Hurray, Another Paycheck from Hubpages

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Hurray, Another Paycheck from Hubpages

Happy days, I just transferred another paycheck from Hubpages directly into my back account. I find this so amazing especially since I really haven’t been publishing very much at all since January of 2012. I have been working on several other endeavors specifically research. In the past two months all my attention has been focused away from Hubpages. As a matter of fact my email was accidentally blocked for the entire month of July. This paycheck is almost entirely passive income.

In The Beginning

I was told by not one but many people they had never received a pay check and that I should not ever expect one. I continued to write anyways as a measure of healing myself through my Mother’s death and as a Memorial to her. Not being a materialistic person I hadn’t planned on receiving anything in the immediate future. In any business it usually takes 3-5 years to turn a profit and that was my time line with Hubpages. I also understood I was not technically savvy and therefore would be at a significant disadvantage compared to those who understood such things as SEO and back linking. But I just kept banging away at the keys and keeping the faith that Hubpages would reward my work eventually.

And I am still operating in a deficit when I consider how much my internet service costs versus how much I make but I am still being paid and that is important for everyone who hasn’t been paid to know. Keep working and you will be paid.

But I am still expecting in 3-5 years I will be able to make more than I spend on internet service. That is my goal.

The real reason I write is to share and interact with all the wonderful people on Hubpages (HP) and all around the world. I really enjoy writing and sharing with all of you and I enjoy reading your work as well. I look things up on HP almost as much as I look things up on Google.

But like I have written before it is always the beginning with HP because it is a fluid business that is constantly changing and dynamic. For everything I learn there are a hundred more things I need to learn. I will always been challenged and I will hope to live up to my goals and standards as a Hubpage’s writer.

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In Hind Sight

In hind sight I would have written better hubs but it was right after my Mother’s death and it was all I was capable of at the time. It is a memorial to her and it is my documentation of my healing through grief so I have started out with hubs written out of grief.

I also probably wouldn’t have been so prolific either or I would have created a screen name for every topic which I write on. I believe I have 557 hubs right now and I am about 14 months into writing for Hubpages. It is a lot when I log onto my account just to keep track of the topics which I write about. I get lost in my own account sometimes. I really feel for the people who have over 4,000. While I have been prolific I am no where near the most prolific writer on hubpages.

I also draw and paint which I would have included if I could. As part of my Mother’s passing I have lost my ability to paint and draw. I took Oil painting up several years before her passing. While I am not very good I was appreciated and my art did have value when appraised. Since my Mother’s death I have not been able to paint. It is as if she took that part of me with her. I have even been unable to draw well. But if I could have I would have included my original art work, drawings and original photography.

What I Am Super Glad I Did Do…

I am thrilled I was involved in the Patron of the Arts contest. It was creative writing which admittedly I have had difficulty being creative since my Mom’s passing. I pushed myself to write poems which I never thought I would be capable of doing and I also pushed myself to write creative fictional stories. I thought I found a niche and it was quite good for me as a writer. That contest stirred my inner creative soul. I was able from there to start working on a literature review and creating a research design and a study for children with Autism which was launched in January of 2012 hence my major absence from HP for so long.

I also highly recommend everyone take the challenges. It pushes you into having to be creative on command. It forces you to answer practical questions like how to find to work from home without distractions, how to make a work schedule that meets your productivity quota et al.

I really believe good form, unique topics and creative hubs is what is required to be successful on HP along with a bit of technical savvy.

There is a tenant on HP which is if you want to be read, read. It truly is that simple. Then put out the best hub you can and the rest will fall into place in time.

Finally

You do get paid. I am living proof of that. Keep working and you will be rewarded. As with anything you do in life it may not be the amount of money you desire but there are so many wonderful people to meet and learn from on HP.

Run the race at your pace and always win on HP.

Update

I have been on Hubpages for almost three years now and while I am not paid every month. I am earning every single month. Writing is the beginning but editing is incredibly important and admittedly, I am a horrible proof reader. Many of my dear friends I started with on Hubpages now run their own sites and write for several other sites as well. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience both financially but also because or the incredible talent I am surrounded by within this community.

The rewards have been far greater than I ever would have expected.

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EuroNinila 4 years ago from NYC BABY

Congratulations JTWalters! :) I'm not really making anything yet, but this is an inspiring hub you wrote! Thank you for sharing!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi EuroNonila,

You will just keep plugging away at it. I am happy to share because I was told so frequently I would not be paid by Hubpages and I wanted to put that lie to rest. Everyone gets paid as soon as they earn enough.

Do you use pinterest as well? That doubled my traffic over night when I used it and i only posted about half my work on it.

Thanks and I am going to read one of your hubs right now.

Happy Hubbing!!

JT


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suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

I was doing pretty well with HubPages until the recent Google change. It would be great to get involved with Patron of the Arts and the challenges here but working 40+ hours a week limits me. Great Hub - congrats!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

HI SuzieCat7,

I ryn a full time hospital and home school for my son so I understand time limitations well. Perhaps a well planned 30 hubs in 30 day challenge would work for you. I am now conducting research and starting a foundation so I also completely understand.

Keep at it and you will make it!! And yes, I heard the pay days were much better before the Panda thing which I really don't understand. But I was told paychecks were much bigger. Things move in cycles. So what was, will be again. I will be already for it when it pays well to write for google again.

All My Best,

JT


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prospectboy 4 years ago from Texas

Congratulations on your accomplishment. I'm sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I can see she is your inspiration just be reading your hub and seeing how many times you mentioned here. I'm getting close to reaching my first $50 dollars on Hubpages myself. Once I started being active, writing more, and socializing with other hubbers, things got better for me. I agree with you that meeting some of the people on here makes the experience even more great and worthwhile. Voted up, and shared with my followers on here and Facebook. Great job!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks prospectboy,

Congratulations to you as well. It is better to socialize and be apart of the community. After my Mother's death Hubpages became my new family. My goal is to always try and read on average five other hubbers' work a day. It introduces me to knew hubbers and it also let's me view the accpetable standard of hubs as that is constantly changing. Six months ago we were able to ask for votes and now we are not suppose to as it is frowned upon by Google. So everything is constantly changing but I try to stay current.

Thanks for reading, leaving a commenting, and sharing.

All My Best,

JT


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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

Congrats! You've been writing up a storm. I didn't come here to make money either, but it sure is nice. I also find that the creative outlet has been helpful during difficult times. I'm sorry about your Mother. In time you will be able to think of her and smile again. Best wishes.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Jean,

I did smile on the anniversary of my Mother's death but it took me a good year. Writing is a wonderful way to heal after a trauma.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

JT


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snlee 4 years ago from Asia Pacific Regions

Congrats! I have created a couple of websites for Adsense and fully agree that Hubpages is a good platform for publishing our articles, whether for monetary rewards or self-satisfaction.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks snlee.

I will have to check your website out in the morning for the adsense websites.

JT


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi JT,

Congratulations for a well-deserved pay check. 500 plus hubs in a little over a year is a great feat. I wish you many more such pay checks in future. Cheers, Rema.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Rema,

I wish all of us many paychecks and may successful endeavors on HP. Thank you and might I say Rema is a beautiful name. Thank you for reading and posting and have a lovely day.

JT


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EuroNinila 4 years ago from NYC BABY

I do use Pinterest, but mostly because I love it, not so much for my hubs. But I'm not sure if it makes my traffic go up or not. I will look into that....Thanks for visiting my hubs, you are awesome!


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi JT,

Thank you very much for the compliment. Very sweet of you to wish all of us many pay checks. You are very generous. Good luck! Cheers, Rema


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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

My sympathies re your mourning the loss of your mother.

Congratulations that you have gotten payment from HubPages. I have not accomplished that yet. The big difference is that you are prolific while I am far less productive at hub writing than I need to be and could be. You are an inspiration.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida Author

B.

You are too kind. This was were my grief lies. I put it here and so I wrote it out of me. All my pain and sorrow is in my hubs.

You will get there. And then once you get paid the pay checks just keep coming as passive income.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading and commenting.

JT

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