My First Hubpages Pay-Out. Plus, How To Increase Your Views From Google

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This hub is for all of you on hubpages who have been pouring your hearts into your writing and are wondering if you should quit or continue. Some of you have asked if it is possible to make any sort of money writing here on Hubpages. My answer, Yes It Is!

First, if you're new on hubpages, there are a few things you need to look into if your aim is to make money here on this platform. Check out this page for some tips on making money on hubpages.

When I first started writing, I did not think that I could make any sensible income writing on hub-pages. Even though what I've made still doesn't compare to what I thought I could make, yet, I'm hopeful.

For a while there I thought maybe I needed to quit doing this, because for one, I wasn't getting a lot of traffic. There were days where I only got a couple of views on all my hubs. I did everything I know to do at the time. I joined many social media and networking sites, posted my hub links here and there. Some brought traffic, some didn't.

Well, I have been writing here on hubpages for over a year now, and yes, I finally got my first pay-out. Yes, I did! And you can too. A whooping.... Well, I'll let you see for yourself.

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Many Thanks To Fellow Hubber Friends & Followers!

But I've been encourage by a lot of you, my followers, leaving insightful and encouraging words about my writing. My salute to all of you. You've been great friends. THANK YOU! :)

Just as I've been encouraged and cheered on, I will like to encourage a lot of our new hubbers to keep writing. Write good and quality hubs. Write about your own experiences. Think like a buyer. Ask yourself, 'what are people out there looking for', 'what are they searching for'. That has helped me a lot in deciding what to write about.

In writing, be clear, be concise, and most of all, be truthful. Don't make up stuff. Let your writing come from your heart, and in no time you'll attract your audience. Talking about audience, let me share with you a few things that I do to increase traffic to my hubs.

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How To Increase Traffic To Your Hub/Site

These tips I'm about to share with you have already been shared by some Hubber's here on hub pages, so it didn't originate from me. In fact, I got some of them by reading hubs by some great writers and SEO experts on web traffic. I hope they'll work for you too.

Write Quality Content

Writing quality content cannot be over-emphasized. It beats everything else you'll read on this page. When you write what people want to read about, you will be found out, and I mean that in a good way. Good contents hubs are those hubs that never go out of style or out of season. So keep those coming, and sooner or later you'll get the traffic.

Keep Editing and Updating Your Hub's Content

Once in a while I'll pull up a hub and just add something to it that I didn't know before, or I'll re-format some of the headings and/or sub-headings. I may also add a video or image. What usually follows is a rise in traffic to that hub.

When you write a hub, chances are certain information on there will, or have changed over time and will need to be updated. For example, hubs on latest gadgets usually need to be constantly updated to reflect new ones. So, edit and update your hubs frequently, and you may just get more traffic that way.

Attracting Traffic from Google

One of the ways to increase traffic to your hub as I have seen in the past months is to use the Google Website Owner - Submit Your Site. To use this option you have to sign-up for this Google service.

One thing you don't want to do is to submit your individual hub URL. I tried that from someone's advice and it was like I got kicked out and my views went from the hundreds to barely 30/day.

Submit your hubpages URL, the one on your profile page, example, http://your hubpages alias/name.hubpages.com/, at this google link http://www.google.com/submityourcontent/website-owner/# , then sit back a watch your views skyrocket. And as you know the more views, the more money.

Warning:

This only works if you need the money. :)

Use of Back-links To Pull Your Audience

Having a website that gets a lot of traffic helps a lot on this one. I write on products featured on my site and link back and forth from my hub to the site and vice versa. Back-links also work between your hubs, your blog, and other blogs.

If you choose to do this with blogs owned by other writers, make sure you're linking to sites and blogs that have similar contents as yours. You can also use social media sites to promote your hubs. Social medias I use are This Next, Delicious, Facebook, and, I tweet a lot.

Use of Bookmarking Sites To Increase Your Hub Traffic

Bookmarking sites are a great way to get traffic to your site or hub. Traffice generated by this method is not a lot, but it helps. Bookmarking sites, such as, IMAutomator, Bookmark4You, Dropjack, SheToldMe and others, will help to schedule and submit your hub's url to other site and drive traffic to your hubs.

Be aware that some of them do charge somewhere between $2.99/month or more for these service. The down side to this option is the going back and forth to re-submit to these sites each time you add new content.

Other ways to pull traffic to your hub is by

  • Sharing Hubs With Other Hubers - You can share your hubs and/or hubs by other writers. this tends to attract traffic to your hubs and that of the ones you're sharing. Please, do exercise caution on this one so as not to earn the wrath of other hubbers (your followers), whose home page may be flooded with hubs being shared here and there.
  • Using of the Title Tuner - This option is available when you click the 'my accounts' sub-menu option in the black/green navigation pane. Use it to fine tune you titles to the ones recommended or just simply change it to reflect the search keywords highlighted.
  • You can also increase traffic to your hub through leaving insightful comments on others' hubs as this exposes you to other writers who may then share your hubs locally or outside hubpages.

All of these tips and more you can read about in a previous hub I wrote. They've all worked.

Do you love to write? Do you have a passion for sharing with others what you know? You can do that by signing up right here on hubpages. And guess what? You'll make some money doing it too. Writing, that is.

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Author: Comfort Babatola - © 2013

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prospectboy 4 years ago from Texas

Hello there. These are some awesome tips and advice you have given. I had my best month on here in June, and I'm getting close to that very first pay out. Congratulations on receiving yours. Definitely voted up and shared. Great job!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@prospectboy - Howdy! Thanks, and I hope they work for you as they have for me.


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poojasd7 4 years ago from India

Does Hubpages pay without any affiliation program or adsense? I mean, on its own?


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lindseya21 4 years ago from Charleston, SC

I am new here so this is helpful. I plan on writing more hubs in the near future. Hopefully I start seeing results as well. Thanks!


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations on your first payout! I hope you have many more. I am afraid to do much backlinking, because I think one of the more recent Google releases looks down on that, but building quality hubs focused on the reader, and tuning your title, editing hubs, and sharing hubs are all great ways to increase your revenue.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@poojasd7 - I'm not sure, but you can read about the HP earning program here http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-Ad-P


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@lindseya21 - I'm glad you find this helpfull. Wish you the best on your future writings.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Millionaire Tips - I understand how you feel about backlinking. But, there's nothing to be afraid of. From my understanding of facts gathered on google, the links will only hurt you if you're linking to sites that have no relevance to your contents.

If I link my hub on designer handbags to my site that promotes the same, it is perfectly fine.

I appreciate your time and comment. Thank you.


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bockshiner 4 years ago from Dallas, TX

Congratulations on getting paid. And good tips. Voted up.


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mariexotoni 4 years ago

congrats!! :)


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littlepiggy 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Thanks for all the tips! As a new hubber, this is exactly what I was looking for.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@bockshiner - Thanks a lot brother. Appreciate it.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@mariexotoni - Thanks, a lot!

@littlepiggy - You're welcome. I'm glad I can be of help.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks for these tips, i will try the Google owner URL sumission tip. Congrats on reaching your first payout.


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Motherbynature 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Thank you for the encouragement and the tips. I have submitted my links!


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Rob Winters 4 years ago

Succinct and Actionable advice. This will definitely help newbies and remind the oldies too.Congrats on your payment.Up & Useful.


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LTaylor99 4 years ago from USA

Congrats Comfort! Very informative hub too, thanks for the info.


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

Congrats on your first payout!!


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dreamer18 4 years ago from San Diego, CA

Congratulations on your first payout. These tips will help me a lot. Thanks for sharing them to us. Voted up!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Congrats! Your success is inspiring and thanks for all the wonderful advice on how to increase traffic. Gotta get busy on updating hubs this month.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@dwachira - Thanks. Glad to help.

@Motherbynature - You are welcome.

@daisydayz - Thanks for your comment. Appreciate it.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@dreamer18 - You're welcome, and I thank you for the vote and comment!

@LTaylor99 - I'm glad to share it, thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Rob Winters - Thanks a lot. I appreciate your comment and vote.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@teaches12345 - Thank you so much. I hope you get an even better result. Now go get busy. :)


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

Congrats! The best part is that it takes less time to reach your pay out he second time around. I got to the pay out in two months the second time. I am going to try to get my payments monthly now. Good luck and keep on Hubbing! ;).


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@supermom_in_ny - Thank you so much. I can aready see it coming. I appreciate your encouragement! :)


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tris1224 4 years ago from Davao City

Thanks for giving us newbies hope. I'll give that a try.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for the useful tips and Congrats on your pay out.

Happy Spending. :)


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@tris1224 - You are very welcome. Hope it works for you.

@Lady_E - Thank you. Very much appreciated.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

These are great tips and it's so encouraging to hear about your pay out. I love your clear writing style and look forward to learning more from you! Voted up and shared.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

You have some good advice here. I tried to do the Web Site thing. Read a Hub about it, and that author said to do each URL. Oh, Boy....

Congrats on getting paid! Isn't is nice to be rewarded??

I voted this Hub UP, etc.etc.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Thank you very much ComfortB for this useful hub. Congrats to your first pay out. :-)


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molometer 4 years ago

Congratulations on getting your first pay out. And the great tips.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@vespawoolf - I'm so glad you find this helpful. That was the goal. Thanks for the vote and for sharing.

@mary615 - O, dear hubber friend, thanks for the Hub Up etc. etc. Very well appreciated.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@ignugent17 - Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. :)

@molometer - Hello fellow hubber. You are welcome, and thanks for your time.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

It very motivating to earn while writing what you want. We always look for that day when we get that first payout. Congrats ComfortB. Keep it up!


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

Hi ComfortB. Congrats on your first payout from hubpages.

This is very good advice, plain and straightforward. Nothing to beat good content published regularly and then comes the rest of it.

Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.


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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Congrats on your first payout! As a new hubber these tips are quite useful and I will try them out!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@dwachira - Thank you so much. I enjoyed reading your hub on similar topic.

@rajan jolly - Your vote and comment is well appreciated.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@healthylife2 - Thank you, and I hope you get results as you try them out.


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

Thank you! So far I have earned 56 cents. I am using a few of your tips already.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@dianetrotter - You're welcome. I wish you the best. :)


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internpete 4 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

Wow, nice work! Tuning the title and update content are both very good tips for more traffic. I added content and changed the title to some of my old hubs that were not doing so well, and the traffic increased a bit for them. Great hub, voted up!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@internpete - Thank you for the comment, and the vote.


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GALAXY 59 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I added my hub pages site to the Google website just the way you said to do it but my views dropped out of sight! How long did it take for yours to go back up and beyond as I can't work out how to undo what I have done. In a bit of a panic here!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@GALAXY 59 - Sorry to hear that your views dropped. I really don't think it's because of what you did. Something is definitely going on with Google as everyone has been noticing a sharp drop in their Google views. I know this based on the answers to the question I asked a couple of days ago.

Give it a few days and see what happens. There's really no way we can turn the hands on Google. I'm hoping things work out for you.


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mishee18 4 years ago from Philippines

I'm a newbie here. I do not know how to enrol in ad programs, can I still earn without them? thanks. this is very helpful :)


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Congratulations! That's very inspiring! Great useful tips. I look forward to receiving my ever first pay out...I know it's gonna be soon. Wait, is it really or am I just being optimistic?

Kidding aside, that's awesome! Thanks for sharing!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Hey CrisSp - Nothing wrong with being optimistic. Just keep writing those quality hubs. You never know, It may be sooner!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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FSlovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

Very good information. I have been at it for about a year. This is encouraging and will be very helpful to me..thank you


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

You're welcome FSlovenec. Glad to help, and I wish you the best on hubpages. :)


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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City

Great tips and very interesting. Congradulations on your payout. I'm going to try them out as soon as I can-they all sound like great ideas.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Hello gail641! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, and I hope you find success. :)


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Esther Strong 4 years ago from UK

My congratulations on sticking with it and getting your long awaited payday.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Esther Strong - Thank you so very much for stopping by and reading. Your comments are well appreciated.


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janshares 4 years ago from Washington, DC

Hello ComfortB. This is a great hub, so glad I stopped by. As a new hubber, I will take note of your experience. Voted up and useful. Excellent info.


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howard7 4 years ago

Feels a lot like my story. Thank You. I sure will stick around.


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geetbhim 4 years ago from Ludhiana India

Congrats ! Enjoy your first payout. Good tips and simple. Voted up.


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Life Iz Beautiful 4 years ago from India

Well I am new out here, and since I am from India, sadly I will have to wait for 6 moths till I can apply for the hp earning program. But it is okay for me as I enjoy writing. I really liked your suggestions regarding how to increase the traffic and get new valuable inputs from fellow hubbers.

It is a very informative hub and I loved it.

Voted useful.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@janshares - Thank you very much for stopping by and reading. I'm glad you find this hub to be useful information. Your comments are well appreciated.

@howard7 - Thanks a lot, and please, do stick around. You'll see result in no time. :)


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@geetbhim - Thank you. For stopping by, reading, and for your vote. You are appreciated.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Life Iz Beautiful - Be encouraged. You'll see how fast that 6 months can go by, and then you can start enjoying your earnings too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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Bobbi L Johnson 4 years ago from Red Deer AB

Wow this is an amazing article and one that I really need to be reading now since I have just joined the HubPages. I hope this will help me out. Thanks so much for this!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

You're welcome Bobbi L Johnson. Welcome to hubpages, and I hope you find success on this platform. God bless!


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LEGold 4 years ago from South Florida

Thank you for the encouragment. I am fairly new to the hubpages and I appreciate you sharing your experience!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Hello loseraspie - Your hub/blog is online for view as soon as you publish it. Whether people view it or not will depend on whether you're selling what your audience want/need. That takes us back to quality content.

It took me about a year to get my first earning, and that's because there's was no market for most of what I wrote back then. Got a few clicks here and there. Most of those hubs I've deleted. That's why having a niche to write about is very important.

For some hubbers, it only took but a few months(2-3), while some may have to wait longer. It all depends on your content and subject, and how much traffic you're attracting. Hubpages is a safe place to write, at least from my experience, so sharing your social networks on here shouldn't be a problem.

I hope that answers your question, and welcome to hubpages!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@LEGold - You are so welcome! Any question, feel free. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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LEGold 4 years ago from South Florida

Thank you:)


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loseraspie 4 years ago from USA

Thanks for the advice ComfortB. What do you mean by clicks? Be safe during Thanksgiving.


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lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

well done and congrats on your $56 i started on hubs just 6 weeks ago, i like writing but have been concerned about the amount of traffic i get.

thanks for the encouragement.

There is hope


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

There sure is hope. Keep writing quality content and in no time, you'll reap the reward. Have a very happy thanksgiving!


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Johan Smulders 4 years ago from East London, South Africa

Thanks for the advice-we all need help!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Johan Smulders - You are so welcome.


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Marie-Renee 4 years ago

This is a very informative hub, especially for those who also want to earn from HubPages. When I was new in HP I would read hubs that discusses ways on how to earn. The good thing is that everyone here is truly helpful, just like you are. Congrats in your first payout. It really is a great boost once you have received the payout and you always want to do better, to get more. And these tips would really help a lot. Voted up and across, shared and tweeted.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Marie-Renee - Thanks a lot, for the comment, the tweet, and the share. Very much appreciated. :)


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faythef 4 years ago from USA

Thank You so much ..I am new to this and need all the help I can get..


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@faythef - You are so welcome. Feel free to ask questions.


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devisree 3 years ago from India

Thank you for sharing your experiences.Through your hub i have cleared some of my doubts. Congratulations for getting paid.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Thanks devisree - I have since received other payments and well on the way for another. So you can make it here with hard work, coupled with quality writings that are frequently updated. I wish you the best here on HP. :)


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Wow......I guess by now you are really making some big bucks! Good for you. The first few months are the hardest, and that's when more Hubbers get discouraged. This is NOT a get rich method of making $.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@mary615 - Not yet, but I know that time will come! As you noted, this is not a get rich quick method, it requires a lot of hard work that produces quality, well-written hubs.

New hubbers need to know that making it here takes time and patience. Rome wasn't built in a day!

Thanks m'aam for stopping by and commenting. Very well appreciated. :)


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livewirez 3 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

Hello ComfortB.. Great hub, this inspired me to do well here in Hubpages and earn money someday.


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Emmanuel Kariuki 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks for giving me hope and light at the end of the tunnel


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@livewirez - All things are possible, if you believe. I'm glad you've been inspired. Thanks for the read and comment. :)

@Emmanuel Kariuki - I'm glad I've been of help, just a vessel. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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Sujina 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing this. thumbs up :)


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Sujina - You are so welcome! Thank - you. :)


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faythef 3 years ago from USA

not sure I understand how to get that pinterest link in ..confused..


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Lauhulu 3 years ago from Hawaii, United States

I need all of the help I can get! Been at it two months, love writing, but wondering if my time would be better spent focusing on something else. Thanks for the encouragement...How have your earnings been since you wrote this hub?


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Missy Mac 3 years ago from Illinois

Thanks for sharing and congratulations. I will work on submitting a link.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@faythef - I'm not sure I know what you're trying to do. What about Pinterest?


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Lauhulu - It's been good. Traffic is up and all. Thanks.


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Jmillis2006 3 years ago from North Carolina

Great hub, voted up.


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

Well done, great Hub, voted up, it is very encouraging for new writers like myself to know that there definitely is light at the end of the tunnel.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Thanks sallybea! Yes, with good content, it is possible. Just write from your heart.


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faythef 3 years ago from USA

Hmm I'm not sure what I meant either....LOL


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

That's okay faythef. it will come to you. :)


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica

Congratulations on your success. It is very nice of you to share this information.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@rasta1 - Thank you. It was my pleasure.


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Emmanuel Kariuki 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

I just saw the light today with my first paychek, and thanks to your encouragement. Having been here three years, I had almost decided that paycheks weren't for me though I enjoy doing what I do. To the rest, keep updating those hubs and write, write from your heart.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Emmanuel Kariuki - Congratulations are in order!!! So happy for you. Just goes to prove that hard work and patience does pay off. And I hope other hubbers, old or new are encouraged by this.

There'll be many more Emmanuel K. And like you said, updating those hubs really helps.

Thank you for your kind words. :)


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susi10 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

Hi ComfortB, this is an excellent hub. Well done! I was just wondering, how many views would you get per day on all your hubs? Thanks!


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@susi10 - Not much. It varies. I've had about 200, and there were times when traffic was down and I'll see like a 50% drop. Right now it's climbing gradually.

The good thing is that though traffic is not much, it yields tremendous eBay and Amazon clicks for me. I've had over a dozen sales this year with eBay alone.


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sunilkunnoth2012 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Congrats dear. When can I get one. I wonder. Keep on writing. All the best.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@sunilkunnoth2012 - Thanks. It'll soon be your turn. :)


Linda0011 3 years ago

Thanx , its really wonderful and encouraging for me :)


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Linda0011 - I'm glad this hub has helped. Thanks for the read and comment. :)


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Crimson7 3 years ago from Florida, USA

Thank you for such an informative hub! I do like the friendliness I've seen (so far) of the hubbers! But I guess I am a bit confused - you said you received your FIRST payout nearly a year after you first started writing?? That is sort of discouraging. Not because I came here looking for a "get rich quick scheme," but because the ad that led me here said that you can get paid every month (not year). I was just expecting maybe an extra $5 a month realistically. Hmmm... Maybe I misunderstood??


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Crimson7 - Yes, as you rightly pointed out my first payout came nearly a year after I started writing. The truth was a lot of what I wrote then did not meet or come close to what is considered quality hubs. Also, I was not updating these hubs. And even though I did everything to promote the hubs, I was not getting traffic because the content and subject matter wasn't of interest to the readers.

So, you see, one can write a bunch of hubs, sit back and wait for the money to start rolling in, but if those hubs are not quality hubs with quality evergreen (highly sought after topics) contents, it could take a year to scrape together enough to buy a good cup of coffee.

So, yes, you can make money here on HP. Not enough to pay for rent at the Hamptons, but enough to help pay some of your bills. But it takes a lot of hard work, researching and writing quality hubs, which I'm sure you're well ready for. :)

Thanks for your comment.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and useful. Thanks for the tips and inspiration. I don't know how far my poems will get me but I am planning on putting in other kinds of hubs too. Congrats on you doing so well.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Gypsy Rose Lee - You are so welcome! As I've heard, poems usually don't make you money. So, if that's your goal here on HP, then diversifying may be the way to go.

I wish you the best, and thanks for stopping by and for your comment.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. I got new motivation after reading this hub. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up :-)

Prasetio


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Thanks prasetio30, I'm glad to have helped. That's the whole idea. Thanks for the vote, and thanks for reading and commenting. :)


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

useful hub with lots of important points that i missed out. I have tried facebook, twitter, google plus, pinterest, stumbleupon, plazoo, digg, delicious, rate it all but my views are around 190-250 per day with 100 hubs. Which means, i get 2 views per hub. A pitiful state, isn't it? What have i missed out? BTW, i did update my idle hubs and they got featured. Still same...


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georgialgal1984 3 years ago from United States

Loved reading your progress! It was encouraging to me. I'm trying to balance everything as I go back and forth from Hubpages to Wizzley. I'm trying to put my "eggs" in several baskets. Hope your day is wonderful~


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@peachpurple - Sorry for the delayed response. I think you are in a good place with the number of views you're getting. Not many people can boast of that much view. Keep updating and shelling out quality hubs. Views will increase and so will your earnings.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Wish you the best.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@georgialgal1984 - Thanks for the read. I'm glad you found it encouraging. Diversifying is definitely a great idea, and I do wish you the best.


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KitchenBuyersAid 3 years ago from PA/SC..USA

Talk about evergreen..wow. Several months ago someone quizzed you about submitting a primary URL to Google as you suggested...

1. was her drop in views due to P or P updates or ??? I'm hesitant to do that based on her comment.

2. Whats the diff between Submit you site and using Pingler.com to Ping it?? any free advice appreciated


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Hello KitchenBuyersAid - I have to say, I have always had positive results with using the Google URL submitter. My traffic usually goes up not down. I've noticed though, that submitting too many at a time may yield negative results. So submit only the ones that's been updated.

Using Pingler.com helps to alert multiple search engines spiders to any updates on your site. These search engine spiders would then crawl your site, get your pages indexed, which will eventually drive traffic to your site. Use it in addition to Google. The result may be different for you based on the contents and audience targeted in your hubs.

If you have a Facebook page, you can ping that too. Hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Wish you the best. :)


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jainismus 3 years ago from Pune, India

Congratulations.....

Wish you a bright future on Hubpages.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Thanks jainismus. I've actually been here for quite some time, and I do wish you the same.

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