Make Money on HubPages? A Sixth Month Review of My Performance
Six months ago, I signed up for an account on HubPages, hoping that it would help me to make some online residual income. As a student, I don’t have much time to do anything except study especially because I come from a country where everyone takes studying very seriously. I was hoping, especially after reading all the success stories on HubPages, that I’d be able to find something really interesting to write about, put my school essays up, write about my hobbies.... and makes some real cool pocket money!
I hear that it takes six months to a year to make money on HubPages. I am really hoping that it’ll be this way in my case, as what I’ve made on Hubpages is really dismal thus far. That said, these are my Statistics.
HubPages Statistics After 6 Months
Number of Hubs Published
No. of Views
Amount Earned from Amazon
I guess I signed up for HubPages right smack when Google had changed its algorithms. But now with the subdomains and finding our way around Google’s Panda Update, there seems to be an increase in organic traffic from the search engines. Although I must confess I am not exactly sure if this is truly the case, or just a mirage on my side.
HubPages Ad Program Earnings
HubPages Ad Program Earnings
Google Adsense Earnings for 6 Months
My Google Adsense earnings are not much at all, in fact I am really disappointed. I guess I don’t write enough about topics that encourage people to click on ads, like how to make money online.
Amazon is not earning either. However, I tried a different strategy - writing my product reviews about specific products. It’s too preliminary to see results, but if there are I will definitely write more product reviews.
What I have loved from joining HubPages is the community. Although I do not know any Hubbers personally, what I have experienced is a lot of warmth and encouragement from a community of Hubbers. As a beginner, I began reading a lot of other hubs to get a feel of the ground. I realized that so many hubbers commented on each other’s work. Soon after, I too began to join in where I could, and I have not looked back since. It is always a joy to receive comments from fellow hubbers, and feel appreciated.
Despite the dismal financial earnings, I am still continually inspired by so many hubbers who write passionately about their families, and who generously share their expert knowledge with us. One of my favorite parts about Hubpages is reading the biographies of the Hubbers to see where they come from. I must say that most definitely we have such a diverse range of hubbers - professionals, grandmothers, students, artists... it’s just amazing.
Will I keep hubbing? Yes, for sure. I want to give this a good chance - I aim to hit 100 hubs and give HubPages a fair chance to bring me some residual income that can hopefully offset my tuition fees.
How was your experience with HubPages? If you are writing with an online income goal, how has it been for you? If you are more experienced than I am, what advice would you give me? Please leave a comment, I’ll love to hear from you!
My Favorite Hubs
- Grow Spurts - A Fictional Piece Pt 1
A fictional piece that illustrates how we shouldn't judge a book by its cover.
- My Grandma and Me - Sweet Childhood Memories
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- The Left-Handed Dilemma - a Psychological Viewpoint ...
Being a left-hander in our society is both cool and yet difficult in many aspects. This hub provides some psychological research and thoughts about being a left-hander.
- How Did Music Evolve in Humans? the link with bipeda...
How did music evolve? In this hub, I adopt an evolutionary psychology approach and give a possible explanation as to how music might have evolved.
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