My HubPages Earnings for April 2012 (Updated Stats 5/11/2012)

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My April 2012 Earnings from HubPages

Last month, I wrote a hub about getting my first payment from HubPages. I reached the minimum amount early in the month because of my past earnings. I promised I was going to share my monthly earnings, so here it is!

Below you will see a table that shows the amounts I earned just from the HubPages Ad Program. I had Amazon modules on most of my hubs. I didn't add eBay capsules until mid April. The beginning of the month I decided to read many hubs on increasing hubs and running experiments on the advice I found. I love to examine stats, so I tried to keep careful calculations. Remember, I am a mom to 7 kids. There are times I forget or simply don't have the time to jot down stats. I do the best that I can. The following is a guide to what I did every week and how it effected my hubs.

The first week of April

Being curious about how much others were earning and how they were doing it, I started reading hubs. I left comments on those that had great content like alocsin and kidgas. I followed hubbers that were serious about delivering quality content and great stats. Did I mention I love stats? What happened? I started gaining followers. I was pretty amazed! That led to comments, more traffic and increased earnings. Things were getting interesting..

The second week of April

All of my hubs were written in 2009 and 2010. They had to be updated with new things that I learned. I started updating them, rearranging the layouts and adding/subtracting links. I added ebay capsules to the appropriate lenses. I got another boost of traffic and even more followers. My earnings were going up! The logical next step was to write more hubs. I wrote two hubs and got 400 views in a few hours.

The third week of April

I added another two hubs. I also made my first two eBay sales. I started earning daily from eBay clicks which is an added bonus. My traffic was steady and so were my earnings. My follower count continued to grow. I was learning a lot from some great hubbers.

The last week of April

This last week I added 7 more hubs. My earnings surpassed the amount I had calculated. As an experiment, I shut off my hubpages ad program for about 12 hours. I didn't earn anything from adsense, but still earned some change from the ad program.

Stats Before and After Experiment

I wanted to share my stats at the beginning of the month before I started updating, backlinking and adding new hubs. You can really see a difference in views and traffic.


April 1 2012

  • Hub Views 502 up 19.1%
  • Profile Views 22 up 24.9%
  • Comments 318
  • Followers 191

April 25, 2012

  • Hub Views 1575 up 84%
  • Profile Views 142 up 124.6%
  • Comments 485
  • Followers 228


HubPages Ad Program Earnings + eBay Clicks Earnings

Month 2012
New Hubs
Earnings
Feb
0
8.18
March
0
10.42
April
11
21.43

My Strategy

From experience I know that product hubs can be very profitable. Unfortunately, they take time to rank on Google thanks to the infamous Google Dance. On the other hand, informational hubs bring instant gratification in the form of impressions that translate to HubPages Ad Program earnings. With that in mind, I wrote 3 product hubs and 8 informational hubs. The product hubs are doing well. They got Google search engine traffic within days, however their serps go up and down daily. No sales to report, yet! :)


April 2012 Earnings

Source
Earnings
Google Adsense
5.56
ebay (clicks and sales)
5.02
HubPages Ad Program
20.02
April Earnings
30.60
Total Payment in May
63.98

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Comments 84 comments

againsttheodds profile image

againsttheodds 4 years ago

Unfortunately, I do not believe you get paid for Ebay sales here. You mention lenses so I guess you do the Squidoo thing too, but there is no commission here.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@againsttheodds My ebay stats show that I made two sales and earned $3.62 in commissions. I am also a Squidoo lensmaster and earn ebay commissions there as well. Thanks for stopping by! ;)


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LaciKomula 4 years ago from Indiana

I'm just now signing up for the ebay ads so we'll see how that goes. I've been a member of the google Adsense for a while now. I was just wondering how many views did it take before you reall started seeing any incoming money?


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@LaciKomula Great question. When your traffic is targeted you don't need a lot of views to make sales or get clicks. I've gotten as little as 10 visits to my Squidoo lenses and made sales. Thanks for taking the time to join the conversation. Hope my answer helps. ;)


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againsttheodds 4 years ago

Are you talking about what you see in the Ebay Sales Report under earnings?


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@againsttheodds Yes. I posted an image of it on my hub about ebay sales if you want to take a look.


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againsttheodds 4 years ago

Ok, but you don't get paid what it says under revenue. Only per click. Not as fair as Squidoo in that regard.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@againsttheodds Really? I am going to have to look into that. Why list it if you're not going to get it? I am not going to complain because I earn from clicks, almost daily. Hey, at least I don't have any web hosting fees. LOL! ;)


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Thanks for showing us your stats. You have done well. From the other comments,am I understanding the ebay clicks are payperclicks?


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joanveronica 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

Really good Hub, you did it again! I'm fascinated by the way you set up your experiments! I'm new here, and not very experienced, so this is very good for me. Thanks for sharing!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@joanveronica You're very welcome! I believe that it's better to work smarter and not harder. Keeping track of stats helps me build a winning strategy. Then I can share them with everyone. ;)


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@wetnosedogs That's what a fellow hubber states. I will share my findings after I get my payout later this month. :)


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brackenb 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing - very useful and interesting.


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beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

It's very inspiring supermom! Guess, I need to be active in the HP community to gain more cents and views.

Thanks!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@brackenb Thank you for taking the time to read my hub and comment! I am glad that you found it useful. ;)


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@beingwell It sure won't hurt. LOL! ;) Thanks for taking the time to comment.


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Wonder wool 4 years ago from United States

I have been trying to earn through adsense, but i just can't get the right way to start earning through it. I like your ideas to earn money, but as i write on Knitting and crochet can you help with how to earn money by writing articles on crochet and knitting.


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

Thanks so much. In reviewing stats, it gives us and idea or plan to make future earnings. Keep up the good work. Your hubs help us to understand.


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slcockerham 4 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

Hey supermom, Thanks for the cold, hard facts, and the hints for finally getting paid. Hope they keep rolling in for you!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Wonder wool The only way you will earn through Adsense is by getting targeted search engine traffic. I wrote a few hubs that explain the whole process. Read them and take action. They will help you earn some money. Good luck! ;)


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Lipnancy You're very welcome. Glad that I could help. ;)


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@slcockerham Thanks for stopping by. Things are improving here. Still keeping track of the stats to share more in the near future. :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I'm glad to see that your earnings are improving. Thanks for being so generous in sharing this. It will inspire many hubbers. Voting this Up and Useful.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@alocsin Thanks for the kind words and the awesome hubs you write! :)


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wi1986 4 years ago from Saudi Arabia

Thanx for sharing your earnings! It gave hope to me!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@wi1986 You are very welcome! Hope you can use the information to increase your earnings too. Thanks for leaving comment. ;)


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zoey24 4 years ago from South England

Well done Supermom, i hope your earnings continue to improve. I just wanted to add that you do get paid for your eBay sales. I am always paid the exact amount that it says in the 'eBay earnings section'. Anyway great hub and voted up :-)


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@zoey24 Thanks for clarifying that! I was hesitant about making the product hubs I had planned because of the reduced earnings I thought I was going to receive. Going to roll them out soon. :)


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againsttheodds 4 years ago

zoey24, the ebay earnings are for the clicks only, correct me if I'm wrong. None of the revenue/commission under ebay sales report goes to the author.


girlstalk 4 years ago

I love how you wrote in the comments, the part about taking action, in regard to the comment from @Wonder wool. So often we take the time to read something, understand it and then continue on and do nothing about it. "Take Action" probably the most important point any hubber could recieve when looking for new information on writing hubs. Keep up the good work.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@girlstalk I totally agree. Can't tell you how many people ask for advice on how to make money online like I do, then when I send them the info - they never take action. Guess what follows. Such and such is a scam. If you never take action, you will never get results. Thanks for stopping by! :)


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zoey24 4 years ago from South England

@againsttheodds. I have just checked again and you are quite right, not all revenue goes to you the author. I thought you were saying that the amount showing in your ebay program summary was not the amount you recieved. For example in March my summary said $5.19 and that is what i recieved added to my hp add programe balance. I have just gone in to 'Ebay sales report' and looked at revenue for last 30 days which is $6.61, then went back in to ebay program earnings under report type and date range and selected April 18 to May 17 (last 30 days) and i have earned $4.17. So i have not been paid $2.44 of what the revenue states. Sorry for the confusion :-)


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Lwelch 4 years ago from USA

Interesting. I never thought of comparing the sales report to the revenue received. I am guessing that ebay is the only place that we would see a difference at this time? i think Amazon is just what it says on the Amazon site.

Adsense has never made big bucks for me - about $100/year but hubpages does that in about 5 weeks for me. I do notice that time pushes you up in google. One day 3 of my hubs skyrocketed in visitors. I am hoping that some of my other unique topic hubs will do the same in a few years. (yes, years... patience.... bah!)


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Lwelch Thanks for joining the conversation. ;) Backlinks should speed up that process. You may want to look into it. I have some hubs on the subject, if you're interested.


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Frazzledad 4 years ago from N.E. US of A

Hey super...I'm real new here but I just stumbled onto this hub. You sound like THE authority on here :). This will sound pretty dumb but... here goes.. when adding capsules like ebay do you need to do anything else?


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Frazzledad 4 years ago from N.E. US of A

Hey super...dumb new guy here...I'm confused on the capsules,if they increase traffic,whats the drawback to just adding all of them, ebay,amazon etc. to all of my hubs?


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Frazzledad Thanks for the compliment, but I'm far from the authoriyt. ;) You can add ebay and amazon capsules that may bring you revenue. However, they will not increase your traffic.


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Frazzledad 4 years ago from N.E. US of A

Thanks again...sorry about the double post, I'm proving my new guy status. I could probably ask you a thousand questions,too many I suppose for the space allotted for comments.

I guess I'll just read up on what you've posted as much as possible. I've got 4 kids myself and am in the thick of the college thing. I can't even imagine doing it with 7. Best of luck!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Frazzledad Ask away. You may even inspire a hub! :)


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Frazzledad 4 years ago from N.E. US of A

I guess first would be, who decides what ads go on the hubs, me or are they assigned by ebay or amazon or whomever?


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Frazzledad Your content determines what Google ads are displayed. You choose what items you want to display on your ebay and Amazon capsules.


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Frazzledad 4 years ago from N.E. US of A

Awesome, thank you. I think I'm getting the hang of it.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Frazzledad Great! Keep me posted. :)


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xeroerror 4 years ago from Maldives

great thank for sharing


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@xeroerror You're very welcome. ;)


SteviJay 4 years ago

Thank you for the information, always wondering if anyone is making money! I'll keep hubbing and hoping!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@SteviJay Yes, it works. LOL! If you're interested in making money, you will want to read my hubs. I read one of your hubs and enjoyed it. You need to do a few things to earn money like adding ebay or amazon capsules. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!


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rex michaels 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing! There is hope for me after all


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@rex michaels Making money on HubPages takes a plan of attack and it's implementation. Don't give up!


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rex michaels 4 years ago

Thanks again!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@rex michaels Anyway I can help or encourage fellow hubbers!


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experienced 4 years ago from Amsterdam

wow. What a good hub! I am new here and don't know much about earning money from here so.. Do you actually get paid if people click on your hub/profile? Or if they click on the advertisements..?


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TripleAMom 4 years ago from Florida

I'm beginning to see it definately takes time and patience too. I've been on for 4 months and will be happy to reach $2 this month. I'm trying to read hubs and use suggestions but I'm really new with the process. Thanks for another good hub. I appreciate all info and suggestions I can get. I love to write, but the income would be a nice benefit from it. Following you to read more.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@experienced You earn money from adsense and eBay clicks. You also earn from sales made through your eBay and Amazon links. Don't ever click your own links or have someone else do so. They track it and if your account has fraudulent ativity they close your account immediately. Good luck!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@TripleAMom Yes, persistence is important if you want to make enough money to supplement or replace your income. Once you know exactly how to write proftable hubs, you just rinse and repeat.

Thaanks for stopping by and good luck! ;)


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experienced 4 years ago from Amsterdam

Oh but what are adsense click? if they click on the advertisement? and the sales through ebay and Amazone.. do you need own stuff to sell or can you just put the link from it in your hub? Thank you


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@experienced You need to join the Adsense, Amazon and eBay affiliate programs before you can post any capsules to sell merchandise and earn commissions. You don't need to sell your own products. Check out the FAQ area for more info.


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Frazzledad 4 years ago from N.E. US of A

Hey super..probably another dumb question but...I signed up on delicious and am saving links from Reddit....is there anything I can do with these links to help build my traffic or am I totally missing the point of links and backlinking ?


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Frazzledad Backlinks on Reddit and StumbleUpon can deliver tons of hits in a short amount of time. Backlinks can be used to improve search engine positioning which may send a stream of traffic over a longer period of time. Hope that helps.


chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

Up and useful. Another great hub. I read the one about how having loyal followers leads to increase in earnings, too. I'm gonna have to get comfy and go read some more of your hubs.

Me is learnin' from da supermom... =)

Aloha and Keep On Hubbin'


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@chrisinhawaii Your hubs are awesome too. Love hubbers that are honest and share only quality content. So refreshing!


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Frazzledad 4 years ago from N.E. US of A

Thanks yet again, super....have you posted anything on the actual mechanics of backlinking?

ie. how, where etc?

Thanks


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Frazzledad Yes, I have a few hubs regarding link building. You can find a few on my profile: social bookmarking, create backlinks, do follow blogs, etc. My latest strategy after the panda and penguin update is 5 things I do after publishing a hub. Keep me posted...


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

What a good hub. Your stats are great information. Seven kids where do you get the time. Voted up and shared.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@moonlake Thanks for the vote and the share! Time is always scarce. Here's my secret: I don't watch TV during the week. I figure I might as well have a hobby that makes me some money. LOL! ;)


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

I love seeing peoples stats too! They help put things in perspective. Well done you! Voted up!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@daisydayz I'm glad that I could help! Thanks for the vote. Writing a hub on my latest payment. Stay tuned. ;)


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Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

Good hub. I enjoy seeing numbers and pictures. It gives a good view point.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Lovelovemeloveme Thanks. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. You might want to check out the one I just published. It's kind of like a part two to this hub. ;)


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Mandy M S 4 years ago

Wow! A mom of 7! I am a mom of 4, and I figure if you can get there, so can I. Now to make this $.97 grow! ;)


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@Mandy M S It takes a lot of work, but if you are persistent it will pay off. Thanks for taking the time to join the conversation. ;)


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wilderness29 4 years ago

Thanks for the great hub, you have inspired me to keep working on my goals!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@wilderness29 Thanks for letting me know. That made my day! ;)

I am going to give my HubPages earnings a boost again by duplicating what I am doing on Squidoo. However, I want to have a total of 1000 lenses before I focus 100% of my attention on the next project. :)


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mackyi 4 years ago from Philadelphia

Thanks supermom, this is certainly a worthwhile share.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@mackyi You are very welcome! I got my third payout last month. I stopped writing new hubs, so it took three months to meet the mark. However, I didn't do anything have to do anything to earn it so I am happy about that passive income. What I need to do is create more content that is evergreen with low competition keywords and I will earn even more.

Have you checked out my lastet experiment? I am building a Squidoo Empire. Check out my two latest hubs for all the details. ;)


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing. This is really encouraging. :-)


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY Author

@ignugent17 You are very welcome! Traffic is picking up quickly at HubPages. This is the time to get your hubs published! ;)


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josephmich 3 years ago from NIGERIA

Thanks for Sharing. I hope to succeed in writing for hubpages soonest.


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supermom_in_ny 3 years ago from NY Author

@josephmich Thanks for leaving a comment. I wish you success. Be persistent! ;)


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MisterShives 3 years ago from ......

I love this hub! I joined 5 weeks ago and I have published 12 hubs in the last 4 days. I am using backlinks and I'm attempting to focus on some evergreen topics. I am hoping to write 100 hubs in 100 days. Would you be able to check out my page and give some advice?


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supermom_in_ny 3 years ago from NY Author

@MisterShives That is an awesome goal. You are doing very well, so I believe you can accomplish it. Checked out a few of your hubs and you are on track! Don't give up!


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Just found you on Bubblews. Your hubs are so useful I'm trying to read them all. I've been on Hubpages over 5 years and it's all been trial and error really. Your hubs might ensure I get paid every month. Thanks. Voted up and useful


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supermom_in_ny 3 years ago from NY Author

@Sue Bailey Thanks! I'm glad that you find my hubs useful. Remember, to always diversify. Never, ever depend on one site for all of your income. Right now, one of the sites I use is going downhill really fast. Since I use other sites, I'm taking my content to revise it and post it somewhere else. ;)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome, useful, interesting and voted up you so good at what you do sharing your experiences with the rest of us an great idea indeed.

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