiring to hear from hubbers like you that have found their path to success here within such a short period of time. I am definitely voting this up and SHARING. I can't wait to read the other hubs listed on here (I want to learn more about RSS Feeds) as well as your other hubs.


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wiserworld 4 years ago

Love the tips -- especially the one about the RSS feed. I never thought to do this initially but after reading your hub, I'm going to go out and start pinging! Thanks.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Amber522. I hope that it will be helpful. Thanks for your kind words and your visit.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It helps wiserworld. The RSS feature is nice because you can set it up to be automatic. There is no pasting URL's every time you publish something. Best of luck and thanks for taking the time to read and comment.


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taw2012 4 years ago from India

nice hub. it gives me a little hope on the things i do here? how long does it take to receive your first payment?


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks taw2012. Everyone has a different experience on Hubpages so it will be all up to you. I think paydays are around the 28th of each month. You are off to a great start.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

I love this hub Tammy! You have done such an amazing job here and I am always watching you to see what you come up with next. I love the link info and the information on what we need to do in order to boost our scores and ratings as well as income. I'm still learning the whole "where else do I need to post" game. It can be a bit overwhelming, but your ideas and info have helped keep me on the right track. I hope I do you proud! Lisa Voted up!


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Keri Summers 4 years ago from West of England

Thanks Tammy, I know I need to get my head around RSS etc and your article has started to demystify this for me, for which I'm grateful. I've learnt a lot here to go off and act on (at least when 30/30 is finished!) It's generous of you to share your actual figures as well, and this makes it all so much more concrete and clear to learn from. Great Hub.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for your kind comment Rusticliving. I just think we all work very hard on crafting our hubs and skills and we should all get the maximum benefits for our work. By sharing what things work, we can all help each other succeed. I appreciate your warm visit!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for visiting Keri Summers and best of luck with the 30/30 challenge. Best of luck to you and thank you for taking the time to read and comment.


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molometer 4 years ago

Another informative and useful hub.

It really helps to know if we are hitting these targets and milestones.

I went past $50 a while back.

I put my payout limit higher, as I want to reduce the exchange rate costs.

Apparently it costs the same to convert $50 or $100 in the UK, so getting a pay out at $100 is actually more economic!

Voted up useful and interesting.


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taw2012 4 years ago from India

Informative article. Voted up !!!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for your warm comment molometer. I didn't realize we could change our payout amounts. That is good to know. Thanks for reading!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you taw2012!


kelleyward 4 years ago

Going to look into adding RSS to my hubs. Thanks so much for this hub! Great info. Voted up and Shared!


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dexixy 4 years ago from Kampala

I didn't have idea about the power of Rss and Google Adwords keyword too. Thanks for sharing. voted up


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Hi Tammy, this is an excellent advice. I have been thinking about the hubs traffic recently as well, so your article has given me very useful information that I can implement. Thank you so much, and continuous success to you.


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Chin chin 4 years ago from Philippines

tammyswallow, there are lots of useful bits of information here for hub writers to learn from. I will certainly put some info to use to increase my hub views. Thanks.


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eye say 4 years ago from Canada

this is good, I'm going to bookmark for reference and I hope reading some of these hubs will help me figure it out, thanks for writing it,, it was easy to read and all makes sense.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Kelleyward. I appreciate that.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Dexixy! These tools make a big difference. Thanks for reading and commenting. Best of luck!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks KatrineDalMonte. These tools will help you get more traffic. I appreciate your visit and success to you as well!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I appreciate the read and the comment Chin Chin. Thanks for your visit and comment!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for stopping by eye say. It is worth it to get over that learning curve. If I can learn how to do it, every one can. Thanks for your visit.


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Capedium 4 years ago from Texas.

Ready! for! action!.. I better start moving.. No delays.. Less I forgot.. Thanks for the tip!


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HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

Thanks for sharing your experience so far. It's always great to read everyone's tips.


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Dawn Conklin 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

Great job increasing your income! You have some awesome tips here for everybody. I never thought to use Google Adwords Tools, thanks for sharing a secret :)

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Go for it Capedium! Thanks for reading!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for the comment and visit HawaiiHeart. I appreciate that.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Good to see you Dawn. These tips really work. Thank you so much for your kind visit and comment.


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twoseven 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Thank you so much for the hub and for sharing your experience - it's super helpful! I have been avoiding learning about RSS feeds just because they scare me, but you have prompted me to get over my fears! :)


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

That is really great tammy..Hope you wil do great in future


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks twoseven. I tend to avoid technology.. and math. It turned out to be much easier than I expected and it isn't as difficult as getting backlinks where you have to constantly update and type them up. I appreciate you taking the time to read this and comment!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks htodd. I wish you great luck in the future as well!


Deepunetfish 4 years ago

Congrats on your first HubPages payout. I never tried the RSS thing and don't know even what is that. But after reading your hub I am starting now to learn what is that and decided to try it out for my hubs as I am struggling to get 100 views per day for my 16 hubs. thanks for the information

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mikeydcarroll67 4 years ago

It definitely takes a while to reach that first payout but it can be done quickly. It takes a lot of learning to be able to get where you want to go.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading Deepunetfish. Hope it helps!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It takes some of us more learning than others mikeydcarroll67. If I can do it, everyone can do it. Thanks for your visit mikeydcarrol67!


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susiempn 4 years ago from Michigan

Great article. It's inspiring to know someones story. Thank you


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for the visit and the comment susiempn!


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Pannonica 4 years ago

Hi tammy, thank you so much for sharing this great hub so full of much needed information for all of us who have just started. There is a lot to learn and take in, now I must study RSS. Congrats on reaching your first payout and again thank you. Voted up.


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William Gerace 4 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tammy thank you for this great information. I am definitely checking out the RSS Hub and how to use it. I currently use Facebook, Twitter and will check out RSS Feed. I know that since I have started using the Google Adwords Tool based on a topic I want to write about in my Hubs and have seen a slight increase in traffic. I believe some of my Hubs are showing up on the first page or two of Google but not sure if I'm doing that right. I usually pick a few keywords and type into Google and they come up. Despite this I am going to try the RSS Feed. Thanks again voting this up as useful and interesting. Great job again Tammy.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you so much for your visit and your kind comments Pannonica. Welcome to Hubpages and I wish you the best here.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much William Gerace. Google AdWords are great for topics AND for finding great keywords to mention in your hubs. It helps you consider wording things a certain way to maximize traffic. The difference in a tag can make a difference of tens of thousands of searches for your hubs. I hope it all brings you some traffic. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment. I appreciate that.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting! Thanks for sharing this info.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Gypsy Rose Lee! :)


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delaxshi 4 years ago from Toronto

Thank you for sharing this information. I'm a relatively new hubber and it gives me a much more clear understanding of how difficult it is to actually make money on hubpages. It clearly takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Great hub and I voted up!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi delaxshi! It takes a great deal of effort and know how to make money here on Hubpages. When I first started, I wanted at least a clue on what to expect from all my efforts.. LOL. Hope this helps. Thanks for your visit!


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Hotshot_peter 4 years ago from Over yonder tree

A great hub! Its quite curious that google draws the most people to hubs. Thanks for the revelation


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Hotshot_Peter. The more Google traffic we get the better! Thanks for stopping by!


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The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

Hi tammyswallow

I just write to write but this has some very interesting points I may have to consider becoming more intelligent so I can use some of these LOL. No seriously very helpful info I just get so overwhelmed with all the SEO RSS ... stuff maybe one day a light will go off for me ~ thanks for the great Hub.

Peace in your stages


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cookies4breakfast 4 years ago from coastal North Carolina

This is SO helpful. Lots of info for newbies like myself! Thank you for taking the time to share this valuable info!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Wow The Stages of ME.. I haven't considered becoming "more intelligent".. LOL. You crack me up. I am glad these tips were helpful. Thanks for visiting!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for stopping by cookies4breakfast. It is a pleasure to meet you here on hubpages!


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luckykarma 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

Thanks Tammy, great Hub, and lots of info, my problem is as a new hubber is I've written 11 hubs, set up Adsense Account weeks ago, still haven't heard anything, don't know where or what one has to do next. Did you have to insert Codes and +1 to your blogs? Seems you are the only person on here who knows what's what and how to get there! I find it all very hard. Did you set up a website? they talk about inserting the long code number into your pages?? I'm baffled, which pages. No one tell you what the steps are other than writing blogs. That's the easy part, Key words, tagging SEO I know all that, but all these othet sites and extensions are baffling. Am I the only person who doesn't know what to do after setting up an adsense account and just writing blogs?


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deepateresa 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

Great Hub , it does have lots of info for a newcomer like me ...

Thanks for sharing ...


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Dubuquedogtrainer 4 years ago from Dubuque, Iowa

Nice - persistence pays off! Thank you for the information - voted up!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi LuckyKarma,

Thanks for reading. I will try to help as best I can or direct you if I can't help. Hubpages and all the terms that come with it can be very tricky for a newcomer.

It takes a long time to get your Adsense Account activitated. They want to make sure you have a lot of "hubs" and quality material to advertise on. Keep checking the status under your account. When you are approved, you won't have to add your code manually. The tools under my account will guide you through the process. The only time you have to cut and paste codes is if you try to add your AdSense account to web pages outside of Hub Pages. If you are only doing Hubpages, you don't need to worry about building sites or adding codes to this one.

I would recommend that you keep writing great hubs so Google will see you have ample quality material. Once you are accepted, the AdSense program will be activated through your hubpages account.

You don't need to add +1 to your hubs. On each published hub, there is a +1 button that your readers can use to share your hubs. There are buttons on published hubs for Twitter and Pinterest as well. These are just shortcuts for you and your readers to use to share hubs to these sites. There are many more if you go to the end of a published hub and hit "share". You can automatically share hubs to sites like Digg, StumbleUpon, and Reddit after you create accounts to those sites (you just need to register for a log in), or you can select share with followers and the hub will show up on the homepage of all your followers.

Hang in there! It gets easier. I hope this helps!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting deepateresa. Best of luck to you here on Hubpages.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for that nice comment Dubuquedogtrainer. I appreciate your visit.


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jpelczar 4 years ago

Great info. There seems to be an 80/20 rule no matter where you write. 20% of your articles get 80% of the hits. It's all about getting ranked in Google thought and you are doing a fantastic job.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

That is some great insight jpelczar. By my statistics, I would have to agree with that idea. Thanks for sharing that.


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Lwelch 4 years ago from USA

The longer a page is up, the more Google seems to trust it. At least this seems to be true for mine. I have had a huge jump on my hubs that have been up the longest. My fits $50 when I switched to the Hubpages ad program took months. Now, (before I wrote a bunch of articles recently) I am getting that $50 monthly. I still have adsense up and it creeps along at less than $10/month. Amazon hasn't even netted $10 in the 3+ years I have been writing. It is kinda interesting and a nice surprise. I write to reach the niche audience and not to make money, but, I am more than happy to make money at the same time.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

That is awesome Lwelch. None of my pages have "aged" enough after four months of being here, but some of my older hubs have stabalized and get steady views per day. This is helpful information for everyone. Thanks for visiting and sharing that information!


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Hotshot_peter 4 years ago from Over yonder tree

The comments are more than your hub! Shows just how great this article is. I'd really appreciate it if you tell me how you use reddit to advertise your hubs.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Aww.. thanks Hotshot_peter. That is very kind. At the bottom of each hub there is a share button. When you click on it, Reddit is one of the places you can share any hub. You will have to make a screen name, but it is that simple. This site is popular with very young people. You only want to submit one article a day or Reddit will ban you. Thanks for your comment!


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totalia 4 years ago

All these are great ways to promote, thanks for the tips


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angied83 4 years ago

Thanks for the info! This is useful to a new hubber like me. :-)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks totalia. Cute avatar! :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading angied83!


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Tammy, I can't believe you have only been here since Nov 2011. Good for you on your beginning success. I especially liked you referencing need to support your shoe habit. Good hub. Have a great weekend.


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Talullah 4 years ago from SW France

Great advice here; thanks for sharing it all!


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jamila sahar 4 years ago

great advice thanks for sharing !


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kjrzeek1 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

Great Hub! My wife is also a stay at home mom and she is interested in writing Hubs to make some extra money. This is great information, which will ultimately help her to be successful.


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ramurray3 4 years ago from New York City

Excellent hub


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for your kind words ytsenoh! :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading Talullah!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks jamila sahar! :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

kjrzeek1,

Best of luck to her. It takes some patients and lots of time invested in writing to get started. I hope she does wonderful here!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for your visit and comment xxxhitmanooo! :) Best of luck to you here on your Hubpages journey.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

:) Thanks so much ramurray3!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hi Tammy ~ Congratulations on your first payout. I hit my first recently too which is actually much later than you did. Great job. I really appreciate the RSS info and links. Even after a year on HP, still so much to learn. Hope all is well with you!

Sharyn


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Glad to see that you are back Sharyn! Congrats to you as well. It makes me happy that our hard work is finally paying off. :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

nice tammy... I joined the ad program in May, but didn't really start working hubpages hard until October. it took about four months after that.

I've stopped publishing my poem on hubpages and I'm noticing greater google traffic.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It is a sad fact PDXKaraoke Guy. I didn't join to write commercially as I am sure you didn't. But, if it pays the bills... :( Don't give up on the poetry. Thanks for commenting.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

Congrats on your first payout. Your motivation is inspiring. I just returned to HubPages after being away for 2 years. Realized I had money sitting in my HubPages Ad Program account and got busy to earn enough to get my first payout in May. I am creating a plan to get my hubs up to a full time income asap. I have the numbers I have to reach. Just have to create viral content that will get me there. LOL!

Voted up! ;)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Good luck with your hubs supermom_in_ny. I hope we all reach the point where we can earn a full time income. I appreciate you reading and taking the time to comment.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Tammy, a very motivational hub. And great tips. I've just started to use RSS feeds in my last few hubs. Need to go back to all the old ones and add it.

Hard work and good stuff does pay.

Thanks for sharing.

Voted up and useful.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Rajan! The RSS feeds have made the biggest difference for me in getting views. I hope it works for you too and we will all get fat and happy off of our hard work. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a thoughtful comment.


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MrsLMMc 4 years ago from Maryland

Tammy, good information and great feedback. BTW, kudos to you for coming home to be a mom. When I did that, it was the least paying but most rewarding job I could have ever had.

As a writer and as a person who loves to work, I think you brought out a good point. Writing Hub pages are probably not going to replace the 80k job. I use Hubpages because I enjoy writing and want to keep my skills up. Currently, I am writing a book. However, there are times my writing becomes stale. Hubpages let's me release my writing a little so I can go back to my "day job" and actually finish it.

However, with all this writing, I still feel that I would love to have a job in the corporate world again. We shall see where the wind blows after this first book is done.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Here is another informative hub for me to learn. Until now I still donĀ“t know how to use RSS feeds and I have not even open an account yet in adsense. I concentrate more in my writing than in earning money in HP. I think it is time for me now to earn something from my hardwork. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations for the first earning in HP.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

MrsLMMc,

Congratulations to you on writing a book. That is so exciting!I love staying at home. It is a real struggle though because I have student loans. I am doing all I can to avoid a full time job. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Thelma! I think the Google Ad Sense program is over rated. The earnings are so few I see why so many people don't bother with them. I hope you will make lot on your wonderful hubs. Thanks for dropping by.


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michiganman567 4 years ago from Michigan

Im still waiting for an adsense payout, but I finally got my first hubpages pay out. It took me a couple years, but I was inactive for about 22 months out of my 2 years. So lets say it took me several months to be fair. The new ad program has helped out tremendously. I make more $ in a day now than I made in a month when I first started.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It may be a year or more before I see an Adsense payout, but I do like the Hubpages ad program. I can't compare my statistics to the old way of earnings. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your successes!


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subscribing 4 years ago

That's some great info you got here! You really went the extra mile to get things working out. Just continue doing just that and you'll see results grow even further!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for your kind comment subscribing. I hope we all get to that point one day!


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jadesmg 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Excellent advice, thanks very much. Its good to know what it takes to really earn on hubpages.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting jadesmg. When I first started I really wanted to know these things. I appreciate your visit.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

These are great tips, i really need to learn about RSS feeds. Thanks.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It is definitely worth the effort dwachira. Thanks for commenting!


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Mittalmailbox 4 years ago from Patiala, India

Great information. I will also try to write after searching keywords at Adwords tools


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Mittalmaibox. I hope this will bring you some success!


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

This is a very helpful article for the newbies.... I will pass it on, as I have quite a few new Hubbers on my list. Thanks Tammy, your hubs are always useful..

Sharing, and voting up......


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MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

Hi Tammy! In case it took you almost 6+ months to earn $ 50, than it is discouraging news for writers who want to earn a living by writing. My view is that you can't earn much from writing articles. One should write for pleasure only. Earning good money is a mirage on any site. If there is an exception it is one in 2000.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks LaThing! I appreciate the share. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

MG Singh,

Sadly, it took me about 5 months to get to the $50 payout. You are right about the pay for writers. The good thing about these articles on Hubpages is the fact that you can make residual income on these articles for years to come. With that said, it could take years to determine the monetary gain for any given article. If any of us Hubbers want to get rich quick, we need to write novels for the Best Seller lists. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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RunningDeer 4 years ago from Iowa

Great hub. Lots of good information. Shared! I'm still in the lower cents for my hubs. But I'm working on it! And hubpages is a good way to help out that shoe habit!


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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

Congratulations and thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. It is a steep learning curve, at least at first.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks RunningDeer. It takes awhile so hang in there. One day we will be able to get Prada Boots. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It really is mollymeadows, especially if you don't know what SEO is. Thankfully there are many hubs that teach us what to do and lots of helpful Hubbers. Thanks for reading!


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IndikaT 4 years ago from Kandy,Sri Lanka

Very interesting read indeed, My stats too show that I earn $.002 per view. Thanks for sharing...


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

We are closer to coming up with a pretty accurate pay per view number. Thanks for reading and commenting Indika T!


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tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

Thanks for the advice. The RSS feeds sound very interesting.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading tipstoretireearly. The RSS feed has made a huge difference in views from google and other sites. It is worth taking the time to learn about.


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Wow! Congratulations! Your articles have gotten a lot of views. Thanks for the tips. I need to learn how the RSS feeds work.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

It really pays to learn about RSS feeds lovedoctor926. If I can do it, anyone can. :)


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Farmer Rachel 4 years ago from Minnesota

Voted up, useful, interesting, awesome! Thanks for sharing your experience, it's nice to read about a Hugpages success. I'm 24 and I didn't even know about Reddit! Makes me feel like I'm out of touch here on the farm ;). I'll definitely be checking it out. Thanks again!


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CyberShelley 4 years ago

Hi, This is a very good evergreen article. Thank you for taking the time to show us the ropes. Up, interesting and pinned.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting Farmer Rachel.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I really appreciate that CyberShelley! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

I enjoyed reading about your successes on HubPages...I think you might want to check out ChimeIn....they have given me many views....granted they are hot and cold...but so far almost 7,000 of my views have come from that site....I hope the last three months(since you wrote this hub) have been even more successful for you and your hubs....voted up and very interesting.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Whoa! That sounds like a great site. I will definatley check that out. Thanks for the tip. The last three months have been really good for google hits. I should hit 100,000 views in about 15 more days. Thanks so much for sharing that!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

It was heartening to read this so thank you for sharing it. I have a ways to go before I reach payout and so I try not to focus on it--just keep plugging away---


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks AudreyHowitt. I am still looking forward to a poetry book from you. :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Impressive! Learned a lot from your hub. My page views did not increase when I have 100 hubs already. it's still the same when I only have less than 50. Great info. Would love to try social networking sites too.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks unknown spy. It makes a big difference to do these things. Thanks for reading!


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sharewhatuknow 4 years ago from Western Washington

Wow, very informative hub and very glad to have found and read this one. I do believe the more hubs that each one of us writes, the more income we can earn, so this week I have really racked my brain trying to think of hubs to write that people will really enjoy or benefit from. I voted this one useful and awesome.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much sharewhatuknow. The keyword tools can give you some great ideas for content that is really popular.


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ChristinS 4 years ago from Midwest

Great hub with good details on how you increased your earnings. Looking at your numbers here, they seem to be pretty in line with where mine were when I hit first payout. Informative :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks ChristinS. I was thinking about the newbies. When I first started Hubpages, I was afraid of putting in so much hard work without a clue of what or when we could expect payoff. I appreciate your visit!


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SoaresJCSL 4 years ago

What a useful Hub! Thanks for sharing. Voted up


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for visiting SoaresJCSL!


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nightnight 4 years ago from UK

Thanks for this article :) I'm new and it answered a lot of questions I wanted to ask.... Where can I learn about the RSS feed?

Subscribed.


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nightnight 4 years ago from UK

No worries I found the article :)


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teresamg 4 years ago from Portugal

Thanks for the article. I just joined and published my first hub, a cake recipe. I found this article very helpful, especially since I'm a newbie and still trying to figure out how this works. :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and commenting teresamg. Welcome to Hubpages! If you need anything, let me know. There are many awesome hubbers here that will be glad to help you. :)


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Jodi Ralston 4 years ago from Missouri

Very helpful article. I'll look into the sites you mentioned to see if I can't earn more links to my hubs.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Jodi! I hope these suggestions will be helpful!


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TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

Awesome Hub Tammy! I wish I would have read this the day you published it!

Voted Up Useful and Awesome!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Tycoon Sam! Hope it helps!


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Missy Mac 4 years ago from Illinois

Thanks for the Hub article. Actually, I started writing for Hub Pages for 2 weeks ( I think). Although, I signed up 4 months ago. I am trying to learn as much as possible. This article has some informative information that I will reference. Thanks again.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Missy Mac! I hope it helps.


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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City

Great hub and information. I haven't reached the payout yet. I will have to check out some sites to help me, like Reddit and others. I voted up. Good advice.


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redwhiskeypete 4 years ago from Indiana

good information. Can you tell us how your earnings from the hubpage earnings program compare with adsense?


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grandmapearl 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

I was just bemoaning the fact that I haven't made the progress I had hoped, when I came across this excellent article. Thank you for sharing all this great info! I have bookmarked this, Voted Up, Useful, Awesome and Interesting. This is just exactly what I needed to find today!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I am glad it was helpful grandmapearl. You will get there! I look forward to reading your hubs. :)


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Learning in Life 4 years ago from SW Florida

Great hub! Voted up and useful. I love having other hubbers share stats. I am a numbers person so it gives me motivation to quantify things.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Learning in Life. I know when I was new I wish I could have an idea of what to expect. Thanks so much for reading!


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

Thank you Tammy, I'm looking for ways to increase viewership as I go and I have been researching this voraciously. I definitely appreciate the time taken out to write it as I still don't know much about what I'm doing but I'm taking it all in. Thanks a lot.


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simplyhub 3 years ago from California

Such a great story of success in such a short period of time. No matter how your earnings are small or big, it's truly an American Dream.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

You are right simplyhub. That is a great way to look at it. :)


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dobo700 3 years ago from Australia

Thanks for this very interesting and informative hub.


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Kimberly Vaughn 3 years ago from Midwest

Interesting! Thanks for sharing how you are doing. I was especially interested in which of your hubs have seen 1,000 plus views.


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RelayMom 3 years ago

Wow I am new to hubpages, and honestly I have no idea what half this stuff is yet. I have a lot to learn, but I'm having fun writing so far (I've only written two hubs but hey you gotta start somewhere) and I hope to continue. Maybe after I get a handful of hubs up I will try to figure out all the extra stuff going.


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TravelinJack 3 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

Exactly what I needed to read. Thank you.

I'm curious to know if an experience hubber like yourself considers my direction a viable to make money. Could you please check out my travel hubs and see if they are to standard! Thanks!!


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monahamed 3 years ago

Congratulations . Your hub inspired me to go forward .I just made my first .02 $ and I am happy with them . I will try rss feed.


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RoVeE 3 years ago from Milan, Italy

Very informative! I am new in HubPages. Thank you for the info!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for your visit!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Welcome to Hubpages RelayMom. This is a very helpful community if you need any assistance along the way. Thanks so much for reading and commenting and best of luck to you as a new Hubber!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi TravelinJack! I I don't really have any travel hubs that I can compare with my other hubs to, but there are many here who can tell you how their travel hubs do. I have just read your hub on castles- beautiful!! I think your high quality work will really do well. I can tell you that hubs about crafts have done really well for me, especially on Pinterest. There are many helpful Hubbers here on Hubpages willing to help if you ever need anything. :)


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Welcome to Hubpages and thanks so much for reading and commenting.


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TravelinJack 3 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

Thanks for the helpful advice and the follow!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Anytime TravelinJack!


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faeriemusejo 3 years ago from The Frozen North: Alaska

This is a great article! I have a long way to go and a lot to learn. I'm glad to know a few of these tricks up front ^_^


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

On Reddit you select submit link and paste your URL. If you post more than one a day, Reddit will ban you. They have been making it harder to submit Hubpages as they see us as spam. Best of luck to you!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading faeriemusejo. Welcome to Hubpages!


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TravelinJack 3 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

How much traffic does Reddit, Stumbleupon, and Pinterest bring you?


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carozy 3 years ago from San Francisco

These are great tips and a very thorough article. I'll try to implement them to bring up my earnings.


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Andrea Serie 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

As a new Hubber, I found your Hub very helpful. What community do you post your Hubs on Reddit? I just took a look at the site and the communities are a bit confusing. Thanks!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

I figured my stats and I hope this helps: 4% comes from Pinterest, .02% StumbledUpon, 1% Reddit (I think they are banning Hubpages for spam), Hubpages 7%, Google 58%, Facebook 2%, Other (including Digg, other hubbers, Bing, Search.com and more 27.98%.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks carozy and best of luck!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

I post them to the most appropriate, depending on the hub. I put craft hubs under crafts, and so on. Any hub that is about trends I try to place in the WTF category as that one has the most readers. :)


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Lizam1 3 years ago from Victoria BC

I'm impressed with your viewing figures. Timely to find you as I have also realized that .20c a day is not going to help me buy the house I have my eye on:-)


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and hang in there Lizam1. Keep trying all sorts of topics!


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JanMaklak 3 years ago from Canada

Thanks for the straight goods on earnings. I have just completes my second month of writing here and I have income of about 12.50 like you. Now If you could write a hub about pulling in over $50 a month I'd be in your debt!

Jan


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for reading and commenting JanMaklak and WELCOME to Hubpages! Surprisingly, you don't need to have a ton of hubs to make money on this site. You are better off to make interesting, well crafted hubs. Best of luck to you here!


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greatnutrition 3 years ago

Thanks! I'm still rusty, but it's nice to hear some experienced advice!!


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jainismus 3 years ago from Pune, India

Nice information, useful for new Hubbers. Voted up and shared.


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Very useful information..Thanks!


elderadvisor 3 years ago from Connecticut

Fantastic information! Thank you for sharing your experience.


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Nakia Deon 3 years ago

What a milestone! Good job! I am a newbie and when I reached a penny I was excited. Can't wait to reach $50. Your article definitely helped me with new ideas on how to get there.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for reading Nakia. I wish you the best here at Hubpages!


Educateurself 3 years ago

Nice article tammy really helpful it help me so much and increased my knowledge about earnings at hubpages but i have one question can you please tell me how hubpages pay you when your hubs views i mean how through paypal or anything else because i only know about google adsense to earn something.Please tell me the procedure how i can earn through hubs views.

Thanx for listening.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Educateurself. When you reach the $50 payout, Hubpages will pay you through Paypal. Google Adsense is a different program and they pay you when you reach $100.00. I am pretty sure they mail a check to your address. Hope this helps!


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cyqnusnite 3 years ago

So those earnings are from the hubpages ad program?


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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Great insight that I could use. I've been here a week and my hubs (total of 17) range from score 58-71 and I have around 500 page views. I haven't been able to make earnings yet in anyway because I have not yet been approved for Adsense... and it's probably due to my AuthorScore - which doesn't make sense since every single hub I have written has been featured and has decent scoring. Oh well, still learning! Thanks! Voted up!


Educateurself 3 years ago

Thankx tammy again for reply.Ok now paypal isn't available in my country so what should i do?I mean is there any other way?Because i have writing really tightly and my hubs going well.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Yes cynusnite! I have Hubpages earnings set as my main source of income. I also accumulate with Google Adsense, but that is so much slower to to accumulate. After a year, I think I earned $33.00. Hope that helps!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Wow Neinahpets! If you have been here for one week, wrote 17 hubs, and have 500 page views.. those are excellent statististics. I had trouble getting approved for Google Adsense. You have to have about 20 hubs to get approved. You will still earn wages until you are approved if you have opted to join the Hubpages ad payments. Google adsense pays very slowly. After a year and 3 months, I am nowhere near the $100 payout for Adsense, but I do get a payout from Hubpages every month. If you have Hubpages set up as your main program of pay, you will still make wages regardless of the google approval. Way to go! You are off to a strong start!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Wow Educateurself! I don't know about the availability of Paypal in Pakistan. I don't know of any other alternatives. I would ask someone at Hubpages. Best of luck!


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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

I'm glad those are great statistics. I ended up getting up to 572 since 4am this morning. I want to do the Hub Ad payment but unfortunately it says I have to have a Google Adsense attached. So for now I will be getting my Authorscore up (I wasn't active in the community at the very start so it went from 70 something to 0 fast), and writing more hubs :) Being a stay at home lady helps with the time to write. Thanks for your insight!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

If you interact in the commuity and get followers, they will read your hubs and you will get a higher authorscore. I have some great people listed on my profile. They are they best on Hubpages and they are all very supportive!


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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Thank you tammyswallow. I have been more active lately and in the past two days reached 925 page views and authorscore of 40. So that looks way better than 0 authorscore, haha. Thanks for the insight!


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agapsikap 3 years ago from Philippines

Hi! tammyswallow,I'm also a newbie. Haven't published any hubs yet.but i'm looking forward to do so. I'm taking it one step at a time. I hope i can go as far as you did guys, i was really inspired by working moms online just like you. I have five kids and want them to have the best in life.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Welcome to Hubpages agapsikap! I wish you the best of luck here. There are so many wonderful hubbers here. If you ever need help or advice, you will get it. :)


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kellyteam 3 years ago from Michigan

This is encouraging. Trying to read and learn more to get my views up and to write more. thanks for sharing and keep on hubbing. Sharing.


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risalat 3 years ago from Moorhead, MN

Thanks a lot for this hub. So far I made 42 cents in last 7 days. I have been with HP for nearly a year and finally decided to use the revenue program. Huh ... homework time for me ... SEO, reddit, RSS ... off to more reading. Keep up the good work :) (y)


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading risalat. I hope these suggestions work and I wish you the best at Hubpages.


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newjerusalem 3 years ago from India

informative!


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ignugent17 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing your ideas.

It is really encouraging. :-)


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frozenink 3 years ago

Very useful and interesting. Glad you shared. Voted up.

=)


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epbooks 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Very interesting hub. Thanks for sharing!


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Fiona Jean Mckay 3 years ago from South Africa

Thanks Tammy - another great hub. I must say that I am encouraged by my progress so far on Hub Pages. I earned 11c this week with 1 hub by just doing nothing - I know it isn't much but it does bode well if I put some effort into it and follow your example.


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sabbirkhan175 3 years ago from kolkata

Tammy its really a nice hub...But i am still confuse about it that will the hubpage pay me for my own clicks..My page views count is 9054 now..So according to you i have to reach about 25000 views.. am i right??


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Sabbirkhan175,

There is a section under traffic sources that shows you the views from your own clicks for the month. These are counted in the total of views for the month so you do get paid for those. When I reached right about 25000 views, I reached my own payout. Depending on how you set up your account, this should work for you to.


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sabbirkhan175 3 years ago from kolkata

Thanks Tammy.. :-)


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sabbirkhan175 3 years ago from kolkata

Hi Tammy,

I am here again, my hub page views has reached to about 25733 views on 30 th october, that is this month..now i am confused about what should i do now..should i mail to hubpage or they will mail me or i should wait for sometime..when can i expect hubpages to let me know about my payout..

as i am new to hubpages so i am not sure about what to do..


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

That is great sabbirkhan! You will want to make sure you have your paypal account set up. The payment should be automatic. If you earn $50 on October 30th, you will get paid for this on November 28th. Hubpages pays out once per month on the 28th. Hope this helps!


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sabbirkhan175 3 years ago from kolkata

Thanks again Tammy :-)


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SouradipSinha 17 months ago from Calcutta

Hello @tammyswallow- This is a great article. Learnt some things..:)


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DREAM ON 16 months ago

What a great hub ! It has been along time since you started. I see you have accomplished many awards and success. How well have you done ? I would love to see a break down if possible ?Have HubPages changed their rules for payouts ? I haven't learned the rules to attract followers and therefore to make money. Maybe I can follow your guidelines.I thought I would figure it out by myself. I learned the hard way it doesn't work to well with a wish and a prayer. I would appreciate any insight and tips. Keep up the wonderful work. Have a fantastic night.


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tammyswallow 16 months ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks DreamOn. Most of my views come from Pinterest where craft hubs are popular. I am currently at 977,500 views overall. The best thing I can suggest is use GoogleAdWords. You can see how many searches are done on any topic on Google in a month. This gives you an idea of what is popular. Hope that helps!


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DREAM ON 16 months ago

Thanks so much. May your day go wonderful.


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jo miller 9 months ago from Tennessee

I bookmarked this hub some time back and just getting around to reading it. Great advice here and I'm off to read more about RSS feeds, though I don't see the link you refer to.

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